Garden Waste Collections
|The new garden waste collection year starts on Monday, July 3rd.
If you have not done so already, you can sign up online today www.sstaffs.gov.uk/gardenwaste
- Director of Finance (Section 151), closing date open
- 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
Notice of swimming pool closure
|The swimming pool at Wombourne Leisure Centre will be temporarily closed on Monday, June 26th during the day and planned to reopen from 4pm.
The closure is as a result of maintenance work being carried out in the plant room.
We apologise for this inconvenience.
Training and courses coming soon
|During August and September, South Staffordshire leisure centres have a range of training courses to support water safety.
- National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
- STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming
- Level 2 certificate in teaching swimming
- Safety Award for Teachers/Helpers
Important: terms and conditions apply for all the above courses.
For more information about the courses, the terms and conditions, venues, dates and times, click on the link below:
Cervical Screening Awareness Week 2023
|This week is Cervical Screening Awareness week.
This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of cervical screening in your community, to help increase uptake.
Sadly almost one in three women and people with a cervix don’t take up their invite. So we need to do more to raise awareness of how this simple life-saving test can help people in your community.
- Two women die every day from cervical cancer in England, yet it is one of the most preventable cancers and getting screening can help stop it before it starts.
- Encourage members of your community, friends and family to get screened if they are overdue a test.
Cervical screening can stop cervical cancer from ever developing, but we know that the test isn’t always easy. Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust are encouraging people to share their tips, experiences, and positive messages about screening.
For further information about Jo’s Trust click here and take a look at how you can get involved to raise awareness.
For more information about the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, visit NHS Cervical Screening Information
National Drowning awareness week
Drowning Prevention Week, June 17th – 24th, is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness about water safety and promoting measures to prevent drowning incidents.
This essential week serves as a reminder of the importance of water safety education, supervision, and preventative measures to save lives and protect individuals from drowning.
Here’s a few facts about drowning:
- An average of 312 people in the UK lose their life to accidental drowning each year.
- 47% of accidental drownings occur between May and August.
- Only 30% of parents surveyed said they were ‘very confident’ that their child knows how to stay safe in and around water.
- Around two thirds of UK adults surveyed have never had any formal training or education in water safety.
During this warm weather people are tempted to go for swims in unsupervised places and wild swimming is gaining popularity. But always follow the code below.
For further information; click here: The Royal Life Saving Society UK
New survey launched to gain an insight into travel habits
People in Staffordshire are being invited to share their views on how they travel around the county to help shape future transport plans and increase ‘green’ travel.
The Staffordshire Household Travel survey which is now live is designed to get a ‘snapshot’ of people’s daily travel habits. It focuses on questions about usual travel behaviour – walking, cycling, driving, and travelling on bus or train for everyday journeys.
The survey, which will run until July 16, should take approximately 15 minutes to complete and anyone taking part will be entered into a free cash prize draw to win up to £250.
People can join #TheBigTravelChat and take part in the survey at Staffordshire’s Household Travel Survey.
Counter Terrorism Policing
Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring, and investigating terrorist activity.
They have advice for music fans attending gigs, staying safe on holiday and at sports events.
|Are you heading to a gig or festival? Have an amazing time, but if you see something that doesn’t feel right, report it to security staff straight away.
Arrive early for extra security measures. This will help prevent delays in getting into the event.
|The chances of being caught up in a terrorist incident are low but sadly we have seen atrocities take place in the UK and abroad.
It is important everyone stays alert and know what to do if the worst was to happen.
Before you head off on holiday, there are 4 things you should do:
|While there is no specific threat to sporting events, Counter Terrorism Policing have worked alongside the Premier League, English Football League, all 92 football league clubs, as well as Premiership Rugby.
The cooperation between the public and the police is a powerful defence.
Remember, the chance of being caught in a terrorism incident is small. But if it happens…
Run, Hide, Tell
Click here for more detailed information: Safety Advice For The Public | Counter Terrorism Policing