Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

St. Mark's C of E Primary (including Nursery) will be closed on Thursday 14th November 2019 for an environmental clean and expected to re-open on Friday 15th November 2019.

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Today I was pleased to visit the Norton Park housing development again, this time to take a look at the new bungalows which are currently being built. The area is really coming together and it will be a great place to live for many years to come.

Thursday brings a visit to Thornaby Academy, rearranged from last week due to the heavy weather, for a photo opportunity to mark a landscaping project that is taking place at the school.

On Friday there is a Local Government Association Cabinet Development Day taking place in the Council’s Municipal Buildings. It will be a useful opportunity for all Members to continue to develop their skills in leading on their portfolio.

Friday evening sees Middlesbrough take on Queens Park Rangers at the Riverside Stadium in a televised game. Having parted ways with Chris Ramsey, the Rs are now under the leadership of Neil Warnock so it’ll be interesting to see how they set up.

Boro need to get back on track and put pressure on the other Championship leaders so I am hoping they can take the opportunity against a talented side.
Over the weekend I am looking forward to spending time with my family.

Back to work on Monday morning and I will meet with Marie Fallon from the Environment Agency to discuss the latest issues in the field with her.
After that I will meet with the Council’s Chief Executive, Neil Schneider, to conduct his annual appraisal.

I am then attending a pre-agenda meeting of the Cabinet as we anticipate and prepare for a variety of upcoming items.

On Tuesday I will travel up to Mansion House in Newcastle for a meeting of the Collaborative Procurement Sub-Committee. The group, created by the North East Procurement Organisation, has close to 40 years’ experience in helping local authorities to make savings which is essential in the current climate.

Lastly I would like to express that my deepest sympathies are with all of those affected by the tragic attacks that took place in Paris last Friday.

We remembered those who lost their lives as we lit up Stockton Riverside in the Tricolore colours and flew our flags at half-mast at the Municipal Buildings and Town Hall.

There is a book of condolence available for anyone to sign and leave messages of remembrance or support in the entrance of Stockton Central Library and Customer Service Centre.