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Staffordshire communities are the heart of our county and we want to make sure they are safe prosperous places to live and work.

We work with our partners across the county, including the police, fire authority, district and borough councils to get to the heart of what matters to local people

County’s teens to celebrate their top reads

Young readers from across Staffordshire will gather at RAF Cosford museum for the grand finale of their annual book award. The Young Teen Fiction Award, now in its thirteenth year is designed to encourage the county’s teenagers to enjoy reading books and share their enthusiasm with others. Hundreds of 11-14 year olds, who either live or go to school in ...

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Opportunities to volunteer in Staffordshire’s Children’s Centres

Mark Sutton

People are being given the opportunity to try volunteering in their local Children’s Centre as part of Volunteers’ Week. Volunteers’ Week, 1 to 7 June, is the annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK each year. Now, Staffordshire County Council are offering a range of volunteering roles in their Children’s Centres designed to help ...

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Find out more about fostering at information evening

People from Cannock interested in becoming a foster carer are being invited to an information evening where they can find out more.  Video: Your first step to becoming a foster carer       The information session will be held at the Roman Way Hotel in Cannock on Wednesday 7 June, starting at 7pm. The evenings are informal and open to anyone and ...

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Staffordshire groups recognised in Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service

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Ten Staffordshire volunteer groups have been honoured with Her Majesty the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The announcement coincides with national Volunteers’ Week from 1 to 7 June, to celebrate the great work that thousands of volunteers do every day. The organisations Have all received awards for their outstanding contributions to their local communities and include: Borderland Voices, Leek C.R.E.S.T. ...

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Awareness week reminds people to think safe when buying toys and children’s goods

Toy train

People buying toys and other products for children are being reminded to ensure they’re safe to use during a national awareness week. Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said Child Safety Week provides a focus to highlight some of the hidden dangers of some toys and other products. The county council’s scientific services team regularly tests toys for durability, ...

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London terrorist attack reaction

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The flags on Staffordshire County Council buildings will be flown at half-mast as a mark of respect for the victims killed and injured in the London terrorist attack. Philip Atkins, Staffordshire County Council’s Leader, said: Like everyone, I was shocked and appalled at this latest monstrous attack in a matter of days on innocent people enjoying an evening out with ...

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Community food project helping people lead healthier and happier lives in Leek

VIDEO: How ‘Leek Food Co-op’ is Helping people lead healthier and happier lives  A community project to encourage healthy eating and living in Leek is thriving and now needs more volunteers. ‘Leek Food Co-op’ supplies bags of fresh fruit and veg to families through the food co-operative which works with local retailers and wholesalers. Families pay £3 per bag which ...

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Staffordshire to celebrate Volunteers’ Week

Volunteers Week

People from across the county are being invited to find out more about the hundreds of volunteering opportunities available to make a difference. Staffordshire has thousands of volunteers from all backgrounds and walks of life, all giving up their time and energy helping to make Staffordshire a great place to live. National Volunteers’ Week, starting Wednesday 1 June, will now put ...

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Swim safely this summer

Staffordshire’s communities leader is urging people to think safety when swimming this summer and avoid potentially dangerous lakes and quarries. As people enjoy the warm weather, some may be tempted to sites not suitable for swimming. Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said that people should be reminded that open water swimming can be dangerous and it’s advised this ...

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