Council and district news
Business and communities research project
The Council has commissioned an external consultancy company to carry out some research about the challenges and opportunities for businesses and communities in seven village centres in South Staffordshire. These are Brewood, Codsall and Bilbrook, Great Wyrley, Kinver, Penkridge and Perton and Wombourne.
The appraisal will focus on what makes each village centre:
For more information and to complete an online survey, click here.
|First Homes, a government led policy, was introduced in 2021 as a new affordable housing product.
Designed to be a form of discounted market housing available to first time buyers, we can set local eligibility criteria to ensure First Homes work well in the district.
We are now consulting on local standards for First Homes in South Staffordshire. The consultation runs for 4 weeks, closing at 5pm on July 24th.
The standards are on our online consultation portal where we are inviting comments and feedback.
Or, you can send your comments to email@example.com
- Procurement and Contracts Officer, closing July 31st
- Litigation Solicitor, closing August 4th
- Business Engagement Officer, closing August 9th
- Relief Leisure Assistant (all SSC Leisure Centres), closing September 30th
- Relief Water Assistant (all SCC Leisure Centres), closing September 30th
- Relief Swimming Instructor (all SCC 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
|South Staffordshire Council are providing a range of sports-based holiday activities and schemes, with discounts on offer to increase opportunities for young people to enjoy sport and fitness.
The summer school holiday runs from Monday, July 24th to Friday, September 1st 2023.
ASPIRE ACTIVITY CAMPS (5-14 year olds)
To find out more and to book, click here.
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES AND FOOD SCHEME (HAF)
- For more information and to register, click here.
- To book a free activity camp and hot food parcel, click here.
THE SPACE SCHEME (8-17 year olds)
Thanks to funding from Staffordshire Space Scheme, the leisure centres are providing discounts for young people aged 8-17 year olds.
How to sign up for The Space Scheme:
- Visit your nearest leisure centre and complete the short form on the reverse of a Space Scheme flyer;
- We’ll then issue you with a membership card which will be valid for the duration of the summer;
- You can then book your activities at the leisure centre reception and pay as you go.
For further details click here: School holiday activities South Staffordshire District Council.
Climate Action Fund 2023: Staffordshire County Council
|Climate change is one of the county council’s top priorities and Staffordshire County Council are committed to reaching net-zero by 2050.
The climate action fund is for non-for-profit organisations to make sustainable changes with green projects.
About the fund
Every county councillor has £1,500 to award to projects in their area and Projects can apply for £500 – £3,000. You may approach more than one councillor if your project exceeds £1,500.
The grant can be used to fund new projects that can:
- Reduce carbon impact
- Improve air quality
- Reduce waste
- Improve natural environment
Organisations who are eligible include charities, societies, voluntary and community groups, parish councils and schools.
Before submitting an application online, organisations should first speak with their county councillor.
Applications open 10th July and the first phase will go on untilSeptember 29th.
The second phase will run until December 23rd – this will be a first come, first served basis.
For further information and to make and application, click here.
Summer holiday activities
|Staffordshire Libraries have so much going on for the kids this Summer.
Activities include, crafts, tagging your bike, table top gaming, , design your own virtual skateboard, meet the author – Clinton J Evans, and much more!
To find out information on all the activities on offer at the libraries in South Staffordshire by clicking here .
Please check often as new events are being developed and added for the Summer.
|Premier Education are offering summer free activities funded through Staffordshire County Council.
Loads of fun activities on offer for primary school children of all abilities, with an emphasis on enjoyment – not competition.
🤸 🏹 Activities range from gymnastics, archery and fencing to musical theatre and dance, so there’s something for every child.
South Staffs venue: Moat Hall Primary School, Johns Lane, Great Wyrley, Walsall, Staffordshire WS6 6BX
To book your place email Nick: firstname.lastname@example.org and quote your HAF school code.
For information on how to get your HAF code, click here Holiday Activities and Food – Staffordshire County Council
Men in sheds
|Perton Library and the Friends of Perton Library are looking to set up a ‘Men in Sheds’ group at Perton Library later this year.
This is the perfect place to use your talents to teach others a new skill or to learn new skills.
But the shed isn’t just about teaching and learning. It’s about supporting each other and putting your creativity to use can significantly change your life.
Other benefits include:
- Reduces social isolation
- Boosts self-esteem
If you would like to meet other men (or women) who are interested in getting together to share and learn new skills then leave your details with the Library.
You can e-mail email@example.com or call 01902 506050