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Pupils target drivers in anti-idling campaign

Pupils from Heath Hayes Primary Academy in Cannock are urging drivers to switch off their engines outside school as part of a new campaign to reduce air pollution. The campaign, which started on Monday 7 October, will run for 3 days during the school runs to and from school and aims to reduce the amount of pollution around the school ...

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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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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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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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Energy facility marks five years of reducing waste to landfill and powering homes

W2R

Staffordshire’s energy recovery facility has now been operating for five years – diverting a million tonnes of non-recycled household waste from landfill to generate electricity. That’s enough to power the equivalent of 220,600 homes through energy generated into the national grid. Over 25 years the facility at Four Ashes in South Staffordshire will save the county council over £250 million ...

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Staffordshire residents urged to get composting with free bins

Gill Heath

**Please note that due to the overwhelming positive response all the bins have sold out**  Householders in Staffordshire are being urged to take up composting with the aid of free compost bins from the county council. This week is International Composting Week and people can now order a compost bin online to get them started. The county council has teamed ...

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Owner of TB affected herd ordered to pay over £34,000 for illegal movement of cattle

Trading Standards

A Staffordshire livestock owner who illegally moved herds of cattle while his holding was under bovine tuberculosis restrictions has been ordered to pay over £34,000 in fines costs. Mark Pickford, of Kniveden farm, Mount Road, Leek, also breached important cattle ID rules by providing false information on Cattle Passports, misapplying an ear tag to an and failing to report the ...

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New park and stride scheme gets pupils active

Helen with parents and pupils

Almost 100 pupils at Heath Hayes Primary Academy in Cannock are putting their best foot forward in a new ‘park and stride’ scheme to get to school. A park and stride scheme is where parents park up in an agreed safe place not far from the school and with the pupils all walk in together.  The scheme helps keep children ...

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EnviroGrant Scheme set to make a difference to local community groups

Gill Heath

The latest round of a grants scheme for projects which can improve the environment and quality of life in local communities has been launched. Resource management firm Veolia has opened this year’s Staffordshire EnviroGrant Scheme. It offers amounts of funding (up to £1,000) to local groups as part of the company’s partnership with Staffordshire County Council. The EnviroGrant Scheme is ...

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Find out more about flood protection at county campaign event

Floods Happen campaign

People in Tamworth and surrounding areas can find out more about how they can better prepare for flooding and protect their properties at a town centre event next week. Tamworth’s Market Square will hold the Floods Happen awareness event from 10am to 2pm next Thursday May 17, where representatives from the county council, Environment Agency, civil contingencies unit and the ...

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