Proposals have been made for emergency works to protect Middlesbrough's oldest standing pub from further serious deterioration. The Grade II listed Captain Cook Pub was last year listed as one of the Top Ten Most Endangered Buildings by The Victorian Society.
More Middlesbrough businesses now have the chance to claim Covid grant scheme support. The move follows a review of Middlesbrough Council's Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) scheme. The discretionary scheme provides essential financial support to businesses that are not eligible for the Local Restrictions Support Grant schemes.
A reminder is being issued to motorists heading into Middlesbrough town centre that parking charges still apply. Three hours free parking at the Captain Cook Square and Ferry Road car parks is still available; a free ticket needs to be obtained from the ticket machine and clearly displayed in the vehicle.
A case of the Covid-19 variant first discovered in South Africa has been reported in Middlesbrough. The positive case is linked to the Marton and Coulby Newham areas. It was identified as part of random sequencing by Public Health England.
A foul-mouthed menace has been banned from Middlesbrough town centre. Kerry Jessop subjected Council officers, security staff, shop workers and members of the public to a volley of verbal abuse and intimidation despite repeated attempts to help her change her ways.
Middlesbrough's Chinese community is getting set to celebrate New Year with more muted festivities than usual. Chinese New Year 2021 takes place on Friday, February 12. Unfortunately, the national lockdown ensures families and friends will not be able to come together in large numbers.
Building owners and leaseholders in Middlesbrough's Historic Quarter are being reminded that they may be eligible for a grant. The funding has been made available through Historic England's High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme, to help with repairs and restoration works of empty or under-utilised buildings.
Lane closures will be required on both carriageways of the A66 through Middlesbrough this weekend to allow urgent repairs to be carried out safely. The lane closures will be in operation on both Saturday, February 13 and Sunday, February 14, and will affect both carriageways of the A66 between the A19 and Hartington Interchange.