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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Meet the families helping young people in care live independently

People interested in helping young people in care move into independent living are invited to a special information evening. The event, on Thursday 20th July, from 6pm to 8pm at Staffordshire Place 1 in Stafford, will give people the chance to find out more about becoming a supported lodgings host. Supported Lodgings is an alternative to foster care and offers ...

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Cannock Chase consultation extended

Consultation on how best to look after Cannock Chase’s natural habitats is to be extended. The initial six-week consultation will be lengthened by a further three weeks to accommodate public interest and now close on August 14th. People, groups and organisations with an interest in Cannock Chase Country Park, Bevin’s Birches and the adjoining land are being asked their views ...

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Children invited to join Animal Agents for Summer Reading Challenge

Children from across Staffordshire are invited to join Animal Agents as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Staffordshire’s library Service are backing the campaign and are asking the county’s 4-11 year-olds to borrow and read any six library books during the summer holidays. This year’s theme is Animal Agents, based on a detective agency staffed by all kinds of ...

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Community opportunity to influence local road safety

Councillor Mark Deaville

Community ideas for making their neighbourhood’s roads safer can win funding to make them happen. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is organising the trial scheme which is offering up to £5,000 to community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help improve road safety. Proposals could include speed watch groups and activities with schools such as walking buses, but projects must ...

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Junction for new homes access set for completion

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Work to complete access to a new homes development near Rugeley takes place next week. Access to the development, on the A51 Lea Hall Way, has been created as a roundabout junction north of Wheelhouse Road. Next week the junction will be resurfaced along that stretch. In order for the work to be carried out safely, this section of the ...

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Potholes, Road Safety and Community Schemes Key to Highways and Transport Investment

shadow of cyclist on road

Tackling potholes, improving road safety, boosting cycling and upgrading access to local rail stations are at the heart of investment by Staffordshire County Council to improve roads and help people travel safely across the county. The proposals for more than £35m of investment will help maintain the county’s 6,000km of roads and 4,500km of footpaths, improve road safety and give ...

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Time lapse photography captures creation of new bridge

Unique footage shows the size and scale of the work to successfully lay the foundations of a new bridge across one of Britain’s busiest A-roads. The time lapse photography shows the delicate operation to place six steel beams, each 47 metres long and weighing 45 tonnes apiece, across the A50 dual carriageway at Uttoxeter. Preparations have been underway for weeks ...

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People Encouraged to Have Say on Buses Subsidised by Taxpayers

People are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in Staffordshire can be best spent. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations. Although more than 90 per cent of these trips are made without any subsidy, the county council currently pays ...

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Economy boosting road project reaches further milestone

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A new access road which will pave the way for multi-million pound development, new jobs and relieve town centre congestion has reached another milestone. Staffordshire County Council has now started the process of buying land along the Stafford Western Access Route, which will link the A518 Newport Road and the A34 Foregate Street north of the town centre. The new ...

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