Local Plan Preferred Options Consultation
Consultation on the Preferred Options stage of the Local Plan review will begin on Monday 1 November 2021 and run for 6 weeks until 5pm Monday 13 December 2021. As this is a formal stage of consultation, comments must be made in writing and can only be accepted during the consultation period. Details of opportunities to discuss the proposals with the Local Plans Team will be published soon.
We have a new online consultation system which makes registering for information and making comments very simple. People who have made comments previously will already be on the system and all you need is an email address to get started. Anyone can register, just go to the Local Plans Consultation Portal.
By Elections – Thursday 28 October 2021
The following District By-Elections have been called:
Wombourne South East
The following Parish By-Election has been called:
Wombourne South East Ward
Click here to find out more information including the Statements of Persons Nominated
Annual Canvass – Household Enquiry Form
Had a letter from us asking about your details on the electoral register?
We’re checking the register is up to date.
Follow the instructions and get back to us as soon as you can, so you’re ready to vote in upcoming elections.
Soon we will be contacting all households via telephone, who have not yet responded, to ensure the register is up to date.
A big thank you to everyone who has already has.
October School Holiday Activity Camps
Holiday activity camps are running this October half term (Monday 25 – Friday 29 October).
Find out more here:
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre
Codsall Leisure Centre
Wombourne Leisure Centre
For Penkridge Leisure Centre call 01785 714152 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Swimming Lesson spaces at Penkridge Leisure Centre
Adults and children can join Penkridge Leisure Centres Swim Academy and receive swimming lessons for just £10 per month until the end of the year. To find out more, check availability and sign up by contacting Penkridge Leisure Centre on 01785 714152 or email email@example.com
Council Job Vacancies
Relief Leisure Assistants, Cheslyn Hay, Codsall, Penkridge & Wombourne Leisure Centres. Closing 5pm on 18 October 2021. Application Information
Next week’s Council Committee meetings
Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Tuesday 12 October 21 at 18:30
Members of the public can virtually attend this meeting via Microsoft Teams – a link can be found in the news section at the bottom of the Council’s website at www.sstaffs.gov.uk
Partnership Information and Helpful Resources
Platinum Jubilee celebrations 2022 – organising a street party
On 4 October 2021, the government published guidance on organising a street party. The guidance sets out helpful tips, advice and support on preparing for a party.
Councils are encouraged to share the guidance with local residents who may be planning to hold a small private street party to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in 2022.
Further information on how you can plan a private residents street party, can be accessed here.
Last month, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) launched the government’s new Platinum Jubilee website, including an interactive map which will display all the events and activities that will be taking place right across the UK.
The map is open for anyone to add their events and everyone is encouraged to upload any events and activities they may be planning to mark the Jubilee.
Find out about other ways you can get involved in the Platinum Jubilee celebrations here
Carers Skills Workshops – CASS
Digital Buddy Scheme – CASS
‘Captain Tom’ Funding coming to communities in Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent!Express your interest now in NHS Charities Together – Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent funding.
Remember Captain Tom? Well here is another local result of his heroic fundraising efforts, £400,000 of investment into local communities is on its way. We know that many community groups and organisations across Staffordshire are working extremely hard to support the people who need it most within our communities.
So, these grants are to support community activity in recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on the wider community (previous rounds focussed directly on supporting the NHS). In Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent we want to focus in particular on support for local people affected by loneliness and isolation.
The grant can be used to help local people as follows:
- Using existing services to reach people at risk of loneliness and isolation
- Maintaining and enabling social connection through interventions such as group activities and befriending services
- Helping to keep people engaged and connected, including through technology and planning ahead
- Creating the conditions for social connection, including asset-based community development and positive ageing
Grants of up to £25,000 and exceptionally £50,000 (max 3 projects) are available, over one or two years for delivery from April 2022. Apply in the next four weeks to be considered for inclusion in the national bid.
Click here for the full guidance and to apply.
Compassionate Communities – Bereavement Information Hubs
After what has been a challenging year for so many people, we are really pleased to say the Community Development Team at Compton Care are reopening the Bereavement Information Hubs in Perton Library and Wombourne Library.
Compton Care’s Bereavement Information Hubs run across Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire and offer peer support for those who have or are currently experiencing loss and grief. The hubs provide a safe space to meet people in situations similar to your own and a shoulder to cry on should you need it!
Perton Library 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the second Friday of the month.
Wombourne Library 1.30pm-3.30pm on the first Monday of the month.
Ask at the library for more information or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01902 774570
Supporting People with Disabilities
REMAP is a national charity with 83 branches throughout the UK. It will design and build, or adapt, equipment for disabled people of all ages when there is nothing on the market that meets their particular needs.
The service is free of charge and people with a disability, or their carers, are invited to contact the Staffordshire Panel of REMAP, to see if any problem they have qualifies as a REMAP project.
For more information contact the Panel Chairman, Richard Green, on 01283 791611 or email@example.com. For work requests contact the Referrals Secretary, Bob Jeays, Staffordshire.Referrals@remapgroups.org.uk