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Disability Strategy to be Discussed at Cabinet


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

Mum and daughter shoes

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


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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Consultation begins on Holy Trinity Primary expansion

Parents and members of the local community are being consulted on the expansion of a popular Burton primary school. Staffordshire County Council is consulting on a proposal 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 proposal comes as 203 ...

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Grave Talk masterclass for Dying Matters

A free online masterclass on how to talk about death and dying is being held as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week. Local expert David Primrose, Director for Transforming Communities at the Diocese of Lichfield, will be giving the talk to give advice to people who want to start running community discussions or online support groups around death and dying. ...

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Last 100 places for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire


Places are being snapped up quickly for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, and competitors are being urged to sign up quickly or risk being disappointed. Under starter’s orders on 10 June will be more than 2000 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for ...

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Two primary schools set for expansion

Key stage 2

Two primary schools will be expanded to offer more places to children. Baldwins Gate Primary School in Newcastle and St Stephen’s Primary School in Fradley will be expanded to allow them to cope with an increase in demand for places in both areas. St Stephen’s will be expanded by 105 places at a cost of £2.4 million, which will see ...

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Investment in school places pays off for Staffordshire parents

Nine out of 10 children in Staffordshire have been allocated their first choice primary school, thanks to millions of pounds of investment into schools in Staffordshire. Over the past five years, Staffordshire County Council has added nearly 8,000 primary and secondary school places, at a cost of £61 million. This has meant the county council has managed to accommodate the ...

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