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Main road in Cannock set to reopen next month

MacArthurGlen Designer Outlet Cannock

Work to create access to a multi-million-pound designer outlet and improve surrounding roads will move to its next phase next month. The works being carried out by the county council will pave the way for the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet West Midlands in Cannock, which is set to be completed in 2020. The scheme will provide access to the £160 million ...

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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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Highways improvements to support new homes to start in October

Helen Fisher

Highways crews are to work six days a week to deliver a major new housing scheme in Blythe Bridge as quickly as possible. St Modwen has been granted planning permission to build almost 120 news homes locally and needs to construct a site entrance, change the existing road lay out and install utilities as part of the scheme. A new ...

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New town centre bollards set to be activated

A new set of rising bollards have been installed to help protect the pedestrian area in Tamworth town centre. The previous set had been out of operation for several years and needed replacing as they were beyond repair. Staffordshire County Council has worked with Tamworth Borough Council to install the new bollards with a £70,000 highways investment. They will be ...

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On your bike for national cycling to school campaign

Schools across Staffordshire are being invited to take part in the 2019 Bike to School Week, from 23 to 27 September. The campaign, being supported by Staffordshire County Council’s school travel team is calling on schools, parents and children to join the celebration and cycle to school during that week. Current figures show that only 2% of primary school children ...

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Pupils lead campaign to tackle air pollution outside schools

Staffordshire school children are leading a new campaign to help reduce air pollution outside their schools. Encouraging parents and children to opt for more sustainable travel and encouraging drivers parking outside schools to turn off their engines are amongst the activities to help improve air quality and raise awareness. Over the next two years, the Air Aware Staffordshire campaign hopes ...

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Shobnall Road improvements on track for August finish

A £650,000 highways improvement scheme to resurface Shobnall Road in Burton is on track to be completed this weekend. The four-week project which started at the beginning of the month included the replacement of kerb stones and ironworks and the resurfacing of the entire road. Crews have been working seven days a week to get the work done as quickly ...

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Review of HS2 Project Welcomed


News that an independent review of the HS2 scheme is to be carried out, has been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council. The Government’s Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced the review today (August 21),with the findings expected to be ready by the Autumn. The  HS2 review will consider: Its benefits and impacts Affordability and efficiency Deliverability and scope ...

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£1m highways improvements for Burton underway and moving at pace

Motorists in Burton can look forward to smoother journeys thanks to two highway improvement schemes now underway. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the improvements at Borough Road, near the railway station and on Shobnall Road and Forest Road. The improvement work underway at Shobnall Road which started on 4 August is expected to be completed by the end of the ...

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