Weekly News 249
This week’s news from around the council
This is the last issue of the Council News Round Up for 2021 – so let us start by wishing everyone a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.
The first issue of 2022 will be on Friday, January 7.
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Weekly Covid updates bulletin
We are now 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.
Local Plan Review update
Waste and recycling updates
Bin collection calendars
Christmas waste and recycling collection dates
Garden Waste Collection Service
Real Christmas tree collections
Residents who have signed up for a green waste permit can recycle real Christmas trees on their first green waste collection day after Christmas.
On your green waste collection day between Monday, January 10, and Friday, January 21, simply put your green waste bin out for collection and leave your real tree next to it.
Please ensure all decorations, lights, stands etc. are removed from the tree.
Wombourne Enterprise Park re-development
The re-development of Wombourne Enterprise Park took a step closer when the council exchanged contracts with Quantum Construction Ltd this month to undertake construction of new retail and industrial units at the Enterprise Park.
The scheme, which will see retailer Lidl taking a large retail unit, is planned for completion in early 2023.
An additional 10,000 sq ft of retail space will also be created as part of the development and discussions are ongoing with prospective occupiers.
Two of our existing tenants will relocate and take occupation in the re-developed part of the Enterprise Park when construction of three new industrial units is completed in Summer 2022.
Phase one of the development will commence in January 2022, with demolition of existing buildings and creation of the new industrial units.
Business Place Partnership on tour at Halfpenny Green
Last week, the council’s Business Hub team collaborated with the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub to host a business support drop in event at Halfpenny Green Wine Estate.
The event saw qualified business advisors provide direct one-to-one advice and support to local businesses on finance and funding, HR, marketing, skills in addition to general business support.
Council job vacancies
Christmas rewards for leisure centre members
South Staffordshire leisure centres are rewarding their members every day until Christmas Eve.
All leisure centre members will be automatically entered into daily draws with fantastic prizes up for grabs.
Leisure facilities Christmas opening times
The opening times for Baggeridge Country and the leisure centres can be found at Leisure Centre and Baggeridge Opening Times South Staffordshire Council (sstaffs.gov.uk)
Christmas activity camps
From Monday, December 20 to Thursday, December 23, South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres are providing children’s activity camps.
For information about camps at Codsall and Wombourne leisure centres visit Active Camps | Aspire Sports (aspire-sports.co.uk)
For camps at Cheslyn Hay and Penkridge, visit Booking Page | The Playscheme
Holiday Activities and Food Scheme
The Holiday Activities and Food Scheme is available for families in receipt of free school meals, providing free activity camps plus a free hot meal.
Food at Codsall is being provided by The Kitchen Bilbrook and food in Wombourne is being provided by The Springhill.
To find out more and book your free place and hot food visit Holiday Activities and Food – Staffordshire County Council
Could you care for people in their homes this winter?
Become a Home Care Worker and make a difference today!
The Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Health and Care People Hub is searching for people to join as Home Care Workers in North Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent at this important time.
This winter, they need caring individuals who can help look after people in their own homes. This might include delivering personal care, administering medication, providing a listening ear and companionship – and raising the alarm if things don’t look right. Could that be you?
FREE play pack and TV subscription for kids
Staffordshire County Council has teamed up with Bee Active, so that children who are eligible for the council’s Holiday Activity and Food Programme can access a FREE Bee Active Play Pack and FREE subscription to Bee Active TV.
The packages are designed to help families keep themselves healthy and active over the festive period.
The whole package is worth £45 and is completely free to eligible families – order yours here: beeactive.co.uk/scchaf
For more information please contact email@example.com or call 01782 205915.