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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

Regular Covid Testing Encouraged as All Pupils Return to School

Teachers, parents and secondary school children are all being encouraged to get regularly tested for Covid, as schools open to all pupils next week.
Date:
03 March 2021

Pop-up vaccine clinic to open in Burton

People eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine in one of four wards in Burton are being urged to book their slot at a local community centre.
Date:
26 February 2021

Staffordshire's carbon neutral plans revealed

Plans to transform Staffordshire into a carbon neutral county council by 2050 have been revealed today.
Date:
09 February 2021

Opening of New Covid Testing Site in Tamworth Welcomed

Tamworth residents are being encouraged to make use of a new Covid testing centre, in a bid to bring down the rate of cases in the borough.
Date:
06 February 2021

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