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Community library bid deadline looms

Groups interested in taking over the running of Staffordshire’s remaining community libraries must act within days. With 11 libraries having completed the process of transferring to the community, applications for the remaining dozen can be made until July 29th. Successful applicants will be supported by the county council to take over the day-to-day running and management of the library. Gill ...

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Swim safely this summer

Gill Heath

Staffordshire’s communities leader is urging people to think safety when swimming this summer and avoid potentially dangerous lakes and quarries. As people enjoy the warm weather, some may be tempted to sites not suitable for swimming. Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said that people should be reminded that open water swimming can be dangerous and it’s advised this ...

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Flash flood warning to Staffordshire motorists

Councillor Mark Deaville

Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care if forecast thunderstorms hit the county tomorrow. Following a Met Office severe weather warning, the county council’s highways leader Mark Deaville said flash flooding could make driving conditions difficult. He added: After the hottest day of the year so far, we could see torrential thunderstorms hitting parts of the county ...

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Staffordshire county farms can play a role in halting dairy decline

County farmer Mike Trayte

Staffordshire’s county farms estate can play a part in helping to halt the trend in the national decrease in the number of dairy farms, the county council leader has said. The number of dairy farms in England and Wales has fallen by over 1,000 in just three years, according to a report issued by the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board ...

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Free Family Fun Day at Cannock Chase Children’s Centre

Early years

Families are invited to bring their bucket and spades and join in at the Summer Seaside Fun Day at Cannock Chase Children’s Centre on Tuesday 16 August from 1 – 3pm. The event, open to families and children up to the age of 11, promises a wide range of activities including arts and craft, foody fun, baby play, sand and ...

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County’s apprentices take centre-stage at graduation ceremony

gourp cheer

Over 120 apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent took centre stage at this year’s Apprenticeship graduation ceremony. The apprentices and their families were joined by local employers and training providers at the County Showground in Stafford on Wednesday (13 July) to celebrate their achievements. Now in its second year, the graduation ceremony acknowledges the achievements of higher and advanced apprentices ...

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Unique exhibition now at Codsall Library

Tolkien Exhibition at Codsall Library

An exhibition celebrating Staffordshire’s links with the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings has arrived at Codsall Library as part of a year-long tour. Visitors to the “J.R.R. Tolkien – Soldier and Myth Maker” exhibition, will be able to explore the personal story of a young, newly-married army officer and also the continuation of a literary ...

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Children measure up in seatbelt safety campaign

child with height chart

Parents are being reminded of the importance of keeping young children safe when travelling in cars. As part of a new campaign, seatbelt safety height charts are being sent out to primary schools across Staffordshire to help parents understand seatbelt safety laws and the importance of using the right equipment. Schools are being asked to put the charts up in ...

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Major projects to boost growth in Staffordshire take step forward

Map Western Sprins Road

Major developments to boost growth and opportunities in Staffordshire are set to start in the next few months after gaining planning approval. Following Staffordshire County Council’s delivery of a road and infrastructure scheme to support business development at Meaford near Stone, the first planning consent for an industrial building on site has been given the go-ahead. In Rugeley, a flood ...

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Get wise to scams during national awareness month

Gill Heath

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams and to report them as part of a national awareness month. Scams Awareness Month 2016 aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to people’s finances and wellbeing. The county council wants people to spot tell-tale signs online, on the ...

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