Weekly News 264
Council and district news
Council job vacancies
- Senior Caretaker, closing on May 8. Click here for application information
- Solicitor – Planning, closing at 5pm on April 27. Click here for application information
- Biffa Class 2 Driver, open application date. Click here for application information
- Swimming Instructors (Codsall, Penkridge, Cheslyn Hay and Wombourne Leisure Centres), open application date. Click here for application information
- Revenues Assistant Team Manager, closing 5pm on May 11. Click here for application information
- Senior Income and Recovery Officer, closing at 5pm on April 22. Click here for application information
- Homeless Prevention Assistant, closing noon on April 22. Click here for application information
South Staffordshire Council named a ‘net zero leader’
South Staffordshire Council has been described as ‘leading the way’ in getting set for a low carbon future by a major UK energy distribution firm.
Named a ‘net zero leader’ by Western Power Distribution, the authority is running the South Staffordshire Climate Change Festival throughout 2022 to promote awareness of climate change to communities and residents.
The festival also includes the Climate Prize, which earlier this year offered grants of up to £200 to community groups, schools and micro-businesses for projects helping to tackle climate change.
South Staffordshire Council has also been keenly involved in a number of tree-planting activities over the last 18 months; planting 2,000 trees in Perton and Bilbrook so far this year, and 1,500 trees last year in Perton, Bilbrook and Great Wyrley.
The Hub Cafe: Opening soon
We are delighted to announce that the Hub Café is due to open to the public from Tuesday, May 3.
|A soft opening will take place from Wednesday, April 27, for staff and tenants.
Things are now starting to take shape in the new café, with logos and sign writing, the arrival of a salad cart and a barista coffee machine.
Waste and Recycling
Blue recycling bags
In May 2022, we will be providing households with a new blue bag for their paper and card recycling. The blue bin will continue to be used for glass, cans and plastics.
Due to changes in the recycling market in recent years, we now need to produce higher quality recycling, which means keeping the paper and card away from other materials.
The bag is sturdy and weighted to prevent it blowing away and has a lid to stop waste escaping.
Each household will receive one bag to begin with, but households who produce more card and paper can request an extra bag if they find it’s not large enough.
Some properties including flats and communal properties will not receive bags.
For more information on the changes, including FAQs, please visit: www.sstaffs.gov.uk/bluebag
Bin collection calendars: 2022-2023
|This year’s bin collection calendars are now available to download online: https://bit.ly/3JERsIA
The calendar includes important information about changes to the service and an update on putting the right waste, in the right place.
Printed calendars will be delivered to all households in May 2022.
Two lottery winners scoop £250 wins
|In this week’s lottery draw we had not one but two £250 lottery winners.
Many congratulations to Mrs W from Wombourne and Mrs B from Coven.
Fancy your chances of winning £25,000? Play today from a little as £1 a week.
A total of 60% from each ticket sale goes directly to local good causes and charities.
Bilbrook Neighbourhood Plan Survey
Bilbrook Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Committee are asking village residents of all ages to speak up over the coming weeks regarding what about Bilbrook is important to them.
|Bilbrook residents should have now received a paper copy of the Neighbourhood Plan survey with the latest edition of the Bilbrook Buzz Newsletter, however they may prefer to complete the survey online: https://tinyurl.com/BilbrookNPSurvey
Residents completing the survey can enter a prize draw, and one lucky winner will win £100.
The survey will help to gather evidence and rationale to propose a Neighbourhood Plan for development in the parish up to 2040.
Have your say: Planned solar farm
Low Carbon is introducing proposals for a new solar farm co-located with battery storage, on land south of Holyhead Road, Albrighton, to be known as Pepperhill Solar Farm.
The solar project will be sited within the parish of Boningale.
- The company is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, April 27, at 7.30pm. Register your details on the website below to attend.
- They are also hosting an in-person consultation on Wednesday, May 4, from 2.30 – 7.30pm. It is taking place at The Kingswood Trust Holyhead Rd, Perton, Wolverhampton WV7 3AP.
Submit your feedback via the website: www.pepperhillsolarfarm.co.uk
Other contact details:
Freephone information line: 0800 082 0906 (Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm)
Postal address: Freepost LOW CARBON UK SOLAR DEVELOPMENT
Please note the deadline for the submission of feedback is Monday, May 16, 2022.
Online and on-demand exercise classes
South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres provide a range of live and on-demand exercise classes with over 30 sessions running every week.
The classes are free for leisure centre members to join; non-members can participate for a nominal fee.
Staffordshire Police: Be stalking aware – the FOUR signs to look for
Staffordshire Police has listed the FOUR warning signs that can indicate someone may be stalking you:
Fixated: Being followed on your daily routine, spied on, or being watched.
Obsession: Being monitored on or offline, cyberstalking, the ordering and cancelling of items in your name.
Unwanted: Gifts being sent; unwanted messages, letters or phone calls. Even damage or graffiti being caused to your property.
Repeated: This can be any nuisance or threatening behaviour, being approached, accosted or bullied repeatedly.
If you, or someone you know, is experiencing this type of behaviour please reach out for help. To report stalking incidents, or to get advice, please contact Staffordshire Police by:
- Sending a private message through the Staffordshire Police Facebook or Twitter social media pages
- Reporting your issue on the Staffordshire Police website
- Calling 101 (call 999 in an emergency situation)
For more information, click here
Staffordshire Connects consultation survey
Staffordshire Connects is an online health and social care community directory provided by Staffordshire County Council.
|The website brings together:
The website also provides information and training opportunities for adult social care providers as part of the care market development network.
To enable Staffordshire County Council to understand how effective and useful the website is, they want to get as many views as possible from people who might use the site or may have used the site in the past.