To plan your journey, visit the public transport links below: www.travelinenortheast.info or www.connectteesvalley.com Or contact: 0871 200 22 33
Details about Albert Park
Albert Park was donated to the people of Middlesbrough in 1868 by Henry Bolckow, one of the founders of the iron and steel industry on Teesside. The park covers an area of 30 hectares in the centre of Middlesbrough.
The Park is Middlesbrough's only Grade II listed Park in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.
There are a wide range of facilities available within the Park including a Visitor's Centre, Roller Skating Rink, Cafe, Swan hire on the Lake, Tennis Courts, Bowling Greens, Play Areas, Bandstand and much more. Some activities are seasonal so we recommend phoning in advance of your visit.
Additional points of interest include the Bandstand, a statue of Brian Clough, the sundial, South African War Memorial and a canon from the Crimean War.
Open daily: 7.30am - dusk.
Visitor Centre: 9.00am until 4.00pm (winter), 5.00pm (spring), 7.00pm (summer).
Pavilion: Available for use on pre-booked basis only.
Have your say on the proposals for a Tees Valley Combined Authority
The five local councils in the Tees Valley (Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees) are asking for your views on proposals to form a Combined Authority for the Tees Valley.
There is a package of information available on the Middlesbrough Council website which is available on http://www.middlesbrough.gov.uk/combined
• A consultation document
• Some frequently asked questions
• A draft governance review
• A detailed report that went to the Council’s executive
on 9th December 2014
• Press releases
This sets out what the Combined Authority would do and what the local councils would continue to do. In summary, the Combined Authority would focus on economic growth and our ambition to create 25,000 new jobs for the Tees Valley and would NOT recreate the former Cleveland County Council.
We would like to hear your views on our proposal. So, please complete the online questionnaire no later than 31st January 2015. The online survey is available on the following link:
Once the consultation period has closed we will report the conclusions of the consultation to all five councils no later than March 2015. If feedback is supportive, we intend to formally ask each Borough Council to approve our ‘scheme’ in March, which is when we have to submit our proposal to the Secretary of State.
The Secretary of State will then carry out further consultation before placing an ‘Order’ before both Houses of Parliament. Because of the General Election in May 2015, this is likely to mean that the earliest chance to have the Order approved before both Houses of Parliament would be Autumn 2015.
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