Category Archives: News

Boro Active Explorers

Boro Active Explorers is a free-to-access collaborative project delivered in partnership by ourselves at Middlesbrough Environment City, Community Ventures -and Middlesbrough Voluntary Development Agency, delivering Forest School family sessions, CPD training to volunteers and teachers plus physically-active school holiday sessions to primary age children.

This project is part of the “You’ve Got This“ delivery pilot funded by Sport England, which aims to transform the delivery of physical activity in the South Tees area.

If any families or schools in the Thorntree, Brambles Farm or North Ormesby area would to get involved or find out more they can contact the team via the Boro Active Explorers Facebook page, or call Rachel at Community Ventures on 01642 989254.

These images in particular show the wonderful Johansen-Berg family taking part in a Park-to-Park Walk!


Announcing our support for NEECCo

Middlesbrough Environment City are pleased to announce our support for the recently created North East of England Climate Coalition (NEECCo).

NEECCo is England’s first regional climate coalition and it is open to all organisations from all sectors to join.

The coalition has been created to tackle the climate emergency, reverse ecological collapse, and deliver an urgent and just transition.

Collectively we hope our activities will help make the North East England’s greenest region.

For more information please see the new NEECCo website here:   

Middlesbrough Food Partnership & Middlesbrough Council to make funding available for food-based projects

The Middlesbrough Food Partnership is working with Middlesbrough Council to make funding available for food-based projects to support communities of Middlesbrough in the early stages of recovery from the Coronavirus pandemic. For more information on the fund, please view the following PDF file: Middlesbrough Food Partnership Covid Small Grants Fund 2020

For clarity on Middlesbrough Food Partnership’s Food Action Plan, you can view the Middlesbrough Food Action Plan 2020-2022 at this link.


Middlesbrough Environment City awarded £1.6 million in funding from National Lottery Community Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund announced £14 million worth of funding today, aimed at tackling the climate crisis. These grants have been announced as part of the National Lottery-funded Climate Action Fund, which is a ten-year, £100 million fund designed to reduce the carbon footprint of communities and to support community-led movements as part of a community-led, group effort in combatting climate change.

Thus, it is with great excitement that we can announce that Climate Action Middlesbrough, led by Middlesbrough Environment City with partners including Actes, Tees Valley Wildlife Trust, Hemlington Linx, The Other Perspective, Middlesbrough Council, Thirteen housing group and Warren’s has been awarded almost £1.6 million in National Lottery funding!

This funding will allow us to work proactive across a multitude of areas, such as sustainable food, transport, domestic energy use, waste and the natural environment, with the aim of raising greater awareness of sustainable living and to help reduce Middlesbrough’s carbon footprint. The Climate Action Middlesbrough project will focus on empowering communities (Particularly young people), to address climate change locally through involvement in decision-making and educational activities, as well as climate action projects in their own communities.

Mark Fishpool, Director of Middlesbrough Environment City, said: “This is fantastic news. With the shared enthusiasm and commitment of partners including Middlesbrough Council and Thirteen Housing Group, this is our once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage local communities and young people in taking action to address climate change and create a sustainable future for our town.”

Since April 2013, the Climate Action Fund, part of The National Lottery Community Fund’s Environment Strategy, has awarded more than £340 million to environmental projects, through 4,796 grants. This fund is focussed on activities that not only improve the environment, but enhance the lives of people and communities. We are all excited to be part of this programme, and we cannot wait to expand our work with our local communities to enhance the lives of Middlesbrough’s residents whilst simultaneously tackling climate change!

Cycle Centre – Re-Opening

Middlesbrough Cycle Centre is re-opening on 1st July 2020

Please note that, in addition to this information:

  • The Cycle Centre will be closed between 1pm to 1.30pm for Lunch.
  • The door will remain locked, allowing entry for one person at a time.
  • Cyclists MUST bring their membership card. New members MUST bring some form of identification.
  • Do NOT ride your bicycle into the Bus Station.
  • Please adhere to the one way system currently in-place in the Bus Station in order to visit our Cycle Centre.
  • You MUST bring your own lock.
  • Cycles CANNOT be stored overnight.
  • The latest bicycles can be dropped off is 5pm.

Thank you for your patience during these difficult times. When we can expand our services, we will update our website as soon as possible.

Gardening Service Update

Middlesbrough Environment City would like to apologise for a delay to the start of the gardening service that was due to start on the 1st of April.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the gardening service will be postponed until further notice.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Updated Contact Details: Affordable Warmth Team

Due to arrangements in regards to working from home, the contact details for our Affordable Warmth team have changed.

The team is still able to take and handle queries in regards to energy saving, saving money on energy bills and a lot more in regards to affordable warmth.

The team can be messaged as a whole from

The mobile numbers to contact for all non-emergency queries are:

Wendy Temple –  07415158713

Jen M – 7940786914

For emergency heating, Cleveland Fire Brigade’s Stay Safe & Warm scheme can be contacted on 01429 874063, providing electric blankets, heaters and more as necessary.

Let’s Go Tees Valley – 2019 In Review

2019 was a highly successful year for Let’s Go Tees Valley! Thanks to you, more people travelled greener, more people had a #HappyCommute and more people walked and cycled to and from school and the workplace! This video highlights the fantastic 2019 Let’s Go Tees Valley had.

Special thanks to Let’s Go Tees Valley for this fantastic video!