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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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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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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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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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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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Staffordshire residents recognised in New Year’s Honours List

People from Staffordshire have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List alongside household names from sports, entertainment and the arts. Residents have been honoured with an OBE, MBEs and a BEM for their services to patient safety, further education, grassroots football and the community. Recipients include Debra Hazeldine MBE, who spoke at the 2017 Conservative Party Conference about her ...

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New library opens its doors

Two years of investment and hard work come to fruition next week when a new library opens its doors. The city centre library on the ground floor of the former St Mary’s Church, Lichfield, will welcome the public from 9am on Monday, December 17th. It is the culmination of a £1.4m investment over two years which also sees a tourist ...

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Home education system under discussion

Schools should be challenged by Ofsted if too many pupils are leaving the classroom to be home educated to avoid sanctions, says Staffordshire’s education leader. An enquiry found a noticeable increase in the number of parents choosing home education for their child to avoid the risk of prosecution for persistent absenteeism, with anecdotal evidence that some schools were encouraging parents ...

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