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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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Fabulous firs on sale for Christmas

Perfect Christmas trees for homes of all sizes are available for sale at Cannock Chase this year. Enormous evergreens, captivating conifers and fabulous firs are available at the Country Park’s visitor centre at Marquis Drive every day from now until Christmas Eve. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities, said: Choosing a tree to decorate is a traditional ...

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New bids submitted for community libraries

Gill Heath Stafford Library

Bids to take on the day-to-day running of five Staffordshire libraries next year are now being assessed. With the deadline for applications closing yesterday, the submissions for Cheadle, Cheslyn Hay, Clayton, Eccleshall and Penkridge will now be evaluated by an independent panel and a decision on their viability taken in the New Year. Successful applicants will be supported by the ...

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Last steps for major project

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A planned weekend closure of a road near Uttoxeter has been postponed. Work had been scheduled on the A522 north of the A50, between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, from this Friday night (30th) to early on Monday, December 3rd. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Jobs and Growth, said: Early digging near the JCB ...

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Land earmarked for future use

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Land made available by a scheme to concentrate public services in one place has been earmarked for a school extension and housing. The former Seabridge Centre, in Roe Lane, Newcastle, is no longer needed after services using it were recently transferred to the new Castle House in the centre of Newcastle. Now it’s being proposed that the six acre site ...

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Review Highlights County Council’s Aspirations For Communities

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Strong leadership, aspirational goals, partnership working and a clear grasp of financial challenges have been highlighted in an independent review of Staffordshire County Council. As part of a Local Government Association Peer Challenge in September, community priorities, leadership, governance, financial resilience and capacity to deliver all came under close scrutiny. The feedback report published today concluded that the county council ...

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