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.
Middlesbrough Council is inviting eligible businesses to express an interest in the discretionary grant funding. The discretionary fund is limited to £1.1m, claims can only be paid upon the accurate completion of the form, including supporting evidence, and payment of the discretionary grant will be done on a first come first served basis.
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.