Council and district news
Waste collection permit
|You can now sign up for a garden waste collection permit for the 2023/24 collection year.
- The price of a permit has been frozen at £43.60 for the fourth year running
- Create a customer account in the new Customer Portal for extra permit management features
- Bin collections start on July 3rd 2023
- A permit sticker will be placed on the bin by our waste collection crews once collections start in July
Sign up online today at www.sstaffs.gov.uk/gardenwaste
People and skills: creating brighter futures
|Do you know a resident who is looking to change their career choices or is facing barriers to move into the workforce i.e. childcare?
Do you know of a local company who is struggling to recruit?
South Staffordshire Council is launching our People and Skills programme at
Codsall Community Hub on Thursday June 22nd, 10am-12pm.
To book a space to either exhibit you vacancies or attend and see what opportunities are available for you please email firstname.lastname@example.org or for further details please call the team on 01902 696228.
Corporate Social Responsibility – The benefits to business and communities
|The Business Partnership is teaming up with the Kingswood Trust and the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Growth hub to deliver the next in our series of events.
Tues, June 6th, 2023. 9.30am – 12pm
Focusing on the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR), we will explore the benefits of having an effective CSR programme and how this can lead to business growth, staff retention and an understanding of the impact on society, the economy and the environment.
Taking place at the Kingswood Trust, a place where history comes alive with old buildings, air-raid shelters, historical features, and artefacts. There will be an opportunity to network, access a range of business support and hear from our guest speakers, Helen Heywood MBA, Mark Carnaghan, Managing Director at Eurofins Food Testing UK Limited and Karen Woolley, Federation of Small Business who will all be highlighting the benefits and importance of effective CSR. Following the presentations there will be a guided tour of the wonderful woodland, natural habitats, base camps and air-raid shelters at Kingswood Trust and further opportunity to network.
Register here for this event
- Communications Apprentice, closing May 28th
- Street Scene Operative Level 2, closing June 2nd
- Relief Leisure Assistant (all SSC Leisure Centres), closing September 30th
- Relief Water Assistant (all SSC Leisure Centres), closing September 30th
- Relief Swimming Instructor (all SSC Leisure Centres), closing September 30th
All vacancies can be viewed in full and applied for on our recruitment site: https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/vacancies
Check out the refurbished leisure centres
South Staffordshire Council’s newly refurbished leisure centres are currently taking new members.
The facilities which have recently undergone upgrade work provide a range of facilities including all-new Pulse Fitness gyms, exercise and wellbeing classes, refurbished swimming pools and changing rooms, and toning suites offering Pilates-based workouts.
Customers can join now but start paying later as part of our Shape Up for Summer offer, giving users unlimited use of facilities with normal payments delayed until July.
For full details visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/sports-and-fitness/shape-summer
National Pool Lifeguard Course Coming Soon
|The NPLQ course is a week-long course consisting of a combination of pool work and theory work.
On successfully passing the course, candidates will be qualified as a pool lifeguard.
- Monday, May 29th to Saturday, June 3rd, 9am-5.30pm at Wombourne Leisure Centre
- £280 (£70 non refundable deposit)
- Must be 16 years at date of examination (June 3rd)
- Must be able to swim 100m on front and 100m on back
- Must be able to jump into the deepest part of the pool to retrieve a manakin
- Must attend 100% of the course.
- Places are limited. Booking is essential.
To find out more and book your place call Wombourne Leisure Centre on 01902 898202.
Swimming Teachers Association Level 2 Award Course
Sunday, May 28th to Friday June 2nd, 9am to 5pm
Candidates must be 16 years+
Advanced booking is essential for all courses.
For full details on courses, visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/sports-and-fitness/training-and-courses
Whitsun School Holiday Activity Camps
|School holiday activity camps will be available at Codsall and Wombourne Leisure Centres between Tuesday, May 30th to Friday, June 2nd.
- The camps are aimed at 5-14 years old
- No block booking required
- Save with early bird and sibling discounts. Plus emergency workers can also enjoy 10% off
To find out more and book visit https://www.aspire-sports.co.uk/active-camps
Compassionate communities – bereavement information hubs
|Compton Care’s Bereavement Information Hubs run across Wolverhampton and South Staffordshire and offer peer support for those who have or are currently experiencing loss and grief. The hubs provide a safe space to meet people in situations similar to your own and a shoulder to cry on should you need it!
“It is great to be back in the libraries offering this much needed support within the heart of local communities”
Perton Library 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the second Friday of the month.
Wombourne Library 1.30pm-3.30pm on the first Monday of the month.
Ask at the library for more information or contact: email@example.com or 01902 774570
Need advice on wills and Power of Attorney
|Thornes Solicitors will be offering free pop-up advice sessions.
Codsall Library – Every Third Thursday of the month at 10am – 11:30am
Perton Library – Every First Wednesday of the month at 10am – 1130am
Contact Perton Library on 01902 506050 or Codsall Library on 01902 506060 for more information.
Join thousands taking a walk on the wild side this June
|What if there was an easy way to feel happier and healthier in just 30 days?
Enter – 30 Days Wild! A challenge which not only connects you with nature, but improves your wellbeing too.
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is inviting you to take part and do one wild thing a day this June.
Sign-up and you’ll get quick and simple suggestions of things you can do delivered straight to your inbox.
Popular activities include:
- Breakfasting outdoors
- Listening to birdsong
- Bug hunting
- Litter picking your local area
You can interpret the challenge however you like – from planting for pollinators to taking on sporting challenges, or raising money for The Wildlife Trusts! You can plan and pick your own activities!
It’s great for adults and kids alike and the options are endless; your imagination is the only limitation.
No matter where you live, countryside, city, or anywhere between, there are lots of ways to get involved.
It’s half term next week so all the family can take part; last June thousands of people in Staffordshire did!
Will you take the challenge this year?
Sign-up here www.wildlifetrusts.org/30dayswild
If you need inspiration then click here to take a tour of stunning South Staffordshire.
for further information on what to do locally, click here Good Life Health & Wellbeing in the Community.