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Latest job boosting development gets under way at top county business park 

30 Jun

The latest development at a new Staffordshire business park has started as the site nears full occupancy with further expansion plans.


Villages lead technology charge across Staffordshire 

29 Jun

More than twice as many households and businesses are reaping the benefits of the Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband roll-out as this time last year, lead partners Staffordshire County Council and BT have announced.


New Staffordshire Newsroom is now live – www.staffordshirenewsroom.co.uk 

24 Jun

This page is no longer being updated with news stories.


Still time for county teens to vote for their top reads 

24 Jun

Now in its twelfth year, the countywide initiative invites youngsters aged between 11 and 14 to nominate their favourite reads for the Young Teen Fiction shortlist .


Aspiring young writers invited to apply for top poetry competition 

24 Jun

For the fourth year running, the county council and the city council have joined forces to recruit a new Young Poet Laureate for Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, who will hold the post for a year.


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FixMyStreet »

Van parked on corner of junction, 18th March 

18 Mar

View when entering and exiting cul de sac obstructed.


Dog foul left outside my house on the pavement., 12th March 

12 Mar

Three 'lots' of dog foul have been deposited outside my house along the wall.


Works van parked half on kerb, 6th March 

6 Mar

Works van parked half on kerb.


Parking “both” on the pavement “and” on double yellow lines!, 1st March 

1 Mar

So supposedly it is against the law to park on double yellow lines or on the pavement?...


Parking on double yellow lines!, 22nd February 

22 Feb

I live on a street where...


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FOI requests »

Workforce Management 

24 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J Taylor on 24 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

22 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J Taylor on 22 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

15 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 15 March 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

14 Mar

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 14 March 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

14 Mar

Follow up sent to Cannock Chase District Council by Jenny Pennington on 14 March 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

22 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 22 February 2017 .


Cannock Chase District Council Tax – Bankruptcy instead of enforcing Charging Orders 

14 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Deb Williams on 14 February 2017 .


Payments Received for S106 Agreements 

10 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to keith myatt on 10 February 2017 .


Households affected by the household benefit cap 

7 Feb

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Jenny Pennington on 7 February 2017 .


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Westminster »

Backbench Business – Valedictory Debate | Elections for Positions in the House | Commons debates 

26 Mar

In the short time available, I want to take the opportunity to thank all the people who have made standing here, in this cockpit of the nation, possible for a humble lad from Birmingham.


Backbench Business – Valedictory Debate | Elections for Positions in the House | Commons debates 

26 Mar

In the short time available, I want to take the opportunity to thank all the people who have made standing here, in this cockpit of the nation, possible for a humble lad from Birmingham.


Radio: Cannock Chase | Department for Culture Media and Sport | Written Answers 

18 Mar

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to expedite the process for the licensing of Cannock Radio radio station in Cannock Chase constituency.


Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions – Prime Minister | Commons debates 

4 Mar

Thank you, Mr Speaker.


Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions – Prime Minister | Commons debates 

4 Mar

Thank you, Mr Speaker.


Members’ Paid Directorships and Consultancies | Opposition Day – [18th Allotted Day] | Commons debates 

25 Feb

And the best looking.


Stafford Hospital | Commons debates 

7 Nov

I congratulate my hon.


Jti Gallaher | Commons debates 

27 Oct

Does the Minister accept that smoking is not illegal in this country, and unless he is proposing to make it illegal, it makes no sense to regulate the industry into the hands of organised crime, whereby money will not be going into the Exchequer...


Jti Gallaher | Commons debates 

27 Oct

Does the Minister accept that smoking is not illegal in this country, and unless he is proposing to make it illegal, it makes no sense to regulate the industry into the hands of organised crime, whereby money will not be going into the Exchequer...


Housing Benefit: Staffordshire | Work and Pensions | Written Answers 

8 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit in (a) Cannock Chase and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last five years.


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LocalGov blogs »
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    23 Mar 17
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    22 Mar 17
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    22 Mar 17
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    22 Mar 17
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  • Clear writing training helps the whole organisation
    21 Mar 17
    How GDS worked with Public Health England to train their staff in writing effectively.
  • Angling to meet user needs at Defra
    21 Mar 17
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    21 Mar 17
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    20 Mar 17
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    20 Mar 17
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