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Rights of Way

We are unable to help with rights of way issues reported to us via email or telephone. Please report any issues on our online rights of way reporting system.  

You will need to register to use the new system but it will allow you to track any issues you have reported and also see if anyone else has reported a similar problem to that you have encountered.

You may also check the status of the route you are enquiring about in advance by using our online web map.

Environmental Advice Team

Our Environmental Advice Team is responsible for the promotion, management and conservation of the natural and historic environment in Staffordshire, including ecology, landscape, archaeology and historic buildings.

Please note: environmental health issues such as pest control, pollution, noise problems, litter and dumped rubbish are managed by your local borough or district council.

Sarah Bentley (Environmental Advice Manager)

Email: Sarah Bentley

Tel: 01785 276047

Cultural or Historic environment  

Responsible for the promotion, management and conservation of the historic environment in Staffordshire (including its archaeology, historic buildings and historic landscapes) as well as for the management and development of the historic environment record. 

Shane Kelleher (County Archaeologist)

Email: Shane Kelleher

Tel: 01785 276580

Suzy Blake (Historic Environment Record Officer)

Email: Suzy Blake

Tel: 01785 277281

Natural Environment

Responsible for conserving, maintaining and enhancing the natural environment (including landscape and nature and wildlife conservation).

Sue Lawley (County Ecologist) 

Email: Sue Lawley 

Tel: 01785 277254

County Ranger Service 

Rangers have a role in improving the countryside of the county by providing information, including details of grant aid available for countryside improvement. The rangers are supported by two small works unit teams, (one in the north and one in the south) who maintain the country parks and access land and improve the Rights of Way Network.

County Ranger Service - North

Email: Steve Williams

Tel: 01782 302030

County Ranger Service - South

Email: Steven Archer

Tel: 01543 871773

Rural Development

The Rural Development Team works with public, private and voluntary sector organisations to create diverse, thriving and sustainable rural communities and to assist our rural areas in contributing towards Staffordshire’s economic growth.

Ruth Shufflebotham (Rural Development Officer)

Email: Ruth Shufflebotham

Tel: 01785 277358

Noreen Davidson (Rural County Development Officer)

Email: Noreen Davidson

Tel: 01785 277876

Sue Glen (Admin Assistant)

Email: Sue Glen

Tel: 01785 277284

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Latest environment news

£7.8m Cannock Chase conservation plan backed

£7.8 million plans to protect Cannock Chase's vulnerable landscape and wildlife for future generations have been backed by Staffordshire County Council.
20 January 2021

Climate change funding still available

Community groups, parish councils and schools with projects that help tackle climate change are being reminded that there is still time to apply for funding.
14 January 2021

Preparation starts for small-scale grazing project

Work to introduce a cattle-grazing conservation project on part of Cannock Chase is beginning this month.
14 January 2021

Brighter future for community project thanks to county council funding

Trustees and volunteers at Sandfields Pumping Station are celebrating after receiving funding towards the refurbishment of their community venue.
12 January 2021

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