Weekly News 296
Weekly News 296
Council and district news
Newly refurbished offices to let
Are you a local business looking for modern, newly refurbished office space in the heart of Codsall? Why not relocate your business into South Staffordshire’s Business Hub?
The Hub sits within Codsall Community Hub, which has recently undergone a £10m investment.
As well as modern office space, we also offer free onsite parking, various meeting rooms and a tasty café serving a delicious breakfast and lunchtime menu. The hub is already home to some 28 businesses, and we’d love you to come and join them!
We have two serviced offices available to let, ranging from 45 square metres to 59 square metres.
Pupils get stuck in at South Staffordshire youth climate event
Pupils from Glenthorne Community Primary School, Cheslyn Hay Academy, Bilbrook Middle School and Lane Green First School, representatives from the Kingswood Trust, and Councillor Len Bates BEM, pictured centre
Young environmentalists showed their love for the planet when they took part in a debate around how South Staffordshire can mitigate the effects of climate change.
The event, organised as part of South Staffordshire Council’s ongoing work around climate change, saw more than 20 school primary and secondary school children participate in the Youth Climate Committee.
Hosted by The Kingswood Trust, the event saw the youngsters discuss what collective action we can all take to reduce our carbon footprint and preserve the environment for future generations. The children were also updated on the council’s work around climate change and discussed what they’re doing as individuals and with their schools to help the environment.
To read more about this exciting event, click here.
Elections voter ID: Are you ready?
The UK Government has introduced a requirement for voters to show photo ID when voting at a polling station at some elections.
This new requirement will apply for the first time in England at the local elections on Thursday, May 4th, 2023.
Find out which forms of ID you can use and more information via this link
Are you a local sports club, school PTA, charity or community group within South Staffordshire looking to boost your fund-raising potential?
If so, you could benefit by getting involved with the South Staffordshire Community Lottery. It’s a fun and effective way for your good cause to raise funds, plus it’s simple, easy, and free join.
For further information, click here
Community is the Best Medicine fund
A fund has been set up to assist households which may be faced with challenging choices due to the rising cost of living.
The scheme is run by South Staffordshire Council, in partnership with the Midlands Partnership Foundation Trust (MPFT) and The Staffordshire Community Foundation.
Find out more about the scheme and how to apply via this link
Council job vacancies
- Great Wyrley Parish Council: Parish Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer, closing date 3rd February 2023, for further information for this vacancy email email@example.com or click here to visit their website
All vacancies can be viewed in full and applied for on our new recruitment site: https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/vacancies
Everything you need to Kickstart your Health and Wellbeing
South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres provide everything you need to improve your health and wellbeing.
- Huge range of exercise and wellbeing classes for all abilities
- Top of the range gyms featuring cardio, fixed and free weights
- Swimming pools providing adults only, family and public swimming
- Toning Suites offering Pilates-based workouts
For more information, click here.
Flexible and affordable memberships are available to suit everyone’s needs and budgets.
- No joining fees or long term contracts
- Use four leisure centres for the price of one
- Priority and online booking
- Free access to live and on-demand exercise classes
- Flexible memberships so you can switch packages at any time
- Complimentary health checks and personal fitness programmes available
To view membership packages, click here.
To sign up, simply pop into your nearest leisure centre or complete the membership form and direct debit form and email them to us at Leisure@sstaffs.gov.uk.
Penkridge Leisure Centre received some additional pieces of gym equipment last week which included a stair master and a functional rig.
The leisure centre is having to make modifications in relation to the functional rig however we hope customers are enjoying using these new pieces of equipment.
February School Holiday Activity Camps
South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres are working in partnership with @AspireActiveCamps to deliver sports-based school holiday activities for young people aged 5-14 years old.
The camps provide children with access to a wide range of fun activities in a safe and structured environment. Active Camps are a safe, fun, flexible, and an affordable childcare solution.
Bookings can be made as full day and half day sessions (no block booking required) and are available from February 20th to 24th at Codsall and Wombourne Leisure Centres.
Aspire Active Camps provide discounts for early bird bookings, sibling and emergency service workers.
For more information and to book, click here
Households to get new cost-of-living payments from spring 2023
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced on Tuesday more detail on the payment schedule for the next round of cost-of-living support unveiled in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on November 17th.
The £900 payment for over eight million eligible means-tested benefits claimants (including those on Universal Credit, Pension Credit and tax credits) starts in spring. Payments will go directly to bank accounts in three payments over the course of the financial year. There will also be a separate £150 for over six million disabled people and £300 for over eight million pensioners on top of their winter fuel payment.
Payments will be made automatically if individuals are eligible and there will be no need to apply. Claimants who are eligible for any of the cost-of-living payments and receive tax credits, and no other means-tested benefits, will receive payment from HM Revenue and Customs shortly after DWP payments are issued.
For more information, click here.
Better Health Staffordshire
‘Everyone Health’ are commissioned by Staffordshire County Council to provide a weight management service. Weight Management – Everyone Health Staffordshire
- healthy snacks
- meal Planning 📅
- healthy meals on a budget (feeding 4 people for 7 days for approx. £30)
- Is there such a thing as good foods and bad foods 🍔
- how to check you’re a healthy weight 📏
- links to apps 📱
- healthy eating advice
- what local services are available to support you in your journey
This service is free to:
Staffordshire residents (excluding Stoke on Trent) aged 18 or over and who have:
- a BMI of 28+ with a long-term medical condition, or
- a BMI of 30+ without
Click here to start your journey to better health – Staffordshire County Council.
Every Mind Matters
Loneliness has no common cause. Sometimes it can be triggered by a life event or change in situation, or it may not be triggered by anything at all.
We all experience feeling lonely in different ways. This means there are a range of ways we can try to overcome loneliness, and we need to identify the help and support that works for us. It’s really important to remember that loneliness and difficult feelings can pass.
Sometimes it can feel easier to reach out to someone else who may be feeling lonely. There are plenty of simple actions you can take to help lift someone out of loneliness and in doing so, it might help you to feel less lonely too.
For further information, resources and support, click here.