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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, 18 October 2017

As well as catching up with work in the office I have a couple of meetings with senior officers and other councillors through the day. 

On Friday the Council is supporting the awareness day, Show Racism the Red Card, the UK's leading anti-racism educational charity. Across the UK Show Racism the Red Card delivers training and awareness to more than 50,000 individuals per year all with the purpose of tackling racism in society. On Friday council staff will be wearing red to show their support, making donations and holding a bake sale to raise funds.

Later in the day I will attend a Durham Tees Valley Airport Board meeting before heading back to the office.

Previous Championship pacesetters Cardiff City are Saturday’s visitors to the Riverside. It was a blow to concede two goals so early last time out against Barnsley and it seems like Middlesbrough keep making it difficult for themselves with too much to do in games. We really need to start gathering some momentum and a home victory against Neil Warnock’s side would be the perfect tonic so fingers crossed for a good result!

On Monday I will join Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council’s Chief Executive, Neil Schneider, in a meeting with Cleveland Police.  Following this I will meet Steve Rose, Chief Executive Officer of Catalyst – the Stockton-on-Tees organisation which supports the Borough’s third sector.

Later in the afternoon I will be attending a member’s policy session where we will receive an updated safeguarding briefing from Liz Hanley, Assistant Director of Adult Social Care and Martin Gray, Director of Children’s Services.

I have a meeting on Tuesday with officers to discuss parking issues around Billingham Road.