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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

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The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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Statement regarding Manchester attack

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Following the shocking events in Manchester, I have asked that the flags on county council buildings be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims. “I understand the Government is working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. ...

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Statement on Drayton Manor Park Tragedy

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Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It is absolutely sad and shocking news to hear how a day of adventure has ended in such tragedy for this young girl and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends this evening. Drayton Manor Theme Park was opened as a family business back in 1949 and I know ...

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Conservatives retain control of Staffordshire County Council

The Conservatives retained overall control of Staffordshire County Council today after securing 51 seats – an increase of 17 on the 2013 results. All 62 seats were contested in yesterday’s local elections. After the overnight count in Tamworth, counting took place in the remaining district and borough council areas today. The final results were: Conservative 51, Labour  10 and Other ...

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The Final Countdown in the County Council Elections

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Counting of votes in the county council election is now underway with an overall result expected to be declared mid-afternoon. Tamworth Borough Council was the only area to count overnight with the Conservatives winning all six seats. The remaining districts and boroughs will start verifying and counting votes from 9.30am John Henderson, Staffordshire County Council’s Chief Executive and County Returning ...

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Staffordshire Goes to the Polls

Residents across Staffordshire will have the chance to have their say in the county council elections tomorrow (May 4). Polling stations open across the county at 7am and close at 10pm the same day to allow people to vote for the 62 councillors who will make up the county council. Counts take place in the district and borough councils, but ...

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Get registered to vote and have your say

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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