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Work continues for cleaner air

Hundreds of businesses, school pupils and their parents have been targeted in the first year of an air quality initiative in Staffordshire. Work so far includes developing travel plans with businesses to reduce the number of single workers commuting, improving air quality around schools and looking at the future demand for electric car charging points in the county. And an ...

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People Power Celebrated in Staffordshire with Launch of New Fund

Community champions across Staffordshire can now benefit from a new fund designed to support projects which make a real impact on local people. The new People Helping People fund is being launched by Staffordshire County Council as part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the ...

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Council looking to step in to provide nursing homes

Social Care

A decreasing number of nursing homes and the rising costs of placements in Staffordshire means the county council will have to step in to ensure people’s care needs are being met. In a series of recommendations put before Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet, the authority has announced it will be investing £1.2million to turn the former Hillfields home in Burton into ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

Carer campaign

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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County laying foundations for new jobs as it maintains near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Major growth projects which will begin in Staffordshire in the coming weeks will support the creation of thousands of jobs as the county maintains a position of having near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said projects such as the extension of i54 South Staffordshire and the Stafford Western Access Route would boost economic growth and ...

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Staffordshire joins national campaign in fight against scams

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of a national awareness campaign. Scams Awareness 2019, which starts today (10 June) and runs for two weeks aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to ...

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Hundreds turn out for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

Hundreds of spectators came out in force to cheer on competitors in the fifth IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire. The wet weather held off as communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw more than 2400 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The sold-out ...

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Queen’s Birthday Honours for Staffordshire

A couple who have fostered more than 100 children, a football club chairman, a University leader and county council librarian shaping national policy on children’s reading are among the Staffordshire people recognised by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours. Awards include a CBE for Professor Liz Barnes, Vice-Chancellor of Staffordshire University; an OBE for Dr Christopher Wakeling, Chairman ...

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On your bike for national cycling campaign

People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to get on their bike as the biggest nationwide cycling campaign gets underway. National Bike Week, starting on Saturday 8 June, hopes to encourage more people to cycle and health bosses at Staffordshire County Council want to see more people on their bikes in a bid to promote a more active Staffordshire and ...

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