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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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HEALTHY AGEING IN STAFFORDSHIRE - A CALL TO ACTION

Tue 4 Aug 2015

Staffordshire County Council's and Age UK's Healthy Ageing in Staffordshire - A Call to Action event will take place on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at Central Conference Centre in Stone.

Attendees will have the opportunity to attend a number of workshops and network with other organisations.

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Volunteering Spotlight - Walton Hall, Eccleshall

Tue 4 Aug 2015

The Shaw Trust is seeking volunteers to help out at their new horticulture social enterprise based at Walton Hall Special Needs Academy School in Eccleshall. The project is due to launch in September and they are looking for volunteers who have an interest in:

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Signpost Centre, Highfields – Five Years of Funding, Five Years of Hope!

Tue 4 Aug 2015

 The Signpost Centre has recently received news that it has secured a £370,000 grant from the National Lottery's Reaching Communities Fund to provide support to Stafford residents dealing with employment, debt, mental health, family and older person issues, over the next five years. Staff can continue to be employed, volunteers managed and clients served in the community cafe on Highfields.  The new project will start in September 2015 and will concentrate on achieving the following outcomes in four main areas:

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