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Families set for ’10 Minute Shake Up’ to keep healthy over the summer

finding dory change 4 life banner

Children in Staffordshire are being invited to join in with ten minute bursts of fun physical activity as part of a national campaign. Staffordshire County Council is backing the latest Change 4 Life’s ‘10 Minute Shake Up’ project to help keep the county’s children healthy over the summer. The latest campaign, inspired by the new ‘Finding Dory’ Disney film will ...

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Swim safely this summer

Gill Heath

Staffordshire’s communities leader is urging people to think safety when swimming this summer and avoid potentially dangerous lakes and quarries. As people enjoy the warm weather, some may be tempted to sites not suitable for swimming. Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said that people should be reminded that open water swimming can be dangerous and it’s advised this ...

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Private foster carers to get extra help and support

group of children and pre-teens

Carers from across Staffordshire who privately foster children are being reminded that help is at hand as part of a national campaign. Private Fostering Week runs from 4 to 11 July and will highlight the wide range of advice and support available to private foster carers. Private fostering describes an arrangement when someone, who is not a close relative, cares ...

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Staffordshire flies the flag to support Armed Forces Day

Janet Eagland flag

Staffordshire County Council will once again be flying the flag in honour of troops past and present on Armed Forces Day. The Armed Forces Day flag will be flying above the Shire Hall in Stafford this weekend to celebrate Armed Forces Day on June 25, and reaffirm Staffordshire’s strong links to the armed forces. Last year marked a new chapter ...

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Community team work helps pave the way for new fibre broadband technology in Burton

Hundreds more households and businesses in Burton are now able to access faster fibre broadband thanks to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT. The Wetmore Road area is the latest part of the town to benefit from Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme. The news has been welcomed ...

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