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Mandale residents invited to see plans for the estateRESIDENTS of Mandale Estate are being invited to a community event to see the latest plans for the £30 million scheme.

The first phase of work is underway and the finished scheme will see around 800 high quality homes built with a mix of rented and private housing, some of which will be low cost home ownership for local people.

A selection of two, three and four bedroom homes will be built during the first phase thanks to the partnership between Stockton Council, Barratt Homes, Haslam Homes and Nomad Housing Group.

The houses will be designed to give them an individual look for the newly developed Mandale Park.

On Wednesday, 2 March, residents are invited to a community event at the Robert Atkinson Centre, where they will be able to talk to officers from Stockton Council and representatives from all the partner agencies.

There will be a model on display showing how the scheme will look, along with drawings showing the estate layout and the house types and sizes. Residents will also be able to comment on the proposals for the park.

Councillor Martyn Ingram, Stockton Council's Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, said: "With work starting on the new scheme, now is an exciting time for residents. This is one of the most ambitious redevelopment schemes in the region and local residents will benefit from high quality housing. The street layouts, footpaths and park have all been designed to increase safety and offer a community environment."

The community event takes place on Wednesday, 2 March from 2 - 6pm.
New sports facility has its openingMONDAY 8th November, 2004 will see the official opening of ‘Sporting Central’ the newly built all weather facility based on Baysdale Road, Thornaby.

The £750,000 facility was financed through the New Opportunities Fund and Sport England to develop sport in Thornaby Community School, St. Patrick’s RC School, Thornaby and the local community.

‘Sporting Central’ boasts football and hockey pitches for students in PE lessons and after school clubs - and the local community will have the opportunity to book the facilities, which includes floodlights and a changing pavilion.

Chris True, Manager for Sporting Central, said: “This is a fantastic facility and will not only make sport more accessible for our youngsters but also to the wider community of Thornaby.”

Alex Cunningham, Stockton Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Leisure and Cultural Services, said: “This is a wonderful facility for the whole of the Thornaby community and pays tribute to the partnership working between the schools, the community and Stockton Borough Council.”





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