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New library, heritage and arts centre prepares for opening

A new £1.4m library and arts and heritage space in the centre of Lichfield will open in December. The investment in the former St Mary’s Church has opened up the ground floor to accommodate the library and tourist information centre, while the first floor will include a versatile gallery, heritage and performance space, as well as an access point for ...

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Roadworks lifted for a weekend

A local road closure is being lifted for a weekend while other work takes place nearby. New Road, Uttoxeter, is currently closed to traffic in both directions from the Shell garage entrance for approximately 400 yards west towards Tunnicliffe Way. But it will be completely reopened to all vehicles from 6pm on Friday, November 16th until 9.30am on Monday, November ...

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Crackdown on drivers ignoring road signs

Motorists taking illegal short-cuts along a town centre street face automatic fines if they break the law. A permanent enforcement camera will soon begin monitoring South Walls, Stafford, to deter drivers from cutting through. The only vehicles allowed to enter South Walls from the roundabout at the junction of Greengate Street and Mill Bank are buses, ‘Hackney cab’ taxis and ...

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Bridge foundations removed

bridge demolition

A series of phased closures are planned for the A50 this weekend to allow the removal of a demolished bridge’s foundations. Workers will remove the foundations of the abutments on either side of the A50 to a depth of one metre. The rest of the bridge, which carried the A522 over the A50 near Uttoxeter, was demolished last weekend. It ...

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A50 bridge demolition approaches

Thousands of tonnes of earth have been moved as the first part of a complex three phase operation draws to a close. Engineers are delivering a new bridge across the A50 and improved junction with the A522 at Uttoxeter to support the creation of new homes and more jobs, while cutting congestion and improving road safety. Work to remove the ...

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Countywide housing plan under construction

More houses could be built in Staffordshire as part of ambitious ideas being developed by the county council The proposals are part of the county council’s forward-planning to ensure there is the right mix of housing in Staffordshire to meet the needs of residents and the growing economy. Plans will also consider infrastructure needs across the county, including new roads, ...

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Nursery help for low-income families is just the ticket

Eligible parents of two-year-old children will be receiving their Golden Ticket soon offering their ‘prize’ of 15 hours funded childcare. Staffordshire’s Think 2 initiative means children from low-income families can claim 15 hours a week early education at a local childminder, pre-school, or nursery. The Golden Tickets are being posted next week to all those known to be eligible, but ...

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Public to see medical centre plans for first time

Plans for a new multi-million pound health centre go on display later this month. Neighbours, future patients and town residents can all see the proposals for the scheme on the site of the former Greenwood House Nursing Home in Burntwood. The site, on Lichfield Road, will be home to the Darwin Medical Practice and contain 13 new consulting rooms, five ...

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Bridge demolition scheduled

A bridge spanning one of the Midlands’ major roads is to be demolished in a single weekend. The bridge, which originally carried the A522 above the A50 dual carriageway near Uttoxeter, has been replaced by a new bridge nearby as part of a multi-million project to deliver a safer, better junction for the two roads. The new bridge is already ...

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Crackdown on drivers ignoring road signs

Motorists taking illegal short-cuts along a town centre street face a crackdown from next month. A permanent enforcement camera will monitor South Walls, Stafford, from September. The only vehicles allowed to enter South Walls from the roundabout at the junction of Greengate Street and Mill Bank are buses, ‘Hackney cab’ taxis and bicycles. Cars, motorbikes and private hire taxis are ...

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