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Gritters primed and ready as temperatures set to plummet

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Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing temperatures and are forecast over the next two weeks. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -6C in some areas of the county this week, but with gusty winds forecast by the Met Office, it could feel as cold as -11 in some areas.  Snow is also ...

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Residents to benefit from new permit parking scheme

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Residents living in Brunswick Terrace in Stafford could benefit from a new parking scheme which is being considered. The proposals could see a new permit only parking scheme being introduced and follows requests from local residents.  Permit parking spaces for residents would be available on the south-western side of Brunswick Terrace whilst on the opposite side there would be on-street ...

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New £5m action plan to improve Staffordshire’s roads

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Plans to improve Staffordshire’s roads and tackle more potholes have been announced today (Thursday) by Staffordshire County Council. The new £5m investment will see four pothole “zapping” velocity patching machines working alongside traditional crews to tackle more potholes, carry out wider hotspot patching where there are a number of defects, and work on preventative measures such as surface dressing. Coupled ...

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Gritters ready for forecast ice and snow

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Staffordshire’s gritting fleet will be on the roads tonight as temperatures are expected to fall below freezing. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways and Transport, said: With temperatures forecast to fall below freezing overnight and the possibility of snow on higher ground in the early hours of Tuesday, our gritters will be heading out across the ...

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Gritting fleet faces cold snap

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Staffordshire gritters have been on the roads overnight in anticipation of snow followed by freezing temperatures. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways, said: As Sunday night progressed it became clear that the snow was arriving from the north west earlier and heavier than forecast, particularly on higher ground, but the gritters were out overnight. Being Sunday ...

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Highways investment to benefit motorists in Lichfield

Motorists in Lichfield can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to highways improvements due to start on Sunday 18 February. Staffordshire County Council’s Highways teams will be carrying out resurfacing work to the island and approach roads that serve the A461 Sainte Foy Avenue and A5127 Birmingham Road. The improvements are expected to take around four days to complete with ...

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Gritters primed and ready for freezing February

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Gritters in Staffordshire are ready to roll as snow and freezing February temperatures are forecast this week. Temperatures are set to plummet to as low as -5C in some areas of the county this week, and the Met Office forecasts a band of snow and ice to edge in from the north-west tomorrow (Tuesday) morning. The county’s 40-strong team of ...

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Work set to begin on £15m town centre retail park development

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Work is to begin within weeks on a much-anticipated £15 million retail development in the heart of Burntwood. LCP, one of the UK’s leading commercial property and investment companies, has been given the go ahead to develop the site of the former Olaf Johnson factory site, Cannock Road. Nick Burgess, managing director of LCP, which is based in Pensnett, West ...

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Plan to cut congestion under discussion

Plans are being drawn up to reduce congestion and improve air quality at a traffic blackspot. The A50 Liverpool Road junction in the centre of Kidsgrove is known for long delays at peak times. Helen Fisher, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet support member for Highways and Transport, said: Everyone who uses this road regularly knows something needs to be done to ...

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Highways crews work through the night to tackle fallen trees

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Staffordshire’s highways crews were out in force during the night as heavy winds swept across the county bringing down trees and branches. A Yellow weather warning for strong winds had been issued for the county yesterday which saw gusts of up to 70mph in parts. More than 50 trees were brought down by strong winds and crews worked throughout the ...

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