Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Big plans, bright future

St. Mark's C of E Primary (including Nursery) will be closed on Friday 15 November 2019 for an ongoing environmental clean and is expected to re-open on Monday 18 November 2019.

Wednesday 4 November 2015

Today I met with Julie Danks, Corporate Director of Resources, to receive a briefing ahead of the meeting of the People Select Committee.

After that I met with Jo Robinson, Technical Administration Manager for Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, to discuss the Community Champion Awards.

On Thursday I will be attending a meeting of the Association of North East Councils at Darlington Town Hall with other Leaders and Mayors from across our region.

David Prout, the Director General of the High Speed 2 Group, within the Department for Transport, will be speaking at the meeting as attendees are updated on the latest plans for the project.

The evening brings about the annual fireworks display – a magnificent event that brings over 25,000 residents and visitors to Stockton every year. The dazzling display will be a sight to behold as a blaze of light and colour illuminates Stockton’s skyline above the River Tees.

The crowd are set to be entertained by some fantastic entertainment from comedian Patrick Monahan and Billingham-born X Factor contestant Josh Daniel.

On Friday I took the opportunity to catch up on some Council paperwork in the office.

Over the weekend I am looking forward to spending some time with my family.

There is no home game this weekend for Middlesbrough as our heroes from Old Trafford instead head to Hull’s KC Stadium for a showdown between two of the division’s leading contenders.

It should be a very close and exciting game and it would represent a real marker being laid down should Boro be able to come away with all three points.

On Sunday, I will be attending a Remembrance Sunday service to pay my respects to those who lost their lives in conflict.

Monday brings about a Members’ Policy Seminar in the Jim Cooke Conference Suite in Stockton Central Library followed by a meeting with the Ropner Trust. The group exist to promote the education of the Borough’s young people and for the general benefit of our residents through funding.

On Tuesday I will be looking to complete some work in the office.