Determined and commited to succeeding.Byline: Bob Gibson
This edition of Tees Pride reveals some of the important projects in store for the borough of Stockton, now and into the future.
Many good things are happening in and around the borough and, although some of these are still in the planning stage, we will see real progress over the coming years.
This issue of Tees Pride features a selection of these. One in particular, the recently-launched Stockton - Middlesbrough Initiative, is without doubt one of the most innovative city regeneration projects anywhere in Europe.
More than anything, it is already beginning to demonstrate the advantages to be gained from working in partnership, as its highly imaginative plans and proposals gain wider support.
Dovetailing with this are the proposals for the economic regeneration of Stockton town centre and the impressive North Shore development, both of which are making progress and form component parts of the Stockton - Middlesbrough Initiative.
Thornaby's town centre will shortly be remodeled and the people of Billingham will soon be consulted on the future of their town centre.
Wide-reaching housing redevelopments are in the pipeline for Mandale, Hardwick and Parkfield and the council and Tristar Homes are improving thousands of other council homes through the Government's Decent Standard programme.
Our schools continue to perform consistently strongly, which is excellent news for present and future generations and the planned Children's Trust for the borough will ensure that our young people receive better opportunities for the future.
The borough of Stockton continues to build on its deserved reputation as a centre for culture, thanks to leading events such as the Stockton Riverside International Festival and Billingham International Folklore folklore, the body of customs, legends, beliefs, and superstitions passed on by oral tradition. It includes folk dances, folk songs, folk medicine (the use of magical charms and herbs), and folktales (myths, rhymes, and proverbs). Festival.
In recent months, Stockton Council has cemented its position as one of the top performing local authorities in the country, rating 'Excellent' in the Audit Commission's annual Comprehensive Performance Assessment. We have also been one of six UK authorities to be shortlisted for the national Council of the Year awards to be organized by Local Government Chronicle Local Government Chronicle (LGC) is a British weekly magazine for municipal officials. It is published by Emap Communications, and was first published in 1855. External links
Stockton Council could not possibly manage all of this on its own. We rely on a wide range of partnerships to achieve our objectives, involving every sector of the community, health and emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' , government offices and strategic organisations such as Stockton Renaissance, the Tees Valley The Tees Valley is an area the North East of England. It can be described as "greater Teesside" and consists of the four unitary authorities created by the breakup of the County of Cleveland in 1996: Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland, and Stockton-On-Tees along with Partnership, Tees Valley Regeneration, One NorthEast and many others.
Together, we have the commitment and determination to succeed.