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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

Fight against Tobacco crime continues

Sniffer dog Yo-Yo

More than 6 million illegal cigarettes and 350kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized last year by local authority Trading Standards services across the West Midlands region despite ingenious efforts to hide them. Sophisticated concealments using electronic magnets controlled by a switch, hydraulic compartments in floors and cavity wall compartments were all used by traders acting illegally in an effort ...

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From community pub to community hub

People in Horninglow are set to benefit from a new community hub with funding from a new local county council scheme. The project being organised by the Red Lion House Charity will see former pub, the Red Lion, converted into a new community and church centre for the local area. Once open, the new community hub will provide access to ...

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Staffordshire events to celebrate 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 29 June. As like previous years, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the day will also take place in most towns ...

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People Power Celebrated in Staffordshire with Launch of New Fund

Community champions across Staffordshire can now benefit from a new fund designed to support projects which make a real impact on local people. The new People Helping People fund is being launched by Staffordshire County Council as part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the ...

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Staffordshire joins national campaign in fight against scams

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of a national awareness campaign. Scams Awareness 2019, which starts today (10 June) and runs for two weeks aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate National Volunteers’ Week

People from across Staffordshire are getting ready to celebrate those individuals making a real difference in local communities. The celebrations are part of National Volunteers’ Week, which starts on Saturday 1 June and is a chance to recognise and say thanks to the county’s army of volunteers. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers making a real difference every day and with ...

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Community inspired art showcased in a new exhibition

People in Tamworth are invited to Glascote library to view a new exhibition and children’s theatre performance created during three arts residencies in 3 different libraries. In the autumn, local communities took part in a series of creative activities that inspired professional artists to produce a piece of work which will be shown for the first time on Monday 3 ...

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New memorial to remember New Zealand soldiers on Cannock Chase

Rifleman Samuel Frickleton was one of only 11 New Zealand soldiers awarded the VC during the Great War when he attacked two machine gun posts at the Battle of Messines. An action that no doubt saved lives and earned him the Victoria Cross. The 26-year-old visited Brocton camp on Cannock Chase in Staffordshire during the Great War where hundreds of ...

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County council fund making a difference in local communities

Hundreds of local community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. First Aid awareness training, a charity providing days out for adults with learning difficulties, IT equipment for a support centre and help for a plastic recycling shop are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Over the ...

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Bans for livestock keeping family following animal welfare convictions

A family of livestock keepers operating in the Staffordshire Moorlands have been banned from keeping animals and ordered to pay thousands of pounds in costs after pleading guilty to a string of animal welfare cases. Douglas Bailey, 76, of Dial Lane, Congleton and Elizabeth Bailey, 77, of the same address, were sentenced on Friday 17 May at North Staffordshire Justice ...

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