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Support offered to employees at Kerry Foods Burton

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins has said the authority is working with partners to offer support to employees at Kerry Food in Burton following the announcement of expected redundancies. Philip said: This is a huge blow to people working at the company and their families. Our priority is to offer all the support we can. We will work with ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Staffordshire is set to sizzle in the sun this weekend, and residents are being advised to ‘beat the heat’ and take care during the hot weather. According to the Met Office, there is a 60% chance that there will be hot conditions between 6am on today (Thursday) until 6pm on Saturday. This means temperatures could reach 28C in some parts ...

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Changes to Free Bus Pass Travel from July 1

Older people are being reminded that changes to free bus pass travel (the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme) come into force from next Monday, July 1. Passengers will still be able to use their passes to travel for free between 9.30am and 11pm and at any time at the weekend or on bank holidays – but will need to pay ...

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Staffordshire events to celebrate Armed Forces Day

People from across Staffordshire are being invited to pay tribute to members of the Armed Forces, as the county prepares to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Saturday 29 June. As like previous years, the National Memorial Arboretum will lead the nation’s commemorations with a weekend of family activities. Events to mark the day will also take place in most towns ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

Carer campaign

Day services for adults with a learning disability or autism could be reshaped based on feedback from users and their families. Staffordshire’s Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer programme has been speaking to people who use day services over the past few months, to get their opinions on what currently works and how services could run in the future. The ...

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Council could step in to provide nursing homes

A decreasing number of nursing homes and the rising costs of placements in Staffordshire means the county council will have to step in to ensure people’s care needs are being met. In a series of recommendations agreed by Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet today (Wednesday), the authority will be investing £1.2million to turn the former Hillfields home in Burton into a ...

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New campaign to tackle air pollution launches

School children, businesses and local communities are leading a new campaign to help improve air quality in the county. Encouraging employees to use more sustainable travel to and from work and travel plans for pupils and parents to encourage greener travel are amongst the activities to help raise awareness of improving air quality. So far, 15 schools, 6,500 pupils and ...

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Award for village improvement scheme

A highways improvement scheme to improve traffic flow, safety and the attractiveness in the centre of an East Staffordshire village has won a prestigious award. The Better Barton scheme, delivered by Staffordshire County Council, Barton Parish Council and Amey won the Small Project of the Year Award at the IHE (Institute of Highways Engineers) Awards. The £450,000 scheme included a ...

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Work continues for cleaner air

Hundreds of businesses, school pupils and their parents have been targeted in the first year of an air quality initiative in Staffordshire. Work so far includes developing travel plans with businesses to reduce the number of single workers commuting, improving air quality around schools and looking at the future demand for electric car charging points in the county. And an ...

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