Middlesbrough's parks will return to normal summer opening hours, Mayor Andy Preston has announced. The change will come into effect on Monday, June 1, and will also see the re-opening of the car park at Stewart Park. Nationwide rules continue to apply and the parks will continue to be monitored including by Council Street Wardens.
The nationwide ban on menthol flavoured cigarettes and tobacco has been hailed as another important step in the fight to stamp out the habit. Health chiefs say the ban - which came into force earlier this month (May 20) - will help prevent children taking up smoking.
Community groups or projects in Middlesbrough that could do with a little helping hand can access grants of up to £1,500. The Community Fund programme is open to residents or small groups who have an idea to do something good in their community or established groups seeking extra support for their work.
Help is at hand for businesses looking to make a smooth and successful transition to the new normal as lockdown restrictions begin to ease. Middlesbrough Council and Business Doctors have teamed up to offer businesses the chance to take part in a free one hour online Covid-19 resilience planning seminar and follow up one-to-one online support.
The 2020 Civic Awards will honour people from across the town across a range of categories and nominations are open to any inspirational people or groups, whether for their actions specifically during the Coronavirus outbreak or their input to Middlesbrough life year-in, year-out.
An international development and construction organisation will partner with Middlesbrough Council to deliver a £30m world-class digital skyscraper in a huge jobs boost for the town. Mayor Andy Preston has today confirmed a deal is in place with BCEGI to deliver the transformational Boho X development.
The number of mourners able to attend cremation services in Middlesbrough is to increase. Under Government guidance, since March the number of mourners permitted to attend services at Teesside Crematorium has been limited to eight. That number will rise to 15 with effect from today (Friday, May 22).
Getting children back to school safely is Middlesbrough's number one priority, the town's Mayor pledged today. But Andy Preston stressed schools would only reopen when all possible measures are in place to ensure the safety and well-being of pupils, staff and the wider community.