Middlesbrough Council is set to revolutionise Council Tax collections by becoming the UK leader of a new "helping hand" approach. The new policy will see the use of bailiffs to collect unpaid bills brought to an end for those in receipt of Council Tax support and significantly reduced generally.
A £35million transformation of Middlesbrough Station has been announced, which will deliver more train services to the town, including the first direct rail link to London in decades. In its first phase early next year, the scheme will see a platform extension facilitate more services and longer trains.
Middlesbrough Council is offering up two giants of Boro’s history for the proposed post-Coronavirus charity match at the Riverside Stadium. The club’s former striker Mikkel Beck is organising a game between the iconic team of 1996-97 which reached two cup finals and was relegated and the Carling Cup winning team of 2004.
Middlesbrough town centre will be ready to welcome visitors back in a controlled fashion when more retailers reopen on Monday, June 15. Middlesbrough Council is supporting businesses by introducing a series of changes to the town centre to make it as safe as possible for shoppers and visitors.
Middlesbrough Council workers going above and beyond throughout the response to the Coronavirus outbreak have been recognised. Teams and individuals across the authority have thrown themselves into new ways of working to keep essential services running and to provide additional assistance to the town's most vulnerable residents.
A Boro bakery determined to rise again post-coronavirus has added its voice to backing the Buy Boro campaign. Neville and Lynette Rees took over the Baker's Cabin on Saltersgill Avenue in 2000 and have built the business to include a lunch delivery service, party catering and corporate lunches, as well as the shop front at their base.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston has promised that work to transform child social care in the town is only just beginning. The Secretary of State has approved a commissioner’s report that recommended the Council should retain control of its Children’s Services department.
A support scheme has been launched to give money to groups who help Middlesbrough's carers and make life better for residents. Middlesbrough Council's Community Fund programme has launched a new grant to coincide with Carers Week which begins on Monday, June 8.
Pupils began returning to Middlesbrough's schools this morning after more than two months of lockdown. Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston was on hand - at a safe distance - to welcome them back to the classroom, and he stressed that schools in Middlesbrough would only reopen when it is as safe as possible for them to do so.