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New Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council Announced

Alan White

  A  new Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council has been announced. Alan  White, the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing has been selected to replace Ian Parry, who stepped down last month after seven years in the role. Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council, said: “During his time on Cabinet, Alan has brought great clarity and vision to ...

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Multi-million pound investment planned for Burton bridge

St Peter's Bridge

Road users in Burton are set to benefit from a major investment at one of the town’s main bridges. The £6.1m investment in St. Peter’s Bridge will include the replacement of bearings, safeguarding the future use of the bridge for HGVs while boosting access for businesses and securing skilled jobs locally. The funding is part of the multi-million pound Highway ...

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Work starts on multi-million pound dementia centre

Burton Dementia centre

Building work has started on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the former ...

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Stay ahead of summer roadworks

Roadowrks

Residents are being reminded how they can stay up-do-date on the latest roadworks from Staffordshire County Council, as the summer of maintenance works begins in earnest. More than £35million is being invested in road and transport schemes in the county, to improve road safety and give families better access to cycle routes and train stations. Large-scale schemes such as the ...

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People Encouraged to Have Their Say On Subsidised Bus Travel

People are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in Staffordshire can be best spent – as a public consultation starts. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations and the eight week consultation looks only at the bus  journeys subsidised by ...

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Work begins on multi-million pound dementia centre

Dementia center

Building work is about to begin on a multi-million pound centre designed to give the very best care to people living with dementia. The Burton Centre of Excellence will provide specialist accommodation in a home-style environment for people with dementia, providing high quality care and support in an innovative, purpose built setting. It is being built on the site of the ...

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Staffordshire pupils exceed the national trend for Key Stage 2

Education

Eleven-year-olds in Staffordshire are exceeding the national trend when it comes to their attainment at Key Stage 2. Results show pupils in the county are attaining above the national average in all areas, meaning they are setting themselves up for more exam success in the future. The revised exams implemented from 2016, designed to measure pupils’ abilities in reading, writing ...

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Intensive programme helps keep babies out of care

A pioneering programme that gives intensive support to parents who have had children taken into care is helping keep families together. Staffordshire County Council’s Breathing Space programme works with women who are pregnant again by giving them and their partners practical and emotional support to enable babies to stay safely in their parents care. After going live in January 2016, ...

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Chasewater visitors advised on blue-green algae

Chasewater

Visitors to Chasewater are being advised not to take a dip or let their pets go in the water as a purely precautionary measure. A small amount of blue-green algae blooms have again appeared on the lake, and ecologists are asking people to follow advice on posters at the site. Blue-green algae is a common form of bacteria that occurs ...

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Communities Gearing up to Welcome Ironman 70.3 to Staffordshire

IRONMAN

Communities across Staffordshire are counting down to IRONMAN 70.3 in the county on June 18. With more than 70 miles of spectating opportunity, Staffordshire is set to come alive this weekend as athletes and visitors flock to the county. IRONMAN athletes are putting in their final training miles ahead of this Sunday’s event, and youngsters are gearing up for IRONKIDS ...

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