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Staffordshire CC: Leader's blog - Cllr Philip Atkins

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National Adoption Week 

17 Oct 17

This week it’s National Adoption Week and with almost seven out of 10 children waiting for adoptive families from sibling groups, there’s a real need to help find them loving homes.

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And now to something close to all our hearts, good food and drink 

11 Oct 17

This Friday some of the best food & drink businesses from across the county will go head-to-head at the Taste of Staffordshire GOOD FOOD AWARDS.

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Unlocking the power of the crowd 

5 Oct 17

Supporting communities to be at the heart of local initiatives is the future of local government, and the way that we’ll continue to improve the lives of people in Staffordshire.

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Appeal underway to keep Leekfrith Torcs in Staffordshire 

28 Sep 17

Back in February, people worldwide were amazed at the story of how two friends struck gold in a field in Leek.

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People get their first glimpse of plans for new Staffordshire History Centre 

19 Sep 17

  This month we are giving people a sneak preview of our plans  for the exciting new Staffordshire History Centre at a series of open days.

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A busy week for parents with children back at school 

8 Sep 17

It’s September again and this week sees children across the country heading back to school for the new term after the summer break.

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The new county council Cabinet 

22 Aug 17

In a recent blog post, I announced the appointment of County Councillor Alan White as the county council’s new Deputy Leader, after Ian Parry stepped down from the Cabinet last month, Following on from this, I am now pleased to announce two new …

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UK Corporate Games to return to the county 

11 Aug 17

Sports and leisure has always played an important role in society and a strong offer has the ability to generate visitors, jobs and prosperity for an area.

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New Deputy Leader for the Council 

9 Aug 17

As some of you may already be aware, Ian Parry took the decision to step down from the Cabinet and Deputy Leader in July to focus on a new role with the Centre for Public Scrutiny.

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Supporting people living with dementia and those caring for them 

21 Jul 17

Dementia is a subject that many of us don’t talk about, but is something that can have a devastating impact on not only individuals, but on their family and friends too.

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Exciting times for our county town 

17 Jul 17

You will have heard me talking about growing the county’s economy before, attracting more better paid jobs that put more money into people’s pockets to spend in our town centres in their leisure time remains a key priority for the county council.

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New bridge successfully installed over A50 

10 Jul 17

Over the weekend we saw the successful installation of a new bridge on the A50 near Uttoxeter as part of wider plans to improve transport links, support business and unlock land for new housing and economic growth.

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Planning for new Staffordshire History Centre moves ahead 

30 Jun 17

You will have heard me speak about our plans for a new Staffordshire History Centre before and It’s exciting to see the project moving ahead with partners and design team now all on-board.

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Celebrating Armed Forces Day 

22 Jun 17

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday (24 June) and as a big supporter of the forces we all hope people will join the county council in showing our support for the brave men and women who make up our Armed Forces community.

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Celebrating three years of Superfast Staffordshire project 

15 Jun 17

Superfast broadband is recognized as the next essential utility for everyone, whether it’s for business, schools, or leisure and when we don’t have good access we miss it.

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Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 

8 Jun 17

VIDEO: How ‘Leek Food Co-op’ is Helping people lead healthier and happier lives Throughout this week we have been recognising and celebrating the contributions of the thousands of volunteers helping out across the county to make Staffordshire a …

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Remembering the Battle of Messines and its Staffordshire connections 100 years on 

31 May 17

On 7 June 1917 Allied troops were fighting their way into the village of Messines in Belgium in one of the most successful offensives of WWI.

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Welcoming new county councillors 

26 May 17

This week we had our first Full Council meeting since the election in May and welcomed 31 new members to the Chamber.

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Countdown on for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire 

18 May 17

It’s hard to believe it’s almost a year since our last IRONMAN, but it’s back for the third time and there’s now less than a month to go.

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Making a difference in local communities 

12 May 17

There are lots of people in our communities going out of their way to make a real difference within their local neighbourhoods and following the County Council’s local elections on 4 May, 62 councillors were chosen by the people to represent them.

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Backing Stoke-on-Trent‘s bid for City of Culture 2021 

24 Mar 17

I’ve often spoken about how Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have always been closely linked and are steeped in history with a proud and rich heritage going back many years.

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Working through the Chancellor’s Budget 

9 Mar 17

This week we had the Chancellor’s Budget and while we work through the detail and what it means for Staffordshire, there appears to be support for small businesses, money for skills training, help for  those in need, and more childcare to help …

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Staffordshire Strikes Gold again and hits the national headlines 

2 Mar 17

This week Staffordshire made the international headlines again with the discovery of yet more golden treasure.

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Nurturing our young entrepreneurs 

27 Feb 17

It’s great to see thousands of our young people taking part in this year’s young enterprise scheme to help develop their personal and business skills.

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Highways crews battle with Storm Doris 

24 Feb 17

Storm Doris made herself known this week as she swept across the county, bringing with her winds of up to 60 mph which brought down dozens of trees and power lines.