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A38 junction improvements set for weekend finish

A38 Jumction Improvements

A major £500,000 scheme to improve roads forming part of a junction of the A38 in East Staffordshire is due to be completed this weekend. The scheme, delivered by Staffordshire County Council, has included the resurfacing of the B5016 Station Road at Barton-under-Needwood along with three roundabouts onto the A38. Kerbs and ironworks have also been replaced as part of ...

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Don’t hesitate and miss out on childcare

Parents are being urged to ignore negative publicity and make sure they apply before time runs out for the 30 hours a week funded childcare for their children. Applications for childcare funding for three and four-year-old children must be made by the end of August via the government’s website http://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk Some media reports have said that some parents are having ...

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Major bridge repair scheme set to begin

St Peter's Bridge

A £6.1million repair and strengthening scheme at town centre bridges in Burton starts this Tuesday August 29. The project is being carried out by Staffordshire County Council and will firstly allow vital strengthening work on St Peter’s Bridge to allow HGVs to continue to access the town, along with waterproofing and resurfacing. The St Peter’s Bridge repairs will be completed ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the last bank holiday getaway

rainy motorway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away over the final bank holiday of the year with busy roads expected and some rail engineering work scheduled. Tomorrow (Friday) and Monday are expected to be the busiest days for travel. Motorists travelling in and around Staffordshire can use the Roadzwork app, which can help people avoid roadworks and ...

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Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire moves to Stafford Town Centre

Ironman swimming

IRONMAN, Staffordshire County Council and Stafford Borough Council have announced that IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire’s stay in the county has been renewed for a further three years, and will be back on 10 June 2018. Established in 2015, the event quickly grew to become the biggest IRONMAN 70.3 race in the UK. After three years, the event has seen nearly 8000 ...

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Bikers’ barbecue set to boost safety awareness

Latest News

Young Staffordshire motorcyclists are being invited to a bikers’ barbecue next week where they can pick up top tips on how to stay safe. Wednesday’s free event in Burton is being run by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and is aimed at bikers aged between 16 and 25. It will feature competitions, information on Compulsory Basic Training (CBT), tips on ...

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Parents risk missing out on 30 hours funded childcare

Thousands of Staffordshire parents entitled to 30 hours a week funded childcare for their three and four-year-olds have only days left to register for it. Applications via the government’s website must be made by the end of August, or parents will have to wait until January to claim their hours. To be eligible both parents, or the parent in a ...

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Preparation begins for major town centre bridge repairs

St Peter's Bridge

Resurfacing will begin on Monday night on sections of roads in Burton town centre that will provide the diversion route for traffic while major bridge repair schemes take place. Staffordshire County Council’s highways team is ensuring the route will be in the best condition for increased traffic when St Peter’s Bridge closes on Tuesday August 29 as part of a ...

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Cabinet Sees New Members In Post

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Two new appointments to Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet have been confirmed today. Mike Sutherland, who represents Etchinghill and Heath, takes up the role of Cabinet Member for Finance and Gill Burnett, who represents Kidsgrove, takes over from Mike as Cabinet Support Member for Adult Safeguarding. The appointments follow the selection of Alan White as Deputy Leader after Ian Parry, who ...

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A – Levels: choosing the right Post-18 education is key to future success

A levels

Choosing the right options after A-Levels is key to future success, Staffordshire County Council’s education lead has said. As young people across the county pick up their A-Level results today (Aug 17), County Councillor Philip White has said that with the amount of different options available to students, getting the right advice is important. Philip said: “For many young people, ...

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