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New support service for veterans launches

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library. Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm. The drop-in sessions are being offered through local Armed Forces charity SSAFA (Soldiers, ...

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County’s teens to celebrate top reads for Young Teen Fiction Awards

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Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather in force for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford will once again play host to Staffordshire’s Young Teen Fiction Award Celebration Day on Tuesday 3 July. The scheme, now in its thirteenth year, is designed to encourage the county’s young people to enjoy reading books ...

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Get wise to scams during national awareness month

Scams Awareness Month

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims as part of a national awareness month. Scams Awareness Month 2018, which runs throughout June, aims to inform people of the types and extent of con tricks which pose a threat to people’s finances and wellbeing. The ...

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Staffordshire organisations recognised in Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service

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Sixteen voluntary groups from across Staffordshire have been honoured with Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions in local communities and has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals. Groups recognised in this year’s awards include: Access Tai Chi – Chesterton, Stoke on Trent Blurton Farm Residents Association, ...

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County’s volunteers to join in national celebrations

Volunteer week

Thousands of Volunteers from across Staffordshire will be joining the celebrations for National Volunteers’ Week, starting on Friday 1 June. Celebration parties, award ceremonies and information events will all be recognising the huge contribution that thousands of volunteers make every day, helping make Staffordshire a great place to live. In Tamworth, a Celebration event organised by Support Staffordshire, to recognise ...

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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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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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People urged to take care when buying sunglasses and sunscreen during national awareness week

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Staffordshire residents are being reminded to check that new sunglasses and sunscreen offer the necessary protection and are not counterfeits as part of a national awareness week. The county council’s trading standards team has issued a reminder during Sun Awareness Week that people should only buy from reputable traders and be careful if buying online. All sunglasses should have the ...

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