Weekly News 301
Weekly News 301
Council and district news
Go Paperless and help the Environment
Council Tax bills will be coming out soon. Why not support us to look after our environment by stopping your paper copy bills and switch to our e-billing option before February 24th.
85% of our residents have already signed up to paying by direct debit, to join them please click here.
To check your account and avoid any queues on our phone lines please click here.
- Cleaning Assistant (Telford & Wrekin Council), open application date
- Relief Leisure Assistants at Codsall, Wombourne, Penkridge & Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centres, open application date.
- Swimming Instructors, all leisure centres, open application date.
- Leisure Assistant at Codsall Leisure Centre – closes March 1st, 2023
- Planning Solicitor – closes February 27th, 2023
All vacancies can be viewed in full and applied for on our new recruitment site: https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/vacancies
A Neighbourhood Plan is a way of helping local communities to influence the planning of the area in which they live and work. In South Staffordshire, Neighbourhood Plans can be made by parish councils, who are known as designated bodies.
Plans are led and written by the community, not the district council. Neighbourhood plans must be in line with the National Planning Policy Framework and the overall strategic approach and policies set out in South Staffordshire’s Local Plan.
Kinver Parish Council has reached an important stage in the preparation of their Neighbourhood Plan. South Staffordshire Council is now running a 6-week period of public consultation on their draft plan. The consultation, which is open to all, runs until 5pm, Monday March 6, 2023.
Comments must be made in writing to South Staffordshire Council, at email@example.com or by post to Community Hub, Council Offices, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, WV8 1PX.
For more information and to read the draft plan and supporting documents visit: Kinver Neighbourhood Plan South Staffordshire Council (sstaffs.gov.uk)
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
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Gym Upgrade
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centres gym is receiving a full refurbishment and will be temporarily closed from Monday, February 20th.
The upgrade consists of re-decoration, new flooring and air conditioning units, followed by the installation of all-new Pulse Fitness cardio, fixed weights and free weights.
The gym is scheduled to re-open at the end of this month.
For more information and full details, follow Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre on Facebook.
Quit Smoking Day March 8th
Every time you try to stop smoking; you’re a step closer to success.
Get ready for #NoSmokingDay on 8th March. The benefits to your health, bank balance and family will make such a difference. It’s never too late to stop smoking.
From reducing the risk of at least 16 cancers, stroke, heart disease & dementia, your health will improve from the moment you quit.
If you live in Staffordshire and aged 40+ you can get FREE quit support and medication from @EHStaffordshire. Text: QUIT to 60777 or click here for further information.
The Friends of Bilbrook Repair Café
In partnership with South Staffs Council climate change prize; the Friends of Bilbrook are running a Repair Cafe on Saturday March 11th, 10:00am to 1:00pm.
Please help to reduce waste in South Staffordshire; repair rather than throw away and learn new skills. Every bit of action helps to reduce the impact on climate change!
Venue (Free parking available)
Bilbrook Village Hall, Joeys Lane, Bilbrook, WV8 1JL
Our volunteers will be offering:
• Minor pushbike repairs – including bike check ups
• Jewellery repairs – not gold or stone settings
• Minor sewing repairs such as hems, buttons, seams, darning woollen items, patches – no
• IT repairs – software not hardware
• Sharpening – garden tools, kitchen knives
• General repair desk – changing batteries, gluing etc.
• Electrical repairs – small electrical items
• Portable Appliance Testing – by a qualified PAT tester
Bring along your items for repair; the service is free but donations are welcome.
Refreshments will be available
For more information: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07989 423617.
Promoting Healthy Parental Relationships – understanding parental conflict (delivered via Zoom)
Target Audience – Anyone who works directly with children, young people & their parents including school pastoral staff.
This one-day course will give delegates an overview of the keep principles of healthy parental relationships and the impact of parental conflict. It is suitable for people from a range of backgrounds and will provide practical tools and resources to help delegates identify, explore and support parents in conflict.
- February 28th, 2023 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
- March 27th, 2023 9.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.