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Staffordshire Commissioner welcomes new Home Office innovation hub for Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams has welcomed the government’s announcement of a new Home Office innovation centre for Stoke-on-Trent. The new case worker and asylum hub is expected to see 500 civil service roles move to the city from London by 2025, as part of the prime minister’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.  Initially there will be 50 caseworker roles, with a further 200 jobs planned within an asylum co-ordination hub. In addition to the caseworker roles, the…

£1.25m Rugeley Leisure Centre Improvements Progress

Cannock Chase Council, in partnership with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles (IHL) and the Football Foundation are investing £1.25m to improve facilities at Rugeley Leisure Centre. Improvement works include, the installation of a new heating, hot water and energy system within the centre; this work is a prerequisite to the recommissioning of the swimming pool.  The swimming pool will be retiled and recommissioned as part of the new pool plant and water treatment systems.  This work is…

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Key appointments made at Cannock Chase Council’s Annual Meeting

Members of Cannock Chase Council have made appointments to key roles at their Annual Council Meeting held last night (19 May). They follow the recent District Council Elections on 6 May.  Councillors have also agreed on a proposal to share the chief executive role with neighbouring Stafford Borough Council. New Leader of the Council is Councillor Olivia Lyons whose Conservative Group took overall control of the Council in the elections securing a majority of seven seats.…

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Council pledges support to a local voluntary organisation

Council Leader signs pledge to support local voluntary organisation following a grant approved by Council’s Cabinet. Cannock Chase Council Leader Councillor George Adamson and Garry Jones the Chief Executive at Support Staffordshire have signed the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Pledge for Local Authorities.  In November 2020, the Council’s Cabinet approved to give Support Staffordshire a grant for £8,350 for a 12 month period to deliver an additional 5 hours per week to support…