Tag Archives: Cllr Philip Atkins

Staffordshire Job Seekers Figure Falls Again

The number of people across Staffordshire claiming job seekers allowance now stands at just one per cent of the county population, well below the national and regional figures. Figures released today show that over the course of 2014/15 the number … Continue reading

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Living Longer Healthier Lives Key Goal For Staffordshire Residents

Promoting a healthy ageing in Staffordshire is a key theme of this year’s annual report on the public health of the county. In his report to Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet, Professor Aliko Ahmed, Director of Public Health for Staffordshire, says … Continue reading

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Growth Deal Boost Sees Almost £100M Invested In Staffordshire Economy

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government, which will see an extra £15.4m invested in the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire area between 2016 and 2021. The announcement is on top … Continue reading

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Tamworth Awarded £2.95m Grant Funding for Creative Quarter Project

Ambitious plans to regenerate Tamworth town centre with the development of a new Creative Quarter have taken a giant leap forward, with the announcement that the project has been awarded £2.95 million in grant funding. The funding has been awarded … Continue reading

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Tamworth’s MP Congratulates Local Residents for Stopping Quarry Plan

MP for Tamworth, Christopher Pincher, has described Lafarge Tarmac’s announcement that it will withdraw its Hopwas Wood quarry plans as “good news and the right decision”. Mr Pincher has been campaigning for a rethink since the proposals were announced last … Continue reading

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Staffordshire Continues to Offer Opportunities to Young People

Staffordshire is a place where opportunities for young people to gain employment, education or skills development continues to increase, the County Council Leader, Cllr Philip Atkins, said today. Speaking after the release of figures by the Office of National Statistics (ONS), … Continue reading

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Budget for Families and Business Backed by Full Council

Staffordshire County Council’s budget for the next financial year will help protect the incomes of local people and continue to make the creation of new jobs a top priority. Staffordshire’s “budget for families and jobs” shows how the council is … Continue reading

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