Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston wants to see classrooms full of the town's "little geniuses" when schools reopen next week. Schools will be open to all children for the first time since the coronavirus lockdown. Mr Preston says it's natural for parents to have reservations, but insists school is the best place for children to be.
Want to shape local services that reflect your community and the way you live? Residents in Middlesbrough are being reminded they have a unique opportunity to do just that. They're being asked for their views in a major shake-up of the way Middlesbrough Council delivers services to local communities.
A unique postcard project called ‘Rainbow Friends' has been set up to offer friendly messages to older and younger people in our area. The initiative involves participants writing a friendly message for another person in Middlesbrough, with the option to receive a unique message of their own.
Wearing face coverings in taxis and other shared vehicles is vital to protect public health and support Middlesbrough's economy. The Council is urging everyone who shares transport to wear face coverings to stop the spread of Covid-19 and allow people to venture out with confidence.
Works to introduce a major highway improvement scheme at the A66/A171 Cargo Fleet Junction in Middlesbrough are nearly complete. The scheme features a ‘throughabout' - a signalised roundabout with two lanes of traffic in each direction running through the middle of it - at the A66/A171 Cargo Fleet Lane junction.
The once-popular green space on Dawlish Green had become overgrown after funding to maintain it was cut. Now Ladgate ward Councillor Craig Wright has secured £2,000 in grant funding from Middlesbrough Council and the Ballinger Charitable Trust to resurrect the garden for local residents to enjoy again.
Middlesbrough's Neighbourhood Safety Wardens have gained additional powers to help them in their work keeping communities safe. The town's 50-plus team of wardens have been granted delegated powers from Cleveland Police Chief Constable Richard Lewis as part of the Police Accreditation Scheme.