Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the centre of England, bordering the counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
The county consists of eight districts: South Staffordshire, Cannock Chase, Lichfield, East Staffordshire, Tamworth, Stafford, Newcastle-under-Lyme, and the Staffordshire Moorlands, and stretches from Kinver in the south right up to Flash in the north. Cannock Chase AONB is within the county as well as parts of the National Forest and the Peak District national park.
It is home to over 860,000 people and offers terrific opportunities for people to enjoy a good quality of life in safe and strong communities.
Staffordshire County Council’s responsibilities include highways and transport, education and learning, health and social care, children and young people, and economic growth.
Staffordshire is the largest economy in the West Midlands outside Birmingham and historically has a strong record in economic growth and low unemployment.
Our Strategic plan outlines our vision, to create a connected Staffordshire, where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.
You can access the Staffordshire County Council Strategic Plan here, which sets out our values and priorities for the years ahead, what we want to achieve and how we intend to do so over the next 4 years (2014 – 2018).
You can find out more statistical information about Staffordshire at the Staffordshire Observatory website.