Borough of Stockton-on-Tees

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Borough of Stockton-on-Tees
Unitary, Borough
Stockton Town House, 21 December 2009.jpg
Stockton Town House
Stockton on Tees coat of arms.jpg
Coat of Arms of Stockton-on-Tees
Stockton-on-Tees, Durham UK locator map.svg
the part of Stockton-on-Tees within County Durham
Stockton-on-Tees UK locator map.svg
the part of Stockton-on-Tees within North Yorkshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North East England
City region Tees Valley
Ceremonial county Durham and North Yorkshire
Admin. HQ Stockton-on-Tees
Government
  TypeStockton Borough Council
   Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
  Executive: Labour
  MayorCouncillor Eileen Johnson [1]
   MPs: Alex Cunningham (L)
Matt Vickers (C)
Area
  Total79.2 sq mi (205.0 km2)
Area rank 158th
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
  Total197,213
  Rank Ranked 94th
  Density2,500/sq mi (960/km2)
Time zone UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code 00EF (ONS)
E06000004 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.2% White
1.7% S.Asian
Website stockton.gov.uk

The Borough of Stockton-on-Tees is a unitary authority and borough in the north east of England, with a population of 191,600 shown in the 2011 census. [2] It is split between the ceremonial counties of Durham and North Yorkshire by the River Tees.

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The borough of Stockton-on-Tees consists of Stockton-on-Tees (population 82,880), and smaller outlying settlements, including Billingham (pop. 36,720) also north of the Tees, while south of the river are Thornaby-on-Tees, (pop. 23,200), Yarm and Ingleby Barwick (pop. 16,280). Durham Tees Valley Airport is also partly within the borough. The Stockton-on-Tees borough accounts for the largest number of residents within the Teesside and Hartlepool urban area. Together with other neighbouring boroughs, it forms part of the Tees Valley city region.

The Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees is Cllr Lynn Hall [3]

History

The borough with the county boundary (the River Tees) shown Stockton Borough and Tees.PNG
The borough with the county boundary (the River Tees) shown

The core of the town was anciently in County Durham, but the borough spilled over the river into Yorkshire. The borough was formed on 1 April 1974, from the Stockton part of Teesside county borough, along with part of Stockton Rural District in County Durham and part of Stokesley Rural District from the North Riding. At that time it was designated a non-metropolitan district of Cleveland.

It became a unitary authority on 1 April 1996. For ceremonial purposes the borough is split between County Durham and North Yorkshire, along the line of the River Tees as shown in the map (left) with County Durham to the north and North Yorkshire to the south. It is the only council area in England or Wales to be split between two ceremonial counties.

Council

The Borough has 26 wards with either one, two or three Councillors representing each. There are 56 Councillors in total in the Borough of Stockton. Following the elections that took place in May 2015, 32 Councillors are Labour, 13 Conservative, 5 Ingleby Barwick Independent Society, 3 Thornaby Independent Association, 2 West Words and 1 Liberal Democrat . [4]

Economy

This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees at current basic prices published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

YearRegional Gross Value Added 4 Agriculture 1 Industry 2 Services 3
19952,80491,4431,352
20003,25261,3591,887
20033,36461,0372,320

^1 includes hunting and forestry

^2 includes energy and construction

^3 includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

^4 Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

Local Nature Reserves

The council maintains a number of Local Nature Reserves including Barwick Pond, Charlton's Pond, Greenvale, Hardwick Dene and Elm Tree Woods, Norton Grange Marsh, Quarry Wood (Eaglescliffe) and Stillington Forest Park.

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Cleveland, England area and former county in the north east of England

Cleveland is an area in the north-east of England. Its name means literally "cliff-land", referring to its hilly southern areas, which rise to nearly 1,500 ft (460 m). Historically, Cleveland, as a geographic area within the North Riding of Yorkshire, was located entirely to the south of the River Tees and its largest town was Guisborough, until the rise of Middlesbrough in the 19th century.

River Tees river in northern England

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Yarm town in North Yorkshire

Yarm is a small town in North Yorkshire, England. The town is on the south bank of the River Tees and is historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire. The bridge at Yarm marked the furthest reach of tidal flow up the River Tees until the opening, in 1995, of the Tees Barrage, which now regulates river flow above Stockton. As the last bridge on the river before the sea, it was superseded by a new toll bridge opened in Stockton in 1771. The oldest part of the town, around the High Street, is situated in a loop of the river, and the newer parts of the town extend to the point where the River Leven meets the River Tees. The town is governed as part of the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Stockton-on-Tees Market town in County Durham, England

Stockton-on-Tees is a market town in County Durham, England. The town has a population of 85,000, with a population of around 196,000 in the wider area, the Borough of Stockton-on-Tees, according to 2017 estimates by ONS UK.

North Riding of Yorkshire

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Redcar and Cleveland Place in England

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Teesside Place in England

Teesside is a conurbation around Middlesbrough on the River Tees in North East England which also includes Billingham, Redcar, Stockton-on-Tees and Thornaby. It is a centre for heavy industry, although the number of people employed has declined. Traditional industries, primarily steelmaking and chemical manufacture, have been replaced to a large extent by high technology activities, science development and service sector roles.

County Durham County of England

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Thornaby-on-Tees town in North Yorkshire. England

Thornaby-on-Tees is a royal charter town, civil parish and former borough in North Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the North Riding of Yorkshire, Thornaby is situated on the south bank of the River Tees. It lies 2 miles (3.2 km) south-east of Stockton-on-Tees and 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Middlesbrough. It has a population of 24,741 according to the 2011 census. The town is governed as part of the borough of Stockton-on-Tees.

Ingleby Barwick town in Stockton-on-Tees, United Kindom

Ingleby Barwick is a large private residential housing estate and civil parish built on what was the southern perimeter of Thornaby airfield in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. In 2011, the population was 21,045. The estate is enclosed by water to the west, north and east. It was officially opened in 1981 by the mayor of Langbaurgh.

Tees Valley Place in England

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Teesside Park

Teesside Park is a retail superstore and leisure development in Thornaby-on-Tees, built in 1988. Located just off the A66 near the A66/A19 interchange, it is split between the unity authorities of Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough with the line of the Old River Tees, which runs down the middle of the development, forming the boundary between the two authorities. The development has an eye-catching central building that was constructed in 2008.

Borough of Darlington Place in England

Darlington is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of County Durham, north-east England. It borders the non-metropolitan county of County Durham to the north and west, Stockton-on-Tees to the east and North Yorkshire to the south along the line of the River Tees. The urban centre and the base of the borough is the town of Darlington. In 2011 it had a resident population of 106,000. The borough is a member of the Tees Valley combined authority area.

High Leven is a village within the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England, and is located towards the mouth of the River Leven. It has a public house called The Fox Covert and a co-operative food store, open every day 05:00 to 24:00, with an ATM and petrol station.

Maltby, North Yorkshire village in United Kingdom

Maltby is a village and civil parish in the borough of Stockton-on-Tees and ceremonial county of North Yorkshire, England. It is located to the east of the A19. The population of the civil parish taken at the 2011 census was 293.

Borough of Hartlepool Place in England

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Middlesbrough Council English unitary authority council

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County Borough of Teesside

Teesside was, from 1968 to 1974, a local government district in northern England. It comprised a conurbation that spanned both sides of the River Tees from which it took its name. The district had the status of a county borough and was independent of the county councils of the North Riding of Yorkshire,. and Durham. The entirety of Teesside was represented by the Lord lieutenant of the North Riding, even those areas north of the Tees in Durham.

References

  1. "Meet the new Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees". Stockton Borough Council. 4 April 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2019.
  2. "Table P07 2011 Census: Number of usual residents living in households and communal establishments, local authorities in England and Wales". 2011 Census, Population and Household Estimates for England and Wales. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 17 July 2012.
  3. "Meet the new Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees". Stockton Borough Council. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  4. "Councillors and Council Meeting Information (Egenda)". www.stockton.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 20 August 2009. Retrieved 2 July 2009.

Coordinates: 54°33′N1°20′W / 54.550°N 1.333°W / 54.550; -1.333