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Community & Living

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

Funding boost for county’s arts organisations

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Two Staffordshire arts organisations are celebrating after securing grants for their community projects. “Live & Local” and “Hednesford in Partnership” have been granted a share of Staffordshire County Council’s Community Arts funding. The funding is available to Arts groups that bring high-quality activities and events to local communities while encouraging strong community spirit.  Both organisations will use the funding to ...

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County teens to celebrate top reads at museum

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Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather in force at a top Midlands venue 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. The Young Teen Fiction Award, now in its twelfth year, is designed to encourage the county’s young people ...

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Tolkien in Staffordshire exhibition on the move

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An exhibition celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ links with Staffordshire begins a year-long tour across the region. This fascinating insight into the early years of one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by almost 4,000 visitors during its stay at the Museum of Cannock Chase. “J.R.R. Tolkien ...

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Shugborough Hall sees hundreds of children take part in Ironkids

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Hundreds of children raced through the grounds of Shugborough Hall today as they took part in the Staffordshire Ironkids 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 and despite a cloudy sky, ...

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Community team work helps pave the way for new fibre broadband technology in Burton

Hundreds more households and businesses in Burton are now able to access faster fibre broadband thanks to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT. The Wetmore Road area is the latest part of the town to benefit from Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme. The news has been welcomed ...

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Staffordshire to welcome Women’s Tour of Britain


Cycling fans from Staffordshire are set to cheer on some of the world’s top female cyclists as they make their way through the county. Stage 4 of the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain arrives in Staffordshire on Saturday 18 June, taking riders across over 70 miles of the county’s roads. The race, now in its third year, takes place over ...

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Two Rivers Film Premieres at Tamworth Odeon – Friday 17th June 10:45am

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Students and staff from Two Rivers School in Tamworth will be hitting the red carpet on Friday 17th June at the Odeon to premiere two new films they have made. ‘To Boldly Go…’ is a film based on students experiences of travelling independently which aims to help other young people with learning difficulties have the confidence to use public transport. ...

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Council’s new deal to support communities

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A three-year commitment to support community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire has been signed by the county council. The £800,000 agreement will be delivered across the county by a consortium of three groups with a brief to help develop a sustainable, growing voluntary sector that works with residents who need support, as well as backing initiatives such as lunch clubs, ...

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Hundreds of youngsters turned away from crime

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An independent inspection of Staffordshire’s Youth Offending Service has confirmed it remains one of the top performing teams in the country. The report awarded the service 22 stars out of a possible 24 amid recognition of its work with first time offenders, safeguarding the public as well as victims and ensuring court sentences are carried out. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County ...

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Foster carer Leon Says ‘don’t rule yourself out’

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  ‘You need to be a certain age’, ‘be in a relationship’, or ‘own your own home’–are just some of the misconceptions that prevent people from considering fostering according to findings by Staffordshire County Council. But one young foster carer from Staffordshire is now proving that fostering can be for everyone. Leon Hudson is 27 years old, is single and ...

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