Home » Tag Archives: Mark Winnington

Tag Archives: Mark Winnington

Growth programme goes from strength to strength with near full employment in county

Staffordshire’s economic growth programme has supported the creation of nearly 7,000 jobs in four years as continued near full employment in the county was confirmed again today. A cabinet report being discussed this week states that sites and projects forming the county council’s economic growth programme have so far created or safeguarded 6,835 jobs and delivered 301 houses up to ...

Read More »

Get Online and make the most of digital technology

Get Online Week

People are being urged to find out how they can improve their day-to-day living through digital technology and getting connected during national Get Online Week. The awareness week, which runs from Monday October 15 to Sunday October 21, aims to improve social inclusion for all ages through greater use of technology. Run by the Good Things Foundation charity, the campaign ...

Read More »

Bridge foundations removed

bridge demolition

A series of phased closures are planned for the A50 this weekend to allow the removal of a demolished bridge’s foundations. Workers will remove the foundations of the abutments on either side of the A50 to a depth of one metre. The rest of the bridge, which carried the A522 over the A50 near Uttoxeter, was demolished last weekend. It ...

Read More »

Bridge over the A50 demolished

bridge demolition

A bridge which spanned the A50 for more than 30 years has been demolished in a single weekend. Engineers worked round-the-clock from Friday evening until 3.15am on Oct 1 to remove the bridge which carried the A522 across the dual carriageway near Uttoxeter. It is being replaced by a new bridge, with three new roundabouts, new slip roads and link ...

Read More »

Million pound interest free loan scheme for businesses to kick-start development

Dunston Business Village

Businesses with ambitious development plans could benefit from a new round of funding which kick-starts projects and boosts growth. The latest round of the Growing Places Fund is making £1 million available in interest-free loans to support infrastructure projects. Projects could include development of commercial space including retail, housing or connections that will lead to more investment, regeneration and job ...

Read More »

Staffordshire to celebrate World Tourism Day

People are being reminded about the wealth of attractions just waiting to be explored in Staffordshire as part of the county’s celebrations for World Tourism Day. With a booming tourism economy worth £1.7bn and over 25 million visitors each year, Staffordshire continues to be a great place to visit and holiday. The county is home to two of  the UK’s ...

Read More »

A50 bridge demolition approaches

Thousands of tonnes of earth have been moved as the first part of a complex three phase operation draws to a close. Engineers are delivering a new bridge across the A50 and improved junction with the A522 at Uttoxeter to support the creation of new homes and more jobs, while cutting congestion and improving road safety. Work to remove the ...

Read More »

Thriving businesses mark enterprise centre’s 20th anniversary

Home Instead

Businesses from a range of sectors based at a county council enterprise centre are marking the facility’s 20th anniversary. Waterside Enterprise Centre in Burton is home to 35 businesses at the Centrum 100 site on the edge of the town. The centre has 60 office units and 12 workshop units. It has proved popular with businesses over two decades because ...

Read More »

Countywide housing plan under construction

More houses could be built in Staffordshire as part of ambitious ideas being developed by the county council The proposals are part of the county council’s forward-planning to ensure there is the right mix of housing in Staffordshire to meet the needs of residents and the growing economy. Plans will also consider infrastructure needs across the county, including new roads, ...

Read More »

Near full employment in county as business sites continue to thrive

Four Ashes Park

Staffordshire’s thriving business sites are boosting job opportunities as the county continues to see near full employment. Statistics released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s working age population claims out of work benefits. This is lower that both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages and has remained the same for the last three ...

Read More »