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Easing of Coronavirus restrictions

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

Conservative Party wins Staffordshire County Council election

The Conservative Party has retained control of Staffordshire County Council by winning 57 of the authority's 62 seats.
Date:
08 May 2021

Arrangements for safe voting in place for election day

Staffordshire County Council has been working with the eight district and borough councils to plan for Covid-compliant voting in buildings across the county.
Date:
27 April 2021

Hundreds of candidates stand for county council elections

243 people are standing as candidates in this year's Staffordshire County Council elections on 6th May, contesting 62 seats in 60 divisions.
Date:
12 April 2021

Services expand as lockdown conditions ease

Staffordshire County Council will be providing more services from this week as lockdown restrictions ease.
Date:
12 April 2021

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