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Award for village improvement scheme

A highways improvement scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village has won a prestigious award. The Better Barton scheme, delivered by Staffordshire County Council, Barton Parish Council and Amey won the Small Project of the Year Award at the IHE (Institute of Highways Engineers) Awards. The £450,000 scheme included a ...

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Work continues for cleaner air

Hundreds of businesses, school pupils and their parents have been targeted in the first year of an air quality initiative in Staffordshire. Work so far includes developing travel plans with businesses to reduce the number of single workers commuting, improving air quality around schools and looking at the future demand for electric car charging points in the county. And an ...

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Staffordshire joins national campaign in fight against scams

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of a national awareness campaign. Scams Awareness 2019, which starts today (10 June) and runs for two weeks aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to ...

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On your bike for national cycling campaign

People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to get on their bike as the biggest nationwide cycling campaign gets underway. National Bike Week, starting on Saturday 8 June, hopes to encourage more people to cycle and health bosses at Staffordshire County Council want to see more people on their bikes in a bid to promote a more active Staffordshire and ...

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Young bikers event offers lots of advice

Young riders from across Staffordshire are being invited to attend a Young Biker BBQ at Bryan’s BMW Rider Training School at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday 12 June. The event, organised by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), will have stands offering advice to young riders. As well as a free burger and drink for young riders, people will also ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week

People from across Staffordshire are getting ready to celebrate those individuals making a real difference in local communities. The celebrations are part of National Volunteers’ Week, which starts on Saturday 1 June and is a chance to recognise and say thanks to the county’s army of volunteers. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers making a real difference every day and with ...

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Community inspired art showcased in a new exhibition

People in Tamworth are invited to Glascote library to view a new exhibition and children’s theatre performance created during three arts residencies in 3 different libraries. In the autumn, local communities took part in a series of creative activities that inspired professional artists to produce a piece of work which will be shown for the first time on Monday 3 ...

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New memorial to remember New Zealand soldiers on Cannock Chase

Rifleman Samuel Frickleton was one of only 11 New Zealand soldiers awarded the VC during the Great War when he attacked two machine gun posts at the Battle of Messines. An action that no doubt saved lives and earned him the Victoria Cross. The 26-year-old visited Brocton camp on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during the Great War where hundreds of ...

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County council fund making a difference in local communities

Hundreds of local community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. First Aid awareness training, a charity providing days out for adults with learning difficulties, IT equipment for a support centre and help for a plastic recycling shop are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Over the ...

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Race in revamped tourism awards now on

Staffordshire’s tourism and hospitality businesses are set for a boost with the launch of the 2019 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism & Good Food Awards. The awards are now open, with three brand new categories and an online platform making it easier to apply. In all, there are 19 prestigious accolades, including B&B and Guest House of the Year, Small Hotel of ...

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