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Beware of rogue rubbish clearance companies

fly tipping

2 separate incidents have resulted in fines totalling almost £1400 after 2 householders paid for rubbish to be cleared The fly tipping occurred near the village of Fulford, and in Thorneyfields Lane and Milton Grove in Stafford. Items dumped in Fulford Dale Lane included several carrier bags full of empty tins and food wrapping in a cardboard box with other ...

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Intu Potteries Launches PLAYMOBIL Play Zone

Tuesday 1st August saw intu Potteries open a free ‘play zone’ featuring toy brand PLAYMOBIL as part of a summer of activity planned for families during the school holidays. The dedicated space will be open by Clintons on the upper mall at intu Potteries every day from Tuesday 1 August until Thursday 10 August from 11am to 4pm. There will ...

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Council’s Preferred Bidder for Leisure Services Identified

The company earmarked to run leisure and cultural facilities across Stafford Borough has been identified. Venues including Stafford Leisure Centre, the Gatehouse Theatre and Stafford Castle, as well as the new multi-million pound leisure centre in Stone, will be run by Freedom Leisure as the borough council’s ‘preferred bidder’. Popular events such as Shakespeare at the Castle and the Stafford ...

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Public Meeting to Discuss Stone Railhead

The Stone Railhead Crisis Group (SRCG) is holding a public meeting to discuss their alternative proposal at Aldersey’s Rough, near Keele Services. The meeting will include a presentation that details SRCG’s evaluation of the practical engineering and environmental difficulties that HS2 Ltd will face between Walton and Yarnfield, near Stone, as well as details of an alternative railhead and maintenance ...

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Funding available to make local roads safer

Speed Camera

Community ideas for making their neighbourhood’s roads safer can win funding to make them happen. The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is organising the trial scheme which is offering up to £5,000 to community groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to help improve road safety. Proposals could include speed watch groups and activities with schools such as walking buses, but projects must ...

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Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Presents National Day of Play

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is encouraging youngsters to ‘get wild’ at its hugely popular Playday events this August, which feature everything from building dens to hunting bugs! Every year the Trust’s Playday events, held to celebrate the National Day of Play at its Wolseley Centre HQ, near Rugeley, and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, Stoke-on-Trent, draw thousands of people. This year’s Playday ...

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Chance to Shine for County’s Best Tourism Businesses

Destination Staffordshire has launched the 2017 Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Awards, so the hunt for Staffordshire’s best tourism businesses is now on!   With 14 categories for the county’s best attractions, accommodation providers, events and most dog-friendly businesses. The fifth iteration of the awards will give businesses the chance to emulate last year’s winners, who included Alton Towers Resort, Drayton Manor Park, ...

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Funding for Small Road Networks to Ease Congestion

County council leader Philip Atkins has spoken out on how a £1billion allocation of Government funding for building new roads to ease congestion should be spent. Atkins proposed the funding, announced by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, needs to alleviate pressure on smaller rural networks, and should be evenly distributed across the country and not just in larger urban areas. He said: ...

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Yarlet School’s French Adventure

Pupils and staff from Yarlet School had a French adventure last month. 8.30 am on Monday 26th June, 29 Yarlet pupils from Years 5, 6 and 7 set off for the 11 hour journey to Normandy accompanied by 3 staff. Fond memories were made as they travelled across via the Eurotunnel, with the students working together & supporting each other ...

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