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Staffordshire CC: Leader's blog - Cllr Philip Atkins

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Exam results, and a bright future in Staffordshire 

16 Aug 18

August is in full swing, and for many young people up and down the county, this means a nervous wait for their exam results.

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Bridge works finished ahead of schedule 

6 Aug 18

Over the last six weeks our highways crews have been working seven days a week and additional twilight shifts on week days to complete the major improvement scheme on Burton Bridge.

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County’s carers recognised at annual awards 

3 Aug 18

There are thousands of carers right across the county, always going that extra mile for the people they look after and this month we got the chance to say thank you to them.

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Celebrating completion of highways work for multi-million pound development scheme 

26 Jul 18

This month I met with our partners to mark the completion of a major road scheme supporting the exciting Branston Locks development.

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Castle House opens for business 

23 Jul 18

This week we’re celebrating the opening of the brand new £15.4 million civic centre Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle.

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Looking out for older relatives 

19 Jul 18

There’s nothing like a good World Cup to galvanise the country, local communities and bring together neighbourhoods and families.

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County’s growth plans In front of Select Committee 

13 Jul 18

This week we will see a renewed focus on the County Council’s efforts to boost the economy, deliver major business investment projects and create nearly 20,000 jobs by 2024.

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Enjoying the hot weather and staying safe 

11 Jul 18

I’m sure most people have been enjoying the hot weather over the past few weeks and with it expected to continue, we’ve issued some advice on making the most of it and staying safe.

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Showcasing £70m regional partnership to support local businesses 

2 Jul 18

Last week we got the chance to showcase exciting plans to support over 1,000 innovative businesses as part of a regional collaboration to Small Business Minister, Andrew Griffiths MP The New Keele Deal is enabling businesses to access Keele …

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Foster Carers Thanked at Long Service Awards 

27 Jun 18

Earlier this month, over 100 foster carers and members of the fostering team gathered for our Fostering long service awards to celebrate the amazing work that our army of foster carers do every day.

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Major engineering works in Burton 

25 Jun 18

People who live or work in Burton will be interested to hear that our major engineering project to future proof Burton Bridge is now underway and on schedule.

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Welcoming back the UK Corporate Games 

21 Jun 18

While we’re incredibly proud that Staffordshire was able to play its role in helping the England squad in their pre World Cup training at St.

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Staffordshire’s growing economy 

14 Jun 18

The latest unemployment figures issued this week show that only 1.3 per cent of the local working age population here in Staffordshire is claiming out of work benefits and it has been the same over the last three months.

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MBEs and BEMs for Staffordshire residents 

11 Jun 18

Firstly, a huge congratulations to everyone who was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours over the weekend.

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Doing things differently and giving children the best start in life 

7 Jun 18

The County Council is always looking for new innovative ideas and finding new, more efficient ways of doing things.

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Ironman 70.3 

4 Jun 18

If you enjoy your sporting events, then this Sunday is the IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon which for the first time will finish in the centre of Stafford.

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Got time to foster? 

24 May 18

This month we’re celebrating Foster Care Fortnight,  which is the annual celebration of the amazing difference that foster families make to children’s lives every day.

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Huge welcome to England squad as they arrive in Staffordshire 

22 May 18

With just less than a month to go until the start of the World Cup in Russia, it was great to be able to welcome the England squad to St George’s Park were they kick off their training.

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Successful campaign to Mitigate Impact of HS2 on the county 

11 May 18

Last month I was in London in front of the HS2 Select Committee campaigning for measures to mitigate the impact of high speed rail on the county.

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Summer’s on its way and tourism is booming 

3 May 18

With the summer just around the corner and tourism emerging as one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, it’s good to see that we’re also reaping some of the rewards here in Staffordshire.

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All set for Staffordshire Day 

30 Apr 18

With only a day to go now, we’re all set and incredibly excited for our third Staffordshire Day taking place tomorrow.

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Congratulations to our Commonwealth medal winners 

16 Apr 18

I hope people got the chance to enjoy some of the Commonwealth Games over the last couple of weeks and in particular cheer on some of our very own Staffordshire sporting stars.

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Extra funding to help vulnerable families 

4 Apr 18

Over the last few years we have been at the forefront of working jointly with other organisations to help families with complex needs and to help them avoid reaching crisis point.

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Countdown on until Staffordshire Day 

23 Mar 18

With just over a month to go to Staffordshire Day on 1 May, and more activities being added every day, the excitement is really starting to build.

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Still time to volunteer at this year’s UK Corporate Games 

21 Mar 18

If you love your sports and would like to join in the action at Europe’s biggest sports event for business then now’s your chance.