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Stay safe in the countryside this summer

Families enjoying day trips and outings to the countryside during the summer holidays are urged to stay safe. With the school holidays beginning and parents taking advantage of the sustained dry spell to enjoy Staffordshire’s beautiful countryside, the need to take care is greater than ever. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Communities, said: We live amid the ...

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Private foster carers urged to find out about the support available

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand in a new campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 9 to 16 July and will highlight the importance of notifying the council about private fostering arrangements. Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 years old (under 18 if they have ...

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Countryside visitors urged to take care during hot spell

People visiting Staffordshire’s countryside are being reminded to follow advice to help prevent the risk of fires, following a number of incidents across the county. After weeks of hot weather and little rain, grass and undergrowth are extremely dry and with the hot spell set to continue, the risk of fires is particularly high. Countryside rangers are now urging people ...

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Foster carers recognised at Long Service Awards

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Staffordshire’s foster families were thanked during a special celebration day for their invaluable contributions in providing loving homes for the county’s looked after children. Over 100 foster carers and staff gathered to celebrate the Long Service Awards, organised by Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service. The celebration day was held in County Buildings in Stafford yesterday (Sunday 24 June). Mark Sutton, ...

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People Urged To observe road closures As Crews continue to Tackle Grass Fire in the Staffordshire Moorlands

Motorists are being reminded about several road closures between Thorncliffe and Shawfields, near to the former Mermaid pub as crews continue to tackle a large grass fire. Staffordshire County Council has been working closely with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service throughout the weekend to ensure everyone remains safe and well until the grassland fire is put out. Both Wardlows and ...

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Staffordshire to lead nation’s tributes for Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the county prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June. Once again, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a special remembrance parade and service on the day and a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the ...

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County’s teens to celebrate top reads for Young Teen Fiction Awards

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Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather in force for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford will once again play host to Staffordshire’s Young Teen Fiction Award Celebration Day on Tuesday 3 July. The scheme, now in its thirteenth year, is designed to encourage the county’s young people to enjoy reading books ...

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Staffordshire residents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

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A range of Staffordshire people have been honoured by Her Majesty the Queen in her Birthday Honours. County residents are recognised for their work with victims of domestic violence, the Girl Guides, cancer research and emergency care with the award of MBEs and BEMs. Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, paid tribute to the recipients. He said: Everything ...

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