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Kinver Neighbourhood Plan
|Neighbourhood Plans are community led plans which can help shape planning in their area.
We have produced a frequently asked questions sheet to help explain what a neighbourhood plan is, and how they are prepared; click here.
The Kinver Neighbourhood Plan has been prepared by Kinver Parish Council to cover the whole of Kinver parish.
It has been independently examined, and now reached the stage of a referendum, a task which falls to the council.
If more than half of those who vote say yes, it will be used to determine planning applications in the area, alongside the Local Plan.
The referendum takes place on Thursday, August 24th, 2023.
If you want to know more about how the plan was prepared visit the Kinver Neighbourhood Plan website: Home | Kinver Neighbourhood Plan (kinvernplan.co.uk)
Or to see the referendum documents click here.
Keeping our communities safe
|We recognise the impact that crime and anti-social behaviour can have in our communities.
We, therefore, work closely together with our partners to reduce crime, the fear of crime and improve the quality of life for local people through the Community Safety Partnership Plan 2023-2026.
To read the plan click here.
The themes for the plan are community cohesion, rural crime, fraud, road safety, drug use/dealing and health and wellbeing.
Community Safety Priorities are:
The Community Safety Newsletter brings you some tips for staying safe, general information, statistics on crime and good news stories too – sign up here
- Swimming Instructor, Penkridge Leisure Centre, closing August 4th
- Litigation Solicitor, closing August 4th
- UKSPF Caseworker, closing August 18th
- Business Engagement Officer, closing August 28th
- 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
Carbon Literacy training
|To help your business reduce costs and your carbon footprint at the same time, South Staffordshire based businesses can access FREE Carbon Literacy Training (CLT).
This 8-hour training course will provide you the knowledge and skills to take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. You can choose whether to attend an in-person or online course. CLT:
Dates for the courses are:
For further information and to register, click here.
|Summer activities for young people and families
This Summer, South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres have lots on offer to keep children healthy, active and engaged.
Here’s a quick run down of what’s available:
For full details about what’s on this summer to keep children and families entertained, visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/sports-and-fitness/school-holiday-activities
South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres provide a range of courses throughout the year enabling people to qualify as lifeguards, swimming teachers and water assistants.
For full details on up and coming courses, click here.
Community organisations cost-of-living fund launched
On July 24th the government launched a £76 million Community Organisations Cost of Living Fund to support communities most affected by the increased cost of living.
The fund will distribute grants to frontline services that have been impacted by increased demand and support low-income households and individuals. Eligible organisations can apply for grants of £10,000- £75,000.
To be eligible for this funding organisations must:
- offer critical services to low-income households and individuals around at least one of the following: food and emergency supplies, emergency shelter, safe spaces, warmth and financial or housing advice
- be able to demonstrate increased demand and increased costs for those critical services
- be registered with the Charity Commission or an incorporated not-for-profit company
- provide services to a local community in England – with a focus on small and medium organisations, although national organisations can apply where they can demonstrate local impact
The closing date for applications is noon on October 16th. Further information, click here.
National Careers Service
|The National Careers Service (NCS) provides high quality, free and impartial careers advice, information and guidance.
The service is available to anyone aged 13 plus; no matter at what stage within your careers journey.
The National Careers Service website gives you the tools to make decisions about your career at your own pace and in your own time. You can:
During August and September, the NCS are running webinars to help you get the job you want.
To browse what’s on offer click here: National Careers Service West Midlands Events | Eventbrite