Weekly News 256
This week’s news from around the council
On Monday this week, Seddon officially handed us the building and external areas on time,
While Seddon have handed over, we still have more work to do before the project as whole
This week, new signs will be full installed internally and externally. We have more furniture arriving throughout February and March. Street Scene will be finishing off the grounds with new trees, planting and turf.
We also have a large team of people from Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust taking occupation of the first floor above Russell House Surgery.
The facilities team will also continue working around the building, finishing off any snagging.
We will also look to fill some of the walls with artwork, celebrating South Staffordshire.
With so much going on over the coming months and more partners joining us, a team is now working on an official launch for this summer, more information on this will follow over the coming weeks.
Opening of Russell House Surgery
Electric vehicle charging points
Council job vacancies
February half term activities at our leisure centres
Daily activity camps for kids
Increased swimming programmes
February half term activities at Baggeridge Country Park
For more information about what’s on offer at Baggeridge, visit the website here
National Pool Lifeguard and Swimming Teacher Courses: Last-minute places available
National Pool Lifeguard Course:
The courses are NPLQ-accredited and run from Monday, February 21, to Saturday, February 26, at Wombourne Leisure Centre. The cost of the course is £275, with a £70 non-refundable deposit.
To qualify, participants must be able to swim 100m on their back and front continuously, be able to jump or dive into the deep end of the pool, and be able to retrieve a manakin from the deepest part of the pool.
For more information on the courses, click here
To book, call Wombourne Leisure Centre on 01902 898202.
Swimming Teacher Course:
The courses run from February 21 to 25 and offer an STA Level 2 Award in Swimming Teaching.
The course costs £295, with a £70 non-refundable deposit, and takes place at Codsall Leisure Centre.
Candidates must become a member of the STA (for licence/insurance) and be over the age of 16 to undertake the course.
To book, call Codsall Leisure Centre on 01902 844032.
Cervical screening saves lives
Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England. Yet it is one of the most preventable cancers and getting screened can help stop it before it starts.
Screening checks for certain types of the HPV virus that can cause cell changes to your cervix. Cell changes are easily treated and this prevents cervical cancer.
For more information, visit www.nhs.uk/cervicalscreening
Feeling unwell? Tackle those symptoms as soon as they strike.
No need for a GP appointment that you may not require.
Having a well-stocked medicine cabinet will mean that you can fight minor illnesses.
Talk to a pharmacist for more advice.
Volunteer Star Awards
Freeze Food February