South Staffs Council News 234
- High Street Recovery Fund – Kinver
Harvey Bains from Commercial Services, was invited to attend the first Kinver High Street recovery event which was held at the Village Market on the 26 August.
“It was great to catch up with local Councillors who really appreciated all of the Councils effort in assisting with the funding and guidance in relation to the event. The event appeared to be a success, there was a significant increase in footfall on the High Street, and local businesses also commented on how it led to more visitors to their premises. It was really encouraging to see the effort and planning that had been put into the event by Councillors and Kinver Parish members, and it was fantastic to see that the event appeared to have achieved its objective in promoting the businesses and what Kinver and its High Street has to offer.”
There is a further Village Market event scheduled for September.
An image of the event even made the BBC Weather page!
- Council Job Vacancies
- Social Media Manager, closing 10 September 2021.Application Information
- Next week’s Council Committee meetings
- Cabinet Meeting – 9 September at 2:30pm
Members of the public can virtually attend meetings via Microsoft Teams – a link can be found in the News Item section at the bottom of the Council’s website.
- Wombourne Running Group
Wombourne Leisure Centre are thrilled to launch their very first Running Group as a follow on from the Couch to 5k programme which finished last week.
The Running Group is open to everyone and will initially consist of running short distances of up to 5k. The group starts Tuesday 7 September and will run every Tuesday at 6pm. Leisure centre members can take part for FREE. Non-members are welcome to join in but there will be a weekly fee. To book your place, call Wombourne leisure centre on 01902 898202.
- Staffordshire leisure centres continue to provide online & on-demand exercise classes
South Staffordshire leisure centres continue to provide up to 30 online exercise classes each week which are free to members and just a nominal fee for non-members to attend. The classes offer 40-minute workouts for all abilities and are a great way of improving your health and enjoying social interaction, but from your own home. This is ideal for those who have busy lifestyles or who don’t yet feel ready to return to the leisure centres. Members can also enjoy access to on-demand classes meaning you can do a pre-recorded class at a time that suits you! More information can be found here.
- Support Staffordshire Business Club Launch
Local charity, Support Staffordshire is launching a brand new and exclusive Business Club which will help to raise vital funds to enable them to provide even more support to Staffordshire’s community. Click here to read Support Staffordshire’s press release.
- Together We’re Better – Staffordshire’s Healthcare Provider
In Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, a new and improved way for you to access urgent NHS care is being implemented.
The enhanced offer will enable the 111 service to directly book patients into time slots for Emergency Departments and Same Day Emergency Care services, when clinically appropriate. By triaging a greater number of patients through 111 first, they will reduce unnecessary attendances at Emergency Departments.
They want to reassure people, however, that anyone who attends an Emergency Department without having contacted NHS 111 beforehand will not be turned away without support.
What will be different for patients?
Patients will be encouraged to call NHS 111; visit NHS 111 online or download the NHS App and use the Digital Triaging Kiosks before they attend an Emergency Department if their requirements are not a life-threatening emergency. Emergency patients who have a life-threatening emergency should continue to call 999.
Patients calling NHS 111 or visiting NHS 111 online will have their symptoms triaged and they will
be provided with advice about which NHS service to use. Sometimes, this might be the
Emergency Department, but NHS 111 will also be able to offer appointment slots for other
services, such as Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC) as well as providing advice that a patient
might need to visit a pharmacy or another service. NHS 111 will be able to advise certain patients
to bypass the Emergency Department and directly attend a specialty clinic within a hospital. By
offering direct access, the patient will go straight into the relevant clinic, reducing waiting times
and unnecessary steps in the patient’s journey.
Click here for further information on all 111 services or download the NHS App.
- Together We’re Better AGM
Join the Clinical Commissioning Groups’ Annual General Meeting on Thursday 23 September 2021, 2:00pm-4:00pm via Microsoft Teams. This is a chance to hear from the CCGs about the work they have been doing with the local health services in the last year, whilst continuing to tackle the Coronavirus pandemic and delivering the vaccination programme.
· New ‘Back to School’ Campaign
The Department for Education has launched the ‘Back to School’ campaign, which seeks to encourage secondary and college students to take two tests before the start of term and then twice weekly to minimise disruption to education over the autumn term.
Click here to find out information and advice from the Government about returning to school or college.
Helpful Information and Resources
Please note: A Helpful Resources webpage on the Councils Website is coming soon. The Council News Round Up will then briefly update you with any new resources that have been added each week.
- 30 Days 30 Ways – September Campaign
The aim of the campaign is to disseminate preparedness and community resilience messages to inspire and empower people to take steps towards personal and collective preparedness for all kinds of hazards. It’s free to join and a fun, interactive way to become more resilient.
- Follow #30days30waysUK
- Like and share @30days30waysUK on Facebook
- Follow and share @30days30waysUK on Twitter