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More schools scheduled to be built in Staffordshire

More new schools could be built in Staffordshire and a number expanded to manage an increasing demand for pupil places. In plans due to be put before the county council’s cabinet next week, the school’s capital programme includes funding to support six new primary schools, a new first school and the expansion of two Lichfield secondary schools. Totalling almost £50 ...

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Successful deer deterrent scheme expanded

A successful scheme designed to prevent accidents involving deer by keeping them away from the road is being expanded. The successful pilot scheme, which is in place along the A513 near Shugborough, are activated by car headlights and use sounds and lights to stop animals from approaching. It its first year of usage, it saw a 60% decrease in night-time ...

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New deal to help reduce pressure on hospitals

Improvements to a new healthcare contract will help more people remain independent at home and stay out of hospital or be discharged faster after treatment. The proposed updated arrangements providing reablement services for adults will see the continuation of thousands of hours care in people’s homes. Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet member for Health, Care ...

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Council could step in and provide nursing care in Stafford and South Staffordshire

Social Care

Up to 200 people who need nursing care in Stafford and South Staffordshire could be accommodated in two brand new homes. In plans being put before the county council’s cabinet on 18th September, the authority is proposing to build two new nursing homes in the areas where the council experiences the most difficulties in sourcing placements. If agreed, the homes ...

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Greater independence for adults with a learning disability at heart of new plans

Carer campaign

Providing support to allow adults with a learning disability or autism to thrive in their communities is key to new plans to reshape the service. After acting on feedback from residents and their families and carers, Staffordshire County Council is pledging to help people lead as full and independent lives for as long as possible. If approved the planes would ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

Chasewater

Staffordshire County Council is renewing calls for people not to cool off in potentially dangerous lakes, reservoirs and quarries, as temperatures are set to reach the high twenties in some parts of the county over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Around 85% of accidental drownings occur at open water sites. Many of these drownings occur due to a lack of knowledge ...

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More opportunities than ever for GCSE Pupils

Students in Staffordshire who are nervously awaiting their GCSE results are being told there are now more opportunities than ever to achieve a fulfilling career. Staffordshire County Councillor Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability has said there are now lots of different options available to students post-GCSE, including A-Levels and apprenticeships. Philip said: “For many young people, today ...

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Review of HS2 Project Welcomed

HS2

News that an independent review of the HS2 scheme is to be carried out, has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Government’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the review today (August 21),with the findings expected to be ready by the Autumn. The  HS2 review will consider: Its benefits and impacts Affordability and efficiency Deliverability and scope ...

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Exhibition is ‘distinctively Staffordshire’

A fascinating new exhibition will give people the chance to explore some of the extraordinary stories, objects and documents from across Staffordshire. The Distinctively Staffordshire exhibition, which runs from 20 August to 29 September at the Staffordshire Record Office, will showcase the diversity of the county. The exhibition features the local customs, identities, industries and people of Staffordshire, from pottery ...

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Staffordshire care leavers get helping hand to university and college

School exam - older children

As young people in the county are celebrating their A-Level results, 12 teenagers leaving care in Staffordshire will get an extra boost on their way to university and college. Europe’s largest independent IT group SCC, who is contracted by Staffordshire County Council, has generously donated 12 laptops which will be given to young people leaving care who have worked hard ...

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