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Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Leader's blog


Each week Councillor Bob Cook, Leader of Stockton Council, writes a blog keeping you in touch with the very latest news.

Wednesday 15 August 2018

This morning I visited the Homelessness and Housing Solutions team in Stockton where I shadowed staff in the customer contact centre. The staff work very hard to prevent people becoming homeless by providing a range of advice and assistance. The team explore a person’s housing options, assist in keeping them in accommodation and help to provide temporary housing too. It is important to recognise the work of this vital service which has improved the lives of so many of our residents.

This afternoon I will meet the Housing Regeneration team as there are numerous schemes across Stockton-on-Tees which aim to provide high quality market and affordable housing in vibrant, sustainable and mixed communities.

Tomorrow I’ll be making time to complete important Council paperwork. I will also prepare for Friday’s meeting of the Tees Valley Council Leaders Group at Cavendish House where we will have our weekly catch-up.

Over the weekend I hope to spend time with my family, and I will keep a close eye on Middlesbrough’s match against Bristol City. With such a good start to the season I am confident of a positive result. 

Next week I am looking forward to a few catch-up meetings which will begin with the Council’s Deputy Leader, Councillor Jim Beall, to discuss developing issues across the Borough. I will then see Martin Waters, the Tees Valley Combined Authority's Head of Homes and Communities, for our weekly briefing.