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Families urged to explore Staffordshire during May half term

Families looking for something to do during the May half term holiday are being encouraged to explore some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. Animal lovers will enjoy Love Your Zoo Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd ...

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Funding boost helping local communities thrive

Hundreds of community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. Outdoor gym equipment for young people, upgrades for a local community centre, a gazebo for a local charity for fund raising events, and training of volunteers for support groups are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Last ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s bank holiday markets or car boot sales. While providing a family day out where people can pick up a bargain, market events can attract traders selling counterfeit and illicit goods. The county council’s trading standards team coordinates the national Real Deal ...

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Lisa lands dream job thanks to Council scheme

Hundreds of people are getting their foot on the career ladder thanks to a project being delivered by Staffordshire County Council. The Open Door programme, which was introduced in 2009, helps prepare people for the world of work by offering them a twelve week work experience placement.  So far, over 900 people from across the county have benefited from the ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

Three Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their contributions to local communities. The winners were announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Wednesday 16th May 2018.  Medals were presented to winners by the Lord-Lieutenant, Mr ...

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Fostering film gets the Hollywood treatment

A new short film focusing on the need for foster carers to work with Looked After young people has got the red-carpet treatment as part of Foster Care Fortnight. ‘There was a Boy’ will promote foster care across the region and is the second film produced through the West Midlands Regional Fostering Recruitment Forum. The three-minute film focuses on the ...

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England Kick Off World Cup Training in Staffordshire

Staffordshire today welcomed members from England’s World Cup squad to the county as they arrived at St George’s Park to begin preparation for the World Cup next month. The players began arriving this morning with the first full training session expected to kick off at the East Staffordshire ground tomorrow (Tuesday). Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council said: “Staffordshire is ...

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Hundreds of pupils join in Walk to School Week

Hundreds of school children from across Staffordshire are putting their best foot forward as part of this year’s Walk to School Week. The campaign from 21 to 25 May is encouraging all children that can walk to join in with the national festival of walking. Staffordshire continues to lead the way when it comes to encouraging more parents and children ...

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Traffic plans for Burton Bridge investment work finalised

Burton Bridge

Plans to manage traffic during crucial works to safeguard the future of Burton Bridge have been finalised. After listening to the views of residents and businesses, and also taking on board the views of the emergency services on traffic management, Staffordshire County Council has confirmed: Rescheduled work is to start on June 18 and finish in time for the start ...

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Highways improvements to benefit Staffordshire village

Work to improve road safety and traffic flow in a Staffordshire village is underway. The scheme in Barton-under-Needwood being delivered by Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will not only improve road safety in the area but will also improve the Gateway into the village. The £250,000 Improvements in the first phase of the project will include a new mini island ...

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