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Leader and Chief Executive join in world record attempt

Philip card signing

Staffordshire County Council’s Leader and Chief Executive have joined in to say a potentially record-breaking ‘Thank you’ to the armed forces. Leader Philip Atkins and Chief Executive John Henderson have signed a giant card from the National Memorial Arboretum, who are trying to break the world record for most signatures on a Christmas card. After stopping at Staffordshire Place, the ...

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Government backs pioneering property scheme

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A pioneering scheme designed to save money for taxpayers and improve services is going to expand with Government backing. The Government Property Unit has committed £256,000 to the ‘One Public Estate’ project in Staffordshire to work alongside the county council’s existing Penda Property Partnership to accelerate property plans and allow the county’s public sector organisations to explore how they can ...

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Gestamp expansion marks major investor confidence in UK and Staffordshire

Gestamp site

The decision by Spanish automotive supplier Gestamp to expand on a new site in Staffordshire demonstrates strong investor confidence in the county and the UK, the county council leader and LEP chairman said today. Gestamp is relocating from its current location in Cannock to a 550,000 sq ft site at the 52 acre Bericote Four Ashes site in South Staffordshire. ...

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Staffordshire flies the flag to support Armed Forces Day

Janet Eagland flag

Staffordshire County Council will once again be flying the flag in honour of troops past and present on Armed Forces Day. The Armed Forces Day flag will be flying above the Shire Hall in Stafford this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day on June 25, and reaffirm Staffordshire’s strong links to the armed forces. Last year marked a new chapter ...

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Upgrade expected to save £5.5 million

Savings of £5.5 million are to be targeted after Staffordshire County Council agreed in principle to install a new HR and payroll system and service. Following cabinet agreement today the authority will seek a minimum three year agreement with Liberata UK, possibly rising to a maximum of nine years. Ian Parry, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and cabinet member for ...

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New Vice Lord-Lieutenant for Staffordshire

Graham Stow

A new Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire has been appointed. With HM The Queen’s approval, Mr Graham Stow CBE DL was appointed to the position on Thursday 9 June. Mr Stow will support the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Mr Ian Dudson CBE CStJ, in his duties and will stand-in for him when he is absent or otherwise unable to act. Mr Stow ...

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Staffordshire people recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Philip Atkins

The leader of Staffordshire County Council is one of more than a dozen from the county to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. County residents have been recognised with the award of OBEs, MBEs and BEMs for their work in higher education, wildlife conservation, politics, local government and the magistrates’ service, as well as services to military veterans, serving ...

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Council’s new deal to support communities

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A three-year commitment to support community and voluntary groups in Staffordshire has been signed by the county council. The £800,000 agreement will be delivered across the county by a consortium of three groups with a brief to help develop a sustainable, growing voluntary sector that works with residents who need support, as well as backing initiatives such as lunch clubs, ...

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New software upgrade would save millions of pounds

Potential total savings of £5.5 million are expected if Staffordshire County Council opts for a new HR and payroll system and service. The authority is considering installing a new system already in use by other public sector bodies. Ian Parry, deputy leader and cabinet member for Finance and Corporate Matters, said:  In recent years the council has moved from delivering ...

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County council to focus funding on its key care responsibilities to residents

Staffordshire County Council is to prioritise spending on its key care responsibilities – as part of contingency plans to manage a potential community care funding shortfall. The council is reviewing its discretionary spending while it finalises the funding arrangements with the Clinical Commissioning Groups for Staffordshire’s Better Care Fund, a national scheme aimed at encouraging the NHS and councils to ...

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