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Plan to cut congestion under discussion

Plans are being drawn up to reduce congestion and improve air quality at a traffic blackspot. The A50 Liverpool Road junction in the centre of Kidsgrove is known for long delays at peak times. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways and Transport, said: Everyone who uses this road regularly knows something needs to be done to ...

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Staffordshire County Council statement on Carillion

Breaking News

Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: Carillion’s collapse is terrible news for its employees, and worrying too for others indirectly affected by it. They all have my sympathy and obviously we will help in any way we can. Staffordshire County Council has only one commercial relationship with Carillion. The company is part of a Joint ...

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Libraries consultation begins

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Three months of consultation over the best way forward for Staffordshire’s libraries begins today. Discussions will include potentially using technology to maintain and extend opening hours with an automated service, increasing the number of community managed libraries and reviewing how the mobile and travelling service is used. Although Staffordshire has 43 libraries, this review only applies to the 20 which are ...

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Staffordshire residents in Queen’s New Year’s Honours List

People from Staffordshire take their place alongside household names from sports, entertainment and the arts in the New Year’s Honours List. Residents have been honoured with OBEs, an MBE and BEMs for their services to education, health, the community and to football. Recipients include Gordon Evans BEM, chairman of Stafford Town FC, which has provided sporting opportunities for hundreds of ...

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Gritters prepare for threat of snow on higher ground

Breaking News

Gritters will be out again tonight, as forecasters predict some snow at higher levels and ground temperatures around freezing. Staffordshire’s fleet of more than 43 gritters was in action last night and this morning as the cold snap returned to parts of the county. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: We’re expecting some snow ...

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Future plans based on past successes

Staffordshire’s leader says we should use the economic lessons of recent years to plan for our future prosperity. Writing in his New Year message to other local authorities and public services in Staffordshire, County Council Leader Philip Atkins says that in 2018 the authority will continue with its established, successful policy focusing on encouraging economic growth to help people help ...

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Gritters out overnight across Staffordshire

Gritter

Gritters have been out on Staffordshire’s roads overnight to meet predicted bad weather. With snow forecast for the early hours of this morning in parts of the county, and low temperatures elsewhere, Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters was on the roads during the day yesterday before going out again overnight. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet ...

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Deadline imminent for 30 hours’ childcare applications

The deadline for parents to claim 30 hours a week of funded childcare is just hours away. Places are available from January 1 for children who celebrate their third birthday between September 1 and December 31 2017. But to claim the funding parents must register at www.childcarechoices.gov.uk before January 1. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and ...

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Completion date in New Year for civic centre

The completion date for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds has been postponed to 2018. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open in the next few months once final work has been completed. The building will house ...

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Big freeze continues in Staffordshire

Gritter

The big freeze is set to continue in Staffordshire as road users are urged to keep taking care. Met Office forecasters say temperatures may get above freezing briefly during the daytime, before returning below zero after dark. Staffordshire County Council’s fleet of more than 40 gritters are heading out again tonight following earlier gritting, but the extremely low temperatures are ...

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