Council and district news
Brand-new Review magazine now live
Our brand-new Review magazine is now live – featuring a range of tips, updates and more.
With articles from a variety of services, the magazine offers the latest news from a number of teams, plus small things we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint, how the council can help with cost of living challenges, and funding opportunities.
It also includes leisure centre opening times over the festive period, advice on how to recycle items over Christmas and New Year, plus other useful articles.
Read the Review via this link: The Review magazine issue 82 | South Staffordshire District Council (sstaffs.gov.uk)
WATCH: Business turn out in force to
Access Enterprise event
More than 60 businesses from South Staffordshire attended a market place event designed to showcase the support available to businesses through the UK shared prosperity fund in the district.
Organised by South Staffordshire Council’s Business Hub in partnership with the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub, businesses gathered at Codsall Community Hub which served as a one-stop-shop for all businesses to find out about financial, strategic, growth, start-up and practical support on offer.
Watch our video to find out more: https://youtu.be/TVSjM98Nuto
Lest we forget: Remembrance Day 2023
|As Remembrance Day fell on Saturday this year, members of the local community were invited to lay their tributes at the Councillor Brian Edwards MBE memorial sculpture at Codsall Community Hub.
South Staffordshire Council leader Councillor Roger Lees and chairman Councillor Meg Barrow each laid a wreath on behalf of the authority to remember the service and sacrifice of all those that have defended our democratic freedoms and protected our way of life.
Chairman of the council, Councillor Meg Barrow said: “It is important to continue to remember all those who gave their lives in both wars of years gone by and in more recent conflicts.”
- Full-Time Leisure Assistant – Codsall Leisure Centre, closing November 22nd
- Assistant Team Manager, Environmental Health and Licensing, closing November 29th
- Swimming Instructor – Wombourne Leisure Centre, closing November 22nd
- Customer Services Advisor, closing November 17th
- Relief Leisure Assistant – Penkridge Leisure Centre, closing December 31st
- Relief Swimming Instructor – all leisure centres, closing December 15th
All vacancies can be viewed in full and applied for on our recruitment site: https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/vacancies
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Christmas Fair
Snap up festive goodies and Christmas presents at the Christmas Fair and Market at Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre.
Taking place on December 9th, the event will feature a range of stalls, including local crafters.
It will run from midday till 4pm in the sports hall.
Bilbrook Climate Action Group Meeting
Bilbrook Parish Council is setting up a Climate Action Group, made up of residents and parish councillors.
The aim of the group is to develop an action plan looking at future initiatives, such as installing EV chargers in Bilbrook, more wildflower meadows, and habitat restoration on Banks’ Field.
The first meeting is on Wednesday, November 22nd, 7pm at Bilbrook Village Hall.
Follow the link to sign up – https://tinyurl.com/BilbrookCCAG – or just come along on the night.
Bilbrook Christmas lights switch-on event
Bilbrook Parish Council Christmas lights switch-on event will be take place on Friday, November 24th, on Bilbrook Village Green.
Father Christmas will be in attendance, in addition to stalls, refreshments and entertainment.
Wolfie will switch on the lights at 6.30pm.
Baggeridge Country Park Winter Woodland
Santa is bringing his Christmas Grotto to Baggeridge Country Park’s Winter Woodland this December.
Little ones can meet the elves, receive a gift from Father Christmas and have their picture taken with him.
There will also be live festive entertainment, a licensed bar and hot food.
The dates are as follows:
- Saturday, December, 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd
- Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th
- Saturday, December 16th and Sunday, December 17th
The events will run on each date from midday to 7pm.
Booking is essential. Call 0330 229 4041 or visit dangeroussheep.com/events
Half price: Children’s Christmas Aspire Activity Camps
Take advantage of Black Friday deals next week on Christmas holiday children’s activity camps.
Codsall and Wombourne Leisure Centres are holding the camps between Tuesday, January 2nd, and Friday, January 5th.
Camps are available for children aged 5-14 years and are bookable as full-day or half-day camps.
Receive 50% off the normal rate as part of Aspire Sports Black Friday savings which are available between November 24th and 26th.
To find out more and to book a place, visit https://www.aaeg.co.uk/active-camps
Winter Warmer offer: Available for a limited period only
Our leisure centres are currently offering big savings on memberships as part of their Winter Warmer offer.
Available throughout November, the deal provides the opportunity to join for £15 with no further payments until the new year.
For full details visit https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/sports-and-fitness/winter-warmer-membership-offer
Men, its Movember – monitor your mental health
This Movember, Everyone Health is on a mission to help men live longer, happier and healthier lives.
Everyone Health can help to advise on eating well, stopping smoking and increasing exercise.
To find out more about the free services and get signed up, call 0333 005 0095.
Network with community groups from across Staffordshire and share your thoughts on the development of a Staffordshire Green Network.
This workshop is for any organisation, community group or resident in Staffordshire interested in sustainability issues such as food security, energy, transport, nature and environment, waste, health and wellbeing or other community-focused initiatives.
This event is free to attend, hot drinks and refreshments will be provided.
Find out more via this link