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County Council declares a climate change emergency

Staffordshire County Council has declared a ‘climate emergency’ on a day that saw record-breaking high temperatures across the UK. In a meeting of the County Council today (Thursday), councillors vowed to refresh the Council’s climate change strategy, continue their support to local councils in tackling climate change, and committed to providing a strong, unified voice on behalf of councils when ...

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Last Chance for Tamworth homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

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Eligible households in Tamworth have just two weeks to apply to a scheme that could help them out of fuel poverty. Households that currently aren’t connected to gas, and meet certain eligibility criteria, could get a brand new fully funded central heating system in their home thanks to the Staffordshire Warmer Homes initiative. The initiative has been ongoing in Tamworth ...

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Residents advised to take care and enjoy the heat safely

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 30C in some parts of the county this week. The call follows the tragic death of Carl Storer who died trying to rescue a young girl who got into difficulties in Chasewater earlier in the ...

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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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People Power Celebrated in Staffordshire with Launch of New Fund

Community champions across Staffordshire can now benefit from a new fund designed to support projects which make a real impact on local people. The new People Helping People fund is being launched by Staffordshire County Council as part of wider plans to encourage everyone to think about what one more thing they could do to improve their lives and the ...

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Council looking to step in to provide nursing homes

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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 put before Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet, the authority has announced it will be investing £1.2million to turn the former Hillfields home in Burton into ...

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Learning disability day services could be reshaped based on public feedback

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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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Hundreds turn out for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

Hundreds of spectators came out in force to cheer on competitors in the fifth IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire. The wet weather held off as communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw more than 2400 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The sold-out ...

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Chance for Staffordshire carers to have their say

Carers in Staffordshire are being given the chance to shape a county-wide strategy. Staffordshire County Council and the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups in Stafford have put together a draft strategy for carers, which sets out how they want to work with them in future, and what their priorities for working with them are. Now, carers of all ages have the ...

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