Another busy week of preparations have taken place at the Hub, including, supporting our business tenants to move to temporary or new spaces within the Hub, and tree and shrub planting outside the front view of the building.
In total, Street Scene and Council staff planted 13 trees and 730 shrubs and we’re sure you’ll agree how much the landscaping has improved the front view of the site!
Find more information on The Community Hub here
Left to right: PCSO Ashely Tooth, Andy Aston, Mark Greenfield, Ryan Taylor, Cllr Len Bates, Emily Langford, Stuart Welsh, Ade Price and Olly Watson.
South Staffordshire Community Partnership
South Staffordshire Community Partnership, which includes South Staffordshire Council, Staffordshire Police and partners, is working to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour and to reassure local residents that South Staffordshire is a safe place to live, work and visit.
The year to date comparison on 30 September 2021 is that:
- Crime in South Staffs is down by 8%
- Burglary Residential is down by 36%
- Burglary Business is down by 23%
- Theft of Motor Vehicle is down by 26%
- Theft from Motor Vehicle is down by 13%
- Anti-social behaviour is down by 11%
October School Holiday Activity Camps
South Staffordshire Council’s leisure centres are providing daily activity camps this October half term*
For children aged 5 years+
Sports and art activities
Early drop-off and late pick-up available
Sibling, earlybird and emergency service discounts
*Provisions vary at each site
Join Cheslyn Hay or Penkridge Leisure Centres swimming lessons between October – December and pay just £10 per month until the end of this year.
Cheslyn Hay and Penkridge Leisure Centres are welcoming new joiners (adults and children) to sign up for swimming lessons from 1 October, with an offer that can’t be refused to help get swimmers started.
Council job vacancies
- Water Assistants, Cheslyn Hay, Penkridge, Codsall & Wombourne Leisure Centres, closing midnight on 6 October 2021. Application Information
- Swimming Instructors, Cheslyn Hay, Penkridge, Codsall & Wombourne Leisure Centres, closing midnight on 6 October 2021. Application Information
Next week’s Council Committee meetings
- Wellbeing Select Committee – Tuesday 5 October 2021 at 5:00pm
Members of the public can virtually attend this meeting via Microsoft Teams – a link can be found in the news section at the bottom of the Council’s website at www.sstaffs.gov.uk
Are you a retired engineer, craftsman, keen DIY’er, etc. or could you spare a couple of hours a month?
Poster for more information
Do you have a disability and need equipment building or adapting?
REMAP is a national charity with 83 branches throughout the UK. We design and build, or
adapt, equipment for disabled people of all ages when there is nothing on the market that meets their particular needs.
Poster for more information
Activities for 0-18’s with a Special Educational Need/Disability
A variety of activities are available for 0-18’s with a Special
Educational Need/Disability (SEND) and their families who live
Poster for more information
Other Support Resourcses for Adults and Children
A range of on-going support resources are now accessible from South Staffordshire Councils Website which will be added to regularly:
Click here to find Support Resources for Adults
Including – Mental health, dementia, loneliness, domestic abuse, carer support, Parkinson’s, drug misuse.
Click here to find Support Resources for Children & Young People
Including – Family Support, keeping children safe, keeping children safe online, keeping babies safe, Teen mental health.
A new NHS 111 digital kiosk went live
A new NHS 111 digital kiosk went live as planned at County Hospital Stafford on Thursday 09 September. Since its launch we have been collecting patient experience feedback to establish any areas of development and its success has underpinned the decision to launch the next digital kiosk at Royal Stoke Hospital.
The kiosk system is similar to the 111 triage available via 111 online and by phone and the aim is that once someone has used the 111 self-assessment tool in the Emergency Department, with support from a Care Navigator, they will be confident using the service at home, potentially reducing future visits to the ED. People who have been referred to the Emergency Department by their GP or another care service will not have to complete the full 111 assessment at the digital kiosk and will be directed straight to the ED reception. Patients who have been brought in by ambulance and who have a life-threatening emergency will of course not need to use the kiosk.
It is still early days for these kiosks as part of the wider 111 Programme, but over the coming weeks we will be listening to people’s views about how the kiosks are working within our pilot sites and are helping to signpost people to the right place for their needs.
Importantly, we recognise that there are some groups that will need additional support, such as those with language and cultural barriers or those who may struggle to use a digital screen. There will be staff in the department actively looking for these needs or urgent conditions. We will be using the insight and data obtained through our feedback and ongoing involvement work to understand any positive and negative impact.
The rate of COVID-19 cases in Staffordshire have increased dramatically and are the highest in the Midlands. Cases are highest in the younger age group so it is very important to encourage young people to get vaccinated and parents of the 12 to 15 year old groups to give consent to have their children vaccinated.
Key points from Together We’re Better are:
COVID-19 and flu vaccinations got underway for 12-15s at Staffordshire schools on Monday with more than 200 students vaccinated on the first day.
Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics also started at colleges this week, with enrolled students able to get their first and second jabs on site at Newcastle, Stafford, South Staffordshire and Burton & South Staffordshire campuses.