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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

Awards to recognise county’s carers

Michelle, Nev, Alan, Brian, Kathryn and Tracey

People across Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for a prestigious award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. The Awards, which launched on  ‘Dignity Action Day’ on 1 February, are open to ...

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Families urged to Staycation in Staffordshire for half term

Families visiting attractions in Staffordshire

Families in Staffordshire are being encouraged to get out and explore their local attractions during the February half term holiday. Whether it’s thrilling theme parks, pirate treasure hunts, visits to fun farms or captivating countryside walks there will be something for all the family this holiday. At Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, Thomas Land reopens for half term week. There’s ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Dignity Action Day

Dignity in Care awards

People are invited to join Staffordshire’s 200 Dignity in Care Champions as they prepare to celebrate Dignity Action Day. The day aims to promote dignity in care and to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives. The national celebrations start on Friday 1 ...

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More funding available to support armed forces communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities. The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme is now open for local projects that help bring together Armed Forces and civilian communities or deliver local services to the Armed Forces Community. The scheme is open until 2 December 2019 and is ...

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Seventeen year partnership keeps roads amongst safest in the country

Helen Fisher

Motorists in Staffordshire are now enjoying some of the safest roads in the country thanks to an innovative 17-year long partnership. Set up in 2001, the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership works to improve road safety in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, and since created has seen the number of collisions resulting in injury almost halve (down 44%). With 27% fewer fatal and ...

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People reminded about opportunities to volunteer in their local library

Code club

People are being reminded about the many volunteering opportunities available in their local library as part of a new campaign. Over 800 regular volunteers already play an important role in Staffordshire’s 43 libraries, all making a real difference in their community while helping them explore their own interests. Volunteers help with a wide range of duties from organising books and resources, ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

BEM winners

Seven 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 earlier this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Thursday 20th December 2018. Medals were presented to the winners ...

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Call blocking scheme continues to help vulnerable people in fight against nuisance calls

Mark & Gill

People who receive regular nuisance sales calls continue to benefit from call blocking devices fitted to their telephones as part of a national scheme. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is coordinating the project locally, and is urging more people with elderly and vulnerable family members to consider the system. The devices block recorded telephone messages, silent calls and numbers ...

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Owner of TB affected herd ordered to pay over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

Trading Standards

A Staffordshire livestock owner who illegally moved herds of cattle while his holding was under bovine tuberculosis restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. Mark Pickford, of Kniveden farm, Mount Road, Leek, also breached important cattle ID rules by providing false information on Cattle Passports, misapplying an ear tag to an and failing to report the ...

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Shop workers handed fines for counterfeit tobacco sales

Illicit tobacco

Two shop workers have been ordered to pay over £500 each in fines and costs for selling counterfeit cigarettes with no health warnings at a premise in Rugeley. The shop owner pleaded guilty to five charges of selling counterfeit tobacco under the Trade Marks Act and five under tobacco regulations for selling products without health warnings. Horas Abdul Rahman will ...

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