It might not look like much at the mo but this page is the starting space for a bold new citizen media project for Middlesbrough. WE ARE BORO brings together diversity, fresh perspectives, a dedication to grassroots community work and freedom to point to radical opportunities for our town. Stay tuned as this page evolves and grows in content. Look out for opportunities to share your views and imagine an even better Middlesbrough.

Recent Articles

Building a Community

In this candid piece, Scarlet critiques recent decisions around town planning and offers an alternative path.

Alley scheme brings community together

After recent work, Josh catches up with Andy to talk about the impact of recent alley greening schemes in Middlesbrough

Three point plan for "smashing the league"

Sam Fletcher gives us his take on MFC’s return to the Championship, and what could make or break our season.

Spring Into Action snapshot

Take a look at the actions making up our collaborative initiative in March. Have you ever wondered about doing up an alley or green patch in your neighbourhood?

Community Connector Update 2020

Hiya friends, I hope your year is starting well. Do you want to connect more with others? If your thing is grass-roots transformation in Teesside I think you’ll want to be a part of this... For the last year, every chance we got, our grass-roots network ‘hope4boro’...

Community Connector Update 2020

Hiya friends, I hope your year is starting well. Do you want to connect more with others? If your thing is grass-roots transformation in Teesside I think you’ll want to be a part of this... For the last year, every chance we got, our grass-roots network ‘hope4boro’...

Lizzie Falconer

60 Minute Alley MakeoverMay 2018It’s a series of events where a team of us meet up to decorate alleys in Boro. Examples include painting walls, upcycling pallets into a community garden and having fun together. With the cash from SOUP we regenerated our alley at...

David Gee

Boro AngelsApril 2017We patrol the night-time community looking out for and helping vulnerable people. We do it because it's very rewarding and we enjoy engaging with people. Since pitching at SOUP we have been trying to replicate our night-time work during the day in...

Richard Pink

Cannon Street RevisitedSeptember 2016The group brings together former residents of the Cannon Street area and their descendants and is compiling a digital archive of photographs and memories. My family was from this area and I have a strong interest in family and...

Lawrie & Stacey

Recipe November 2015 January 2018 September 2019  We provide a safe environment for vulnerable, homeless and less fortunate people to come for a hot meal every Friday. We also provide a support group after. This is a safe space to share openly with peers on a...
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