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Taxi drivers facing new charges

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Here are some of the Staffordshire stories being covered by the Local Democracy Reporting Service:

  • Taxi drivers are facing new council charges in Newcastle-under-Lyme including £43 to change the colour of their cab
  • The rainbow flag will be flown by Cannock Chase Council next month, five months ahead of the area's first LGBT Pride event
  • Full meetings of Cannock Chase Council could start two hours later in the future to make them easier for councillors with work and other commitments to go to
Taxi sign
BBC

Homes wanted for 'puppy farm' dogs

Allen Cook

BBC News

Homes are being sought for 60 dogs recovered from a property which police said was linked to a suspected puppy farm.

A dog in a council officer's arms
Cannock Chase Council

The animals were removed from the address in Cannock last month and police are continuing to investigate the case.

In the meantime, the district council says the Dogs Trust charity has taken charge of finding permanent homes for the dogs and will begin rehoming from 11 November.

They include chihuahua, German Shepherd and bullmastiff types.

Council writes off £60k in taxes and overpaid benefits

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Kerry Ashdown

Nearly £60,000 in uncollected taxes and overpaid benefits are going to be written off by a council.

£20 notes
BBC

A report to Cannock Chase Council's cabinet revealed the total included £34,000 owed in business rates, £19,769.63 in uncollected council tax and £6,197.03 overpaid in benefits.

But the authority said it had recovered overpaid benefits totalling £222,785.22 in the first quarter of this financial year.

Full revamp of old power station site could take decades

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Kerry Ashdown

Plans for homes, businesses and a school on the site of a former power station could take decades before they're built.

Rugeley Power Station
BBC

That's assuming proposals, just submitted by the owners of Rugeley Power Station, Engie, get permission from Cannock Chase Council and Lichfield District Council.

Last year, the firm revealed plans for the future use of the 139-hectare site including a combination of 2,300 houses, commercial buildings and a primary school.

The planning application's now been submitted to both authorities as, given the size of the land, it straddles both districts.

If the outline plans get approved, work could begin in 2020 but take until 2040 to finish as it would be carried out in stages.

Labour and Greens reach agreement to run council

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Kerry Ashdown

Cannock Chase Council's going to be run by Labour and the Green Party but they deny it's a formal coalition.

Cannock Chase Council HQ
Google

Labour lost overall control of the authority in the local elections earlier this month and it's taken almost four weeks to reach an agreement over what happens next.

The Labour group said at this week's annual council meeting that it would form the administration and consult with Green Party councillors on policy issues.

Bid to regulate door-to-door charity collections

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Kerry Ashdown

Charities could have to get a council licence and guarantee 70% of what they earn goes to the cause under new proposals aimed at stopping bogus collections.

50p coin being dropped into charity container
PA

The Charitable Collections Policy is being planned by Cannock Chase District Council to regulate house-to-house calls in the area.

If agreed, organisations wanting to collect door to door would have to get a licence, with local charities given priority.

The plans would also see charities limited to a maximum of six collections each year.

The proposals are now going out to public consultation.

BreakingLabour lose control of Cannock Chase

Labour have lost Cannock Chase, to no overall control.

Both Labour and the Conservatives have lost two seats each, with the Greens winning three and Lib Dems gaining one.

Labour remain the biggest party on Cannock Chase District Council with 18 seats to the Conservatives' 15, the Greens' five, two for the Lib Dems and one independent.

Graphic
BBC

Call to ban 'cruel and outdated' goldfish 'prizes'

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Kerry Ashdown

A council's being urged to ban goldfish being handed out as fairground prizes on land it owns.

Goldfish in a bag
PA

Cannock Chase councillor Claire Wilkinson pushed for the move at the latest full council meeting, describing it as a "cruel and outdated practice".

In England, it is only an offence to give away an animal as a prize if the recipient is under 16 and not accompanied by an adult.

The council says the proposal's now on the agenda for their next cabinet meeting on 23 August.

Elections 2018: The island of red in Staffordshire

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Kerry Ashdown

With the way results have gone in the local election, Cannock Chase remains an island of red surrounded by blue authorities in Staffordshire.

Counting in Cannock
BBC

Labour kept control of the district council which had 13 out of 41 seats up for election this time around.

However the Conservatives walked away with two more seats and the Green Party added a third councillor.