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Staffordshire CC: Chief Exec's blog - Nick Bell

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Do you feel safe?

27 Sep 13

Research shows that crime is reducing, yet people’s fear of crime – their perception about their likelihood of being a victim of crime – remains high, which concerns organisations right across the public sector, including the County Council, …

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Back to school

11 Sep 13

It was back to school for many across the county, and it certainly seems that the weather after a short burst of sunshine is adapting to the autumn term! This time of year always reminds me of how crucial education is.

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The Health Economy in Staffordshire

30 Aug 13

Health issues regularly make the headlines and I have no doubt you’ll be aware of the current consultation on proposals by the Trust Special Administrators (TSA) on the future of Stafford and Cannock Hospitals, and I thought it might be useful to …

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Creating a Connected Staffordshire where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, be healthy and happy.

21 Aug 13

Today has seen an important step in our journey towards achieving excellence for local people.

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Turning our vision into reality

9 Aug 13

August is traditionally seen as the month of holidays, and the time to finally get round to clearing the inbox, but for many here in SCC its business as usual, and for many more – specifically the members of eight themed working groups set up as …

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Local Government Association conference in Manchester

15 Jul 13

There was intense debate about the future role of councils at the Local Government Association conference in Manchester earlier this month.

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The talent for evolution

3 Jul 13

It has been a whirlwind couple of weeks featuring national awards, major progress on the City Deal, and news of further challenges to come for councils like Staffordshire.

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Exercise Triton

19 Jun 13

This month employees from across the county council had the opportunity to take part in Exercise TRITON.

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Preparing for an ageing population

7 Jun 13

As you’ll be well aware, on 1 April we formally welcomed the addition of public health to our SCC team and a refreshed mandate to support the positive health and wellbeing of our residents.

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Back to business

16 May 13

Me meeting the Countess of Wessex during her visit to Staffordshire Place last week Following the excitement of the recent county council election, recent days have had a real back to business feel about them.

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MJ Local Government Achievement Awards

3 May 13

Waiting to present to the judging panel for this year’s MJ Local Government Achievement Awards last week gave me time to reflect on all the County Council has achieved recently.

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Backing business, creating jobs

16 Apr 13

Creating jobs and the right conditions for economic growth remains the County Council’s top priority.

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