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Drivers reminded to be ‘Bike Smart’ in latest road safety campaign

Biker, Cyclist & Driver shaking hands

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded to be more aware of and watch out for those on two wheels in a new road safety campaign. The ‘Bike Smart’ campaign is part of Road Safety Week starting today (19 November).  The initiative is being organised by national road safety charity Brake and supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This year’s ...

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County freight strategy focuses on community impact and economic growth

Current and planned measures to ensure continued economic growth through road freight movement whilst reducing the impact on local communities in Staffordshire are included in an updated countywide strategy. The ongoing need to balance community concerns with local business needs are the focus of the latest Staffordshire Freight Strategy, which will be discussed by a select committee this week. It ...

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Have your say on community proposals for patrols

People can their say on proposals to encourage more communities to support and fund their local school crossing patrol. Staffordshire County Council is proposing to no longer fund patrols from September 2019 as it needs to close a £35m budget shortfall next year. The authority already has a small number of community funded patrols and wants to support more communities interested ...

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Crackdown on drivers ignoring road signs

Motorists taking illegal short-cuts along a town centre street face automatic fines if they break the law. A permanent enforcement camera will soon begin monitoring South Walls, Stafford, to deter drivers from cutting through. The only vehicles allowed to enter South Walls from the roundabout at the junction of Greengate Street and Mill Bank are buses, ‘Hackney cab’ taxis and ...

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Army of Gritters Ready to Roll as Winter Officially Gets Under Way

Helen Fisher

Staffordshire’s army of gritters are primed and ready for action – as winter in Staffordshire officially gets underway. As we head into November the county council’s fleet is now ready to roll when needed to help keep the county safely on the move. The county council’s fleet of 40 plus gritters and snow ploughs will be ready to roll if ...

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Railway footbridges set to be replaced as line improvements are carried out

Two rail footbridges in the south of the county are being removed and replaced as work is carried out to electrify the line. The electrification of the Chase Line between Rugeley and Walsall involves the installation of new overhead wires. It will mean faster and quieter trains will be able to use the line, improving services for Rugeley, Cannock and ...

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Motorists urged to check their tyres and car ahead of winter

Staffordshire’s motorists are being encouraged to check their tyres this October as part of national Tyre Safety Month and ahead of winter driving. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is supporting Tyre Safe’s campaign to highlight the importance of driving with properly inflated tyres with the right tread depth. The campaign is also asking drivers to make sure their cars are ...

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Website relaunch to help families and friends keep new drivers safe

Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP) has relaunched a one stop website for people supporting  new drivers in a bid to help them stay safe on the road. The website, Mentoring New Drivers, combines a wealth of information for individuals navigating their way through all the decisions involved in this stage of their loved one’s life, such as selecting a driving ...

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Event marks village improvements scheme completion

Better Barton scheme

Delegates gathered to mark the completion of a scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village on Friday. The £450,000 Better Barton scheme was drawn up by Barton-under-Needwood Parish Council and the county council. It has been delivered in three phases and the main part of the project will form the ...

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Highways teams work round the clock to clear county roads

Highways teams have been working hard throughout the night to deal with flooding on Staffordshire’s roads and to clear trees, branches and other debris as Storm Bronagh reached the county. Staffordshire County Council’s highways and transport leader Helen Fisher said: Last night there was extremely heavy rainfall over a short period in addition to the strong winds as Storm Bronagh ...

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