Weekly News 267
Council and district news
Council job vacancies
- Member Support Officer, closing midnight on June 5. Click here for application information
- Senior Elections Officer, closing at 5pm on May 30. Click here for application information
- Leisure Assistant (Codsall Leisure Centre), closing May 16. Click here for application information
- Civil Contingencies Manager with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, closing May 29. Click here for application information
- Civil Contingencies Officer with Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, closing June 5. 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
South Staffordshire Council declared ‘world class’ by national awards body chief
South Staffordshire Council has been described as a ‘global benchmark’ by the boss of a national awards body.
Dr Andrew Larner, Chief Executive of iESE, re-presented the authority’s UK Council of the Year Award at the council’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening (May 10).
He explained that in giving South Staffordshire Council the prestigious accolade he was not simply ‘handing over an award’ – but ‘saying South Staffordshire Council is world class’.
Codsall to shine as village prepares to host iconic Queen’s Baton Relay
Codsall will play host to the Queen’s Baton Relay this summer.
The Queen’s Baton Relay is a relay around the world held prior to the beginning of the Commonwealth Games.
Hub Café: Loyalty rewards scheme
Sign up to the cafe’s Loyalty Rewards for free from the App Store to receive discounts and rewards at the Hub Café Codsall and Three Hammers Bar & Bistro Coven.
Sign up and get one point for every £1 you spend. Download MyRewardCard and use code 3Hb-1234
Waste and Recycling
Blue Bags: Paper and card recycling
We have started delivering blue bags for paper and card recycling this week along with your printed bin calendar for 2022/23.
|Deliveries will continue over the next few weeks.
As soon as you receive your bag you should start using it for your paper and card recycling.
For more information about the new blue bags, please visit www.sstaffs.gov.uk/bluebag
Garden Waste Collection Service
|Sign up now to continue having your green bin emptied after July 4 at www.sstaffs.gov.uk/gardenwaste
The cost of a subscription has been frozen at £43.60 for 2022/23 collections.
Tots treated to water safety visit
Our Leisure Services team visited Pippins Day Care in Codsall for their ‘People who Help Us’ topic.
Bridget Chambers, Swim Academy Co-Ordinator who is also a trained lifeguard and swimming teacher, visited the Day Care Centre, taking some equipment that the children might see in and around pools.
Pippins Day Care shared the following on their Facebook page:
“We were visited by local Lifeguard Bridget who role played water safety with us and learned to turn onto our backs to float in the ‘safe starfish’ position. She pulled us to safety with her rescue float.”
Defibrillator at Codsall Community Hub
We now have a Public Accessible Defibrillator (PAD) located at the Community Hub.
This is a great addition to our building and enables any member of the public who may need to use an AED (defibrillator) to access one locally, rather than waiting for an ambulance to arrive.
|The AED and cabinet is located on the Wolverhampton Road side of the building and is visible from the pavement/road. The cabinet is secured to the wall and is connected to a permanent electricity supply. There are security cameras located in the area.
It can only be accessed by those who ring the ambulance service, give the location of the defib (SSDC01) and then a code will be given to the member of the public to open the cabinet.
Once the cabinet is open, the AED is ready to be lifted out of the cabinet and taken to the patient by any member of the public or emergency services including ambulance/community responders, police and fire.
New Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen appointed
The Council held its Annual General Meeting on Tuesday evening where the following appointments of Chairmen and Vice-Chairmen were made:
Committee Chairman Vice-Chairman
Planning Councillor Mike Lawrence Councillor Bob Cope
Overview and Scrutiny Councillor Dan Kinsey Councillor Phil Davis
Standards and Resources Councillor Barry Bond MBE Councillor Diane Holmes
Licensing and Regulatory Councillor Wendy Sutton Councillor Mike Lawrence
Audit and Risk Councillor John Mitchell Councillor Bob Spencer
Wellbeing Select Councillor Lin Hingley Councillor Kath Williams
Asset Scrutiny Panel Councillor Mike Lawrence Councillor Phil Davis
Councillor Matt Ewart was elected as the Chairman of the Council for the 2022/23 Municipal Year with Councillor Meg Barrow being elected as Vice-Chairman.
Leader of the Council, Councillor Roger Lees, confirmed the Cabinet would remain unchanged for the forthcoming year. The Deputy Leader of the Council is Councillor Rita Heseltine.
International Learn to Swim Week
This week marks International Learn to Swim week and in support, we will be posting various messages to promote how swimming can improve your health and wellbeing.
We will be sharing various activity sheets throughout the week, to help children understand the importance of water safety and to promote the huge health benefits available.
Follow your nearest leisure centre on Facebook.
Whitsun School Holiday Activity Camps
Codsall and Wombourne Leisure Centres will be providing school holiday activities for children aged 5-14 years old.
Camps will be running from Monday, May 30, to Wednesday, June 1 – and as part of the Jubilee celebrations, Aspire Sports will be delivering FREE jubilee themed sports and activities.
- For camps at Codsall Leisure Centre, visit https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps/codsall-active-camps
- For camps at Wombourne Leisure Centre, visit https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps/wombourne-active-camps
It’s in You
Do you want the power to change someone’s life?
The NHS needs you to donate plasma to help save the lives of thousands of people with rare immune diseases, who rely on medicines made from plasma – and amazingly, it’s in you!
You can donate plasma at their Birmingham donor centre, where there are evening and weekend appointments available. Donating is safe and easy, and you’ll feel great afterwards knowing that plasma might be the only thing which could save someone’s life.
Register to donate online at www.blood.co.uk/plasma
Ditch the Blade
Start a conversation to encourage someone to Ditch the Blade
To bring this issue out into the open, we’re encouraging everyone to start a conversation with their family, reinforcing the message that it’s not normal behaviour to carry a knife.
If you have concerns that your child, or another child you know, may be carrying a knife, you can find advice, real life experiences, and links to support organisations on the Ditch the Blade page of the Staffordshire Police website: www.staffordshire.police.uk/ditchtheblade
If you have queries about knife crime, an anonymous Ditch the Blade online chat will be taking place on Wednesday, May 18, from 7pm to 8pm. You can ask a question in advance or on the night by following this link https://app.sli.do/event/62T86GHnuDoJui3zF3wy9q
Safe+Sound: Special episode for KS3 pupils
Safe+Sound from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service is hosting a special episode for pupils in Key Stage Three on May 24 at 10am.
This programme is centred around Calling It Out, with content sponsored and produced by Cannock Chase District Council, plus an item from Samaritans and GLOW.
- Storyhouse/Emotional Health – Samaritans
- Red Flags – GLOW
- Introduction to Calling It Out – Councillor Bryan Jones CCDC Neighbourhood Safety & Partnerships Portfolio Leader
- Calling It Out contributions from students of Norton Canes High School
- Commentary throughout by PCSO Suki Mander, Early Intervention Officer, Cannock Police
The programme will be approximately 30 – 40 minutes long.
Please follow this link to watch: https://learnliveuk.com/safesound/