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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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Farmers fined for animal welfare offences

Farmers fined for animal welfare offences

Two farmers from Meerbrook in Leek have pleaded guilty to a series of animal welfare offenses.
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Pupils target drivers in anti-idling campaign

Pupils target drivers in anti-idling campaign

Pupils from Heath Hayes Primary Academy in Cannock are urging drivers to switch off their engines outside school as part of a new campaign to reduce air pollution.
09 October 2019
Successful deer deterrent scheme expanded

Successful deer deterrent scheme expanded

A successful scheme designed to prevent accidents involving deer by keeping them away from the road is being expanded.
09 October 2019
Nature area under new management

Nature area under new management

A Staffordshire beauty spot is to be managed by an internationally-renowned nature conservation charity.
23 September 2019

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