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

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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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New campaign to tackle air pollution launches

School children, businesses and local communities are leading a new campaign to help improve air quality in the county. Encouraging employees to use more sustainable travel to and from work and travel plans for pupils and parents to encourage greener travel are amongst the activities to help raise awareness of improving air quality. So far, 15 schools, 6,500 pupils and ...

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Award for village improvement scheme

A highways improvement scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village has won a prestigious award. The Better Barton scheme, delivered by Staffordshire County Council, Barton Parish Council and Amey won the Small Project of the Year Award at the IHE (Institute of Highways Engineers) Awards. The £450,000 scheme included a ...

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Work continues for cleaner air

Hundreds of businesses, school pupils and their parents have been targeted in the first year of an air quality initiative in Staffordshire. Work so far includes developing travel plans with businesses to reduce the number of single workers commuting, improving air quality around schools and looking at the future demand for electric car charging points in the county. And an ...

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On your bike for national cycling campaign

People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to get on their bike as the biggest nationwide cycling campaign gets underway. National Bike Week, starting on Saturday 8 June, hopes to encourage more people to cycle and health bosses at Staffordshire County Council want to see more people on their bikes in a bid to promote a more active Staffordshire and ...

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Young bikers event offers lots of advice

Young riders from across Staffordshire are being invited to attend a Young Biker BBQ at Bryan’s BMW Rider Training School at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday 12 June. The event, organised by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), will have stands offering advice to young riders. As well as a free burger and drink for young riders, people will also ...

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Information event will detail major new road scheme ahead of start of works

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People and businesses will be able to find out more about the Stafford Western Access Route at a public event with construction work set to start in the summer. The new road will enable millions of pounds worth of new housing and business development to take place.  It will also improve traffic flow in the town centre, particularly by the ...

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