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Boost for Staffordshire From Record Overseas Visitors

Stone Food & Drink Festival crowds on Westbridge Park in 2016

This year the UK is enjoying a record 40 million overseas visitors, and Staffordshire’s tourism sector is also set to benefit from the boost. Overseas trips to the UK will increase 6% to 39.7 million with spending up 14% to £25.7bn this year, tourist promotion agency VisitBritain forecasts. The sector is already worth over £1 billion annually in Staffordshire, with around ...

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Cheers to Beer’s Contribution to Staffordshire

The county’s economic leader is celebrating the huge contribution of the brewing industry to Staffordshire’s economy. Recent research estimates the industry supports around 1,200 jobs in the county and, including the supply chain, is worth about £66 million annually to the local economy, with beers from Staffordshire being exported all over the world. Speaking to mark the national ‘Beer Day ...

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Quarrying Protection Plan Makes Progress

An independent inspector has approved plans to protect local communities and the environment during future quarrying in Staffordshire. Over the next 15 years, the Minerals Local Plan shows how local communities and the environment will be protected and where sand, gravel and other minerals will come from. The plan, which was formed after a two year consultation with local communities and ...

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People in Stone thanked for roadworks patience

Meaford roadworls

Staffordshire County Council’s economy leader has thanked people in Stone for their patience as a new phase of the works for Meaford Business Park are about to get under way. From Monday 26th October, part of Newcastle Road will be closed to allow utilities to be laid. Bus services will be re-routed until the work ends on 18th December. Work ...

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Boost for business as loan fund scheme extended

More small businesses in Stone will be able to benefit from the support of a loan fund over the next three years after its extension was given the go-ahead. The Staffordshire Business Loan Fund has led to over 1,000 jobs being created or safeguarded since it was set up in 2009. Staffordshire County Council recognised that small companies were finding it ...

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