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Free 'green homes' initiative keeps Staffordshire residents warm over the winter

Free 'green homes' initiative keeps Staffordshire residents warm over the winter

Description
A £10.5 million scheme has launched to help Staffordshire residents heat their homes for less using greener and more energy efficient solutions.
Date:
30 November 2023
IT equipment disposal made easy at county recycling centres

IT equipment disposal made easy at county recycling centres

Description
People are being encouraged to recycle their used or surplus IT equipment through a new scheme run by Staffordshire's Household Waste Recycling Centres.
Date:
27 November 2023
Cannock Chase amongst 46 AONBs being renamed National Landscapes

Cannock Chase amongst 46 AONBs being renamed National Landscapes

Description
All designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) in England and Wales are becoming National Landscapes, including Cannock Chase in Staffordshire.
Date:
22 November 2023
New status for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent tourism organisations

New status for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent tourism organisations

Description
Tourism businesses in the county will benefit from increased focus on the area, and access to government advice and support, thanks to a united effort by the private sector and the 10 local authorities, who operate across Staffordshire and the City of Stoke-on-Trent.
Date:
15 November 2023
Carbon emissions continue to fall at county council

Carbon emissions continue to fall at county council

Description
Carbon emissions at Staffordshire County Council have continued to fall over the last year, according to the authority's annual report.
Date:
07 November 2023
Remember, remember hedgehogs in November

Remember, remember hedgehogs in November

Description
Piles of branches and foliage are perfect hiding spaces for hedgehogs to snuggle into, so Staffordshire County Council is asking residents to be extra vigilant as Bonfire Night approaches.
Date:
01 November 2023
Halloween treat for wildlife is a ghoulish mistake

Halloween treat for wildlife is a ghoulish mistake

Description
Post-Halloween pumpkins being left in country parks for animals to eat are more trick than treat for wildlife, says rangers.
Date:
23 October 2023
Businesses reminded about new rules on single use plastics

Businesses reminded about new rules on single use plastics

Description
Businesses across Staffordshire are being reminded about further restrictions on the use and supply of single-use plastics.
Date:
03 October 2023
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