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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

Staffordshire traders supported through tobacco sales law changes – ten years after indoor smoking ban introduced

Staffordshire traders have been supported in adapting to the latest tobacco sales legislation by the county’s trading standards team as the nation marks the tenth anniversary of the introduction of the ban on smoking in enclosed public spaces. This Saturday July 1 it will be ten years to the day that the ban was introduced in England. Since the introduction ...

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Private Foster Carers urged to find out about the support available

Early years

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand as part of a national campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 3rd to 10th July 2017 and will highlight the importance of notifying the council about private fostering arrangements. Private fostering describes an arrangement when someone, who is not a close relative, cares for ...

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Connecting business to fastest broadband speeds in the country

A county council partnership programme is supporting businesses to potentially access some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country. Today’s Which? report into national broadband speeds placed Tamworth as being the best in the country for being able to connect to fast broadband speeds, with an average of 30.4 megabits per second (mbps). According to the independent Think Broadband site, 99.8 ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the nation prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 24 June. Staffordshire County Council will be flying the Armed Forces flag from the Shire Hall Gallery to mark the day. People will also be able to show their appreciation on Twitter by ...

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Carter leads the way as hundreds of children run in the sun at Ironkids Staffordshire

Ironkids

Hundreds of children raced through the grounds of Shugborough Hall in today’s sunshine as part of the third Ironkids Staffordshire event. On the day before the main IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event, a series of races saw children between the ages of three and 14 cover distances from 500 metres to 2.5km. The fun started at 3pm. Competitors included five-year-old Carter ...

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Staffordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

The Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire have both offered their congratulations to Staffordshire residents who have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Recipients have been honoured for their services to business and enterprise, education and work with local communities with the award of OBEs, MBEs and BEMs. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire ...

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Fake golf equipment with retail value of thousands seized in Staffordshire

Counterfeit golf equipment

Counterfeit golf equipment with an estimated retail value of £35,000 if legitimate has been seized from a property in north Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team seized over 600 golf club covers, over 150 polo shirts, hand grips and belts yesterday. The items were taken from a property in Kidsgrove, with police, brand holders and trading standards officers from ...

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County’s teens to celebrate their top reads

Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather at RAF Cosford museum for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Young Teen Fiction Award, now in its thirteenth year is designed to encourage the county’s teenagers to enjoy reading books and share their enthusiasm with others. Hundreds of 11-14 year olds, who either live or go to school in ...

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Opportunities to volunteer in Staffordshire’s Children’s Centres

Mark Sutton

People are being given the opportunity to try volunteering in their local Children’s Centre as part of Volunteers’ Week. Volunteers’ Week, 1 to 7 June, is the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council are offering a range of volunteering roles in their Children’s Centres designed to help ...

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