Council and district news
Take a tour of stunning South Staffordshire
It’s a vibrant place to live, a progressive place to work, and a uniquely varied location to explore.
And now South Staffordshire is being shown in all its glory in a brand-new ‘Virtual Tour’.
The new video showcases a range of the striking and successful locations the district has to offer, from exciting tourist sites steeped in history and culture, to thriving business locations, vibrant community amenities and more.
See the video and find out more here: WATCH: Take a tour of stunning South Staffordshire (sstaffs.gov.uk)
Climate Change Consultation 2023
Staffordshire is committed to reducing its carbon footprint.
Annually, an estimated 5.8 million tonnes of carbon are produced in Staffordshire, stemming from transportation (40%), industry (24%), residential homes (23%), commercial activities, agriculture and others (11%). Local authorities are responsible for the remaining 2% of carbon emissions.
In 2022, the councils throughout Staffordshire joined forces and established the Staffordshire Sustainability Board. This board serves as a platform for discussing environmental concerns, deliberating on matters impacting multiple authorities, and determining outcomes for collective projects.
The Sustainability Board recognises the significant influence that local authorities can have over the county’s carbon emissions. They plan to create closer ties with the public, aiming to foster a deeper understanding of individual actions that can contribute to reducing their carbon footprint.
This consultation is run by Staffordshire County Council on behalf of the Staffordshire Sustainability Board. The consultation is a valuable opportunity for you to share your thoughts on Climate Change in Staffordshire and directly contribute to the board’s endeavours.
Click here to complete the survey: Climate Change Consultation 2023
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.
- 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
National Pool Lifeguard Course Coming Soon
|Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre is running a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course during the Summer holidays. Candidates must be 16 years+ and be competent swimmers. For more details and to book, click here.
30th June cut-off date for COVID-19 vaccinations
|Covid19 vaccines will end for many on 30th June.
You are eligible if you:
- will be 75 or over by June 30th, 2023
- have a weakened immune system
- are aged between 5-18 (parents to book)
Call 119 or use your mobile phone cameral on the QY code to book before June 30th.
There is a local vaccination clinic on Tuesday, June 13th:
Venue: Bilbrook and Codsall Community Fire Station, Duck Lane, Codsall, WV8 1HU
First heat-health alert of the year issued
|On June 7th, the UK Health Security Agency issued the first heat-health alert for East Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West and West Midlands.
The alert is in place from 9am on June 9th to 9am on June 12th, and if current forecasted temperatures are reached it is likely that vulnerable people maybe affected.
Here are the ways in which you can keep yourself and others safe during periods of hot weather:
- check on family, friends and neighbours who may be at higher risk of becoming unwell, and if you are at higher risk, ask them to do the same for you
- know the symptoms of heat exhaustion and heatstroke and what to do if you or someone else has them
- keep out of the sun at the hottest time of the day, between 11am and 3pm
- if you are going to do a physical activity (for example, exercise or walking the dog), plan to do these during times of the day when it is cooler such as the morning or evening
- keep your home cool by closing windows and curtains in rooms that face the sun
- if you do go outside, cover up with suitable clothing such as an appropriate hat and sunglasses, seek shade and apply sunscreen regularly
- drink plenty of fluids and limit your alcohol intake
Click here for more information: First Heat-Health Alert of the year issued by UKHSA and the Met Office – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
Please help to reduce waste in South Staffordshire: repair rather than throw away. Come along and learn new skills and help mitigate climate change
The next repair cafe will be taking place on June 17th.
Venue: Bilbrook Village Hall, Joeys Lane, Bilbrook
- 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 alterations
- IT repairs – software not hardware
- Sharpening – garden tools, kitchen knives
- General repair desk – changing batteries, gluing etc.
- Electrical repairs – small electrical items
Bring along your items for repair, the service is free but donations are welcome.
There will also be offering a plant swap, please bring along any potted cuttings you may have and swap them.
For more information email email@example.com or call 07989 423617
|Loneliness Awareness Week takes place June 12th-18th.
Loneliness can affect us all, at any time of our lives. We might live in a busy city or a rural location, on our own or with others and still feel isolated.
Understanding our own reasons for feeling lonely and how to manage it can make a big difference to our mental wellbeing and, although it can be difficult to talk about, sharing our feelings of loneliness can encourage others to talk too.
Find out about possible signs of loneliness, reasons we feel lonely and ways to manage it by clicking here: Loneliness – Every Mind Matters – NHS (www.nhs.uk)
The Enjoy Staffordshire awards are now open
|The county’s biggest celebration of tourism and hospitality, the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism and Good Food Awards, is now open for entries!
Organised by Enjoy Staffordshire, the county’s official tourist board, in partnership with VisitEngland and headline sponsor Staffordshire University, the awards see attractions, venues, experiences, accommodation businesses, restaurants, pubs and cafes go head-to-head in 20 categories.
There are a number of categories and the awards are free to enter, and any tourism or hospitality business located in Staffordshire, including Stoke-on-Trent, can apply. All applications must be submitted online before 23:59 on Monday 31st July 2023.
Details of all the categories, registration for the webinars / workshops and how to apply are available at www.enjoystaffordshire.com/awards