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Libraries to join in Staffordshire Day celebrations

People are invited to join Staffordshire libraries for this year’s Staffordshire Day celebrations on Tuesday 1 May. Author visits, quiz nights, local heroes competition, guided tours and arts and crafts activities are some of the library events already lined up for this year’s celebrations. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Libraries Chief said: “Our first two Staffordshire Days were a huge ...

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People urged to explore Staffordshire over Easter

Families are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ over Easter and explore the county’s many attractions. Whether its Easter egg hunts, clay pot making, family cycle rides in beautiful countryside, or a classic car show, the county promises something for all the family over the holidays. Staffordshire is the home of Easter egg-citement with both leading theme parks fully ...

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New zebra crossing for Staffordshire Village

People living in Meir Heath will soon benefit from a new zebra crossing being installed in the village. Staffordshire County Council Highways team will be installing a new Zebra crossing on Hilderstone Road north of its junction with Golborn Avenue. The work will include the installation of the crossing and belisha beacons, widening of the footpath, new road lighting, followed ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this Easter bank holiday

Real Deal Staffordshire

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Easter bank holiday markets or car boot sales. The first bank holiday weekend of the year also marks the beginning of the car boot sale and markets season. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the Easter getaway

rainy motorway

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Easter this weekend and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Thursday as the Easter holidays begin and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel by train. The Roadzwork app, which was first ...

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Multi-million pound backing to help families

Breaking News

A £5 million scheme to help Staffordshire families has been backed by the Government. The funding means that Staffordshire County Council and partners can support families in need of help before their problems reach crisis point. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: This money will help us make a real difference to lives ...

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Council and operator on board with Moorlands Connect deal

Moorlands Connect

Communities in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to continue to enjoy  the benefits of a Moorlands Connect bus service – after new arrangements were agreed between Staffordshire County Council and the bus operator. The service was due to end on April1 following a review of journeys the county council could continue to subsidise, but now thanks to some third party funding, ...

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Staffordshire to Share in £100m Fund to Tackle Winter Damaged Roads

Pothole repair

News that Staffordshire is set to receive an extra £2.2m to help repair roads damaged by the prolonged wintry weather, has been welcomed by the county council today. (Monday) Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced the additional funding to help tackle potholes and help protect the roads against future severe weather conditions. In Staffordshire, the county council has already pledged to ...

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Libraries consultation nears end

Time is running out to have your say on Staffordshire’s libraries consultation. More than 1,400 responses have already been received in advance of the April 1 deadline. A series of public events have been held at libraries and mobile and travelling library stops throughout the 12 week consultation. Discussions have included potentially using technology to maintain and extend opening hours ...

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Figures back council’s recycling approach

A new report shows no long-term increase in fly-tipping after the introduction of small charges for recycling non-household waste. Based on statistics compiled by Staffordshire’s eight borough and district councils over a 12 month period after charging began in November 2016, the report says that the number of fly-tipping incidents in different areas either stayed unchanged, or rose briefly before ...

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