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New £30million high school reaches major milestone

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Staffordshire County Council’s first new high school for over 25 years has reached a major construction milestone. The roof of the 1550 place secondary school has been put into place, making the building water-tight for the first time. Officers from Staffordshire County Council, Seddon Construction, Entrust, sponsors John Taylor Multi Academy Trust (JTMAT) and the Education and Skills Funding Agency ...

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County council increases work to reduce flood risk in Staffordshire

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Work to reduce flood risk to Staffordshire communities which is being led by the county council is increasing and making a difference, a report published this week says. Flood risk blights communities and can damage the local economy. The county council is working with a range of organisations including the Environment Agency, district councils and Severn Trent Water to help ...

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Road safety improvements on A519 to get underway this weekend

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Work on a road safety scheme on the A519 Clayton Road in Newcastle is due to get underway on Sunday 8 October. The scheme will include reducing the speed limit from 60mph to 40mph, along with additional signage, and changes to road markings. Work will also include the installation of a power line to service the new illuminated signs. To ...

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New Crowdfund Staffordshire project launches to unlock funding for local communities

People interested in raising money to help their local community are being invited to use a brand new fundraising platform. Housed on Crowdfunder.co.uk, ‘Crowdfund Staffordshire’ will give people in the county a way to showcase their project to the thousands of people who regularly donate to good causes online. Any local charity, business, social enterprise or individual can use Crowdfund ...

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Staffordshire childcare success seen at first hand

Staffordshire’s work in helping parents get 30 hours a week supported childcare has been seen at first hand by the Government’s top official. Michelle Dyson, Director of Early Years and Childcare at the Department for Education, met county councillors and officers, before talking to business representatives and visiting nurseries in Staffordshire. Staffordshire County Council was one of eight authorities which ...

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Drivers urged to check their tyres in latest road safety campaign

Staffordshire’s motorists are being encouraged to check their car tyres and pressures this October as part of national tyre safety month. ‘Are you having a good or bad air day?’ is the question being asked in the latest campaign being supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. The initiative is reminding drivers that correct tyre pressures reduce the risk of ...

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Overnight carriageway closure for A50

Part of the A50 is to be closed one-way for five nights in October in the next step of a bridge building project. The overnight closures at Uttoxeter are for the removal of safety equipment which allowed the bridge to be worked on for three months without affecting the flow of traffic on the dual carriageway below. The new bridge ...

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County’s work to integrate Forces children praised by Royal British Legion

Staffordshire County Council’s work to help children of Armed Service families settle into education in Staffordshire has been praised by a leading Forces charity. The Royal British Legion has commended the county council on its work to create school places for British Service children, who moved into the county from Germany in 2015 as part of the Ministry of Defence’s ...

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Celebrating launch of county’s first poetry collection

Poetry fans from across Staffordshire gathered for a celebration event for the launch of the county’s first poetry collection The Staffordshire Poetry Collection includes 50 unique poems written by local people and was officially launched at Stafford library as part of National Poetry Day on 28 September. During the evening people got to hear readings of the poems, welcome the ...

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