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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

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Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -6C in some areas of the county this week, but with gusty winds forecast by the Met Office, it could feel as cold as -11 in some areas.  Snow is also ...

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Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption

Young adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21. Staffordshire County Council has announced that people previously under the authority’s care and currently living in Staffordshire will not have to pay council tax, in order to help in their transition to adulthood. The measures were announced at the county council’s ...

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Act now for funded childcare places

Children celebrating their third birthday in the first part of 2018 should be signed up now for 30 hours’ funded childcare. Staffordshire has one of the highest rates in the region for taking up the offer of 30 hours’ funded childcare for three and four-year-olds. Now, more childcare places are available from April 1 for children who celebrate their third ...

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Burton Bridge Upgrade to Start in June

Vital work to safeguard the future of a second Burton gateway is to get under way in June – after being postponed from the New Year. The essential repairs to Burton Bridge will start on June 18 and are due to be completed before schools return for the start of the new term in September. Despite initial plans for a ...

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Residents to benefit from new permit parking scheme

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Residents living in Brunswick Terrace in Stafford could benefit from a new parking scheme which is being considered. The proposals could see a new permit only parking scheme being introduced and follows requests from local residents.  Permit parking spaces for residents would be available on the south-western side of Brunswick Terrace whilst on the opposite side there would be on-street ...

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Library consultation continues

Hundreds of people are having their say during a consultation on the best way to manage some of Staffordshire’s libraries. With consultation continuing until April 1, almost 700 responses have already been received by Staffordshire County Council. A series of public events at libraries and mobile and travelling library stops is continuing throughout the 12 week consultation to reach as ...

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Staffordshire’s role in WWI explored at Great War Forum

People interested in Staffordshire’s role during the Great War are invited to find out more at a free event. The Great War conference will explore the county’s role during the war, covering aspects including life on the home front, stories of conscientious objectors, the use of war memorials and the meaning of remembrance. The day will bring together professionals and ...

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Chance to volunteer at UK Corporate Games


People are being given the chance to be part of the UK Corporate Games when it returns to Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in the summer. The Games are Europe’s biggest sports event for business and organisers are now offering individuals and sporting organisations the opportunity to join the team of volunteers. Over the weekend over 4,000 amateur athletes will battle it ...

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New £5m action plan to improve Staffordshire’s roads


Plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads and tackle more potholes have been announced today (Thursday) by Staffordshire County Council. The new £5m investment will see four pothole “zapping” velocity patching machines working alongside traditional crews to tackle more potholes, carry out wider hotspot patching where there are a number of defects, and work on preventative measures such as surface dressing. Coupled ...

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Next steps for Shire Hall

Proposals for the future use of a landmark building will be assessed by an independent expert. Staffordshire County Council will appoint an outside group to consider and examine the long term feasibility of ideas for the future use of Shire Hall, Stafford, including those put forward by several interested groups. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Economic Growth, ...

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