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Employers invited to give their views on skills training

Skills development

Employers throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being invited to give their views on skills training in the region at a series of breakfast meetings being organised by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) during June. Developing a skilled workforce to help create a thriving economy and prosperous communities is a key priority for the LEP, and employers are ...

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Children’s services reach out to more families

Mark Sutton

A reorganisation of Staffordshire’s children centres has delivered on its key promise of helping more vulnerable families. New figures show the percentage of vulnerable children aged 0-to-five being helped in the county has increased over three years from 48 per cent to 76 per cent. At the same time the percentage of five-year-olds classed as ‘school ready’ – having a ...

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People urged to back businesses during major bridge works

Burton Bridge

People are being reminded that Burton will be very much open for business during essential works on Burton Bridge this summer. Work to strengthen and safeguard the iconic bridge is due to start on Monday, 18th June and will be completed in time for the start of the school term in September. One lane on the bridge will remain open ...

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Still time for people to shape disability services in Staffordshire

Mum and daughter shoes

There’s less than a week left for local people to give their views on proposals that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities. Staffordshire County Council has been asking people for their views on how it can support people with physical or learning disabilities, autism, or sensory impairments, to lead independent and fulfilling ...

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County’s volunteers to join in national celebrations

Volunteer week

Thousands of Volunteers from across Staffordshire will be joining the celebrations for National Volunteers’ Week, starting on Friday 1 June. Celebration parties, award ceremonies and information events will all be recognising the huge contribution that thousands of volunteers make every day, helping make Staffordshire a great place to live. In Tamworth, a Celebration event organised by Support Staffordshire, to recognise ...

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Staffordshire sets out vision for future growth in post-Brexit economy

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire will set out its position as a leader in driving the national debate for county areas on the developing industrial strategy and post-Brexit economy to a Government select committee chairman next week. The county council’s all party member group on external affairs will meet Neil Parish MP at Thursday’s Staffordshire County Show. They will set out initial findings on ...

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HS2 Select Committee Announce Decisions on Petitioning on Phase 2a


Staffordshire County Council today pledged to continue to help communities ensure their voices are heard, after the House of Commons Select Committee delivered its verdict on petitioning to date on Phase 2a of the high speed rail project. In its first special report, the HS2 Select committee outlined its decisions after listening to petitions on Phase 2a, which runs through ...

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Families urged to explore Staffordshire during May half term

Families looking for something to do during the May half term holiday are being encouraged to explore some of the county’s great attractions. Staffordshire has hundreds of exciting locations and attractions, including many leading national sites just waiting to be discovered over the half term holidays. Animal lovers will enjoy Love Your Zoo Week (Saturday 26th May to Sunday 3rd ...

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UK first for Staffordshire library

A group with more than a million members worldwide is celebrating a UK first by taking on the day-to-day management of a local library. The Rotary Club of Rugeley is now running Staffordshire County Council’s library in Brereton. Ron Ashley, President of the Rotary Club of Rugeley, said: This is the first time one of Rotary’s 1,800 UK clubs has ...

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Funding boost helping local communities thrive

Hundreds of community projects are having a real impact on Staffordshire people with funding and backing from county councillors. Outdoor gym equipment for young people, upgrades for a local community centre, a gazebo for a local charity for fund raising events, and training of volunteers for support groups are amongst the projects funded through the Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Last ...

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