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Transport & Highways

We maintain the network of highways throughout Staffordshire, with responsibility for roads and footpaths and ensure that all forms of transport across Staffordshire work together.

People urged to park responsibly in Newcastle town centre on Sundays

civil enforcement officer ticketing car

Motorists in Newcastle-under-Lyme are being reminded to park responsibly when visiting the town centre on Sundays. The Ironmarket in Newcastle town centre has a no waiting at any time parking restriction in place on Sundays. However Civil Enforcement Officers have observed an increasing number of vehicles parked in the area. On one Sunday in May over 60 vehicles were observed ...

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Campaign launches to keep young bikers safe

learner biker

A high-profile road safety campaign aimed at reducing the number of young bikers injured on Staffordshire’s roads has launched this month. The campaign, being run by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding young bikers and their parents about the importance of safe riding, bike maintenance and wearing appropriate clothing. A new website and app named ‘Biker Jack’, available free for ...

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Staffordshire to welcome ‘RideStaffs Festival 2016’

cyclists on grassland

People are being encouraged to get on their bike as the county gears up for this year’s RideStaffs Festival. Now in its 6th year, the event is the county’s biggest celebration of cycling and it returns to the Shugborough Estate for Friday 1 – Sunday 3 July. From kids and amateurs to some of the country’s top cyclists, it offers ...

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New stretch of road to help drivers

Work to create a new 300-metre stretch of the A522 begins this month, as part of the A50 Growth Corridor project. Throughout this phase of work, the A50 itself will be largely unaffected, with only occasional night-time lane closures planned. The new stretch of A522, just north of the existing carriageway, will help keep traffic flowing during roadworks on the A50 ...

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Staffordshire to welcome Women’s Tour of Britain

cyclists

Cycling fans from Staffordshire are set to cheer on some of the world’s top female cyclists as they make their way through the county. Stage 4 of the Aviva Women’s Tour of Britain arrives in Staffordshire on Saturday 18 June, taking riders across over 70 miles of the county’s roads. The race, now in its third year, takes place over ...

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Football fans urged to nominate their designated driver as Euro’s reach fever pitch

Councillor Mark Deaville

As football fans across the county prepare for the UEFA European Championship kick-off, people are being reminded to make sure they have a designated driver for their nights out. Designated drivers will be rewarded with discounted or even free soft drinks in more than 100 Staffordshire pubs during the tournament as part of the ‘I’ll be DES’ campaign. The tournament ...

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