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Staffordshire County Council

The Conservatives will continue to run Staffordshire County Council for another four years after another landslide election victory. The Tory party landed 57 of the 62 seats – an increase of seven. Labour won four with the Independents grabbing the other. Newcastle turned Blue, as the Tories swept the board taking all nine seats – […]

Plans for 2,300 new low carbon homes in Staffordshire have been the go ahead. Engie, the energy services and regeneration firm have been granted planning permission for the redevelopment of Rugeley Power Station. The master plan includes more than 12 acres of employment space and a new country park alongside the River Trent. The remediation […]

Nearly 250 candidates are standing in next month’s county council elections in Staffordshire. With the deadline for nominations passed, 243 people are standing for election to 62 county council seats in 60 divisions. The deadline to register to vote is next Monday while to register for a postal vote it’s the day after. Voting will […]

An outdoor educational centre in Staffordshire is to reopen its doors after a long-term deal was agreed with a new tenant. Audley based Peak is adding the Chasewater outdoor centre to its national portfolio of activity centres after agreeing a deal with Staffordshire County Council. The site will continue to offer activities such as sailing, […]

A major milestone has been reached in the fight against Covid-19 in Staffordshire after the infection rate fell below 100 for the first time since October. In the last seven days, the figure in the county has dropped to 71.6 in every 100,000 people. That’s slightly below the West Midlands figure of 72 but higher […]

And with just over two months until this year’s Staffordshire Day on Saturday 1 May, organisers are urging people to get the date in their diary. It comes as some lockdown restrictions are being eased and the gradual reopening of businesses over the coming weeks and months. Staffordshire day, now in its sixth year, celebrates […]

Families are being urged to be vigilant over rogue traders following reports of elderly people being targeted by doorstep callers. Staffordshire County Council’s Trading Standards service has received reports where elderly residents have been approached and told they need work carried out on their property. Now the authority is reminding all residents to research traders […]

More than nine out of 10 parents have learned that they’ve been allocated their first-choice secondary school in Staffordshire. Of the 8020 offers made, 94.6 per cent were given their first-choice school, up from 93 per cent last year. Nearly 97 per cent have been allocated one of their top three preferred schools. Parents were […]

More than 8,000 people have been tested for Covid-19 in the first two weeks since a South African variant was found in the Stafford borough.   Health bosses say they’ve been delighted by the response of the public with testing taking place at the Kingston Centre in Stafford, as well as in Gnosall, Eccleshall and […]

Families in Staffordshire struggling to heat their homes over the winter could get up to 200 pounds financial support to pay their heating bills. The County Council is working with the fire service and local charity Beat The Cold to deliver the Covid-19 winter grant scheme. In addition to the financial help, families will also […]