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Tackling the big freeze in Teesside

Tackling the big freeze in Teesside

Age UK Teesside Energy Advice Pilot Project launched for Stockton and Middlesbrough. Older people in Stockton and Middlesbrough are set to benefit from a new initiative aimed at reducing the risk from cold-related ill health. The pilot project, by Age UK Teesside, will deliver free energy advice to over 65s to improve their quality of

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Festive opening for new community garden

Tristar Homes, which is part of Thirteen Group, has marked the official opening of a new community garden in Port Clarence with a special festive celebration that included the unveiling of its Christmas tree lights. The Beech Terrace Community Garden has been developed in partnership with Groundwork North East and Cumbria. The site is part


A Community Minded Business

Billingham Community Newspaper has been selected as the Stockton entry for ‘Community Minded Business’ in the Cleveland Community Safety Awards. This means that our small team will be presented with a certificate on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at Redcar & Cleveland College and could potentially be selected as the overall Cleveland Winner! Cleveland Community Safety


Catalyst Conference 2015

Challenging Inequalities: Promoting Social Justice  Following the success of last year’s conference SRC Bede 6th Form college played host again to the Catalyst Conference, the biggest networking event of the year for the VCSE in Stockton-on-Tees, with over 120 attendees ranging from volunteers to Directors. The conference opened by Catalyst CEO Steve Rose, immediately set about challenging

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Billingham’s Got Talent

When BCN heard that St Modwen planned to run a family fun day during the half term holiday, it seemed natural to ask if we could possibly secure some performers to add music to the event. Some of you in the community will know that BCN worked hard to save the Bandstand in the town centre,

Liam Readle selected for the England North East team

Liam Readle selected for the England North East team

A SHOOTING star in the world of wheelchair basketball has become the youngest ever player to be selected for the England North East squad. Fourteen-year-old Liam Readle, of Norton, who only took up playing the sport three years ago, impressed the England team selectors while playing for RGK Tees Valley Titans under 19s squad. Liam, a pupil

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Surprise, Surprise! A Disney Farewell for Pam

The tissues were out when Head teacher Pam Edwards retired from Billingham South just before the school holidays and BCN are pleased to say they formed part of the ruse to help spring a ‘whole school’ surprise to ensure it was a blockbuster performance! Pam’s deputy Edwin Squires, with support of staff and parents had


VOTE NO to ABOLISH Billingham Town Council

Only 5 years after its foundation Billingham Town Council achieved the national award of Quality Council, only the second council in the Cleveland area to reach this status. Then, in June of this year, we were named “ National Council of the Week” ( out of nearly 9,000 in the country ) Why, we wonder,


VOTE YES to ABOLISH Billingham Town Council

The Association of Billingham Residents urges you to use your right to vote and abolish Billingham Town Council (BTC) when you receive your voting letter in the next few weeks from Stockton Borough Council. Since BTC came into existence in 2007 it has collected over £1,000,000 from you, the residents of Billingham in the form


Billingham Carnival & Horticultural Show 2015

Young people from S & N Dance Centre in Billingham couldn’t help but laugh when they were enveloped in a colourful array of balloons as they fundraised for new equipment at Billingham Carnival and Horticultural Show last weekend. With supportive onlookers, they cheerfully collected in The Bullgarth, taking time to enjoy the glorious September sunshine.

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