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Additional support for care providers

Additional support for care providers

Description
Another £1.17 million has been allocated by Staffordshire County Council towards the cost of PPE for care homes and carers visiting people in their own homes.
Date:
28 May 2020
People urged to get composting with discounted bins

People urged to get composting with discounted bins

Description
Householders in Staffordshire are being urged to take up composting with the help of discounted compost bins from the county council.
Date:
27 May 2020
Main road improvements near new designer outlet move to next phase

Main road improvements near new designer outlet move to next phase

Description
Work to create access to a multi-million-pound designer outlet and improve surrounding roads will move to its next phase next month.
Date:
27 May 2020
£155k county council fund helping communities through Coronavirus

£155k county council fund helping communities through Coronavirus

Description
Helping to deliver emergency PPE, support for children and families, home-schooling information, and mental health advice are some of the projects supporting communities through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
27 May 2020

Latest news

Statements on Secretary of State's approval of West Midlands Interchange freight rail hub South Staffordshire

Statements on Secretary of State's approval of West Midlands Interchange freight rail hub South Staffordshire

Description
Staffordshire County Council's cabinet member for economic growth Mark Winnington said: "The county council did not approve of this proposal due to its location in the South Staffordshire green belt. We were a consultee on the plans and have worked from the beginning to ensure Four Ashes Ltd does everything it can to mitigate its impact on local communities."
Date:
5 May 2020
Huge demand for grants scheme sees 1,600 calls in first week

Huge demand for grants scheme sees 1,600 calls in first week

Description
A county council grants scheme for micro businesses in Staffordshire affected by the coronavirus outbreak saw 1,600 calls in its launch week.
Date:
1 May 2020
Investigation work on Shobnall Road to start next week

Investigation work on Shobnall Road to start next week

Description
Staffordshire County Council's Highways crews will be taking the opportunity while travel restrictions are in place to carry out investigation and improvement work on Shobnall Road in Burton next week.
Date:
1 May 2020
Angels group sing-along to thank hero key workers

Angels group sing-along to thank hero key workers

Description
A group video sing-along of the Robbie Williams anthem Angels, to say thank you to the nation's keyworkers, has gone live online to mark Staffordshire Day.
Date:
1 May 2020
'Common sense' call for exercising this weekend

'Common sense' call for exercising this weekend

Description
People exercising this weekend are asked to stay local rather than travelling and congregating in public places.
Date:
30 April 2020
Coronavirus Battle Fund now reaches almost £38m to help County Council tackle pandemic

Coronavirus Battle Fund now reaches almost £38m to help County Council tackle pandemic

Description
Almost £38m has been earmarked to help Staffordshire County Council keep people safe and support frontline services.
Date:
30 April 2020
Host of online events announced for Staffordshire Day

Host of online events announced for Staffordshire Day

Description
A packed programme of arts & crafts sessions, poetry, music, demonstrations, and more, is in store for this year's online-only Staffordshire Day, organisers have announced.
Date:
29 April 2020
Libraries get ready for Staffordshire Day

Libraries get ready for Staffordshire Day

Description
Live performances, poetry, stories, craft activities and family quizzes are some of the online activities being organised by the county's libraries for this year's Staffordshire Day.
Date:
28 April 2020
Almost 400,000 pieces of PPE delivered to Staffordshire Care Homes by County Council

Almost 400,000 pieces of PPE delivered to Staffordshire Care Homes by County Council

Description
Almost 400,000 masks, gloves and aprons have been delivered to Staffordshire care homes and other care providers by Staffordshire County Council to help them care for the most vulnerable people during the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
27 April 2020
Grant scheme launched for Staffordshire micro businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

Grant scheme launched for Staffordshire micro businesses affected by coronavirus outbreak

Description
Micro businesses in Staffordshire affected by the coronavirus outbreak can apply for grants of up to £1,000 through a support scheme launched by the county council.
Date:
27 April 2020
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