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Council opening times over Christmas and New Year

Staffordshire County Council will be making its services available over the Christmas and New Year holidays to ensure people get the information and the support they need. The Council will be open for business as usual during most of the festive holidays, apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Most Council services will be open on 27, ...

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Earliest Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain saved

Campaigners are celebrating after securing enough money to save ancient jewellery believed to be the earliest example of Iron Age gold ever discovered in Britain. Four exquisite artefacts that make up the Leekfrith Iron Age Torcs can now go on permanent display at Stoke-on-Trent’s Potteries Museum & Art Gallery after a successful campaign to raise the £325,000 needed to buy ...

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County council sets out challenging budget for next five years

Staffordshire Place

Record spending of £310 million on care, growing a strong economy and attracting investment into Staffordshire are at the heart of a challenging budget being set out by the county council. The increasing costs of care for a growing ageing population and children in care continue to be the biggest pressure for the county council,  as it still has to ...

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Staffordshire leader’s response on Chancellor’s Budget

Philip Atkins

Pledges to invest more in the NHS this winter, extra investment in education and skills, increases in personal tax allowances and housing stamp duty deals for first time buyers detailed by the Chancellor, were today welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond today outlined these plans together with greater support for small ...

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Think tank calls for devolution to go beyond cities

Philip Atkins

A leading independent think tank has today (Monday, Nov 20) issued a call for a reform of local government to help transform the economy by forging closer partnerships across communities and councils. Authors of ResPublica’s report Devo 2.0: The Case for Counties argue existing county councils areas are  the “essential building blocks” to reform existing two-tier county and district structures ...

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New cabinet for Staffordshire County Council unveiled

Staffordshire Place

The Leader and Cabinet for Staffordshire County Council have been announced at meeting of the Full Council. Philip Atkins takes up his third term as Leader of the county council following the local elections on May 4 – which saw the Conservatives retain control by securing an increased 51 seats, Labour 10 and one seat gained by an independent candidate. Ian Parry remains ...

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Statement regarding Manchester attack

Staffordshire Place

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: Following the shocking events in Manchester, I have asked that the flags on county council buildings be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims. “I understand the Government is working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack. ...

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Statement on Drayton Manor Park Tragedy

Breaking News

Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, said: It is absolutely sad and shocking news to hear how a day of adventure has ended in such tragedy for this young girl and our thoughts are very much with her family and friends this evening. Drayton Manor Theme Park was opened as a family business back in 1949 and I know ...

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Conservatives retain control of Staffordshire County Council

The Conservatives retained overall control of Staffordshire County Council today after securing 51 seats – an increase of 17 on the 2013 results. All 62 seats were contested in yesterday’s local elections. After the overnight count in Tamworth, counting took place in the remaining district and borough council areas today. The final results were: Conservative 51, Labour  10 and Other ...

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The Final Countdown in the County Council Elections

Staffordshire County Council Offices

Counting of votes in the county council election is now underway with an overall result expected to be declared mid-afternoon. Tamworth Borough Council was the only area to count overnight with the Conservatives winning all six seats. The remaining districts and boroughs will start verifying and counting votes from 9.30am John Henderson, Staffordshire County Council’s Chief Executive and County Returning ...

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