Council News 203
This week’s news from around the Council.
- Good news story – Crooked House Tidy-up
South Staffordshire Planning Enforcement Team have been working with Wienerberger Ltd, the private landowners of the lane leading to the famous ‘Crooked House’ in Himley, South Staffordshire. The location has historically been a target for fly tippers and so Weinerberger Ltd were contacted to arrange clearance and securing of the private land. South Staffordshire Council would like to thank Wienerberger Ltd for their efforts to clear the location. View some photos here
- Healthwatch Staffordshire
Healthwatch Staffordshire have some information and requests that we hope you will find to be of interest, and that you might be able to share with family, friends, and colleagues.
Firstly, they have a Primary Care survey where they are seeking feedback across Staffordshire of experiences of primary care in the last 12 months. The survey is completely anonymous, and access to the survey can be found here. Your participation will be very much valued and appreciated.
In addition, they are very pleased to be offering a series of virtual community meetings via Zoom. These will take place bi-weekly on a Wednesday morning at 10.30am and will have the same topic repeated the following week on a Thursday afternoon at 2.00pm.
The next meeting commencing Wednesday 10 February is on the topic of Dentistry:
- Join Zoom Meeting (Wednesday 10 February at 10.30am)
- Meeting ID: 846 9512 0332
- Passcode: 730042
The repeated meeting on Thursday 18 February at 2.00pm with the same topic can be accessed below:
- Join Zoom Meeting (Thursday 18 February at 2.00pm)
- Meeting ID: 843 3761 3944
- Passcode: 016192
Finally, should anyone who is not already a member of Healthwatch Staffordshire wish to join their mailing list as a member and receive their quarterly newsletters, updates, reports and immediate access to future surveys, please contact Ian Wright at [email protected]
- South Staffordshire Community Lottery
Good causes in South Staffordshire need your support. One way you can help is by buying a lottery ticket in our weekly Community Lottery – as well as supporting local good causes, you might even win a cash prize ranging from £25 up to a jackpot of £25,000. To buy a lottery ticket, simply register on the website or telephone 01902 213777.
- New Online Exercise Classes
South Staffordshire’s Leisure centres have expanded their online exercise class programme to now offer 33 classes per week. Classes are available to members and non-members and can be accessed on a pay as you go basis at a cost of £4 per class. An online membership is also available for £12 per month which provides unlimited access. Join in January and receive your first month at half price.
- Latest leisure news
- Next week’s Council Committee/Panel meetings
o Wellbeing Select Committee – Tuesday, 2 February 2021 – 5.00 pm – virtual meeting via
o Asset Scrutiny Panel – Wednesday, 3 February 2021 – 2.00 pm – virtual meeting via Teams.
Members of the public can virtually attend these meetings via Microsoft Teams – in the news section at the bottom of the Council’s website, you will find the relevant news item that will include a link to enable you to join.
Everyone is encouraged to submit news items, please email: [email protected]