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New town centre bollards set to be activated

A new set of rising bollards have been installed to help protect the pedestrian area in Tamworth town centre. The previous set had been out of operation for several years and needed replacing as they were beyond repair. Staffordshire County Council has worked with Tamworth Borough Council to install the new bollards with a £70,000 highways investment. They will be ...

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On your bike for national cycling to school campaign

Schools across Staffordshire are being invited to take part in the 2019 Bike to School Week, from 23 to 27 September. The campaign, being supported by Staffordshire County Council’s school travel team is calling on schools, parents and children to join the celebration and cycle to school during that week. Current figures show that only 2% of primary school children ...

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Pupils lead campaign to tackle air pollution outside schools

Staffordshire school children are leading a new campaign to help reduce air pollution outside their schools. Encouraging parents and children to opt for more sustainable travel and encouraging drivers parking outside schools to turn off their engines are amongst the activities to help improve air quality and raise awareness. Over the next two years, the Air Aware Staffordshire campaign hopes ...

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Shobnall Road improvements on track for August finish

A £650,000 highways improvement scheme to resurface Shobnall Road in Burton is on track to be completed this weekend. The four-week project which started at the beginning of the month included the replacement of kerb stones and ironworks and the resurfacing of the entire road. Crews have been working seven days a week to get the work done as quickly ...

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£1m highways improvements for Burton underway and moving at pace

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to two highway improvement schemes now underway. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the improvements at Borough Road, near the railway station and on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The improvement work underway at Shobnall Road which started on 4 August is expected to be completed by the end of the ...

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Highways improvements planned for Leek

Motorists in Leek can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to highways improvements being carried out near the Nicholson War Memorial. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out the work to replace the existing cobble stones with new ones. The work is now scheduled to start on Monday 19 August and is expected to take around three weeks to ...

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£650,000 highways investment for Burton

Motorists in Burton will soon benefit from smoother journeys thanks to a major highways improvement project due to start on Sunday 4 August. Staffordshire County Council will be carrying out the highways improvements and resurfacing work on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The investment will include the replacement of damaged kerb stones and ironworks, improved drains and the resurfacing of ...

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County council steps up efforts to mitigate impact of HS2 on Staffordshire


Staffordshire County Council has agreed to become a “qualifying authority” on HS2, to help reduce the impact of Phase 2a of the scheme running from the West Midlands to Crewe. The council’s Cabinet today (Wednesday) agreed the move, which will give the authority some limited powers to influence the construction of the scheme which will pass through a further 33 ...

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£15million road improvement works for major retail development progresses

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The latest phase of a major road scheme to provide access to a £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around will begin next week. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020. McArthurGlen ...

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