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Staffordshire communities are the heart of our county and we want to make sure they are safe prosperous places to live and work.

We work with our partners across the county, including the police, fire authority, district and borough councils to get to the heart of what matters to local people

Stay safe during festive season and avoid counterfeit alcohol

People are being urged to stay safe during the festive season and avoid dangerous counterfeit alcohol. Staffordshire County Council has been carrying out an ongoing operation to stamp out counterfeit alcohol sales using Government funding awarded through the Proceeds of Crime Act in recognition of its work. There have been a number of prosecutions and licence reviews. The largest fine ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Local Charities Day

Charity day

People are being invited to join in and celebrate the work of the county’s charities and the difference they make in their local communities. Local Charities Day is on Friday 15 December and will put small, local charities and community groups into the spotlight, helping them demonstrate the great work they do in their communities. Staffordshire has thousands of charities ...

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People’s Business Award recognises Burton’s best customer service

People's Business Award

Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is being launched today in Burton as part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is being run in conjunction with Burton Small Business – a consortium of local ...

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Horse owner banned for three years

Trading Standards

An owner who left a horse to die in a muddy field has been banned from keeping horses for three years. Kyla Martin, 27 of Burslem, pleaded guilty on Monday 4 December under s4 and s9 Animal Welfare Act 2006 to causing unnecessary suffering to a horse housed in a field in Talke. The 22 year-old horse, Delta, died after ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

Five Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their invaluable contributions to their local communities. The winners were announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Thursday 30 November 2017. Medals were presented to the winners by ...

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New £50k fund launches to support Staffordshire families

Groups and organisations working with vulnerable families are set for a funding boost from a new Children and Families Fund. The Staffordshire County Council fund has been launched today (28 November) as part of #GivingTuesday, an international day encouraging people to get involved in charities and their communities. Extra funding could be available to organisations, charities, or community groups if they ...

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Staffordshire backs campaign to give consumers greater clarity on subscription rights

Trading Standards

Staffordshire people and businesses should take advantage of guidance issued this week to make them more aware of laws on subscriptions, the county’s communities leader has said. As part of National Consumer Week, the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) has issued the guidance on subscription issues. An estimated two million people across the UK still experience issues cancelling recurring payments ...

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People invited to help shape future of county’s libraries service

Gill Heath Stafford Library

People from across Staffordshire are being given the chance to help shape the future of their local libraries service. A series of drop-in events are being held across the county throughout December to give people the opportunity to get involved in early discussions about the county’s libraries. Feedback from the informal drop-in events will help develop the proposals that will ...

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Know your consumer rights this Black Friday

Trading Standards

People looking for bargains online on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas and New Year sales period are being urged to get to know their rights and avoid scams. Consumer laws were updated in 2015 and aim to give people greater clarity when they shop in store or online. The Consumer Rights Act clarifies consumer law and includes legislation to ...

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