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Staffordshire County Council Offices

Staffordshire residents are being urged to ensure they’re registered to vote so they can take part in next month’s county council election. People will go to the polls on Thursday May 4 to vote for one of 62 county councillors if they have not already voted by post. Anyone not registered or who is not sure should contact their district ...

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Budget support for Staffordshire welcomed

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: We will have to look at the detail of the Chancellor’s announcements, but there appears to be support in the budget for small businesses in Staffordshire, money for skills training and help for  those in need, we well as extended childcare to help parents. Social care is the biggest pressure facing local ...

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Could you be a county councillor?

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Potential candidates for this year’s county council election can get an insight into how the authority works at an open day this month. Three sessions will be held on Tuesday March 28 in County Buildings, Martin Street, Stafford, giving candidates information on how the council works and the support on offer. County council officers will be on hand to give ...

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Staffordshire Strikes Gold With Iron Age Find

  An archaeological find on Staffordshire farmland is believed to include the earliest examples of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. The collection, which has been named the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs, was discovered by two metal detectorists just before Christmas. At an unveiling of the torcs press conference (February 28), experts said the unique find could date back ...

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Plans for record spending on care approved

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Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved at  Staffordshire County Council. The spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 were agreed at a meeting of the Full Council. To help towards the increasing costs of social care, county council tax  will rise ...

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Proposals for arts offer and Shire Hall revealed

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Several changes to Staffordshire’s arts commitment are being proposed as a consequence of the county council’s focus on providing £300m of care this year. With the authority balancing less income with the need to spend more than ever before on looking after the elderly, people with disabilities and children needing care, it’s being proposed that funding for the arts offer ...

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Record spend on care set for approval by council cabinet

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Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children are set for approval by Staffordshire County Council. At their meeting next week (Wednesday 1st February), Cabinet Members will be presented with a proposed balanced budget for 2017-18. It will include extra funding announced by the Government before Christmas to contribute towards for ...

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Challenging Budget Still Aims to Deliver Record Spending on Care

Ian Parry

Plans by Staffordshire County Council to spend a record amount on the care of residents look set to go ahead – as the budget for spending next year is finalised. The council says despite facing an initial £14.7m funding  gap in its overall budget for next year, it still plans to earmark around £300m to help meet the increasing need ...

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Review of 2016: A Golden Year for Staffordshire

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It’s been a fabulous 12 months, with so many achievements in so many different areas for the county and its residents. “We all followed events in Rio with pride as Adam Peaty smashed the world record, Joe Clarke made the nation smile with his modesty and Lee Pearson carried the nation’s flag ...

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Teenagers debate their big issues at county buildings

Young people from across Staffordshire have been given the chance to talk about what matters the most to them at a special debate at the County Council chamber. Teenagers got the chance to voice their opinions on a range of topics affecting young people in front of local decision makers, including the need for mental health within education, lowering the ...

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