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Civic and ceremonial


Details of Middlesbrough cenotaph (Linthorpe Road) and the books of remembrance (Town Hall).

Chair of the Council

The Chair of the Council is like the traditional ceremonial mayor with chains and robes.

Civic events calendar

Details of this year's civic events, including remembrance events in November.

Civic regalia

Middlesbrough's civic regalia includes the Chair's robes, the mace, and the civic silver.

Coat of arms

Find out about the design of Middlesbrough's coat of arms and the explanation behind it.


Details of the commemorative plaques located in Middlesbrough Town Hall.

Council history

A timeline of how Middlesbrough Council developed, from the first days of the town up to the present.

Forces champion

The Armed Forces Champion helps us maintains our support of the Armed Forces and veterans.

Honorary Freeman

Details of those granted the title of Honorary Freeman of the Borough of Middlesbrough.

Latest news

Latest civic and ceremonial news from Middlesbrough, Teesside, and beyond.

Memorial statues

Details of the statues in Middlesbrough in memory of Tom Dresser VC and Stanley Hollis VC.

Our local heroes

We hold numerous events throughout the year to show our support to the Armed Forces.

Remembrance Sunday

Details of this year's Remembrance Sunday event, as well as videos from previous years' events.

The council chamber

Details of Middlesbrough's historic council chamber, where council meetings take place.

The council suite

The council suite is used for meetings with residents, business people, and royal visits.

Town centre lighting

We've installed lighting on some of our iconic town centre buildings to improve the look of the town.

Town twinning

Middlesbrough officially twinned with Oberhausen (Germany) in 1974 and Dunkirk (France) in 1976.