Council and district news
Council job vacancies
- Relief Leisure Assistant, Penkridge Leisure Centre – closing 5pm on June 20th
- Part-time Leisure Assistant, Wombourne Leisure Centre – closing 5pm on June 16th
- Leisure Assistant, Wombourne Leisure Centre – Closing 5pm on June 15th
- Casual Clerical Assistant (Elections and Executive Support) – closing midnight on June 12th
- Community Hub Welcome Host – closing 5pm on June 10th
- Customer Services General Advisor (fixed term) – closing 5pm on June 10th
- Leisure Assistant, Codsall Leisure Centre – closing 5pm on June 10th
- Elections and Executive Support Apprentice – closing 5pm on June 20th
- Biffa Class 2 Driver, Municipal Waste Collection – open application date
- Swimming Instructors (all leisure centres) – open application date
For more information on all vacancies and for details on how to apply, click here
New 60-acre extension at i54 to create over 1,000 new jobs
A further 60 acres of land has been added to the west side of i54 South Staffordshire.
The scheme – which is being delivered by the City of Wolverhampton Council, Staffordshire County Council and South Staffordshire Council – will create more than 1,000 new jobs.
South Staffordshire Council Leader, Councillor Roger Lees, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this major milestone in the project which will mean more than 1,000 employees will soon be making i54 western extension their new work location, with recruitment aimed at local residents, including a mix of skilled, semi-skilled, graduate and apprenticeship roles – and the expectation of more to follow in future years.”
For more information, see the full press release here
Platinum Jubilee: Beacon lit at Baggeridge County Park
Baggeridge Country Park celebrated The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with the lighting of a beacon.Hundreds of beacons were lit across the country and Commonwealth to kickstart a weekend of Jubilee celebrations on Thursday, June 2nd – and Baggeridge County Park was proudly among them.
A live video on Facebook enabled residents across the district to witness the beacon lighting – and more than 4,200 people watched the event.
See the beacon lighting video on Baggeridge Country Park’s Facebook page here.
Waste and Recycling
Blue Bags: Paper and card recycling
The second round of collections of blue bags has started this week. Thank you to everyone who is using the bag for their paper and card, the material we are collecting from you is excellent quality.
- If you are unsure what can go in the blue bag or your blue bin, please see our online recycling finder where you can search by item here
- For more information about the blue bags, including FAQs, please visit: www.sstaffs.gov.uk/bluebag
Garden Waste Collection Service
There is less than a month to go until the new collection year starts. If you have not signed up yet, you need to sign up now to continue having your green bin emptied after July 4th.
Sign up online now: www.sstaffs.gov.uk/gardenwaste
Garden Waste Collection Delays
There are currently delays to garden waste collections around the district.
We are working hard to catch up on all collections, please leave your green bin presented and we will be with you as soon as possible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these delays.
Evening call line for Garden Waste Collection renewal
|Struggling to find the time to renew your Garden Waste Collection permit during the day?
A new ‘twilight shift’ has been introduced for 2022 to enable those who are working or cannot make calls in the daytime to renew their permit over the phone later in the day.
These phone lines are open Monday to Thursday from 5pm to 7pm for 5 weeks only ending Thursday, July 7th.
Call 01902 696000.
South Staffordshire Business Hub news
We are delighted to welcome EMW Surveyors Ltd into the Business Hub.
|They join more than 27 other public and private businesses located within the Hub.
Are you a local business looking for a newly refurbished serviced office in a fantastic location, with free onsite parking, meeting rooms and café?
We have just one office remaining – click here for more information.
To view, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us for breakfast and networking at our next South Staffordshire Business Place Partnership event on June 24th.The Business Networking Breakfast provides local businesses with the opportunity to speak with the council and supporting partners.
The event will have a low carbon theme and guests will hear from the Staffordshire Business & Environment Network (SBEN) team on the support available to businesses to help them better understand and reduce their carbon footprint.
For more information and to book your place, click here
Shape Up for Summer: Last chance for offer
|Join South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres before Sunday and receive your first month for just £10.
Current members can also refer a friend onto the offer and in return the new joiner receives June for just £10 and the current member will get a fee-free month.
Offer ends June 12th.
To find out more visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/leisure/summer-shape-up.cfm
Leisure centre refurbishments underway
The first in a series of £3.4 million improvements to South Staffordshire’s leisure centres has begun.
The work at Penkridge Leisure Centre is now underway, with ongoing refurbishment work to the front of the building, entrance and reception.
For full details visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/leisure/leisure-centres-refurbishment-programme.cfm
Family fun day is huge success
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre held a fun-packed family fun day on Thursday, June 2nd, organised by assistant manager Jordon Burton.
|Activities were available from 9am-3.30pm and included a huge line up consisting of local sports clubs who attended the event and provided demonstrations and access to local people and visitors.
The fun day attracted more than 140 visitors at a cost of just £3 per person for unlimited access to all of the activities.
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre would like to thank Gary and George Belcher for delivering football coaching; G Dance Academy; Fusion Rollerskating; Dave Morley Cricket Coaching; Cheslyn Hay Tennis club, Pegasus Karate; and Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre’s netball club.
New wellbeing walk
|A new monthly health walk started this week at Baggeridge Country Park, which will take place on the first Thursday of every month at 10am.
The walk is a short and moderately paced walk, ideal for people new to walking or for those that can only manage short distances.
For full details on the programme of weekly and monthly walks, visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/leisure/good-life-health-fitness-in-the-community.cfm
Please Plan Ahead for IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire
Some local roads and routes will be affected this weekend for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire.
For full details on all road closures and local travel info as well as spectator information for the 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event this coming weekend, visit: www.ironman.com/im703-staffordshire
Don’t let the thought of cancer play on your mind
If something in your body doesn’t feel right contact your GP practice.
Your GP may refer you for tests. Whatever the result, your NHS is there for you.
Finding out sooner is always better.
Less than 50 days to go until Birmingham 2022
Get your hands on this summer’s must-have ticket at www.birmingham2022.com/tickets
Celebrating Differences: Supporting positive change for people with autism and learning disabilities
Staffordshire County Council and the county’s health system are looking for examples to celebrate where local shops or venues have made changes to help anyone with hidden disabilities such as autism, ADHD, dyspraxia, and dyslexia.
It might be finding a quiet time or area, giving you time to process information or helping you with instructions.
Tell the campaign about how local amenities are supporting hidden disabilities, giving details of the organisation name, location, and how they helped here
Let’s spread the word and make our communities accessible for everyone.
People who live alone are nearly four times more likely to die or be seriously injured in a fire.
In the past five years alone there have been 741 accidental house fires in properties where the occupier lived alone and was aged 45 plus. Sadly 13 of these fires proved fatal.
Check your home and routine to make yourself safer.
Find out more here