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Community food project helping people lead healthier and happier lives in Leek

VIDEO: How ‘Leek Food Co-op’ is Helping people lead healthier and happier lives  A community project to encourage healthy eating and living in Leek is thriving and now needs more volunteers. ‘Leek Food Co-op’ supplies bags of fresh fruit and veg to families through the food co-operative which works with local retailers and wholesalers. Families pay £3 per bag which ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers Week

People from across the county are being invited to find out more about the hundreds of volunteering opportunities available to make a difference. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life, all giving up their time and energy helping to make Staffordshire a great place to live. National Volunteers’ Week, starting Wednesday 1 June, will now put ...

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New £5M Action Plan to Improve Staffordshire’s Roads

Roadmaster

Plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads and help tackle a backlog of 13,000 potholes has been announced today (Wednesday) by Staffordshire County Council. The new £5m investment will see four pothole “zapping” velocity patching machines working alongside traditional crews to tackle more potholes and carry out wider hotspot patching where there are a number of potholes. Mark Deaville, the Cabinet member ...

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Where and when you can see world’s best cyclists in Staffordshire

Full details of when the world’s top female cyclists can be seen racing through Staffordshire have been revealed. Spectators can use the detailed timings and route map for the second stage of the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour to pick the best place to view the action on Thursday, June 8th. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities and ...

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Tentec build at i54 South Staffordshire now under way

i54 South Staffordshire

World-leading Swedish engineering group Atlas Copco has started the build of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at i54 South Staffordshire. It is the third major business in recent months to begin construction at the advanced manufacturing hub. The development will be the new headquarters of Tentec Ltd which is one of the leading providers of bolt tensioning solutions globally. The ...

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Brave Carter to undertake IRONKIDS Challenge

Carter CHatting

Being diagnosed with leukaemia would be enough to slow anyone down, but not five year old Carter Chatting from Lichfield. After being diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in January 2016, Carter and his family set about raising funds for the Oncology Unit at Birmingham’s Children Hospital, where he has to attend regularly for treatments. That meant signing up for IRONKIDS ...

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Parking problems set to be alleviated on and around major new Stafford route

Latest News

Problem parking on a Stafford estate next to the route of Stafford’s new western access road is set to be alleviated with new traffic orders. Parking restrictions will be installed on roads around Castlefields, to the west of Stafford town centre. Double yellow lines will be installed along the length of Martin Drive – which will form the gateway to ...

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Swim safely this summer

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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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

Staffordshire Place

The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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