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Highways crews work through the night to tackle fallen trees

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Staffordshire’s highways crews were out in force during the night as heavy winds swept across the county bringing down trees and branches. A Yellow weather warning for strong winds had been issued for the county yesterday which saw gusts of up to 70mph in parts. More than 50 trees were brought down by strong winds and crews worked throughout the ...

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Motorists urged to prepare for freezing conditions and snow showers


Staffordshire motorists are being urged to drive with extra care from this afternoon (Tuesday) with freezing conditions and potential snow showers expected. A yellow weather warning has been issued for the area with a mixture of blustery, wintry showers of rain, hail and snow and freezing temperatures forecast into the night and tomorrow morning. Staffordshire’s army of gritters will be ...

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Town centre pavement improvement works set to begin

Work to improve pavements on Newcastle’s High Street will begin next week. The ongoing scheme will see small sections improved at a time to ensure there is minimum disruption for shoppers and businesses. Improvements will take place on the stretch between Paradise Street and Guildhall. Work begins next Monday January 15. The scheme is set to be completed in mid-August. For ...

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Cheddleton residents to benefit from highways improvements

People in Cheddleton are to benefit from around £160,000 worth of investment to improve footpaths in the area. Staffordshire County Council’s highways crews will be carrying out resurfacing work on footpaths on Hillside Road and St Edwards Road. The work started on Tuesday 2 January and is expected to take around 13 weeks to complete. Helen Fisher, Cabinet Support Member for ...

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Drivers reminded that ’20 is Plenty’ outside schools

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With children heading back to school after the Christmas break, drivers are being reminded that ‘20 is Plenty’ as part of a road safety campaign to help keep pupils safe. The ’20 is Plenty’ scheme is run by Staffordshire County Council and encourages drivers to reduce their speed to a maximum of 20mph outside schools. Each term around 16 Staffordshire ...

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Newcastle street set for New Year improvements

A Newcastle street will undergo a £150,000 set of improvements in the New Year. Staffordshire County Council’s highways team will start four-week scheme in Wedgwood Street, Wolstanton, next Tuesday January 2. The first phase of the works will see kerbs replaced and pavements resurfaced before the road resurfacing is carried out between January 25 and January 31. While works on ...

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County council moves forward with major road scheme to unlock future growth

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A major road project which will see the final section of Lichfield’s southern bypass completed is progressing with the county council beginning the process of buying land along the route. The £17.5million scheme will connect the A5127 Birmingham Road with the A5206 London Road. It will involve building an underpass beneath the Cross City railway line. The 670 metre stretch ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the festive getaway

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People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for Christmas or New Year with busy roads expected and some rail engineering work scheduled. Friday is expected to be the busiest day for travel with many people making the final commute before Christmas at the same time as people travel away for the holiday period. Both Saturday and ...

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People reminded to nominate a designated driver for their Christmas nights out

Revellers planning their festive celebrations are being reminded to nominate a designated driver to make sure they get home safely. Over the Christmas and New Year celebrations, thousands of people will be out at work night outs and parties and the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is reminding people to make sure they have a designated driver. Speaking on behalf of ...

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County council to petition on next phase of HS2 in Staffordshire


County council has pledged to continue to get the best deal for Staffordshire and its communities by championing their cause in Parliament. Members of the council today agreed to lobby on Phase 2a which will run from the West Midlands to Crewe to mitigate the impact of the high speed line. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic ...

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