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Awards set to crown Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses

Staffordshire Tourism Awards 2017 winners

Some of the best tourism businesses in Staffordshire are set to discover whether they have won prestigious awards at a glittering ceremony. More than 40 attractions, activities, and accommodation businesses have applied for the 2018 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, and will find out if they have been successful at the National Memorial Arboretum on Thursday 22nd November (12noon-4.30pm). In the ...

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Land earmarked for future use

Latest News

Land made available by a scheme to concentrate public services in one place has been earmarked for a school extension and housing. The former Seabridge Centre, in Roe Lane, Newcastle, is no longer needed after services using it were recently transferred to the new Castle House in the centre of Newcastle. Now it’s being proposed that the six acre site ...

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Know your consumer rights this Black Friday

Gill Heath

People looking for bargains online on Black Friday and throughout the Christmas and New Year sales period are being urged to get to know their rights and avoid scams. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is advising people to get familiar with their consumer rights before they shop, particularly online. This year National Consumer Week follows Black Friday and the ...

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Drivers reminded to be ‘Bike Smart’ in latest road safety campaign

Helen, Martin & Matt

Drivers in Staffordshire are being reminded to be more aware of and watch out for those on two wheels in a new road safety campaign. The ‘Bike Smart’ campaign is part of Road Safety Week starting today (19 November).  The initiative is being organised by national road safety charity Brake and supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. This year’s ...

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People reminded to be ‘scams aware’ as part of national campaign

Say no to scams

People across Staffordshire are being urged to spot the signs of scams, report them and look out for those who may become victims themselves during a national awareness week. Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team is part of the Friends Against Scams campaign which is holding a national awareness week from today, November 19, to mark its second anniversary. The ...

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Statement on Allied Healthcare

Alan White

Alan White, Staffordshire County Council’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing, said: “We have been made aware by the Care Quality Commission about its concerns about the future of Allied Healthcare, which is a national homecare provider operating across the country including Staffordshire. “Our priority is ensuring those in need of care will continue to receive ...

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Review Highlights County Council’s Aspirations For Communities

Staffordshire Place

Strong leadership, aspirational goals, partnership working and a clear grasp of financial challenges have been highlighted in an independent review of Staffordshire County Council. As part of a Local Government Association Peer Challenge in September, community priorities, leadership, governance, financial resilience and capacity to deliver all came under close scrutiny. The feedback report published today concluded that the county council ...

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New project to help people in Cannock Chase live healthier and happier lives

Chase Up! Project

People living in areas across the Cannock Chase District are set to benefit from a new project to help improve their health and wellbeing, fitness and general quality of life, thanks to a £416,000 National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The ‘Chase Up’ project will be led by local communities and will work with local residents, schools and ...

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Staffordshire County Council to reduce senior leadership team

Staffordshire County Council Offices

In a cost-cutting move to meet unprecedented financial pressure, Staffordshire County Council is to reduce the number of directors on its senior leadership team. In September the County Council published its draft budget for 2019-20 and set out proposals to close a £35m shortfall in its budget next year. One of those measures will be to reduce the number of ...

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Council to consider new approach to children and young people’s mental health

A proposed new approach to helping children and young people with mental health issues in Staffordshire will be considered by Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet. If agreed, the new joint approach by the county council and Clinical Commissioning Groups will see children and young people with mental health and emotional wellbeing issues get the right help at the right time. Staffordshire ...

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