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Prince Charles’s charity to help with Shire Hall’s future

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National experts in regenerating historic buildings have been appointed to consider the future of Stafford’s Shire Hall. The Prince’s Regeneration Trust has been commissioned by Staffordshire County Council to assess possible future uses of the Grade II* listed building, the benefits and risks of different approaches and how they might be funded. The charity, founded by His Royal Highness the ...

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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

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The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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New deal for youth club building

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The long-term future of a community building is set to be secured. Staffordshire County Council has agreed in principle to transfer the lease for the Stone Youth Centre to the Rising Brook Baptist Church. Not only does the Church want current groups to stay at the building, it plans to expand its appeal and attract more users. Ian Parry, Staffordshire ...

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Plans for record spending on care approved

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Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved at  Staffordshire County Council. The spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 were agreed at a meeting of the Full Council. To help towards the increasing costs of social care, county council tax  will rise ...

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Changes to Shire Hall and Arts offer approved

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Changes to Staffordshire’s arts offer and proposals for the future use of Shire Hall have been approved by the county council’s cabinet. With the authority intent on balancing less income with the need to spend more than ever before on looking after the elderly, people with disabilities and children needing care, it has been agreed that funding for the arts ...

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Staffordshire registrars prepare for busy week of Valentine’s weddings

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Take a virtual tour of the magnificent County Buildings in Stafford With love in the air and the county’s registrars set for a romantic week of Valentine’s weddings, couples are being reminded that Staffordshire is a great place to get married. Valentine’s Day weddings remain a popular choice amongst Staffordshire’s ‘couples to be’ with 53 ceremonies taking place across the county ...

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Proposals for arts offer and Shire Hall revealed

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Several changes to Staffordshire’s arts commitment are being proposed as a consequence of the county council’s focus on providing £300m of care this year. With the authority balancing less income with the need to spend more than ever before on looking after the elderly, people with disabilities and children needing care, it’s being proposed that funding for the arts offer ...

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Record spend on care approved by council cabinet

Ian Parry

Plans for a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children have been approved by Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet. The proposed spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-18 will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval. To help towards the increasing costs of social ...

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Challenging Budget Still Aims to Deliver Record Spending on Care

Ian Parry

Plans by Staffordshire County Council to spend a record amount on the care of residents look set to go ahead – as the budget for spending next year is finalised. The council says despite facing an initial £14.7m funding  gap in its overall budget for next year, it still plans to earmark around £300m to help meet the increasing need ...

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Council services available over Christmas and New Year holidays

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Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the festive holidays to ensure that people can access the services and the support they need. The Council will be open for business as usual during most of the Christmas and New Year holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January.  Most services will ...

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