A wonderful ‘Winter Windowland' is set to blaze a trail of light and hope across Teesside in the run-up to the festive season. The colourful initiative is a local drive to spread yuletide cheer and community spirit following a year of upheaval and uncertainty.
Local charities have teamed up with Middlesbrough Council this winter to make sure older people receive the help they need. The new Warm and Well Winter Support Project will provide essential supplies to older people to help them stay warm, active and busy over the festive period.
More trees are urgently needed in a key part of Middlesbrough according to local Councillors. Ward members in Park End & Beckfield say new trees are urgently needed in the Netherfields area to replace those lost over the years to development, vandalism and neglect.
As part of efforts to improve the care of children in residential placements, the Council commissioned a managed team, Innovate, to focus on their needs and find them permanent homes. From July onwards, the progress of the project is estimated to have saved £385,000.
Every winter millions of people across the UK struggle to stay warm and healthy at home. Rising energy costs, low incomes and energy inefficient homes leave them unable to afford even basic household essentials like energy, food and heating.
Today, Bupa Foundation and Middlesbrough Reads announce a donation of 135 paperback copies of Bloomsbury Publishing's The Book of Hopes to 45 primary schools in Middlesbrough, providing an essential boost of hope to children during the second national lockdown.
Free trees are up for grabs as part of a pioneering drive to make Middlesbrough a greener town. Green-fingered residents can pick up free trees to plant in their gardens and local community as part of a Council strategy to help tackle carbon emissions.
A special double act is proving a runaway hit with lockdown literature lovers. Tammy and Monty have been spinning online yarns to keep the Covid blues at bay. The masters of storytelling - and disguise - have been delighting young and old alike since April, and now there's a special treat in store in the run-up to Christmas.