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Community Help Points, Gritters are Ready for Action

Written by on 28 November 2023

Staffordshire Residents looking for information about local services or support to deal with cost-of-living pressures can do so at Community Help Points across the county.

Community Help Points assist people in accessing a variety of information, activities and resources to make everyday life easier, including

-Using the internet to find important information.

-Finding out where to buy equipment and technology to make daily living ease

-Accessing befriending services.

-Identifying local paid home help services, such as cleaners and gardeners.

There are 26 Community Help Points across the county, including libraries and community centres.

Referrals can be made by staff at Staffordshire County Council as well as local social work teams, or people can also refer themselves or others directly to individual help points.


As the weather gets colder, The county council’s fleet of 37 gritters will be ready for action, when the road surface temperatures fall below freezing and a frost is expected.

Armed more than 20,000 tonnes of salt stockpiled, highways crews are equipped to battle any adverse weather conditions coming Staffordshire’s way.

Temperatures and road conditions across the network are monitored from weather stations across the county, and a team of winter decision makers make the call on whether to roll out the gritters.