An online lottery that would raise precious funds for cultural activity is being planned for Middlesbrough. The draws would support a sector hit hard by Covid-19, with venues forced to close and activities cancelled for several months. Tickets for the Middlesbrough Community Lottery would cost £1 with a top prize of £25,000 up for grabs.
A book of condolence has been opened to remember all those in Middlesbrough who have lost their lives to Covid-19. The book of condolence will be online only and will ask Middlesbrough residents to help remind everyone that behind the statistics are people's friends and family members whose "memories should be shared and their stories told".
Parents and guardians are being reminded to get their applications in for free school meals over the summer holidays. With just two weeks remaining, eligible families are being urged by Middlesbrough Council to contact their children's schools at the earliest opportunity.
One of the region's best-loved celebrations of multi-cultural diversity has won a new lease of life thanks to a vital cash injection. Middlesbrough Mela has received funding from Arts Council England which will see this year's event taken online for its 30th anniversary.
Middlesbrough's CCTV network is to be expanded across the town's communities to aid the fight against anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping. New cameras are being sited in areas including Easterside, Newport, Hemlington and Berwick Hills and Pallister in the continued effort to clamp down on bad behaviour.
Plans have been put forward for a high quality development on the site of the former Tollesby shops, which have now been demolished and the site cleared. New designs released by Middlesbrough Development Company show an exciting new scheme incorporating 24 one- and two-bedroom apartments, shops and a children's nursery.
Births can once again be registered at Middlesbrough Town Hall in the latest easing of the pandemic lockdown restrictions. The Register Office has been closed to the public, but following the latest changes, anyone who has had baby in Middlesbrough in February, March or April can register the birth from Wednesday, July 1.