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25.10.21 – Staffordshire Police Control Room, Tyre Checks, Food Labelling, Maternal Mental Health

Written by on 24 October 2021

Last Week was international Control Room Week, and Staffordshire Police contact teams work tirelessly, day-in-day-out to ensure that they are there for the public in their time of need.
They are the first people you will speak with should you ever call 999, 101, or contact us online or via social media.

On average Staffordshire Police Contact Teams respond to 503 emergency calls, 768 non-emergency calls and 254 on line communications, every single day.

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Drivers in Staffordshire are being encouraged to check their tyres this October as part of national Tyre Safety Month.

The Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is supporting national charity ‘TyreSafe’ in their campaign to highlight the importance of checking tyres regularly.

Regular tyre safety checks reduce the risk of an incident whilst on the roads but an estimated one in five have never checked the tread on their tyres.

For more information about tyre safety visit www.tyresafe.org

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Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service is working with businesses and retailers across the county to ensure they are aware of  and complying with the new food labelling laws which came into force this month.

The changes now mean that people with allergies will be able to make safer choices about the food they buy. The new rules, also known as Natasha’s Law, require businesses to label all food pre-packed for direct sale, with the name of the food and a full list of ingredients, with any of the 14 major allergens emphasised in the list.

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And here is another important survey for the people of Staffordshire … The new ‘Maternal Mental Health Service’ has been specifically designed to help anyone who has suffered trauma or loss during pregnancy and childbirth. It will also help people who suffer with Tokophobia – a severe fear of childbirth

An online survey has been launched seeking the views of people who have suffered with any of these issues to help shape this service to help  people across Staffordshire.   The survey will be available until Sunday November 21 .  It can be accessed online here: https://www.twbstaffsandstoke.org.uk/get-involved/maternity-services-transformation