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Council and operator on board with Moorlands Connect deal

Moorlands Connect

Communities in the Staffordshire Moorlands are to continue to enjoy  the benefits of a Moorlands Connect bus service – after new arrangements were agreed between Staffordshire County Council and the bus operator. The service was due to end on April1 following a review of journeys the county council could continue to subsidise, but now thanks to some third party funding, ...

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Burton Bridge Upgrade to Start in June

Vital work to safeguard the future of a second Burton gateway is to get under way in June – after being postponed from the New Year. The essential repairs to Burton Bridge will start on June 18 and are due to be completed before schools return for the start of the new term in September. Despite initial plans for a ...

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Backing for right to high speed broadband connection for all with Staffordshire already in strong position

Mark Winnington

A Government announcement that broadband providers will have a legal duty to connect every UK property to high speeds by 2020 could help the drive to find solutions for properties without current access, Staffordshire’s economy leader has said. Today the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport announced that a universal service obligation (USO) is necessary to offer certainty that ...

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Changes to subsidised bus journeys in Staffordshire approved

An eight week public consultation on how best to spend Staffordshire County Council’s £1.3m annual bus subsidy has resulted in the option which safeguards most journeys. Approving the plan, the County Council’s Cabinet also agreed to work with bus operators, district and borough councils, parish councils and local community groups to explore options for supporting some of the journeys which ...

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St Peter’s Bridge reopens to traffic – well ahead of schedule

St Peter's Bridge

Burton’s St Peter’s Bridge has reopened – three weeks ahead of the original completion date. The essential repairs of the bridge had originally been due to be completed at the end of November, but the project team have worked hard to bring the reopening forward. Mark Deaville, the county council’s cabinet member with overall responsibility for the scheme, said: From the outset ...

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Subsidised bus journeys goes to cabinet

The option which safeguards the largest number of bus journeys subsidised by Staffordshire County Council is to be recommended for approval by Cabinet members following a consultation. During the eight-week public consultation, members of the public were asked to have their say on the how the £1.3m budget available could be best spent on subsidising trips which are unprofitable for ...

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Pledge to reopen bridge before Christmas lights switch on – despite vandalism

St Peter's Bridge

Highways chiefs have vowed to reopen St Peter’s Bridge in time for the Christmas lights switch in Burton – despite an attack by vandals. Industrial spray paint was used to vandalise paving, structures and signs meaning emergency repairs needed to be carried out to allow the bridge to still reopen on November 18. Mark Deaville, the county council’s cabinet member ...

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Bridge to reopen ahead of schedule – and before lights switch-on

St Peter's Bridge

A major repair scheme at Burton’s St Peter’s Bridge is now ahead of schedule and it will open again in time for the town’s Christmas lights switch-on. The repairs are part of a £6.1million project to refurbish both St Peter’s Bridge and Burton Bridge. St Peter’s Bridge was originally due to open at the end of November, but the project ...

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Property development scheme pays off

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A pioneering public and private sector property partnership designed to benefit taxpayers is unlocking millions of pounds of assets, saving money and paving the way for new housing to be built. Staffordshire County Council’s Corporate Review committee will hear that dozens of local authority-owned buildings or pieces of land potentially worth millions of pounds, have either been allocated to The ...

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Work on Burton Bridge to start in the summer

Councillor Mark Deaville

Work to safeguard the future use of a major Burton Gateway is to start in the summer – after overwhelming calls from people and businesses in the town to postpone the major scheme. After winning permission from the Government to move the start of the work on Burton Bridge from the New Year to the summer holidays, Staffordshire County Council ...

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