Swimming Instructors, Codsall, Penkridge, Wombourne & Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centers, open closing date. Application Information
Local Plan Review
We are now almost halfway through the public consultation on our Preferred Options.
The in-person appointments and locality online Q&A sessions proved very popular with around 460 attendees, plus numerous telephone calls to the Strategic Planning team.
You can still make virtual appointments or telephone a member of the team to find out more. Call 01902 696000 to arrange a call back or to arrange an online appointment.
We have updated our Preferred Options FAQs which help to explain the process and the reason for carrying out the review.
Remember, your comments need to be made in writing by 5pm on Monday, December 13, 2021.
Four Ashes Enterprise Centre
The official opening of the latest extension to our Four Ashes Enterprise Centre took place on Monday, November 15.
We were delighted to be joined by South Staffordshire’s Madam Chairman Councillor Lin Hingley who officially opened the site.
We were also joined by several other councillors and senior officers who have all played an integral part in achieving the development.
Many of the business owners attended the event too – and all were treated to a hot breakfast roll, and a guided tour of the estate and an opening speech.
We are very fortunate to be able to offer such fantastic facilities within the district.
Councillor Code of Conduct public consultation
To ensure the maintenance of our standards as a Council we are seeking public consultation for our Code of Conduct to make sure we align our standards with those expected of us by the public and central government.
To express your views and help in the process of creating a fair, inclusive and equal democratic environment please answer the questions on our survey by clicking here.
Your responses will help in cultivating a progressive and effective Code of Conduct for South Staffordshire District Council. The closing date to respond is February 4, 2021.
The Holiday Activities and Food Programme (HAF) is a central government initiative that requires all Local Authorities to deliver a programme of inclusive activities including a hot meal over the school holidays for children aged 5 to 16 years. It is free to those who receive benefit related school meals.
If your child is eligible for a free place on the winter Holiday Activities and Food programme, they will receive a letter via their school. This letter will contain a unique code which you will need to register your child. You can register from 7pm on 29th November 2021, giving you access to the timetable of activities.
Father Christmas and festive activities at new community nursery event
Train to be a swimming teacher
Training for swimming teachers took place over October half term.
Six external candidates completed their Level 2 Certificate course, enabling them to teach the advanced levels of the STA Learn to Swim programme.
Dates for 2022 courses will be released next week. If you would like to undertake this training please contact Bridget Chambers, Swimming Academy Co-ordinator, for further details: [email protected] or 07966255432
There is a chronic national shortage of swimming teachers.
The qualification is accredited by OfQual and is accepted nationally and internationally.
The STA (Swimming Teachers Association) is looking at potential funding sources for training – so watch this space for further information.
Vaccines for 12-17 year olds
Cases are higher in the younger population and while they may not become seriously ill, there is a risk is they may pass the virus onto the the more fragile in society.
Due to the high rates of COVID-19 in South Staffordshire, the County Council fleet of community testing vehicles are now visiting targeted postcodes.
This is to ensure that residents can access testing on a more regular basis to try and slow down the spread of the virus.
This is a Staffordshire Police scheme which alerts you to crime happening locally.
Any resident, community group, business or parish council can register and receive regular information about local crime; local police events; crime reduction tips and advice; local business crime and more.
There are several ways to receive alerts including email, SMS, smartphone app or landline phone message.
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