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Work on Burton Bridge unveils historic tram tracks

Burton Bridge

Essential work on Burton Bridge has helped give an insight into a time when trams operated around the town. The tram tracks which ran across the bridge have been exposed as part of the crucial scheme to safeguard the future use of the iconic bridge, which will see strengthening, drainages and resurfacing works take place over the summer. Staffordshire County ...

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£38million committed to invest in Staffordshire’s roads

An investment of over £38million to maintain and improve Staffordshire’s roads over this financial year has been approved. The funding includes an additional £5million specifically to repair road defects following a decision by the county council’s cabinet earlier this year. Over £30million will pay for the ongoing maintenance and repair of the county’s roads, with the remainder funding a range ...

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Fuse Festival raises £4,200 with help from Crowdfund Staffordshire

A successful fundraising campaign for a popular Staffordshire music festival means that everything planned for the event will go ahead. The £4,200 for the Fuse Festival, in Lichfield, now in its seventeenth year, was raised through the Crowdfund Staffordshire platform.  The fundraising success will also help to reduce the financial risk faced by its parent organisation the charity Lichfield Arts. ...

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Staffordshire sets out future plans for residents with disabilities

Mum and daughter shoes

Proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities have been agreed at a key council meeting. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet have today agreed to take forward the new Whole Life Disability Strategy for 2018-2023. The strategy sets out how the County Council plans to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and ...

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Bikers talk road safety over hotdogs and burgers

Bikers from across Staffordshire are being invited to a series of BBQs to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. The Biker BBQ events are being rolled out by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and will give bikers of all ages the chance to meet the road safety team and partners, with the opportunity to access training and advice ...

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New support service for veterans launches

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local Armed Forces charity SSAFA (Soldiers, ...

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Major work on Burton Bridge improvements starts today

Burton Bridge

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for peak-time journeys as essential work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge gets underway this morning (June 18). One lane of the bridge into Burton is open, but remaining traffic is now being diverted via St Peter’s Bridge during the scheme, which will strengthen, resurface and improve drainage on the ...

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Motorists Urged to Plan Ahead for Start of Burton Bridge Improvements

Burton Bridge

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for peak-time journeys as essential work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge gets underway on Monday (June 18). One lane of the bridge into Burton will remain open, but remaining traffic will be diverted via St Peter’s Bridge during the scheme, which will strengthen, resurface and improve drainage on the ...

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Businesses to share expertise at national networking event in Staffordshire

Right for Business

Staffordshire companies of all sizes can meet business leaders and support experts from a range of organisations at a session held as part of a national corporate event. The UK Corporate Games Business Networking Event will see business leaders from across the region attending from participating organisations. Support experts from Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Stoke-on-Trent & ...

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County’s teens to celebrate top reads for Young Teen Fiction Awards

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather in force for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford will once again play host to Staffordshire’s Young Teen Fiction Award Celebration Day on Tuesday 3 July. The scheme, now in its thirteenth year, is designed to encourage the county’s young people to enjoy reading books ...

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