National Carers Week 2024

From Monday 10th June to Friday 14th June, there will be a range of sessions and services on offer throughout the borough as part of the Stockton Borough Council National Carers week initiative. The schedule for this week is as follows:

Monday 10th June — 11:00am-1:00pm – “Mapping your Memories”

Dementia Hub, Thorntree Road, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 8AP

Tuesday 11th June — 1:00pm-3:00pm – Carer Peer Support Group Celebration

John Whitehead Park Cafe, Billingham

Wednesday 12th June — 10:00am-2:00pm – Wellington Square Stall

Wellington Square, Stockton High Street

Thursday 13th June — 10:30am-12:00pm – Virtual Coffee Morning

Please email to join

Friday 14th June — Special Edition E-Bulletin to Highlight National Carers Week Events

Please email to receive the bulletin.

You can also join We Care You Care – a project in South Tees which provides information to carers and professionals – for a one hour online session on Wednesday 12th June to find out how to identify carers and support them to access local support services in Teesside. To do this, please click HERE and then follow the link on the flyer.

For more information on any of our sessions, to book a place or be added to the Carers E-bulletin please contact us:

Tel: 01642 524494

Blossom North-East FREE Workshops

Blossom CIC are trialling their first FREE 1 hour online ‘Wellness Warrior’ workshops on Friday 7th June starting at 10:00.

The sessions are fully-funded for Volunteers and Community Groups in Stockton-on-Tees and our intention is that the wellness workshops will run every week going forward and tickets can be accessed through Eventbrite.

These sessions will enable us to cater for individual volunteers and community group members, not only in-person groups bookings and we are happy to schedule online workshops on alternative dates/times, where requested.

Please note that spaces will be limited to 15 people per session.

The link for our workshop on Friday 7th June at 10:00am can be found HERE

The link for our workshop on Friday 14th June at 9:30am can be found HERE

Exploring Energy Community Conversation

Do you own or operate from a community building? Could you benefit from renewable energy or energy saving measures to reduce your bills? Do you have plans or would like to explore being a climate action hub and/or work to support climate resilience?

BITC are holding an event open to all to ‘Explore Energy’. This is ideal for those who own or operate from community owned or other buildings/spaces.  We will welcome some external speakers to share their energy experience and expertise that we hope will open up ideas for what can change locally. Renewable Energy and energy saving grants/funding has been increasing in recent years so this is a chance to understand more about energy.

The event itself is FREE, and will take place online on Tuesday 25th June from 9:30am-11:30am. For more information and to sign up for your free place, please visit HERE

Business in the Community (BITC) is a British business-community outreach charity promoting responsible business, CSR, corporate responsibility, and is one of the Prince’s Charities of King Charles III (formerly the Prince of Wales).

Our Community Climate Fund will help businesses and communities come together to tackle both the climate and cost-of-living crisis at the same time. While the issues may seem very different, many of the solutions to the climate crisis such as retrofitting buildings, community food growing and/or energy schemes, will also address the cost-of-living crisis. Tees Valley is one of the first places to have launched the fund, we aim to contribute £100m of value to community-led climate action across 25 places that helps cut carbon, build resilience to economic and environmental shocks and create opportunities for better lives. Helen Deehan is the Tees Valley Senior Lead and can be contact by emailing

Billingham Sports Hub Public Consultation

Stockton Borough Council are consulting on the development of a new Sports Hub on the former Billingham Campus Playing Fields. The proposal is being progressed via the Football Foundations Hubs Programme and would support the delivery of a wide range of other sports, activities and programmes.

The consultation will run from Monday 3rd June until Friday 28th June 2024. During this period, you can view and provide comments of the proposals, either online at: //


In person at Billingham Library and Customer Service Centre

A public drop-in session will be held between 5:30pm and 7:30pm on Wednesday 19th June 2024 at BEDE Sports Centre, Marsh House Ave, Stockton-on-Tees, Billingham TS23 3HB

We are keen to hear from community groups and sports organisations who are interested in using the proposed facilities. No matter how big or small the organisation is, we want to understand how you might want to access the facility and how it can help meet local needs.

We want to ensure the facility provides a balanced programme of use and supports the objective of tackling inequalities. Usage does not necessarily have to be sporting focused as the facility includes a community room which could be used for a variety of uses throughout the week.

If you are a local club or organisation who would be interested in using facilities within the proposal, please contact so we can discuss the facility and opportunities further with you.

Upcoming activities in the Stockton-on-Tees area

Love Exploring: Mega Mini-Beasts Trail

Are you going to visit a park soon? If so you and your family will love the Mega Mini-Beasts Trail from Love Exploring; it lets you and the children explore the park whilst tracking down augmented reality creatures! There’s even a quiz to test your creepy crawly knowledge with more fun facts like this one! Download the FREE app today HERE and follow Love Exploring for more fun adventures in the local area.

Love Exploring is available at the following locations in Stockton-on-Tees: Wynyard Woodland Park; Victoria Park; Ropner Park; John Whitehead Park; Littleboy Park; and the Preston Park Museum and Grounds. There are also activities available at Stockton High Street, Norton Hight Street, Yarm High Street, and Wellington Square.

Free Park Tennis

On Saturday mornings, We Do Tennis CIC are running Barclays LTA Free Park Tennis. This is volunteer-led, free tennis activity happening in your local park! This takes place at Littleboy Park from 10am-11am, it is free to join in, and all equipment is provided – you just have to turn up and play – a great way to give tennis a try.

If you would like to book on, please do so HERE

Sentimental Scribbles

Aisha Lama hosts an exciting workshop which explores how nostalgia can be used as an inspiration for creativity. Expect to be taken back to a world of mind-bending, weird and wonderful writing as we work through exercises focusing on your favourite childhood books and encourage you to fall in love, or back in love, with writing.

Date: Friday 10th June

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm

Ticket Cost: £5.50

Location: Thornaby Central Library

Please book online HERE


Spotting and Stopping Abuse of Older People

In support of Elder Abuse Day, Hourglass are delivering an online session for professionals on “Spotting and Stopping Abuse of Older People” on Thursday 13th June from 2:oopm to 2:45pm on Microsoft Teams.

Amongst other things, this session will cover:

  • An overview of the abuse of older people
  • The prevalence of abuse of older people
  • Some of the signs that someone may be experiencing abuse
  • Why abuse of older people might go unreported
  • What we can do to stop abuse of older people
  • What Hourglass can do to help

To book your space, please click HERE

Pen Power: Better Feel With Books

This session includes a range of gentle expressive writing activities designed with emotional wellbeing in mind.

Date: Friday 14th June

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Ticket Cost: £5.50

Location: Thorntree Community Hub

Please book online HERE

D-Day 80th Anniversary Quiz

On Thursday 6th June, both Norton Library and Yarm Library are hosting a free commemorative DDAY and WWII quiz.

Come along to test your knowledge!

The times are as follows:

Norton Library – 2:00pm-3:00pm (booking is essential) – please call 01642 528019 for more information.

Yarm Library – 10:30am-12:00pm (no booking necessary) – please call 01642 528152 for more information.

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