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The role of the council

The full council is made up of 62 elected councillors or members. 

Full council meetings are held at least six times a year and the public are usually able to attend.

The current chairman of the county council is Michael Greatorex.

What are the responsibilities?

The full council is responsible for agreeing the council's budget and setting council tax. It also agrees the major policies that set out our overall approach to service delivery.

Legislation prescribes that the full council must agree the following plans as part of the overall policy framework:

  • Annual library plan
     
  • Children and young people's plan
     
  • Strategic plan
     
  • Sustainable community strategy
     
  • Crime and disorder reduction strategies
     
  • Development plan documents contained in the minerals and waste development framework
     
  • Local transport plan
     
  • Youth justice plan

The council may, from time to time, decide to add other plans and strategies to this list.

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Latest council news

Council mourns dedicated public servant

Colleagues are mourning the death of senior colleague Mick Harrison MBE
Date:
03 April 2020

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People across Staffordshire are being asked to 'step up and help out' if they can, to take care of the most vulnerable people in the county.
Date:
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Staffordshire Place to close temporarily as part of measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus

The reminder follows the council's decision to temporarily close Staffordshire Place in Stafford to the public from Friday 27 march in efforts to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
Date:
25 March 2020

County must listen and act to get through this together

Staffordshire residents are being asked to work together to support the NHS and each other.
Date:
24 March 2020

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