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Green light for extension at major Midlands business park

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

An extension to a major Midlands business park which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment has been given the go-ahead. Work to extend i54 South Staffordshire by around a third of its current size can now begin. Plans to extend to the west of the current site on the county border with ...

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Parking strategy to promote High Streets

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Improved on-street parking is being introduced to help town centres and communities in Staffordshire. The move follows consultation with district and borough councils, after Staffordshire County Council agreed the broad strategy in 2015. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: We’re introducing a strategy designed to improve the turnover of on-street parking spaces in town ...

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Seventeen year partnership keeps roads amongst safest in the country

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Motorists in Staffordshire are now enjoying some of the safest roads in the country thanks to an innovative 17-year long partnership. Set up in 2001, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership works to improve road safety in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and since created has seen the number of collisions resulting in injury almost halve (down 44%). With 27% fewer fatal and ...

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Statement from Staffordshire County Council on M6 incident

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Specialist social workers from Staffordshire County Council are working to support four people who said they are under the age of 18, after 27 suspected migrants were found in a lorry stopped on the M6 yesterday. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Staffordshire County Council has a dedicated team of specialists who are supporting these young people today. ...

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Chance to reshape learning disability day services

Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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People reminded about opportunities to volunteer in their local library

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People are being reminded about the many volunteering opportunities available in their local library as part of a new campaign. Over 800 regular volunteers already play an important role in Staffordshire’s 43 libraries, all making a real difference in their community while helping them explore their own interests. Volunteers help with a wide range of duties from organising books and resources, ...

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Get connected to fibre broadband in 2019

More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to recent fibre broadband connection in 2019 and improve access to a broad range of services and opportunities. Faster broadband connection for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. In the new year people may also be thinking of upgrading to faster broadband. ...

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Expansion at major Midlands business park set to move to next phase

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

An agreement to move forward with the land purchase and development of plots and access at a multi-million pound business park in Staffordshire is set to be approved next week. Plans to extend i54 South Staffordshire to the west of the current site on the county border with Wolverhampton were announced early this year. Now the award-winning council partnership which ...

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Date scheduled for A522 work

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A new date has been set for a weekend road closure near Uttoxeter. Work on the A522, north of the A50 between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, is now planned from 8pm on Friday, January 25th until 5am on Monday, January 28th. The A522 will be closed to all vehicles in both directions to allow some surface ...

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NHS Blueprint Welcomed – Now Long-Term Plan for Social Care Needed

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Plans unveiled today to deliver a NHS plan fit for the future with a focus on more integrated community care, saving more lives and promoting the use of digital technology has been welcomed by Staffordshire County Council’s health chief. Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said it was important that the new long-term plan ...

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