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County Council Reduces Size of Top Team

Staffordshire Place

Staffordshire County Council has reduced the number of directors on its senior leadership team. The move, approved at a meeting of Full Council today, will help close a £35m shortfall in the council’s budget in 2019-20 and deliver ongoing savings in future years. John Tradewell is to be appointed as the new Director of Corporate Services. Andy Burns, the Director ...

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Major project details showcased at public event in Lichfield

Midlands Engine

People can find out about a major road project which will boost growth in Lichfield at an event in the city centre on Monday December 17. The county council will be starting construction first part of the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass in January – an essential part of the city’s infrastructure to support its future growth. The public ...

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Strategy for Moorlands future growth launched

Early morning on The Roaches

A strategy to steer economic growth, strengthen communities and improve public health in the Staffordshire Moorlands has been launched by the county and district councils. The Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Strategy sets out delivery plans on business and housing development, improving connectivity and ensuring people have the right skills to take advantage of employment opportunities over the next decade. The plan ...

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Over 65s urged to get free flu vaccination before Christmas

Flu dog

People over the age of 65 in Staffordshire are being encouraged to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination before Christmas. The free vaccination is offered to those who are at increased risk from the effects of the flu.  These include people aged 65 and over, pregnant women, those with underlying health conditions and children aged 2-9. So ...

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Staffordshire sees year end on near full employment

OMICRON Redhill

End of year figures show Staffordshire has continued near full employment as the county looks forward to more growth in 2019. Latest statistics show that just 1.3 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits – lower than both regional (2.9 per cent) and national (2.3 per cent) averages. The actual number of claimants in Staffordshire ...

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Partners reveal new vision for borough’s growth

A new vision for future cultural and economic development in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been unveiled. The ‘Vision for Growth’ is a joint initiative between Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council that aims to reflect the continued and enhanced commitment of the two councils to working together in order to deliver on a number of objectives for the area over the ...

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Work progresses on £15million road improvement scheme

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work is progressing at a major Staffordshire road scheme which will provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to open in 2020. McArthurGlen has committed £15million ...

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Get connected to improve your property says Staffordshire estate agent

A high-speed fibre broadband connection is one of the key factors people consider when buying or renting a property, according to a Staffordshire estate agent. With nearly 13,000 homes across the county changing hands during the last 12 months[1], faster broadband connectivity for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. Across Staffordshire, ...

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Know your consumer rights when Christmas and New Year shopping

Gill Heath

People doing their Christmas and New Year shopping are being urged to get to know their consumer rights and avoid scams. Consumer laws were updated in 2015 and aim to give people greater clarity when they shop in store or online. The Consumer Rights Act clarifies consumer law and includes legislation to allow people to obtain a full refund on ...

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