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Shoebox Theatre - Open invitation

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Jane Williams, a professional actress and teacher, is currently working with a community interest theatre group called Shoebox Theatre. They are based in Tamworth but are hoping to extend their activities to the Lichfield area.

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Support4Tamworth Social Media for Business Workshop - 15 September 2015

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Support4Tamworth are holding a free Social Media for Business workshop on Tuesday 15 September at 9.30am at the Fire Station Training Suite, Marlborough Way, Belgrave, Tamworth, B77 2LF.

For further details please see the attached flyer.

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Burton Addiction Centre - Volunteering & Employment Opportunities Through Their Social Enterprise Lagan's Tearooms

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Through the O’Connor Gateway Trust, the Burton Addiction Centre is able to offer volunteering and employment opportunities through their social enterprise Lagan’s tearooms. All clients who complete the 18 week residential rehabilitation programme at the BAC are offered 6 months voluntary experience in a range of roles at the tearooms, followed by 6 months employment.

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Tamworth Borough Council Budget Consultation 2016/17

Wed 5 Aug 2015

As part of an annual process, Tamworth Borough Council review the Council Tax and Charges strategy for the development of the Council’s budget and ensure that funding is put into areas of highest priority. As part of the budget setting process, they consult with residents, businesses and the voluntary and community sector on their priorities for Council spending.

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Healthwatch Staffordshire launch Healthwatch Priorities Survey 2015-2016

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Healthwatch Staffordshire is pleased to announce that it has formally launched its Healthwatch Priorities Survey for 2015-2016. Following on from their Annual Conference earlier this month where attendees were able to vote on Healthwatch Priorities, this online survey will allow you to have the opportunity to help shape and focus their activities for the coming year.

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Countryside Stewardship rolls into Churnet Valley

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Woodland owners in the Churnet Valley are putting government grant funding for woodland management to good use, with farms in the area among those signing up to the scheme. The new funding package, called the Countryside Stewardship scheme, will offer land managers grant funding to help carry out woodland management which improves the woodland for wildlife. Conservation project, the Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership (CVLLP) is giving free help and advice to woodland owners interested in the scheme.

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the leek work club allotment project

Tue 4 Aug 2015

The Leek Work Club has set up an allotment project to give anyone who attends the club the chance to grow their own food. Rob Arnold, Employment Officer at Support Staffordshire said “The project provides a valued green space in Leek for unemployed people who attend Leek Work Club. They can come together to grow healthy, wholesome food. In doing so, it raises awareness of healthy eating while providing the opportunity for improving physical and mental well-being through gentle exercise in the open air.”

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Police and Crime Commissioner’s People Power Funding

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Great ideas for community safety solutions come from local people – which is why Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Ellis is inviting groups in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to bid for money from his People Power Fund.

As part of his commitment to local communities, the Commissioner is providing £500,000 in 2015/16 through the fund in the form of grants of between £100 and £3,000.

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Future of Cannock Chase - Partnerships Communication Strategy 2015

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Cannock Chase Council and the Chase Community Partnership have released their 'The Future of Cannock Chase - Partnerships Communication Strategy 2015'.

Please see attached.

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Mental Health Engagement Public Launch Events (9th and 17th September)

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Engaging Communities Staffordshire are running a series of public engagement events to promote the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy. Following the success of their earlier event in Tamworth on the 6th July, they are now coordinating a further two events in North Staffordshire and Stafford.

North Staffordshire

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