Keep up the vaccine push

Monday 24 May 2021 Keep up the vaccine pushStaffordshire County Council is urging residents to keep pushing vaccine to take up as all people aged 32 and over can now book their Covid jab. After a successful pop-up clinic in Burton and passing a million doses of vaccine delivered in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent milestone earlier this month, the Council is asking people to keep up the good work in taking up the jab when eligible. Concerns…

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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…

Gritty fact is surprising

Users of Staffordshire’s 3,000 grit bins and salt piles are being reminded a little goes a long way, as wintry weather is expected to return soon. Strategically located across the county’s highways network, most are restocked regularly while others in quieter locations are filled in autumn with enough for the winter season. David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “The grit bins are there to be used when the weather…

Staffordshire leaders call for people working through lockdown to get tested

The leaders of Staffordshire’s county, borough and district councils have joined forces to appeal for all workers who can’t work from home to book a regular Covid test – as part of the rollout of mass testing of people without symptoms. With new Community Testing Centres open across the county, council leaders are calling for workers in all places allowed to stay open, to make testing part of their regular routine in efforts to identify…