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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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Stay ahead of summer roadworks


Residents are being reminded how they can stay up-do-date on the latest roadworks from Staffordshire County Council, as the summer of maintenance works begins in earnest. More than £35million is being invested in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road safety and give families better access to cycle routes and train stations. Large-scale schemes such as the ...

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Road improvements at town junction set to begin

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Resurfacing of a double roundabout junction in Hednesford is set to begin next Monday July 31. The two-week improvement scheme will see the roundabouts on the A460 Hill Top resurfaced, including the approaches from Uxbridge Street, Hill Street, East Cannock Road and Stafford Lane. Temporary road closures will be needed, with signed diversions put in place. The first phase of ...

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People Encouraged to Have Their Say On Subsidised Bus Travel

People are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in Staffordshire can be best spent – as a public consultation starts. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations and the eight week consultation looks only at the bus  journeys subsidised by ...

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National awareness campaign urges over 70s to beat scams

Trading Standards

People across Staffordshire are being advised how to spot the signs of scams and report them during the final week of a national awareness month. Every week throughout July, the Scams Awareness Month 2017 campaign has focused on different age groups and the types of scams they’re more likely to fall victim to. This final week, it focuses on people ...

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Highways improvements set to improve cycling and walking in Newcastle

spooky cyclist

People in Newcastle will be able to Walk and cycle more easily and safely from the College to the town following highways improvements to start next week. The scheme on Knutton Lane and Ashfields New Road will include a new cycleway, upgrades to bus stops and the conversion of the existing zebra crossing to a parallel crossing for use by ...

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Next phase of works to create access to county employment site set to start

Gestamp site

The next phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site will move to its next phase at the end of July. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to improve access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being ...

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Volunteers help secure special status for County’s Archives Service

People who use Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archives Service are getting a great service and historic records are being well looked after. This is according to a recent inspection by The National Archives (TNA) who awarded the team Accredited Archive Service status.  The contributions of volunteers and their development was also praised in the report. The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive service ...

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Celebrations as apprentices graduate

More than 120 successful apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent celebrated with their friends, family and employers at a graduation event on July 19. This is the third year that the county has staged an apprentice graduation ceremony at Stafford’s County Showground. The two previous events were attended by a total of 280 apprentices, who had achieved qualifications ranging from ...

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Plan your journey in advance as the great summer getaway begins

rainy motorway

People heading off for their summer break over the next few days are being urged to plan in advance with around nine million leisure journeys predicted on the roads nationally on Friday and Saturday alone. This week the RAC predicted that the busiest times will be Friday between 1pm and 8pm and Saturday 11am until 4pm. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet ...

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