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Communities to have their say on speed limit reductions at Staffordshire village

People are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce the speed limits as part of a highways scheme to improve road safety at Freehay crossroads near Cheadle. Proposals include reducing the speed limits from 60MPH to 30MPH on all four approaches, with a 40MPH buffer zone on Hollington Road. People can have their say on the proposals at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Highways/TRO/Staffordshire-moorlands/staffordshiremoorlands.aspx ...

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Train service overhaul boost for county’s residents and its economy

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Major changes to train services in Staffordshire introduced this weekend will improve passengers’ experience and benefit business, the county’s economy leader has said. Mark Winnington is also vice chairman of the West Midlands Rail Executive, which overseas regional train services and contracts. He added that WMRE would be closely monitoring the new services, particularly in light of timetable change issues ...

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Staffordshire’s Poets Laureate back Foster Care Fortnight

Staffordshire’s Poets Laureate have joined forces through the power of poetry to promote this year’s Foster Care Fortnight campaign. Emily Rose Galvin, aged 29 from Lichfield and Staffordshire’s Young Poet Laureate, Lily Massey aged 16 from Baddeley Green, have both written poems as well as a set of stand-alone couplets in support of the campaign. Foster Care Fortnight which started ...

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Pupils get ready for Walk to School Week

School children from across Staffordshire will be putting their best foot forward when they take to the streets for this year’s Walk to School Week. The campaign, which starts on Monday 20 May, is encouraging children to join in with the national festival of walking. This year in Staffordshire 18,000 pupils will be taking part. 2019 is also the 20th ...

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Energy facility marks five years of reducing waste to landfill and powering homes


Staffordshire’s energy recovery facility has now been operating for five years – diverting a million tonnes of non-recycled household waste from landfill to generate electricity. That’s enough to power the equivalent of 220,600 homes through energy generated into the national grid. Over 25 years the facility at Four Ashes in South Staffordshire will save the county council over £250 million ...

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Falling numbers and finances cause school to close

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An East Staffordshire primary school will close by the end of August, after a fall in pupil numbers meant it had to consult on closure for a second time. Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet considered the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after recent consultation with parents, staff, pupils and the wider community ...

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New countywide multi-operator day travel pass launched

The Knot travel pass

An all-day travel pass allowing multiple journeys on Staffordshire’s main five operators has been launched. The new ‘Knot’ bus ticket is supported by Staffordshire County Council and costs just £7. It will enable people to travel on services in Staffordshire operated by First Potteries, D&G, Arriva, Midland Classic, and National Express West Midlands. There is no limit on the number ...

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Competitors gearing up for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire

Competitors are gearing up for the 5th IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, which is less than a month away. Under starter’s orders on 9 June will be more than 2400 competitors, all hoping to complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile half marathon. The event will start at Chasewater, and for the first time ever, will take ...

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New funding bid for history centre to be submitted

People will be able to get up-close with Staffordshire’s extensive archives collections in a single, modern centre, if a revised bid for funding submitted to The National Lottery Heritage Fund is successful. Revised plans for the Staffordshire History Centre project would see a new extension to Staffordshire Record Office on Eastgate Street in Stafford bringing together three separate collections and ...

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Songs of praise for revitalising former church

A landmark restoration project which delivered a new library and arts and culture hub has won a major architectural award. The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) selected the St Mary’s project in the heart of Lichfield as the best building conservation in the West Midlands for 2019. Staffordshire County Council worked with the Trustees of St Mary’s and invested ...

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