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Plans Underway for Staffordshire Day 2017

Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire Day is to return on Monday 1st May with a packed programme of events, competitions and special offers. Organisers Enjoy Staffordshire, supported by Staffordshire County Council and the county’s other local authorities, are working on the follow-up to the hugely successful inaugural day on 1st May 2016, which featured more than 40 events around the county. Last year, thousands ...

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Commitment agreed to support creation of high quality jobs at Staffordshire innovation centre

IC5 Keel

A commitment to support the construction of a new innovation centre at one of Staffordshire’s leading employment sites has been agreed by the county council’s cabinet. A £2.02million investment in Innovation Centre 6 (IC6) at Keele University Science and Innovation Park was approved this morning. It follows the completion last August of Innovation Centre 5 (IC5) at the site using ...

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Views sought on access options to job boosting business development

People and businesses are being urged to have their say on options to provide access to a major new Staffordshire business development which could create up to 2,500 jobs. Two public consultation events are taking place this month to inform people of access options to the former ROF Featherstone site in South Staffordshire – which is being brought back into ...

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Improvement scheme starts for walkers and cyclists near Stafford school

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A scheme to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists along the A449 in Rising Brook, Stafford, gets under way this month. It will include new foot and cycle paths, improved crossing facilities, road junction widening and the introduction of a 20mph limit around the shops at Rising Brook. The scheme will be completed in March this year. The new shared ...

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Trader given suspended prison sentence for selling dangerous vehicle

Seized car

A car trader from Burton who sold a dangerously defective vehicle has been handed a five-month suspended prison sentence and been ordered to pay £2,000 compensation. Umar Khan, aged 40, of Uxbridge Street, Burton, was sentenced at Stafford Crown Court today after pleading guilty to two trading regulation offences and one product safety regulation offence at an earlier hearing. In ...

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Business boost as temporary town centre parking scheme extended

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A temporary scheme to enable people to park for longer in Stafford town centre if they’re using one of the businesses located there is being extended until March. Staffordshire County Council, working with Stafford Borough Council, introduced the scheme in November last year after meeting with town centre traders about ongoing parking issues. With the town’s Kingsmead car park still ...

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Staffordshire Children in Care take the reins for national takeover day

Three Staffordshire care leavers have taken the reins in top Government departments as part of a national challenge to give young people a taste of how Government and business works. The Department for Education, Department for International Development and Department for Culture Media and Sport opened their doors to the individuals from the county. The Children’s Commissions Takeover Challenge asks ...

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Find out about a career in children’s services at recruitment day

Teacher and child

People interested in a career helping children and young people are being invited to a recruitment open day where they can find out more. Staffordshire County Council’s Families First service is behind the event which aims to recruit new social workers across the county to work with vulnerable children and young people. The event will take place on Wednesday 25 ...

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Latest development completed at Staffordshire business park as site nears full occupancy

The completion of the latest development at a Staffordshire business park created by the county council comes as the site nears full occupancy. Redhill Business Park in Stafford was developed as a result of a £10million investment from Staffordshire County Council. Midlands-based Trebor Developments and funding partner Rockspring have now completed the 115,000 sq ft Triton speculative industrial development. Built ...

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Firework traders handed community orders for selling without licence

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Traders in Lichfield and Tamworth who sold fireworks they were not licenced to stock have been handed community orders after being prosecuted by the county council. The offences took place in autumn 2015 when both stores were visited by county council trading standards officers. Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said it was a priority to keep people safe ...

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