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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

Get wise to scams during national awareness month

Scams Awareness Month

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 month. Scams Awareness Month 2018, which runs throughout June, aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to people’s finances and wellbeing. The ...

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Staffordshire organisations recognised in Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service

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Sixteen voluntary groups from across Staffordshire have been honoured with Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions in local communities and has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals. Groups recognised in this year’s awards include: Access Tai Chi – Chesterton, Stoke on Trent Blurton Farm Residents Association, ...

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County’s volunteers to join in national celebrations

Volunteer week

Thousands of Volunteers from across Staffordshire will be joining the celebrations for National Volunteers’ Week, starting on Friday 1 June. Celebration parties, award ceremonies and information events will all be recognising the huge contribution that thousands of volunteers make every day, helping make Staffordshire a great place to live. In Tamworth, a Celebration event organised by Support Staffordshire, to recognise ...

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Funding boost helping local communities thrive

Hundreds of community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. Outdoor gym equipment for young people, upgrades for a local community centre, a gazebo for a local charity for fund raising events, and training of volunteers for support groups are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Last ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real Deal ...

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Fostering film gets the Hollywood treatment

A new short film focusing on the need for foster carers to work with Looked After young people has got the red-carpet treatment as part of Foster Care Fortnight. ‘There was a Boy’ will promote foster care across the region and is the second film produced through the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum. The three-minute film focuses on the ...

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People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

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Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week. The county council’s trading standards team has issued a reminder during Sun Awareness Week that people should only buy from reputable traders and be careful if buying online. All sunglasses should have the ...

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Council campaign asks ‘Got time to foster?’

‘Got time to foster?’ is the latest campaign from Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service to help find families for some of the county’s most vulnerable children. The rallying call comes alongside Foster Care Fortnight from 14 to 27 May; the national campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers. A short film highlighting the need for foster carers ...

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Find out more about flood protection at county campaign event

Floods Happen campaign

People in Tamworth and surrounding areas can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event next week. Tamworth’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm next Thursday May 17, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the ...

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Funding available to support Staffordshire’s communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local communities. A new round of the £10m annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund is now open until the end of 2018. This funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help bring together Armed Forces and civilian ...

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