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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

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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

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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

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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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Major bridge repair project enters fourth week

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Replacement of bearings and deck joints on St Peter’s Bridge will continue this week as its repair scheme reaches its fourth week. The £6.1m project will see vital strengthening work to allow HGVs to continue to access the town. Last week the project team continued with bearing replacement and removed the road surface. From today, the last parts of the ...

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Freight group presses ahead with measures to reduce HCV impact

A group formed to reduce the impact heavy commercial vehicles on Staffordshire’s roads is set to deliver a package of measures to benefit communities along one of the county’s main routes. The Staffordshire Freight and Communities Forum met on Friday with a specific focus on reducing HCV impact along the A515, affecting the villages of Draycott-in-the-Clay, Yoxall and Kings Bromley. ...

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Major bridge repair project progressing well as it enters third week

St Peter's Bridge

Work to strip back old waterproofing and pavements on St Peter’s Bridge in Burton continues this week with the major repair scheme progressing well as it enters its third week. The £6.1m project will see vital strengthening work to allow HGVs to continue to access the town. Over the last week the project team has also been working on the ...

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