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£200k community funding to improve road safety

Helen Fisher

A £200,000 cashpot aimed at improving road safety in communities across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent is set to open for a final round of applications. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership has so far benefited 60 schemes with a share of £150,000 since it was launched in 2017. Now groups can apply for individual grants of up to £5,000 when the scheme ...

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Highways investment to benefit motorists in Burton

Helen Fisher

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project being scheduled for early this summer. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road in the town. The £650,000 investment will see the resurfacing of the entire road and include the replacement of damaged kerb stones ...

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Families with a spare room sought in new fostering campaign

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Put your spare room to good use and give a local child a forever home is the message from a former foster child. 23-year-old Isobelle from Stafford spent 4 of her teenage years living with her foster carers David and Kelly Hyden. Now the mum of two is urging Staffordshire families to put their spare room to good use to ...

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New App giving foster carers more say will help children do better at school

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A new App giving foster carers in Staffordshire more say and the chance to monitor and update children’s school records is set to have a positive impact on their schooling. Many local authorities already use the online electronic ePEP system which is used to monitor and review children’s performances at school. However, Staffordshire County Council are the first authority to ...

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Awards to recognise county’s carers

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People across Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for a prestigious award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. The Awards, which launched on  ‘Dignity Action Day’ on 1 February, are open to ...

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Families urged to Staycation in Staffordshire for half term

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Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to get out and explore their local attractions during the February half term holiday. Whether it’s thrilling theme parks, pirate treasure hunts, visits to fun farms or captivating countryside walks there will be something for all the family this holiday. At Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, Thomas Land reopens for half term week. There’s ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Dignity Action Day

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People are invited to join Staffordshire’s 200 Dignity in Care Champions as they prepare to celebrate Dignity Action Day. The day aims to promote dignity in care and to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives. The national celebrations start on Friday 1 ...

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Latest figures show Staffordshire tourism worth £1.8 billion a year

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Staffordshire tourism is continuing to boom. According to the latest figures, there were more than 26.2 million visits to the county in 2017, made up of 24.6 million day trips and 1.6 million overnight stays – an increase of 1.9% on 2016. A study commissioned by Destination Staffordshire has revealed the total annual value of the tourism sector has surpassed ...

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More funding available to support armed forces communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities. The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme is now open for local projects that help bring together Armed Forces and civilian communities or deliver local services to the Armed Forces Community. The scheme is open until 2 December 2019 and is ...

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Chase Through Time exhibition now at Eccleshall Library

People interested in learning more about Cannock Chase’s fascinating history can now do so in a new pop-up exhibition touring the county’s libraries. Using the latest LIDAR and Aerial photography technology, the Chase through Time project has helped unravel over 2000 years of human activity across Cannock Chase. Amongst the discoveries are over 430 new archaeological sites, many of which ...

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