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County Council closes £35m shortfall to deliver a balanced budget

Staffordshire County Council today presented a balanced budget after taking early, decisive action to close a £35m forecasted shortfall in the next financial year. The final plans were presented to Full Council after the authority tackled the unprecedented challenge caused by the rising costs of care for increasing numbers of vulnerable adults and children. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County ...

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Tribute issued to Gordon Banks OBE

Speaking after the death was announced of Gordon Banks OBE, Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Gordon Banks OBE was a legend, revered by football fans in Staffordshire, England and around the world, yet everyone who met him would say that he was the most humble person, someone who had time for everyone. Throughout his battles with illness ...

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Statement regarding the tragedy in Sycamore Lane, Stafford

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: I was shocked to hear the terrible news of the deaths of four children in the heart of our community. We will support the family in any way and our thoughts and prayers are very much with all those who knew and loved these children and who now must cope with this ...

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Staffordshire tribute to neighbouring council leader

Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins has paid tribute today to his colleague at City of Wolverhampton Council leader Roger Lawrence, who has announced he is stepping down from the position. Cllr Lawrence has served as leader of the city council for 15 years and as a local councillor for three decades. Philip Atkins said: Roger has done a tremendous ...

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Extra Highways Funding to Support Local Communities


All county councillors are to be allocated £20,000 each to prioritise highways work in their own local communities. The one-off funding, which is on top of annual funding for highways, was confirmed today at a meeting of the county council’s Cabinet. Following the awarding of the Local Government Finance Settlement, the Cabinet presented an update on its budget and Medium ...

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School Crossing Patrols to Continue in Staffordshire

School crossing patrols are to continue to be funded by Staffordshire County Council – as final budget plans are drawn up. The council was considering moving to a community funded service as part of measures needed to close a £35m budget shortfall in 2019/20. After listening to public and staff feedback, Cabinet members have decided this is not the right ...

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Green light for extension at major Midlands business park

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

An extension to a major Midlands business park which could generate around 1,700 jobs and lever in up to £300 million of investment has been given the go-ahead. Work to extend i54 South Staffordshire by around a third of its current size can now begin. Plans to extend to the west of the current site on the county border with ...

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Statement from Staffordshire County Council on M6 incident

Breaking News

Specialist social workers from Staffordshire County Council are working to support four people who said they are under the age of 18, after 27 suspected migrants were found in a lorry stopped on the M6 yesterday. Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Staffordshire County Council has a dedicated team of specialists who are supporting these young people today. ...

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Staffordshire residents recognised in New Year’s Honours List

People from Staffordshire have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours List alongside household names from sports, entertainment and the arts. Residents have been honoured with an OBE, MBEs and a BEM for their services to patient safety, further education, grassroots football and the community. Recipients include Debra Hazeldine MBE, who spoke at the 2017 Conservative Party Conference about her ...

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Owner of TB affected herd ordered to pay over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

Trading Standards

A Staffordshire livestock owner who illegally moved herds of cattle while his holding was under bovine tuberculosis restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. Mark Pickford, of Kniveden farm, Mount Road, Leek, also breached important cattle ID rules by providing false information on Cattle Passports, misapplying an ear tag to an and failing to report the ...

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