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Families urged to explore Staffordshire during May half term

Families looking for something to do during the May half term holiday are being encouraged to explore some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. Animal lovers will enjoy Love Your Zoo Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd ...

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UK first for Staffordshire library

A group with more than a million members worldwide is celebrating a UK first by taking on the day-to-day management of a local library. The Rotary Club of Rugeley is now running Staffordshire County Council’s library in Brereton. Ron Ashley, President of the Rotary Club of Rugeley, said: This is the first time one of Rotary’s 1,800 UK clubs has ...

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Funding boost helping local communities thrive

Hundreds of community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. Outdoor gym equipment for young people, upgrades for a local community centre, a gazebo for a local charity for fund raising events, and training of volunteers for support groups are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Last ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real Deal ...

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Council and NHS join forces to reduce IT costs

Joint working between two of Staffordshire largest public service sectors is saving taxpayers millions of pounds. Staffordshire County Council’s ICT department has been working with Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Informatics Service (SSHIS) to link the local authority and all NHS services in the county to the same computer network. The revised network, which was implemented in 2017, also connects Staffordshire ...

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Planning for success across Staffordshire

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Countywide plans to boost residents’ access to good jobs, healthy living and promote strong communities living are to come under the microscope. Staffordshire County Council’s plan for delivering its priorities in each of the eight district and borough authorities has been scrutinised by a cross-party group of councillors interested in its implementation. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: ...

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Lisa lands dream job thanks to Council scheme

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to a project being delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement.  So far, over 900 people from across the county have benefited from the ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

Three Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their contributions to local communities. The winners were announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Wednesday 16th May 2018.  Medals were presented to winners by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mr ...

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Fostering film gets the Hollywood treatment

A new short film focusing on the need for foster carers to work with Looked After young people has got the red-carpet treatment as part of Foster Care Fortnight. ‘There was a Boy’ will promote foster care across the region and is the second film produced through the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum. The three-minute film focuses on the ...

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England Kick Off World Cup Training in Staffordshire

Staffordshire today welcomed members from England’s World Cup squad to the county as they arrived at St George’s Park to begin preparation for the World Cup next month. The players began arriving this morning with the first full training session expected to kick off at the East Staffordshire ground tomorrow (Tuesday). Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire is ...

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