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Published 30th Nov 2011

planned strike

Middlesbrough Council’s services will be affected by a day of industrial action on Wednesday (November 30).

The planned strike by public sector unions will cause disruption to some services but others will operate.


Many schools in Middlesbrough will be closed or affected.

Headteachers will have contacted parents and guardians to inform them of whether their school will be affected.

Below is a list of schools the council has been informed are closing:

Primary Schools:


Acklam Whin


Beech Grove


Breckon Hill


Captain Cook

Chandlers Ridge

Corpus Christi


Green Lane

Hemlington Hall




Marton Manor

Newham Bridge


North Ormesby

Pallister Park

Park End


Rose Wood

Sacred Heart

St Alphonsus

St Augustine’s

St Bernadette’s

St Clare’s

St Joseph’s

St Pius

St Thomas More



Viewley Hill

Whinney Banks.






Cleveland Unit


Priory Woods

Prince Bishop.

Partially open:

The Avenue Primary and Berwick Hills Primary.

Parents are advised to contact their child’s school directly if they are unsure if it will be affected.

Refuse collection and kerbside recycling

There is likely to be some disruption to the refuse collection service.

Residents due to have their bins collected this Wednesday are advised to put out their waste and recycling containers as normal.

The Council intends to provide the usual refuse collection service where possible. Should some collections be missed, then further advice will be issued for alternative collections through the press and Council website.

Kerbside recycling collections will not be affected.

Additional information

The Transporter Bridge, Stewart  Park, the Dorman Museum

The Transporter Bridge and Stewart Park will be closed. The Dorman Museum is due to be closed. 

Additional buildings and services

Set to close

Other buildings and services affected include the Newport Neighbourhood Centre, Langdon Square Community Centre, The Manor Youth and Community Centre, Cumberland Resource Centre, The Community Inclusion Team at Sandringham and the North Ormesby Day Centre which are all set to close.

Due to open

Grove Hill Resource Centre and the International Centre in Abingdon Road are due to open.

For other community centres users are advised to contact the centre directly to check if it is affected.

Leisure Centres

The Neptune Leisure Centre is to close for the day. Users of the Rainbow, Southlands, Golf Centre and Clairville are being asked to contact their centre directly to check opening.

Libraries, mima and Teesside Archives due to be open

Central library, Berwick Hills library, Grove Hill library, Rainbow library, mima Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art and Teesside Archives are due to be open.

Council Car Parks due to be open

All council car parks will be open as usual.

Services with an agreed exemption to the strike

Council services which have an agreed exemption to the strike include cemeteries and crematorium, gritting if necessary and some staff who work with vulnerable adults and children.

Services will resume on Thursday, December 1

Normal council services will resume on Thursday, December 1.

Further information

For further information residents are advised to visit or for general queries to contact the Council’s main switchboard on 01642 245432.

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