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New town centre bollards set to be activated

A new set of rising bollards have been installed to help protect the pedestrian area in Tamworth town centre. The previous set had been out of operation for several years and needed replacing as they were beyond repair. Staffordshire County Council has worked with Tamworth Borough Council to install the new bollards with a £70,000 highways investment. They will be ...

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On your bike for national cycling to school campaign

Schools across Staffordshire are being invited to take part in the 2019 Bike to School Week, from 23 to 27 September. The campaign, being supported by Staffordshire County Council’s school travel team is calling on schools, parents and children to join the celebration and cycle to school during that week. Current figures show that only 2% of primary school children ...

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Pupils lead campaign to tackle air pollution outside schools

Staffordshire school children are leading a new campaign to help reduce air pollution outside their schools. Encouraging parents and children to opt for more sustainable travel and encouraging drivers parking outside schools to turn off their engines are amongst the activities to help improve air quality and raise awareness. Over the next two years, the Air Aware Staffordshire campaign hopes ...

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Shobnall Road improvements on track for August finish

A £650,000 highways improvement scheme to resurface Shobnall Road in Burton is on track to be completed this weekend. The four-week project which started at the beginning of the month included the replacement of kerb stones and ironworks and the resurfacing of the entire road. Crews have been working seven days a week to get the work done as quickly ...

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Your Staffordshire Card scheme finishing at the end of the month

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Parents are being reminded that the Your Staffordshire Card (YSC) scheme is ending on 31 August 2019 and will no longer be accepted after this date. With the new school term just around the corner, the county council is encouraging parents and young people to check out the best deals with their local bus operator. The scheme is finishing after ...

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£1m highways improvements for Burton underway and moving at pace

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to two highway improvement schemes now underway. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the improvements at Borough Road, near the railway station and on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The improvement work underway at Shobnall Road which started on 4 August is expected to be completed by the end of the ...

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Highways improvements planned for Leek

Motorists in Leek can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to highways improvements being carried out near the Nicholson War Memorial. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out the work to replace the existing cobble stones with new ones. The work is now scheduled to start on Monday 19 August and is expected to take around three weeks to ...

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£650,000 highways investment for Burton

Motorists in Burton will soon benefit from smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project due to start on Sunday 4 August. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The investment will include the replacement of damaged kerb stones and ironworks, improved drains and the resurfacing of ...

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County Council declares a climate change emergency

Staffordshire County Council has declared a ‘climate emergency’ on a day that saw record-breaking high temperatures across the UK. In a meeting of the County Council today (Thursday), councillors vowed to refresh the Council’s climate change strategy, continue their support to local councils in tackling climate change, and committed to providing a strong, unified voice on behalf of councils when ...

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