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Motorists advised of daytime A50 lane closures at Uttoxeter

Motorists are being advised of off-peak daytime lane closures on the stretch of the A50 at Uttoxeter during the first three weeks of October. The lane closures will take place on the eastern end of the stretch between the A521 Blythe Bridge roundabout and B5030 junctions. The work is part of the A50 Uttoxeter Growth Corridor Project improvement project being ...

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Residents Encouraged To Find Out More About HS2


Staffordshire residents are being encouraged to find out more about how HS2 will affect the county – at a series of drop-in information events in September and October. HS2 Limited has organised the events to allow people to find out more about the project and about what it may mean for them and their local communities. The first event takes ...

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Sexual health services to encourage more people to get help

Sexual Health Clinic

Reshaped sexual health services in Staffordshire are encouraging more people to get the help they need. The redesigned services, including a new sexual health clinic in Stafford town centre, will make sexual health advice and support more accessible, as well as speeding up how quickly people get help and treatment. The county currently has six dedicated sexual health clinics which ...

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Staffordshire shop managers reminded of e-cigarette age restriction


Staffordshire shop managers are being reminded that e-cigarettes should not be sold to under-18s after half of premises visited during a test purchase operation failed. The reminder comes one year after new age restriction laws were introduced and follows a test-purchase operation across all eight district and boroughs in Staffordshire. Fourteen of the 28 premises visited by county council trading ...

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Family scheme’s success pays for other initiatives

Staffordshire County Council Offices

A pioneering scheme helping troubled families improve their lives is changing lives, a report says. And not only does the project’s success save taxpayers’ money, because of the efficient way it is run the income from the Government’s payment by results is being invested in new community schemes. The Building Resilient Families & Communities scheme initially targeted families to get ...

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Stoptober returns to help Staffordshire smokers give quitting a go


Smokers across Staffordshire are being urged to take part in and join the nearly 15 million people across the country who have already quit. The smoking rate across Staffordshire has fallen by 3% over the past four years to 13.6%. Last year, over 3000 people signed up to Stoptober in the county. Out of the 2.5 million smokers who made ...

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Stafford Library celebrates its first birthday

Stafford Library is celebrating its first year at its new home in Staffordshire Place in the heart of the town. The £1million library in Tipping Street opened its doors to the public last September, bringing with it state-of-the-art services and modern facilities. Since opening, the library has enjoyed around 170,000 visits, issued 113,000 books, and seen over 3,000 new members ...

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New young poet laureate crowned for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent

Isobel Horsley, aged 16 from Lichfield, has been chosen as the new young poet laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent. Isobel performed her powerful poems alongside her fellow shortlisted poets, at a special poetry event at the Shire Hall Gallery on Saturday 3 September. The prestigious competition is a joint initiative between the city and county councils to promote a love ...

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Open days to discuss how groups could manage Staffordshire’s countryside estate

Cllr Winnington by reservoir

Groups and organisations interested in managing the county’s countryside estate are being invited to a series of information days. The events will provide an opportunity for groups  to find out how they can be involved in the management of sites and the tendering process. The two events will take place at: Chasewater Innovation Centre, Thursday 6 October, between 9:30am and ...

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Find out chapter and verse about community libraries

A four hour event promoting community running of Staffordshire’s libraries will be held this week at one of the four still needing a management group. The informal session at Great Wyrley library between 11am and 3pm on Friday, September 30th, is open to both individuals and representatives of groups who may be interested, or simply want to find out more ...

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