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Potential uses for Shire Hall identified

Plans to develop a Staffordshire landmark as a multi-use venue serving different parts of the community have been put forward by architectural regeneration specialists. The proposals for the Grade II* listed Shire Hall in the centre of Stafford would see: the Assembly Hall used as a high-quality flexible event and exhibition space; the former library used for a small business ...

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Meet Staffordshire’s foster families helping to ‘Change a future’

‘Change a future’ is the latest campaign from Staffordshire County Council’s Fostering Service to help find families for some of the county’s most vulnerable children. The rallying call comes alongside Foster Care Fortnight, the national campaign to highlight the urgent need for more foster carers which starts on Monday 13 May. Staffordshire foster carers will officially launch their campaign live ...

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Cabinet to consider future of The Henry Prince First School

An East Staffordshire primary school could 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 will consider the future of The Henry Prince School in Mayfield at their meeting on May 15, after governors consulted with parents, staff, pupils and the wider ...

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Support for most vulnerable continues

Staffordshire County Council is making sure it carries out assessments quickly to ensure that people unable to make their own decisions are not held against their best interests in care homes, hospices and hospitals. The number of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications nationally has soared in recent years following a legal test case and increased in Staffordshire from fewer ...

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New bus service launched connecting county towns

D&G service

A new bus service running to a recently-developed part of Stafford and connecting the county town with Uttoxeter has been launched. The county council has worked with D&G Buses to introduce the new service, which started on April 29. An improved 841 service will now run every half-hour to St Mary’s Gate off Tixall Road in Stafford. Every hour the service ...

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Staffordshire residents urged to get composting with free bins

Gill Heath

**Please note that due to the overwhelming positive response all the bins have sold out**  Householders in Staffordshire are being urged to take up composting with the aid of free compost bins from the county council. This week is International Composting Week and people can now order a compost bin online to get them started. The county council has teamed ...

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Deadline for 2019 Staffordshire Dignity in Care nominations extended

People interested in nominating work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award have been given more time to do so. The Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their fifth year, recognise groups and individuals who provide outstanding care, always going that extra mile for those they care for. People now have until Friday 24th May to ...

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#staffordshireday celebrations a huge success

Thousands of people from across Staffordshire joined in the fun for the county’s fourth Staffordshire Day celebrations today (Wednesday 1 May). Over 60 events will mark the day with attractions, businesses and organisations coming together to show their pride in the county. The celebrations also saw #staffordshireday trending nationally on Twitter throughout the day This year’s theme was ‘Made in Staffordshire’, ...

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