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New homes development will support county’s future growth

Plans for a 10,000-home development which will be supported by £750,000 government funding will bring further investment and community improvements, the county council leader said today. The garden village development at Coldmeece near Stone would be sited on former Ministry of Defence land. It is one of five planned new communities which will receive government funding, Minister for State for ...

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Staffordshire traders demonstrate responsible knife sales during trading standards operation

Gill Heath

Nearly all shops visited as part of a trading standards knife sales test purchase operation refused to sell to underage volunteers. During a week-long operation, underage volunteers working with the trading standards team were refused sales in all but one shop when they tried to buy knives. Twenty-four shops were visited in Newcastle, Stafford and Tamworth, with just one failure ...

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Awards to recognise county’s carers

Michelle, Nev, Alan, Brian, Kathryn and Tracey

People across Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for a prestigious award. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who care for the most vulnerable amongst us with dignity and compassion. The Awards, which launched on  ‘Dignity Action Day’ on 1 February, are open to ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Dignity Action Day

Dignity in Care awards

People are invited to join Staffordshire’s 200 Dignity in Care Champions as they prepare to celebrate Dignity Action Day. The day aims to promote dignity in care and to ensure people who use care services are treated as individuals and are given choice, control and a sense of purpose in their daily lives. The national celebrations start on Friday 1 ...

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More funding available to support armed forces communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities. The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme is now open for local projects that help bring together Armed Forces and civilian communities or deliver local services to the Armed Forces Community. The scheme is open until 2 December 2019 and is ...

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People reminded about opportunities to volunteer in their local library

Code club

People are being reminded about the many volunteering opportunities available in their local library as part of a new campaign. Over 800 regular volunteers already play an important role in Staffordshire’s 43 libraries, all making a real difference in their community while helping them explore their own interests. Volunteers help with a wide range of duties from organising books and resources, ...

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Get connected to fibre broadband in 2019

More Staffordshire residents are being urged to get connected to recent fibre broadband connection in 2019 and improve access to a broad range of services and opportunities. Faster broadband connection for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. In the new year people may also be thinking of upgrading to faster broadband. ...

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British Empire Medals awarded to Staffordshire residents

BEM winners

Seven Staffordshire residents have been awarded the prestigious British Empire Medal for their invaluable contributions to their local communities. The winners were announced in The Queen’s Birthday Honours earlier this year and attended a special ceremony hosted by the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council at County Buildings in Stafford on Thursday 20th December 2018. Medals were presented to the winners ...

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Call blocking scheme continues to help vulnerable people in fight against nuisance calls

Mark & Gill

People who receive regular nuisance sales calls continue to benefit from call blocking devices fitted to their telephones as part of a national scheme. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is coordinating the project locally, and is urging more people with elderly and vulnerable family members to consider the system. The devices block recorded telephone messages, silent calls and numbers ...

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Owner of TB affected herd ordered to pay over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

Trading Standards

A Staffordshire livestock owner who illegally moved herds of cattle while his holding was under bovine tuberculosis restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. Mark Pickford, of Kniveden farm, Mount Road, Leek, also breached important cattle ID rules by providing false information on Cattle Passports, misapplying an ear tag to an and failing to report the ...

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