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Strategy for Moorlands future growth launched

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A strategy to steer economic growth, strengthen communities and improve public health in the Staffordshire Moorlands has been launched by the county and district councils. The Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Strategy sets out delivery plans on business and housing development, improving connectivity and ensuring people have the right skills to take advantage of employment opportunities over the next decade. The plan ...

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Staffordshire sees year end on near full employment

OMICRON Redhill

End of year figures show Staffordshire has continued near full employment as the county looks forward to more growth in 2019. Latest statistics show that just 1.3 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits – lower than both regional (2.9 per cent) and national (2.3 per cent) averages. The actual number of claimants in Staffordshire ...

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Partners reveal new vision for borough’s growth

A new vision for future cultural and economic development in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been unveiled. The ‘Vision for Growth’ is a joint initiative between Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and Staffordshire County Council that aims to reflect the continued and enhanced commitment of the two councils to working together in order to deliver on a number of objectives for the area over the ...

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Work progresses on £15million road improvement scheme

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work is progressing at a major Staffordshire road scheme which will provide access to a new £160 million retail development and improve traffic flow on the roads around it. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet in Cannock, which is set to open in 2020. McArthurGlen has committed £15million ...

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Get connected to improve your property says Staffordshire estate agent

A high-speed fibre broadband connection is one of the key factors people consider when buying or renting a property, according to a Staffordshire estate agent. With nearly 13,000 homes across the county changing hands during the last 12 months[1], faster broadband connectivity for things like on-demand video, online gaming and smart home apps is more important than ever. Across Staffordshire, ...

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County celebrates small businesses with thousands supported by Staffordshire growth hub

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Staffordshire will celebrate small business success this weekend and its support and advice hub which has now backed nearly 4,000 businesses. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub offers advice and guidance on a wide variety of business-related issues, as well as signposting companies to organisations offering specialist support. This weekend the county council is marking Small Business Saturday (December 1) ...

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Last steps for major project

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A planned weekend closure of a road near Uttoxeter has been postponed. Work had been scheduled on the A522 north of the A50, between the new roundabout and JCB World Parts Centre, from this Friday night (30th) to early on Monday, December 3rd. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Jobs and Growth, said: Early digging near the JCB ...

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Rural Staffordshire business tastes early success after receiving business grant backing

Lydia Ainger

A rural Staffordshire business which has been backed by a county council-led funding initiative is thriving just weeks after opening its doors. Church Farm Tearooms and Children’s Farm in Anslow near Burton was opened last month by Lydia Ainger. Lydia has recently returned to Staffordshire to start her business after studying in Sheffield and London. She has brought together her ...

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Land earmarked for future use

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Land made available by a scheme to concentrate public services in one place has been earmarked for a school extension and housing. The former Seabridge Centre, in Roe Lane, Newcastle, is no longer needed after services using it were recently transferred to the new Castle House in the centre of Newcastle. Now it’s being proposed that the six acre site ...

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Parents claim millions of hours of childcare

Staffordshire parents are claiming millions of hours of funded childcare for their three and four-year-olds. Latest figures show more than 7.7 million hours a year of pre-school care are being claimed by nearly 6,800 children. Mark Sutton, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “When we became one of the first authorities nationally to begin delivering ...

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