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Neighbourly and Marks & Spencer Seek to Donate Surplus Food to Local Charities

Tue 17 May 2016

Neighbourly are working with Marks & Spencer to coordinate donations of their surplus food to local charities. They are currently looking for someone that Lichfield M&S can team up with. Collections would need to be made from store at least once per week, and the store is located at WS13 6NF.

If you are interested in applying please register your charity on the Neighbourly.com website in order to receive alerts. 

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Reach with Asist Advocacy Service

Tue 17 May 2016

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Asist advocacy service has recently been awarded the self-advocacy contract for Staffordshire, which will be delivered through our Reach project.  Reach was set up in 2000 to support adults with learning disabilities to speak up for themselves and others.  The new self-advocacy contract has been extended to include adults and young people from age 14 with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions and young people between the ages of 14 -24 with special educational needs and disabilities.

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MOD Covenant Fund – New Round Just Opened

Tue 17 May 2016

The Ministry of Defence has announced four new priorities to the Covenant Fund 2016/17 which opened for applications on the 4th May. 

The four new priorities each have their own timescales and these are summarised below:

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Over 600 New Retail Jobs Coming to Stafford

Tue 17 May 2016

Over 600 new retail jobs coming to Stafford - JCP visit venues in the community to upskill the unemployed for new retail vacancies

Stafford Town Centre is benefitting from a £70 million pound investment for major developments including a new 18-unit shopping centre, and a new 5-screen cinema. This will create over 600 new retail and hospitality vacancies for the town centre with a wide range of organisations who are recruiting individually in different phases over the next 10 months. 

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Happy 20th Birthday – the 2016 Green Awards are here!

Tue 17 May 2016

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April sees the launch of the 20th annual Stafford Borough Council Green Awards.  

If your organisation, or another organisation you know about, has been eco-friendly please let us know – and join in the special celebrations with us this year!

Categories include: Business, Youth and Education, Community and Wellbeing and the Public Sector. There are also several special prizes relating to green tourism, energy, wildlife and transport, plus the ‘Green Purse’ and ‘Let’s Recycle’ awards and a ‘Best Newcomer’ prize.

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Cheadle’s Great War Memorial Unveiled

Thu 5 May 2016

Sunday 24 April saw thePhoto of Cheadle War Memorial Unveiling unveiling of the eagerly awaited Cheadle’s Great War Memorial. The stunning, unique sculpture was designed by Jim Plant the local blacksmith and commemorates the animals and men lost in World War 1.

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Potteries Gold Newsletter - April 2016

Thu 5 May 2016

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The April 2016 edition of the Potteries Gold Benefits Newsletter is below. You can also download it in PDF format from the SNSCAB website

You can also download copies of the Potteries Gold Benefit Leaflets from the website.

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Talent Match Assist 1st Burntwood Scout Group in Repairing Potholes

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Volunteers came to the aid of the 1st Burntwood Scout Group by helping with repairs to a driveway at its headquarters at Elder Lane, Burntwood. Lichfield District Council had insufficient funds to repair the potholes in the drive which could potentially cause damage to vehicles. They did agree however to deliver roadstone if the scout group could fill the holes in themselves.

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Funding Available from The Coalfields Community Investment Programme (England)

Mon 25 Apr 2016

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Announcement from The Coalfields Regeneration Trust:-

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the 5.5 million people living in Britain’s former mining communities. Many of these communities still require support due to the huge impact the closure of the mines had upon them.

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