Everyone has a role to play, whatever you're doing. That's the simple message from Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston as he urges the town to keep up the fight against Covid. As of Friday, Middlesbrough's infection rate was 36.2 per 100,000 of population. The town remains on the government's Covid watchlist.
Local residents are being asked for their views on future development in a key Middlesbrough Community. Over the next six weeks they'll have the chance to have their say on the Marton West Neighbourhood Plan. Those views - which can be submitted until Monday, October 26 - will then be fed into an independent public examination.
A "secret" community garden and beautified alleyways are being planned for the back streets of a Middlesbrough community. Local artist Carol Newmarch has secured £1,500 from Middlesbrough Council's Community Grants scheme for the proposal to create an "absolute haven for local people".
Mayor Andy Preston and Chief Executive Tony Parkinson say Middlesbrough Council is happy to support Middlesbrough Football Club's government-endorsed ‘return to crowds' pilot fixture. This Saturday 1,000 fans are set to attend the game against Bournemouth at the Riverside Stadium.
Every home in Middlesbrough is receiving vital safety information and free face coverings as the fight to stem the spread of coronavirus moves up a gear. Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston is spearheading the latest initiative which will see more than 65,000 leaflets delivered to residents across the borough.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston today urged the public to support pubs with strong coronavirus measures and give those that don't a miss. The Mayor spoke on a visit to town centre micro-pub Infant Hercules which has introduced a raft of new measures to keep the public safe - including novel "sneeze guard screens" between tables.
Residents across Middlesbrough are being asked for their views on bigger bins and a proposed move from weekly to fortnightly bin collections. The move - aimed at boosting recycling rates, reducing carbon emissions and waste going to landfill and saving money - would see household waste and recycling collected every two weeks.
Care homes around Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland have been advised to suspend visits in order to protect residents from Covid-19. South Tees Director of Public Health Mark Adams has written to care home managers with new guidance in response to rising infection rates.
Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston is set to launch a Covid grant scheme to help small businesses protect their staff and customers. Small businesses and the self-employed will shortly be able to apply for funding to cover the costs of making their environments Covid secure.