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On your bike for national cycling campaign

People from across Staffordshire are being encouraged to get on their bike as the biggest nationwide cycling campaign gets underway. National Bike Week, starting on Saturday 8 June, hopes to encourage more people to cycle and health bosses at Staffordshire County Council want to see more people on their bikes in a bid to promote a more active Staffordshire and ...

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Young bikers event offers lots of advice

Young riders from across Staffordshire are being invited to attend a Young Biker BBQ at Bryan’s BMW Rider Training School at the bet365 Stadium on Wednesday 12 June. The event, organised by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership (SSRP), will have stands offering advice to young riders. As well as a free burger and drink for young riders, people will also ...

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Plan your journey in advance and enjoy the holiday getaway

Helen Fisher

People are being advised to plan their journey if heading away for the bank holiday or Whitsun week and check online for the latest traffic information. Roads are expected to be busy from Friday as both the bank holiday weekend and Whitsun week begin and people are also being urged to check rail engineering schedules if they’re planning to travel ...

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Communities to have their say on speed limit reductions at Staffordshire village

People are invited to have their say on proposals to reduce the speed limits as part of a highways scheme to improve road safety at Freehay crossroads near Cheadle. Proposals include reducing the speed limits from 60MPH to 30MPH on all four approaches, with a 40MPH buffer zone on Hollington Road. People can have their say on the proposals at https://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/Highways/TRO/Staffordshire-moorlands/staffordshiremoorlands.aspx ...

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Pupils get ready for Walk to School Week

School children from across Staffordshire will be putting their best foot forward when they take to the streets for this year’s Walk to School Week. The campaign, which starts on Monday 20 May, is encouraging children to join in with the national festival of walking. This year in Staffordshire 18,000 pupils will be taking part. 2019 is also the 20th ...

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New countywide multi-operator day travel pass launched

The Knot travel pass

An all-day travel pass allowing multiple journeys on Staffordshire’s main five operators has been launched. The new ‘Knot’ bus ticket is supported by Staffordshire County Council and costs just £7. It will enable people to travel on services in Staffordshire operated by First Potteries, D&G, Arriva, Midland Classic, and National Express West Midlands. There is no limit on the number ...

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New bus service launched connecting county towns

D&G service

A new bus service running to a recently-developed part of Stafford and connecting the county town with Uttoxeter has been launched. The county council has worked with D&G Buses to introduce the new service, which started on April 29. An improved 841 service will now run every half-hour to St Mary’s Gate off Tixall Road in Stafford. Every hour the service ...

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An extra £5m pothole pledge – for third year running

Helen Fisher

An additional £5m is to be ploughed into tackling potholes on Staffordshire’s roads – for the third year in a row. Local Staffordshire county councillors have also been allocated an extra £20,000 this year to help them deal with more localised issues such as hotspot repairs, footway improvements or unblocking drains. The additional funding is part of a package of ...

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£50 cash boost to help young bikers stay safe

Young bikers from across Staffordshire are being targeted in a series of campaigns to help promote safer riding on the county’s roads. Young people aged 15 to 21 are being offered a £50 voucher off the cost of their Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course which allows them to ride on the roads. To receive the voucher, they must attend a ...

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Schools gear up for Big Pedal campaign

Children, teachers and parents are being encouraged to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter as part of a national campaign. Organised by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans and backed by Staffordshire County Council, the Big Pedal starts today (25 March) and will run up to Friday 5 April.  During the 10 days, participating schools will compete with ...

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