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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

People and businesses reminded of firework sales safety

Fireworks

Staffordshire traders selling fireworks have been reminded of legal responsibilities in terms of the safe storage and sales by the county council’s trading standards team in the run-up to bonfire night celebrations. Trading standards officers have been visiting premises across the county selling fireworks to ensure they are being stored safely and only being sold to adults. All firework traders ...

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Get Online and make the most of digital technology

Get Online Week

People are being urged to find out how they can improve their day-to-day living through digital technology and getting connected during national Get Online Week. The awareness week, which runs from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21, aims to improve social inclusion for all ages through greater use of technology. Run by the Good Things Foundation charity, the campaign ...

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Adoption campaign launches to find loving homes for county’s sibling groups

Bedtime stories, singing and dancing together and outdoor adventures are high on the wish list for a brother and sister duo looking for a forever family home together. The youngsters aged two and three are part of a number of groups of siblings being highlighted by Staffordshire County Council in a bid to recruit more people willing to adopt sibling ...

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Staffordshire Poppy display to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to take part in a project to create their own poppy to be part of a display at Staffordshire Place, in Stafford. The ‘Staffordshire Remembers’ project is all part of the county’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the end of the Great War. Staffordshire County Council’s libraries and arts service is behind ...

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EnviroGrant Scheme set to make a difference to local community groups

Gill Heath

The latest round of a grants scheme for projects which can improve the environment and quality of life in local communities has been launched. Resource management firm Veolia has opened this year’s Staffordshire EnviroGrant Scheme. It offers amounts of funding (up to £1,000) to local groups as part of the company’s partnership with Staffordshire County Council. The EnviroGrant Scheme is ...

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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

Gill Heath

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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