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Tributes Paid Following Death of Staffordshire County Councillor

Robbie Marshall

Philip Atkins, the Leader of Staffordshire County Council has led the tributes following the death of county councillor Robbie Marshall. Robbie, who was first elected to the county council in 1997 and represented the Codsall division, passed away last night (Wednesday November 1) after suffering a heart attack recently. Philip, said: “We are all hugely saddened to hear today about the passing ...

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Property development scheme pays off

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A pioneering public and private sector property partnership designed to benefit taxpayers is unlocking millions of pounds of assets, saving money and paving the way for new housing to be built. Staffordshire County Council’s Corporate Review committee will hear that dozens of local authority-owned buildings or pieces of land potentially worth millions of pounds, have either been allocated to The ...

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Parents risk missing out on 30 hours funded childcare

Thousands of Staffordshire parents entitled to 30 hours a week funded childcare for their three and four-year-olds have only days left to register for it. Applications via the government’s website must be made by the end of August, or parents will have to wait until January to claim their hours. To be eligible both parents, or the parent in a ...

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Cabinet Sees New Members In Post

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Two new appointments to Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet have been confirmed today. Mike Sutherland, who represents Etchinghill and Heath, takes up the role of Cabinet Member for Finance and Gill Burnett, who represents Kidsgrove, takes over from Mike as Cabinet Support Member for Adult Safeguarding. The appointments follow the selection of Alan White as Deputy Leader after Ian Parry, who ...

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Fake football kits given the red card

Fake football kits

As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, plans to sell thousands of fake and potentially dangerous replica football shirts have been red-carded. Scores of boxes of fake shirts for teams, including Chelsea, Liverpool, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Porto, Benfica and Paris Saint Germain, were among a haul of counterfeit goods with a retail value of more than £1 million found ...

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New Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council Announced

Alan White

  A  new Deputy Leader for Staffordshire County Council has been announced. Alan  White, the Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing has been selected to replace Ian Parry, who stepped down last month after seven years in the role. Philip Atkins, Leader of the Council, said: “During his time on Cabinet, Alan has brought great clarity and vision to ...

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Eligible parents urged to sign up for 30 hours’ childcare

A working mum who’s already benefited enormously from 30 hours-a-week funded childcare for three and four-year-olds is urging other parents to sign up for the scheme. Mother-of-one Sarah Gibbons signed up after Staffordshire was chosen last year to take part in one of eight trial schemes across the country. The Government’s 30 hours’ free childcare scheme is now being rolled ...

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Hat-trick of lets completes full house

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Agreements have been reached to let three retail units on the ground floor of Staffordshire County Council’s main office buildings. The University of Wolverhampton, The Loungers café bar chain and Sweet Café have all signed on the dotted line to occupy space on the ground floors of the Staffordshire Place 1 and Staffordshire Place 2 buildings on Tipping Street in ...

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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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