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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

Enjoy nostalgic childhood fun in new touring exhibition

Families in Stafford are getting the chance to enjoy old fashioned toys and games in a new interactive exhibition. Hopscotch, spinning tops, hobby horses and whip and tops are just some of the fun activities on offer in the new ‘Through the eyes of a child’ exhibition. Now at the Ancient High House in Stafford until 24 October, The touring ...

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People reminded to be ‘scams aware’ in latest campaign

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims themselves. The latest push from Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards team is reminding people to be aware of the risk of scams whether online, on the phone, through the post or on the doorstep. The campaign is ...

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New young poet laureate appointed for Staffordshire

Lily Massey, aged 15 from Baddeley Green has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire. Lily performed her poems ‘The Power of Words’ and ‘Another Way’ at a special poetry event at Church Lane Evangelical Church, in Stafford on Saturday 8 September. The initiative is run by Staffordshire County Council’s libraries service to promote a love of ...

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Staffordshire traders demonstrate responsible knife sales during trading standards operation

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Every one of 28 shops visited as part of a trading standards knife sales test purchase operation refused to sell to underage volunteers. During a week-long operation in Newcastle and Stafford, underage volunteers working with the trading standards team were refused sales when they tried to buy knives. Seventeen shops were visited in Stafford and 11 in Newcastle. The team ...

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Fraudster who conned residents for non-existent building and landscaping handed suspended prison sentence

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A rogue trader who fleeced £9,000 from a Staffordshire couple after claiming to carry out garden landscaping and building has been handed a nine-month suspended prison sentence and ordered to repay the total amount to the victims. Darren Woodley, of Meadow Lane, Newhall, Swadlincote, was sentenced at Stoke Crown Court on September 13. He had pleaded guilty to fraud offences ...

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Gulf War veteran gets help to turn his life around

A Gulf War veteran has had help to turn his life around thanks to a new service supporting ex-service men and women and their families Stuart Burton, 47 from Stafford is a former soldier who praised the organisation for their support in getting his life back on track after suffering from years of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Stuart was supported ...

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Foster families urge people to try short break fostering

Staffordshire’s foster families are taking to the road in a new campaign to encourage more people to try short break fostering The latest campaign from the county’s fostering service wants to find people who could foster a child for one weekend a month. Short break fostering involves looking after a child for a short period, usually over the weekend but ...

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Tamworth sees near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to county roll-out

Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with BT Group and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to bring download speeds of at least 24 Mbps to virtually all homes and businesses across the ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

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People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s August 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 ...

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Staffordshire celebrates 15 years of Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Voluntary and community groups from across Staffordshire are celebrating the fifteenth anniversary of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The honour was created by Her Majesty to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and recognises outstanding voluntary contributions in local communities. To date, 88 groups from Staffordshire have received this annual award with 16 scooping the award ...

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