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‘Welcome’ destruction of lorry used in illegal waste dumping

The destruction of a tipper lorry involved in illegally dumping a huge amount of waste at a local beauty spot is “extremely satisfying”, says a community leader. County Councillor Gill Heath spoke after watching the 20 tonne tipper lorry dismantled and the chassis sawn in two before it was taken to be crushed. The lorry, seized by Police in a ...

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Find out more about flood protection at county campaign event

Floods Happen campaign

People in Tamworth and surrounding areas can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event next week. Tamworth’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm next Thursday May 17, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the ...

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Burton residents can find out more about flood protection at campaign event

Burton

People in Burton can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event this Friday (April 20). Burton’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the National Flood Forum will be ...

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Figures back council’s recycling approach

A new report shows no long-term increase in fly-tipping after the introduction of small charges for recycling non-household waste. Based on statistics compiled by Staffordshire’s eight borough and district councils over a 12 month period after charging began in November 2016, the report says that the number of fly-tipping incidents in different areas either stayed unchanged, or rose briefly before ...

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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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