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This includes looking at the suitability of major planning developments like waste disposal sites and mineral extraction, We also oversee the disposal of domestic rubbish at waste disposal sites.

Talks planned over countryside estate management

Talks on the best way to manage Staffordshire County Council’s countryside estate are planned to continue after a strong response from public and private groups. Initial consultation identified two groups willing to take on management of a nature park and a picnic area in the immediate future, while many others wanted further discussions about different management options. Gill Heath, Staffordshire ...

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People reminded of dangers of Chinese lanterns to farm animals

Chinese Lanterns

With bonfire night this Sunday, people are being reminded of the risks posed to live stock and farm animals when using Chinese lanterns. Many people will be considering buying Chinese lanterns for their bonfire celebrations but Staffordshire County Council’s Animal Health Team is warning people that lanterns can be harmful to livestock.  If the debris lands in rural areas, the ...

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County council increases work to reduce flood risk in Staffordshire

Breaking News

Work to reduce flood risk to Staffordshire communities which is being led by the county council is increasing and making a difference, a report published this week says. Flood risk blights communities and can damage the local economy. The county council is working with a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, district councils and Severn Trent Water to help ...

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Cannock Chase consultation draws good response

More than 300 people, organisations and groups have had their say on how best to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitats. Individuals, parish councils and wildlife charities are among those who’ve responded to proposals on how best to manage the land. Initial engagement with those who use the Chase found support for current methods, including cutting heather and thinning trees, ...

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New flood defence project helps both people and wildlife

Gill Heath

Staffordshire’s leading nature conservation charity is helping protect communities and create new wildlife habitats by tackling flooding and improving water quality through its ‘Nature’s Flood Defence’ project. The project, led by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Warwickshire Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council, Warwickshire County Council and the Environment Agency, aims to help protect people from flooding and create ...

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Cannock Chase consultation extended

Consultation on how best to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitats is to be extended. The initial six-week consultation will be lengthened by a further three weeks to accommodate public interest and now close on August 14th. People, groups and organisations with an interest in Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land are being asked their views ...

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Successful applicants identified for countryside estate management

The first groups to manage and maintain parts of Staffordshire County Council’s countryside estate have been chosen. Subject to approval and agreement, Heath Hayes and Wimblebury Parish Council will take on the management and maintenance of Wimblebury Mound picnic area, while another group, which will be named in due course, will take on the management and maintenance of Consall Nature ...

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Have your say on keeping Cannock Chase special

Users of Cannock Chase are invited to get involved in deciding how best to look after the area’s natural habitats. Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land lie within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a Special Area of Conservation and are used by visitors to walk dogs, ride bikes or horses and explore the wildlife. ...

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Summer opening hours at recycling centres

Waste recycling centre

Staffordshire County Council’s household waste recycling centres are open for longer for residents tackling jobs around the house. All 14 of the county’s sites have moved on to their summer timetable and will be open on May’s bank holidays, as well as their usual opening hours for all kinds of garden and household bits and pieces. Clive Thomson, Staffordshire County ...

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Clear-up operation of illegally dumped commercial waste ends

Madeley Heath after

Hundreds of tonnes of illegally dumped commercial waste have been cleared from the countryside. Staffordshire County Council, working with the Forestry Commission and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, coordinated the removal from a car park and public footpath at Gladings Wood, Madeley Heath, west of Newcastle. An excavator loaded 15 lorries over three days to take away 175 tonnes of rubbish for ...

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