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County laying foundations for new jobs as it maintains near full employment

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Major growth projects which will begin in Staffordshire in the coming weeks will support the creation of thousands of jobs as the county maintains a position of having near full employment. Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said projects such as the extension of i54 South Staffordshire and the Stafford Western Access Route would boost economic growth and ...

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Information event will detail major new road scheme ahead of start of works

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People and businesses will be able to find out more about the Stafford Western Access Route at a public event with construction work set to start in the summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place.  It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the ...

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Stay safe and avoid counterfeits this bank holiday

Real Deal Staffordshire

People are being urged to be vigilant and avoid buying counterfeit goods if they’re heading to one of Staffordshire’s Whitsun 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 ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway

Helen Fisher

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the bank holiday or Whitsun week and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Friday as both the bank holiday weekend and Whitsun week begin and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel ...

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Train service overhaul boost for county’s residents and its economy

WM Trains

Major changes to train services in Staffordshire introduced this weekend will improve passengers’ experience and benefit business, the county’s economy leader has said. Mark Winnington is also vice chairman of the West Midlands Rail Executive, which overseas regional train services and contracts. He added that WMRE would be closely monitoring the new services, particularly in light of timetable change issues ...

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Energy facility marks five years of reducing waste to landfill and powering homes


Staffordshire’s energy recovery facility has now been operating for five years – diverting a million tonnes of non-recycled household waste from landfill to generate electricity. That’s enough to power the equivalent of 220,600 homes through energy generated into the national grid. Over 25 years the facility at Four Ashes in South Staffordshire will save the county council over £250 million ...

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New countywide multi-operator day travel pass launched

The Knot travel pass

An all-day travel pass allowing multiple journeys on Staffordshire’s main five operators has been launched. The new ‘Knot’ bus ticket is supported by Staffordshire County Council and costs just £7. It will enable people to travel on services in Staffordshire operated by First Potteries, D&G, Arriva, Midland Classic, and National Express West Midlands. There is no limit on the number ...

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Cabinet to consider future of The Henry Prince First School

An East Staffordshire primary school could close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after governors consulted with parents, staff, pupils and the wider ...

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New bus service launched connecting county towns

D&G service

A new bus service running to a recently-developed part of Stafford and connecting the county town with Uttoxeter has been launched. The county council has worked with D&G Buses to introduce the new service, which started on April 29. An improved 841 service will now run every half-hour to St Mary’s Gate off Tixall Road in Stafford. Every hour the service ...

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