Weekly News 257
This week’s news from around the council
South Staffordshire Council shortlisted for UK Council of the Year award
We are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted for the iESE Awards for the Community Hub, and Locality+ Programme.
We have also received a Certificate of Excellence for our Wellbeing Programme and Local Plan Consultation.
iESE received just short of 300 nominations.
To top it all off, iESE has also put the council forward for UK Council of the Year, recognising the quality and range of work we are doing across our communities – this is a fabulous recognition of the great work we are doing.
iESE is a not-for-profit social enterprise, created by local authorities as a shared resource to transform public services and retain experience within the sector. The awards for which we have been shortlisted are the group’s Public Sector Transformation Awards.
Face masks cannot be recycled
Did you know…? Face masks cannot be recycled.
Face masks, test kits and other PPE must go in your grey bin.
See a video with more information here: https://youtu.be/Ep1olTLkAbov
Not only can they not be recycled, but your blue bin contents are ‘hand sorted’ at the recycling site. PPE and test kits may be contaminated with harmful content that puts our staff at risk.
Keep our staff safe, dispose of your face masks in your grey bin.
Climate Prize: Deadline extended
Are you passionate about tackling climate change in South Staffordshire? Have you been thinking about ways to protect nature, reduce waste, improve air quality, prepare for flood events, or reduce your CO2 emissions?
Community groups, schools, micro-businesses and more can now apply for grant funding of up to £200 to deliver a local project as part of our Climate Change Festival.
Council job vacancies
Parliamentary Boundary Review
There is a review of Parliamentary boundaries currently taking place.
The public consultation runs from February 22 to April 4 and the Commission is inviting members of the public to view and comment on the proposals on the consultation website, bcereviews.org.uk, or send a letter or email.
The Commission is holding 32 public hearings across the country, where people can tell the Commission their views in person.
Recognise the early symptoms of a heart attack
New data reveals only 27% of people know that feeling weak, lightheaded or
Even if you’re unsure if you or somebody you’re with is having a heart attack, call 999
It can be easy to dismiss the early signs of a heart attack but it’s never too early to call
NHS Food Scanner
Scan, swipe, and swap with the NHS Food Scanner app for lower sugar spoonfuls of yum.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service broadcasts a weekly Safe+Sound programme for Key Stage 2 children focusing on safety, wellbeing and life-skills messages created by specialist partners.
Next Wednesday’s Safe+Sound programme topics are:
Air Aware Anti-Idling Campaign