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

Gill Heath Stafford Library

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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Next steps for Staffordshire libraries

More than a dozen groups have expressed interest in taking on one of the next four Staffordshire libraries to be recommended for community management. At the same time county wide consultation has revealed 445 more people willing to volunteer at their local library, to add to the 830 who already do so regularly. The news is in a report on ...

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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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Tolkien exhibition now at Norton Canes Community Library

Tolkien mannequin in uniform

People interested in celebrating the author of The Lord of the Rings’ and his links with Staffordshire will get the chance at a unique exhibition. This fascinating insight into the early years of JRR Tolkien, one of the world’s best-loved writers, and his time spent in Staffordshire, has already been seen by over 250,000 visitors since it launched in March ...

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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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UK first for Staffordshire library

A group with more than a million members worldwide is celebrating a UK first by taking on the day-to-day management of a local library. The Rotary Club of Rugeley is now running Staffordshire County Council’s library in Brereton. Ron Ashley, President of the Rotary Club of Rugeley, said: This is the first time one of Rotary’s 1,800 UK clubs has ...

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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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‘Welcome’ destruction of lorry used in illegal waste dumping

The destruction of a tipper lorry involved in illegally dumping a huge amount of waste at a local beauty spot is “extremely satisfying”, says a community leader. County Councillor Gill Heath spoke after watching the 20 tonne tipper lorry dismantled and the chassis sawn in two before it was taken to be crushed. The lorry, seized by Police in a ...

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

Gill Heath

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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