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Health watchdog service to be reshaped

Mental health

A service that champions people’s health rights is being reshaped to ensure it continues to makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Current provider Engaging Communities Staffordshire has been reappointed after submitting a strong proposal for the future of the service which encourages people to have their say on all aspects of the NHS and social ...

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Apprentices to be recognised at 2018 graduation ceremony

Over 120 apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are set to celebrate the completion of their training at a special Graduation Ceremony. Now in its fourth year, the ceremony allows apprentices to graduate and puts apprenticeships on an equal footing with a university route to success.  The event will give people the chance to celebrate with their family and friends, ...

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Gritting teams out countywide overnight to keep Staffordshire moving

Gritter

Staffordshire’s gritting teams were in action again throughout the night and early this morning as freezing conditions continued and with snowfall forecast later today. Motorists are being urged to drive with extra care, even where roads have been gritted. Helen Fisher, cabinet support member for highways and transport said: The gritting teams were out again from 11pm last night and ...

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Gritters in action throughout the day as snowfall begins

Gritter

Staffordshire’s gritting teams have been out throughout the day as the first of the week’s snow starts to fall and ahead of potentially more severe conditions. With freezing temperatures forecast throughout the week the gritters hit the road overnight and into today. Strong winds will make temperatures feel even colder and could cause drifting if there is heavy snowfall.  The ...

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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

Snow car

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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