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Plans to manage Staffordshire’s mineral resources and protect communities approved

Quarry

Plans to protect local communities and the environment during future quarrying in Staffordshire have been approved. The Minerals Local Plan shows how local communities and the environment will be protected and where sand, gravel and other minerals will come from over the next 15 years. The Plan was approved at a meeting of full council on Thursday 16 February and ...

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Plans for record spending on care approved

Money generic

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved at  Staffordshire County Council. The spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 were agreed at a meeting of the Full Council. To help towards the increasing costs of social care, county council tax  will rise ...

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Sugar-free challenge hopes to spark obesity debate

Big Fat Chat

People in Staffordshire are being challenged to go sugar free for a week – all in the name of encouraging a debate about obesity in the county. Staffordshire’s Health and Wellbeing Board is launching the Big Fat Chat, a series of events culminating in a debate on how the council should tackle obesity in Staffordshire, where the responsibilities lie and ...

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Record spend on care approved by council cabinet

Ian Parry

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet. The proposed spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval. To help towards the increasing costs of social ...

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Record spend on care set for approval by council cabinet

Social Care

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children are set for approval by Staffordshire County Council. At their meeting next week (Wednesday 1st February), Cabinet Members will be presented with a proposed balanced budget for 2017-18. It will include extra funding announced by the Government before Christmas to contribute towards for ...

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Reshaped drug and alcohol plans will treat those most in need

Bottles

Plans for reshaped drug and alcohol services aim to ensure that people in the most need will not have to wait for treatment. The redesigned service will be streamlined to make the best use of available resources, with people classed as ‘high risk’ being accepted on treatment programmes as soon as possible. The plans will also ensure that the service ...

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Pupils continue to perform well at GCSE

Staffordshire pupils continue to perform above the national average in GCSEs, it has been revealed today. But, more work is needed to build on improved A-Level results and bring them in line with national statistics. Staffordshire results in the 5+ A* – C including English and Maths are at 54.7%, still above the national average at 53.5%. However, these figures ...

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Gritting teams rolled out early ahead of forecasted snow

Gritter gritting

Staffordshire County Council’s gritting teams are being rolled out early this afternoon, in a pre-emptive strike before snow showers hit. Crews will be gritting primary routes from 1.30pm, ahead of rush hour and before the snow is predicted fall in the county. Met Office forecasts indicate that snow will hit most parts of the county this afternoon, with a severe ...

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Pupils and staff to return to Flash Ley in the New Year

Flash Ley

Flash Ley school has reopened to pupils and staff. Pupils were welcomed through the doors by staff, before entering their classrooms and settling into the school day. The school also held a special celebration assembly with pupils, staff and parents, plus officers from Staffordshire County Council and other organisations who have helped get the school building back into operation. County ...

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