Law and Administration

Law and Administration deliver both statutory and non-statutory functions to the Council.  They are a cross-cutting service area that contribute to all Corporate Priorities.

The service brings together five important corporate functions:

Democratic Services; Electoral Services; Legal Services, Communications and Corporate Services.

Contact officer for further information:

Alistair Welch - Head of Law and Administration
E-mail: awelch@staffordbc.gov.uk
Telephone:  01785 619204

Please click on the links below to take you to the relevant areas:

Democratic Services

Electoral Services

Legal Services

Communications

Corporate Services

Democratic Services

Democratic Services are responsible for the provision of advice and support to members and officers of the Council on the democratic decision making processes, and produce agendas and minutes for all meetings of the Council and its Committees. They are also responsible for administering the Mayoralty.

Contact officer for further information:

Jane Peat - Democratic Services Manager
E mail: democraticservices@staffordbc.gov.uk
Telephone: 01785 619206

Electoral Services

Electoral Services are a statutory function and are responsible for electoral registration and the administration of all elections and referenda within its boundaries including Parish, Borough and County Council elections, Parliamentary General Elections and European Parliamentary elections.

Contact officer for further information:

Jane Peat - Democratic Services Manager
E mail: elections@staffordbc.gov.uk
Telephone:  01785 619206

Legal Services

The Legal section has responsibility for the provision of legal advice and services to the Council its members and officers across the whole range of the Council's functions overseeing information management including Data Protection; Freedom of Information, Human Rights and the Regulation of Investigatory powers.  The Legal Services Manager also acts as the Council's Data Protection/Freedom of Information Officer.

Contact officer for further information:

Ian Curran - Legal Services Manager
Email: icurran@staffordbc.gov.uk
Telephone: 01785 619220

Communications

Communications Webpage
Council News

The Communications Team are responsible for the internal and external communications of the Authority. It comprises of Press and Public Relations, Graphic Design and Web Development.

Contact officer for further information:

Will Conaghan - Press and Communications Manager 
Email: wjconaghan@staffordbc.gov.uk 
Telephone: 01785 619230

Corporate Services

Corporate Services are a support function that provides document production, data inputting, secretarial, postal and administrative support across the Council.

Contact officer for further information:

Jane Peat - Democratic Services Manager
Email: democraticservices@staffordbc.gov.uk
Telephone: 01785 619206