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School Crossing Patrols to Continue in Staffordshire

School crossing patrols are to continue to be funded by Staffordshire County Council – as final budget plans are drawn up. The council was considering moving to a community funded service as part of measures needed to close a £35m budget shortfall in 2019/20. After listening to public and staff feedback, Cabinet members have decided this is not the right ...

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Staffordshire starts 2019 with continued near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Foundations are being laid for more job creation in Staffordshire’s key industry sectors as the county starts 2019 with continued near full employment. Latest figures released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire residents claimed out of work benefits in December. This is lower than both regional (3 per cent) and national (2.3 per cent) figures. The Staffordshire ...

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Successful library applicants announced

Successful applicants have been named to take on the management and day-to-day running of five more Staffordshire libraries. Contracts have been offered to a parish council, local community group, business enterprise organisation and two Rotary Clubs to take on the daily management and delivery of Staffordshire County Council’s libraries at Cheadle, Cheslyn Hay, Clayton, Eccleshall and Penkridge. Gill Heath, Staffordshire ...

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Chase Through Time exhibition now at Eccleshall Library

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological sites, many of which ...

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Closure reminder to motorists

Motorists are reminded that an A-road will be completely closed this weekend. Work on the A522, north of the A50 between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, is 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 finishing off ...

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Gritting teams out in force as unexpected heavy snow hits north Staffordshire

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s gritting teams worked hard to clear roads in the north of the county last night as it was hit by unexpected snowfall – particularly in the Moorlands. Gritters were out from 4pm yesterday and continued as forecast rain later in the evening turned to heavy snow, causing difficulty to vehicles on the roads. With cold weather continuing into next ...

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Pledge for better working to support special needs children

Mark Sutton

Staffordshire County Council will bring partners and families together to improve services for children with special needs following a review. A joint report by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission into the delivery of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) in the county that is commissioned and delivered by the county council and schools with support of the Staffordshire NHS ...

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Tamworth secondary school to be expanded

School exam - older children

A Tamworth Secondary school will be expanded to accommodate more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet has made the decision to expand The Rawlett School, an AET Academy, and increase the school’s capacity from 960 to 1260 places. This means the school will expand by 60 places per year group. Last year, the school undertook a five-week consultation with local people on ...

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Chance to help 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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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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