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Staffordshire Newsroom

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Staffordshire micro business grant scheme makes a difference to first companies

Staffordshire micro business grant scheme makes a difference to first companies

Description
Micro businesses in Staffordshire are being backed by a county council grant scheme – giving them essential support through the coronavirus crisis.
Date:
21 May 2020
More than one million items of PPE delivered to protect Staffordshire's care frontline

More than one million items of PPE delivered to protect Staffordshire's care frontline

Description
The number of gloves, masks, aprons and other safety equipment delivered by Staffordshire County Council to the care frontline has now topped one million.
Date:
21 May 2020
Libraries continue to see rise in demand for e-books

Libraries continue to see rise in demand for e-books

Description
People looking to keep themselves entertained over the bank holiday weekend are being reminded of the range of e-books and e-magazines available from Staffordshire's libraries service.
Date:
21 May 2020
More support for care leavers

More support for care leavers

Description
Looked-after Staffordshire youngsters taking their first steps towards independence are being given more support during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Date:
21 May 2020

Latest news

Council continues delivering help to those in need

Council continues delivering help to those in need

Description
The 2,000th emergency food parcel from Staffordshire County Council for vulnerable residents without any support network is being delivered this week.
Date:
18 May 2020
Statements on announcement of JCB redundancy consultation

Statements on announcement of JCB redundancy consultation

Description
Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: "This news is devastating for all employees concerned and their families. While we await the detail, we will do all we can, working with our partners such as Jobcentre Plus, the local enterprise partnership and our district and borough councils to ensure all the support is there at this difficult time."
Date:
15 May 2020
Advice for traders ahead of menthol cigarette ban

Advice for traders ahead of menthol cigarette ban

Description
Staffordshire businesses and traders are getting advice ahead of a national ban on the sale of Menthol cigarettes.
Date:
15 May 2020
Residents urged to stagger visits to household waste recycling centres to avoid queues

Residents urged to stagger visits to household waste recycling centres to avoid queues

Description
Residents are being urged to stagger their visits to Staffordshire's household waste recycling centres, to prevent long queues when they reopen.
Date:
13 May 2020
Spending to Support Staffordshire's Care Sector in the Coronavirus Battle Rises to Almost £20m

Spending to Support Staffordshire's Care Sector in the Coronavirus Battle Rises to Almost £20m

Description
Staffordshire County Council spending to help the local care sector manage the impact of the coronavirus is set to increase to almost £20m since the start of the pandemic.
Date:
13 May 2020
Phased reopening of County Council's country park car parks

Phased reopening of County Council's country park car parks

Description
Car parks at Staffordshire County Council's country parks will begin a phased reopening from Wednesday, 13th May.
Date:
12 May 2020
Hidden Heroes Spotlight On Staffordshire's Amazing Care Workers

Hidden Heroes Spotlight On Staffordshire's Amazing Care Workers

Description
Care workers across Staffordshire's frontline will be in the spotlight this week as part of the County Council's Coronavirus Hidden Heroes campaign.
Date:
11 May 2020
Vital contribution of foster families highlighted during coronavirus pandemic

Vital contribution of foster families highlighted during coronavirus pandemic

Description
Every day almost 400 foster families across Staffordshire provide a loving and stable home to around 700 children and young people, and this commitment from families is ongoing during the coronavirus outbreak.
Date:
11 May 2020
Staffordshire residents urged to follow key advice as coronavirus measures slowly ease

Staffordshire residents urged to follow key advice as coronavirus measures slowly ease

Description
Residents and businesses across Staffordshire are being urged to stick to key advice and stay alert after the Prime Minister set out a new coronavirus roadmap for the country this evening.
Date:
11 May 2020
i54 South Staffordshire western extension enters new phase of works

i54 South Staffordshire western extension enters new phase of works

Description
An expansion of a major Staffordshire business park has moved into the next phase with preparation for factory platforms and services infrastructure works starting.
Date:
7 May 2020
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Call: 0300 111 8000