Communities Urged to Celebrate First Ever Staffordshire Day

Staffordshire dayCommunity groups from across the county are being invited to join in the celebrations for the county’s first ever Staffordshire Day.

Staffordshire Day will take place on Sunday 1 May and is set to become an annual fixture on the county’s calendar, attracting more visitors to the area and helping local residents show their pride in their county.

The date, chosen by the public last year, marks the anniversary of the creation of Staffordshire’s world-famous Wedgwood pottery company in 1759.  And, as well as a host of events and special offers from many tourism attractions on the day, residents are being encouraged to get involved and organise their own community activities.

Cllr Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economy at Staffordshire County Council and Vice Chair of Destination Staffordshire who are behind the campaign said, “With 1 May fast approaching and our first ever Staffordshire Day, we are all getting very excited about the celebrations.

“We don’t often shout about the many great things about Staffordshire, so having this day will help us tell the world about what a great place it really is.  There’s lots of organisations and companies on board now and more and more events being added each day.  But the day is for everyone and we want people to join in the celebrations by organising their own events and street parties as well.  You can find out more on the website at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffsday.”

For more information on Staffordshire Day, what’s going on and how to get involved visit www.enjoystaffordshire.com/staffsday.  You can also keep up to date and join in the campaign on Twitter at #staffordshireday.

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