Billingham is a town in the Borough of Stockton on Tees, County Durham.
In February 2007, the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Electoral Commission issued orders for the creation of a Billingham Parish and the setting up of a a new Town Council. Billingham Town Council will be the largest in the Borough of Stockton.
Billingham is said to be one of the oldest settlements in the Tees Valley, dating back at least a thousand years.
Billingham has been transformed into a bustling and thriving community, and is closely associated with the petrochemical industry. Its modern image belies its ancient origins with the old village green and the nearby Church of St Cuthbert's Tower, testifying to its long history.
The town is also a great cultural centre, playing host to the Billingham International Folklore Festival since 1965. For the following 40 years the town has enjoyed the sights of thousands of performers from all around the world.
Official Town of Billingham, Co. Durham website: www.stockton.gov.uk