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District Council News
Council job vacancies
• Swimming Instructors, Codsall, Penkridge, Wombourne and Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centers, open closing date.
• Cleaner (part-time) – two positions available, closing 5pm on December, 20, 2021.
Click here for application information
Local Plan Review
Our live online Q&A Sessions proved very popular, giving people the chance to pose questions about the Preferred Options to a panel of officers.
Unfortunately, we were unable to get through all the questions asked at the Locality 5 session within the timeframe.
• All outstanding Locality 5 questions and answers have now been published online – click here to view
The consultation ends at 5pm on Monday, December 13, 2021, so make sure you have your say in writing before the deadline!
Masks must now be worn in shops, post offices, banks, takeaways without space for the consumption of food, on public transport and more.
• See here for the full list of where face coverings are now mandatory
New Covid updates bulletin
We will now be sending out a weekly update on the latest regulations surrounding Covid-19, local walk-in vaccination centres, and testing.
If you haven’t already signed up to receive these, please do. Simply input your email address when prompted and select Covid Updates.
• Sign up here
Winter Vigilance Campaign
The threat to the UK from terrorism is severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.
Communities defeat terrorism.
We are working closely with Counter Terrorism Policing to keep South Staffordshire safe, as your safety is our priority.
If you see something out of place while doing your Christmas shopping or at an event, report it confidentially at gov.uk/ACT
It’s quick, easy, and saves lives.
More than 6,000 young people, aged between 8 and 17, enjoyed over 1,600 activities as part of the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Space programme this summer.
The summer programme brought together public, voluntary and private sector organisations to provide support for potentially vulnerable young people to help increase their skills, improve their health and wellbeing and create opportunities, while also aiming to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour.
• Click here for more information
Supportive Communitities Training Sessions
FREE online bite-sized training to gain new knowledge and skills around supporting communities
The training sessions cover:
• Session 1: Signposting and Resources
• Session 2: Communication and Safeguarding
• Session 3: Assistive Technology and Digital Skills
• Session 4: Mental Health Awareness
To book, please click on the links in the flyer
Recorded versions of all the previous training sessions have been included in the flyer (if people would prefer to watch a video of the training, at a more convenient time). Training certificates are still available via this route.
Supportive Communities Training Survey
Support Staffordshire is also carrying out a Supportive Communities Training Survey to identify any additional training needs people may have around supporting people to stay healthy and independent. The deadline for responses is Friday, December 10, 2021.
Book your free place – Driving Safely for Longer
Join Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership and RoSPA on Wednesday, December 8 for a FREE Webinar. This webinar is intended to help mature drivers stay safe on the roads for longer.
• Register now for a FREE place
Mature Driver Reviews
Mature Driver Reviews can help you refresh your skills and boost your confidence behind the wheel.
Staffordshire Safer Roads Partnership is offering Mature Driver Reviews for less than half the cost to the first 20 people who sign up. Use the code ‘STAFFS50’.
• Book here
From Christmas cake decorating, to wreath making, festive origami and more, the WEA is running a range of festive workshops over the next few weeks.
Most of these will be online using Zoom so you can join from anywhere in the country.
Please follow this link to find out more details: Seasonal courses with the WEA | WEA
Safe+Sound is aimed at Year 5 and Year 6 pupils.
Topics for this week’s programme are:
• Green Cross Code – Gist
• Independent Journeys – Staffordshire Safe Roads Partnership
• First Aid Kits – HMB Training
• Railway Safety – Network Rail and the Track Pack
• Share Aware, Think Before You Share – Staffordshire Police
• Making a 999 Call – West Midlands Ambulance Service
Please follow this link for more information