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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

Staffordshire Place

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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Staffordshire County Council to reduce senior leadership team

Staffordshire County Council Offices

In a cost-cutting move to meet unprecedented financial pressure, Staffordshire County Council is to reduce the number of directors on its senior leadership team. In September the County Council published its draft budget for 2019-20 and set out proposals to close a £35m shortfall in its budget next year. One of those measures will be to reduce the number of ...

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Consultation begins on special needs education

Plans to educate more special needs pupils closer to home are at the heart of a new plan under consultation. Parents, carers and schools are taking part in a countywide consultation over the future of Staffordshire’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) strategy for children and young people aged 25 and under. Future plans include improving support and inclusion for ...

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Parents claim millions of hours of childcare

Staffordshire parents are claiming millions of hours of funded childcare for their three and four-year-olds. Latest figures show more than 7.7 million hours a year of pre-school care are being claimed by nearly 6,800 children. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “When we became one of the first authorities nationally to begin delivering ...

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Have your say on community proposals for patrols

People can their say on proposals to encourage more communities to support and fund their local school crossing patrol. Staffordshire County Council is proposing to no longer fund patrols from September 2019 as it needs to close a £35m budget shortfall next year. The authority already has a small number of community funded patrols and wants to support more communities interested ...

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Change of date for road opening

The date earmarked for a road closure to be lifted for a weekend has changed. New Road, Uttoxeter, is currently closed to traffic in both directions from the Shell garage entrance for approximately 400 yards west towards Tunnicliffe Way. It will be completely reopened to all vehicles for one weekend while overnight road closures take place on the nearby A50. ...

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