South Staffs Council named UK Council of the Year
South Staffordshire District Council was handed the title of UK Council of the Year at a national awards ceremony on Wednesday night.
The authority beat off stiff competition from authorities across the country for the prestigious award, after being nominated for the accolade by public sector awards body iESE.
|iESE said this year’s awards was ‘one of the most competitive years ever’, after its judging panel received more than 260 nominations from 81 different public sector organisations from the UK and overseas.
The district council also won two gold awards at the London event: the Asset Management and Regeneration Award category for its Community Hub project, and the Working Together Award category for its Localities+ model.
The council was also awarded two Certificates of Excellence for its Local Plan Consultation and its Workplace Health and Wellbeing Programme rolled out during the Covid pandemic.
For more information, see the full release here
Tree planting to mark HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
The Chairman of South Staffordshire District Council, Councillor Lin Hingley, will be planting a Rowan tree today at the Community Hub to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Today’s date marks the seventieth day of the year in which The Queen marks the seventieth anniversary of her accession.
Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter for pictures and video from the event.
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Council job vacancies
Codsall Community Hub news
Mobile breast screening unit returning to Codsall
|Historically, a mobile breast screening unit has been located within Wombourne and Codsall as part of the tri-yearly breast screening cycle.
The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged the delivery of screening services nationally, but we are pleased to confirm the mobile screening unit will return to the Codsall Community Hub the week commencing Monday, April 4, for a period of 24 weeks.
Screenings will take place Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm and the unit will be hosted by the council outside the main Wolverhampton Road entrance to the Community Hub.
The return of the screening unit will complement and enhance the Community Hub and provide easily accessible breast screening provision locally for our residents.
There will be no access to the large visitor car parking areas from the Wolverhampton Road from Saturday, March 19, to Sunday, March 20. These can be accessed from Histons Hill. Visitors will also need to exit via Histons Hill.
Codsall Leisure Centre Gym Update
|Codsall Leisure Centre’s gym has been temporarily closed this week (Wednesday – Friday) to extract the old gym equipment and install all-new Pulse Fitness equipment.
The upgrade includes complete new cardio, strength and free weights with the facility due to re-open tomorrow (March 12).
For more information and updates on the renovation, follow Codsall Leisure Centre on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Codsall/
Easter school holiday activity camps
|Cheslyn Hay, Codsall, Penkridge and Wombourne leisure centres are providing daily activity camps for young people aged 5-14 throughout the Easter school holiday.
The camps are being delivered in conjunction with Aspire Sports who will be providing a variety of sports and health related activities between April 11 and 22, from 8am-4pm each day.
Aspire provide early bird, sibling and emergency service discounts.
To find out more and to book, visit https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps
As an added bonus, all bookings will also receive free leisure centre passes including junior and adult swim passes; gym passes; exercise class passes; and day passes.
Perton Library Science Fair and Spring Festival
To celebrate British Science Week, Perton Library and Wild About Perton are hosting a science fair for all the family on Saturday, March 19, 10am – 3pm.
Meet the team from Think Tank and watch special shows, be wowed by Medical Mavericks who will help you explore how the body works, learn all about climate change and the efforts in Staffordshire to reduce our waste and carbon footprint with Waste Savvy Staffs and the Climate Change team from South Staffordshire Council.
For more information, see here
Volunteer Star Awards 2022
|The closing date for nominations is March 18 at 5pm.
You can nominate a business, team or individual you feel deserves to be recognised for their contribution to our local community.
Anyone can nominate – it’s open to everyone.
Submit your nomination via this link
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:
- Fire Control and 999 calls – Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service
- You Tube – Tamworth Borough Council
- DRS ABC – HMB Training
- Weather Forecasts – RNLI
- Woodland Workouts: Accuracy throwing – Staffordshire Wildlife Trust
Find out more here