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Crackdown across Staffordshire & the UK on Rogue Traders

Across the UK & Staffordshire, rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers were targeted during a national day of action this week.   Police officers and Staffordshire County Council’s trading standards team targeted known unscrupulous traders known to be operating in the area. It was the twelfth annual Rogue Trader Operation. Wednesday’s day of action was part of a week of activities being led by trading ...

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Staffordshire County Council – 2017 Elections

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On Thursday 4th May the people of Stone, along with the rest of Staffordshire, will take to the polls for the County Council Election. Staffordshire County Council is a Conservative Party controlled council with 34 of the 62 seats being held by Conservative Councillors. There are 2 designated divisions for Stone, Stone Urban County Division and Stone Rural County Division.  These maps ...

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Ofsted Rates Staffordshire Skill Training as Good

Ofsted

Ofsted inspectors have recently rated Staffordshire County Council’s Skills and Employability Service ‘Good’ for the second time in a row Ben Adams, the county council’s cabinet member for Learning and Skills, said: “We help 10,000 people a year take more than 1,400 courses at around 200 different places across Staffordshire every year. “It’s satisfying that Ofsted should praise what we ...

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Staffordshire Celebration of Two Decades of the National Memorial Arboretum

The nation’s commemorations will be focused at Staffordshire’s National Memorial Arboretum, twenty years after the first trees were planted. The national centre for remembrance has over 30,000 trees and over 330 memorials, sited on 150 acres of former quarried land in Alrewas in Staffordshire. It includes the famous Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in 2007 which honours members of the Armed Forces who have ...

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HS2 legal milestone prompts County Council focus

Following Royal Assent being received for HS2 Phase One last week, Staffordshire County Council has vowed to ensure that Staffordshire and its communities get the best deal from the HS2 project The HS2 Hybrid Bill on the phase running from London to the West Midlands, which will pass through 12 miles of Staffordshire, cleared the final stages at both the ...

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Parking restrictions proposed for Stone streets

Plan 3

Staffordshire County Council are proposing to introduce parking restrictions to combat inappropriate parking around some Stone streets A County Councillor and local residents have raised concerns regarding inconsiderate and dangerous parking around many junctions in Stone. The streets are listed below and the hope is that these new measures will improve the safety of road users and pedestrians whilst also ...

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Young Enterprise Students Take Their Wares to Market

  Thousands of Staffordshire’s young entrepreneurs will be selling their products at local markets after creating their own Young Enterprise company. Coordinated by Staffordshire County Council, The Young Enterprise programme helps young people develop their business and personal skills by creating their own company. Now they will hoping to bag a profit as they try and shift their wares at public ...

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£300million care budget approved

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Following on from our report early in February, Staffordshire County Council have today approved a record £300million spend on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children. The spending on care and plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017/2018 were agreed at a meeting of the Full Council. To help towards the increasing costs of social care, ...

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Council Approves Record Spend on Care

  Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet on 1st February approved plans for a record £300 million spend for  on caring for the elderly, people with disabilities and vulnerable children. The spending proposal will now be presented to Full Council on February 16 for final approval along with plans to deliver a balanced budget for 2017-2018 The proposals will see council tax rise ...

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£1.6m awarded to tackle potholes in Staffordshire

Funding of £1,600,000 has been awarded to help towards tackling the worst potholes on Staffordshire’s roads As part of the national Pothole Action Fund, Staffordshire County Council has been awarded almost  £1.6 million to help towards repairing potholes in the county in 2017/18/.  This £500k increase on this year has been welcomed by the county’s highways chief. Although the core ...

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