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Staffordshire residents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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A range of Staffordshire people have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours. County residents are recognised for their work with victims of domestic violence, the Girl Guides, cancer research and emergency care with the award of MBEs and BEMs. Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, paid tribute to the recipients. He said: Everything ...

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Temporary home for pupils after flooding

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Children at a school closed by flood water will be taught at nearby schools while repairs are carried out. With effect from Tuesday, June 5th, pupils from St Paul’s CE (VC) First School in Coven will be based at St Mary’s CE (C) First School and Nursery at Wheaton Aston, and at Wolgarston High School in Penkridge. Parents will drop ...

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Children’s services reach out to more families

Mark Sutton

A reorganisation of Staffordshire’s children centres has delivered on its key promise of helping more vulnerable families. New figures show the percentage of vulnerable children aged 0-to-five being helped in the county has increased over three years from 48 per cent to 76 per cent. At the same time the percentage of five-year-olds classed as ‘school ready’ – having a ...

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UK first for Staffordshire library

A group with more than a million members worldwide is celebrating a UK first by taking on the day-to-day management of a local library. The Rotary Club of Rugeley is now running Staffordshire County Council’s library in Brereton. Ron Ashley, President of the Rotary Club of Rugeley, said: This is the first time one of Rotary’s 1,800 UK clubs has ...

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Council and NHS join forces to reduce IT costs

Joint working between two of Staffordshire largest public service sectors is saving taxpayers millions of pounds. Staffordshire County Council’s ICT department has been working with Staffordshire and Shropshire Health Informatics Service (SSHIS) to link the local authority and all NHS services in the county to the same computer network. The revised network, which was implemented in 2017, also connects Staffordshire ...

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Planning for success across Staffordshire

IC5 at Keele University

Countywide plans to boost residents’ access to good jobs, healthy living and promote strong communities living are to come under the microscope. Staffordshire County Council’s plan for delivering its priorities in each of the eight district and borough authorities has been scrutinised by a cross-party group of councillors interested in its implementation. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: ...

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‘Welcome’ destruction of lorry used in illegal waste dumping

The destruction of a tipper lorry involved in illegally dumping a huge amount of waste at a local beauty spot is “extremely satisfying”, says a community leader. County Councillor Gill Heath spoke after watching the 20 tonne tipper lorry dismantled and the chassis sawn in two before it was taken to be crushed. The lorry, seized by Police in a ...

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Digital day at historic building

Historic Shire Hall is hosting a one-off digital skills event for adults and children. Stafford’s landmark building is the venue for the Microsoft UK Digital Skills Live event on May 24th, which will offer a day of practical help, advice and fun for people aged seven upwards. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for Economic Growth, said: “I am ...

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New roads merge into A50

Work at the A50

A multi-million pound road junction is moving closer to completion. Surfacing of the new slip roads and three roundabouts has been completed recently and the project at Uttoxeter is on budget and on schedule to open later this year. The new bridge across the A50, together with three new roundabouts, new slip roads, link roads and the removal of the ...

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New deal for Business Centre tenants

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Tenants facing eviction from a business centre can stay after Staffordshire County Council reached an agreement with the building’s owners. The authority had leased the Uttoxeter Business Centre from its owner since 2008 to provide much-needed office space for small businesses in the area. But the terms of the contract meant that when the county council gave up the lease ...

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