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Plumbers ordered to pay back thousands to their victims

Trading Standards

Two plumbers who were jailed for fraud have been ordered to pay back a total of £77,000 to their victims. Peter Hawketts, aged 57, of Vardon Way, Kings Norton, Birmingham; and Patrick Thawe, aged 47, of Little Park, Quinton, Birmingham were originally jailed in August 2016 along with others after charging mostly elderly residents hundreds of pounds for simple plumbing jobs. In ...

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Cabinet to decide on Holy Trinity Expansion

A popular Burton primary school could be expanded to accommodate 70 more pupils. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet will decide on whether to expand Holy Trinity CE(C) Primary School, and increase the school’s admissions number from 20 to 30.  This means the school will expand by 70 places in total. The discussion comes after the county council consulted local people on ...

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Staffordshire sets out future plans for residents with disabilities

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Proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities have been agreed at a key council meeting. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet have today agreed to take forward the new Whole Life Disability Strategy for 2018-2023. The strategy sets out how the County Council plans to meet the needs of people with disabilities, and ...

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Motorists Urged to Plan Ahead for Start of Burton Bridge Improvements

Burton Bridge

Motorists are being advised to allow extra time for peak-time journeys as essential work to safeguard the future use of Burton Bridge gets underway on Monday (June 18). One lane of the bridge into Burton will remain open, but remaining traffic will be diverted via St Peter’s Bridge during the scheme, which will strengthen, resurface and improve drainage on the ...

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Disability Strategy to be Discussed at Cabinet

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Proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities are to be discussed at a key council meeting. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet will be discussing the Whole Life Disability Strategy at their cabinet meeting on June 21. The strategy sets out how the county council plans to meet the needs of people with ...

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Hundreds turn out to cheer on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

Lorraine and Caitlen Florey

Hundreds of spectators turned out in force to cheer on competitors in Staffordshire’s fourth ever IRONMAN competition. Communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw more than 2300 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The day started off at Chasewater, where professional ...

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County gears up for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Ironman swimming

With less than a week to go and excitement building for this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, people are being reminded to plan their journeys ahead of the event. The world-famous competition, now in its fourth year, will take place this Sunday (10 June).   The race will see competitors complete a 1.2 mile swim at Chasewater Country Park, a 56 mile ...

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Still time for people to shape disability services in Staffordshire

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There’s less than a week left for local people to give their views on proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities. Staffordshire County Council has been asking people for their views on how it can support people with physical or learning disabilities, autism, or sensory impairments, to lead independent and fulfilling ...

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HS2 Select Committee Announce Decisions on Petitioning on Phase 2a

HS2

Staffordshire County Council today pledged to continue to help communities ensure their voices are heard, after the House of Commons Select Committee delivered its verdict on petitioning to date on Phase 2a of the high speed rail project. In its first special report, the HS2 Select committee outlined its decisions after listening to petitions on Phase 2a, which runs through ...

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