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A New Healthy Lifestyle Service for Staffordshire

Mental health

Residents most at risk of developing poor health in later life are to be targeted with focused health and lifestyle support as part of a new service launched in Staffordshire from April 1. The new Healthy Communities Service will  be open to residents aged 50 and over who live in 52 areas of Staffordshire identified as where people are likely ...

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More of Staffordshire To Access High Speed Rail

HS2

More people in Staffordshire look set to be able to board a high speed train service after the Government today confirmed plans to see Stoke-on-Trent potentially join Stafford as a stop for HS2 compatible trains. Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling has backed plans for the Crewe Hub vision, including a redesign of platforms to allow the splitting and ...

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Helping More Staffordshire Families Own Their Dream Home – Key Priority For The County Council

Houses

Strong reform of planning policy is needed to help speed up the building of more homes in Staffordshire, Philip Atkins the Leader of Staffordshire County Council has said. Speaking after the Prime Minister Theresa May pledged that planning rules will be re-written to: Cut red tape, use land more efficiently, fast track planning permissions and put local plans in place ...

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Stay well and look after your neighbours during cold weather

People in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take a few simple steps to help keep well during cold weather, with freezing and snow set to continue over the next few days. The county council is also urging people to check on older family, friends and neighbours to make sure they are safe and well, particularly if they have any health ...

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Highways teams continue work to clear blocked roads across county

Snow car

Staffordshire’s gritting teams, aided by snow ploughs and snow blowers, will be working throughout the day to clear blocked roads. The teams have been on continual gritting runs throughout the week, though yesterday and overnight increasingly strong winds have caused snow to drift causing major problems on the roads. They are working at the moment to clear roads which in ...

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Health watchdog service to be reshaped

Mental health

A service that champions people’s health rights is being reshaped to ensure it continues to makes a real difference to the future of health and care. Current provider Engaging Communities Staffordshire has been reappointed after submitting a strong proposal for the future of the service which encourages people to have their say on all aspects of the NHS and social ...

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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

Snow car

Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -6C in some areas of the county this week, but with gusty winds forecast by the Met Office, it could feel as cold as -11 in some areas.  Snow is also ...

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Care leavers to get Staffordshire council tax exemption

Young adults leaving county council care in Staffordshire will be exempt from paying council tax until they are 21. Staffordshire County Council has announced that people previously under the authority’s care and currently living in Staffordshire will not have to pay council tax, in order to help in their transition to adulthood. The measures were announced at the county council’s ...

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Burton Bridge Upgrade to Start in June

Burton Bridge

Vital work to safeguard the future of a second Burton gateway is to get under way in June – after being postponed from the New Year. The essential repairs to Burton Bridge will start on June 18 and are due to be completed before schools return for the start of the new term in September. Despite initial plans for a ...

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