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Stay safe this Halloween, says communities leader

Young people, together with their parents and guardians can have a safe and enjoyable Halloween by following a few simple tips, the county’s communities leader has said. They include ensuring costumes are safe and flame resistant, making sure adults accompany younger children when out and about and being careful if using candles. Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet member for communities and ...

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Drivers Warned of Rural Road Dangers

Drivers are being urged to take care whilst driving on the region’s rural roads in a campaign supported by the Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership. As a rural county, Staffordshire has a large number of smaller country roads, though they continue to be some of the safest in the country. The message “break before the bend, not on it”, is being ...

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Police Warn Stone Residents of Cold Caller Danger

This Festive season, residents are being reminded to be more aware of callers to the door with visitors being more frequent. Detective Sergeant James Byrne said: “Never trust anyone calling at the door without a prior appointment. Should you receive such a call, leave the door locked. The caller will hear you through the door when you ask them who ...

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Bikeability cycle training puts young people safely in the saddle

School children from Stone will continue to benefit from free cycling training over the next three years. Bikeability, the National Standard cycling proficiency scheme, run by Staffordshire County Council provides secondary school aged children with free biking lessons to encourage safer cycling. The training enables children to progress from traffic free riding to quiet residential roads, before building confidence on ...

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Spate of electrical fires sparks safety warning

A spate of electrical fires across Staffordshire involving white goods has sparked a safety warning. Six separate incidents, three involving tumble dryers, and one each involving a dishwasher, washing machine and fridge-freezer, occurred during the month of August. Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is now urging people to be vigilant while using similar electrical items in the wake of the ...

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New campaign gives tips for cyclists and drivers

Cyclists and drivers from across Staffordshire are being reminded to look out for each other and follow some simple tips to help keep them safe on the roads. The call comes after a busy summer of cycling events including IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, the Women’s Tour of Britain and the RideStaffs cycling festival.  All of which are expected to make cycling ...

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Help at hand to make firework displays safe

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Pubs, clubs and businesses in Stone that are holding firework displays this year have been asked to contact the borough council to make sure their events will be safe. Last month the authority took part in a number of workshops for businesses across Stafford Borough to learn more about their responsibilities if they are organising firework events for residents and customers. Now the council ...

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Colder weather safety warning

  Brrrr!  Winter is approaching, and as the leaves and temperatures drop, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is urging people in Stone to consider fire safety when preparing for the change of season. The Service has already attended a number of incidents this year caused by heating appliances, open fires and chimneys. Head of Central Risk Reduction, Jim Bywater, said: ...

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96-hour strike by Fire Brigades Union

Staffordshire’s Chief Fire Officer has again called for people to be extra vigilant following the announcement of a 96-hour Fire Brigades Union strike.  The national union has called industrial action running from 6pm on Friday 31st October to 6pm on Tuesday 4th November. Peter Dartford, who is also President of the Chief Fire Officers Association, said: “It is disappointing to ...

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