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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
Staffordshire Families see life changing benefits from free central heating scheme

Staffordshire Families see life changing benefits from free central heating scheme

Eligible families across Staffordshire are getting their homes connected to gas for free and getting fully funded central heating systems installed to help keep their homes warm this winter.
Date:
28 November 2019
More schools scheduled to be built in Staffordshire

More schools scheduled to be built in Staffordshire

More schools could be built in Staffordshire and a number refurbished to cope with an increasing demand for pupil places.
Date:
09 October 2019
Staffordshire's economic growth programme gathers strength

Staffordshire's economic growth programme gathers strength

More jobs are being created at business development sites with county council involvement and its skills programme is exceeding its target, a new report states.
Date:
26 September 2019
Reaction to The Chancellor's Spending Review – Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council

Reaction to The Chancellor's Spending Review – Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council

Spending announced by Sajid Javid to support children with special educational needs and disabilities, tackle climate change and help towards meeting growing social care costs, have been welcomed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council.
Date:
05 September 2019

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