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People thinking of standing in the county council elections in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to an open day. Potential candidates will be able to find out more about how the authority works and the support on offer at the event on March 28. There will also be guidance on how technology is now utilised, how scrutiny works and the different areas of the council. Sessions will take place at the County Buildings in Stafford at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm. To book a space email


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