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Have Your Say on Subsidised Bus Rides

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Stone residents are being encouraged to have their say on how the budget for subsidising bus travel in in the county can be best spent. All bus journeys made in Staffordshire are operated by either private bus companies or by voluntary and community organisations. Although more than 90 per cent of these trips are made without any subsidy, the county ...

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Exciting New Plans for Staffordshire History Centre

Key partners and design team now on-board with plans moving at pace for a new multi-million pound Staffordshire History Centre. To be located in the heart of Stafford, the new £4m Staffordshire History centre will hold historical records and collections up to 1,000 years old. Along with a new community exhibition space, modern reading and search rooms and a packed programme of ...

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Support Available for Businesses to Create New Industry Hubs

An event later this month will show small and medium-sized Staffordshire businesses how they could get the backing to transform under-utilised buildings into productive use and access a range of support. On July 27 the Grow Your Workspace workshop will help businesses understand Staffordshire County Council’s Rural Enterprise Programme and how to apply for grants. Cannock Chase Council’s planning team ...

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New Poets Laureate Positions Available

The roles of Staffordshire Poet Laureate and Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate are open, and local poets are being invited to apply. A two year position, Staffordshire Poet Laureate is open to adults aged 18 plus, while the Staffordshire Young Poet Laureate is open to teens aged 14 to 18 and is a one year position. The initiative, which aims to ...

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More Support for Families Under New Care Plan

A plan has been unveiled by Staffordshire County Council to reduce the numbers of Staffordshire children in care by giving families more of the support they need. Services for children and families in the county will be transformed to ensure more families get the help they need sooner, preventing them from reaching crisis point, and reducing the need for high-cost, ...

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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

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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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