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A new Burntwood-based charity has been set up to promote Chasewater.

A new Burntwood-based charity has been set up to promote Chasewater.

The Chasewater Friends group will launch at the Oak Room at the Innovation Centre at 11am on 19th January.

The event will feature a presentation by head ranger Rob Davies and the group has been supported by county councillors Helen Fisher and Sue Woodward.

People can become a friend of Chasewater for £2 a year of £5 for three years. Organisations can also sign up for £10 a year.

APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR FULLY-FUNDED ‘PING IN THE COMMUNITY’ PACKAGES

Table Tennis England is inviting independent groups to embed social table tennis into their communities completely free-of-charge.

There are twenty Ping in the Community fully-funded packages available which include one full size indoor table, 10 bats, 72 balls and a range of printed resources designed to help advertise and activate the table.

Community Development and End of Life Care Conference

This conference is FREE to attend and is open to everyone, funded by NHS England.


OVERVIEW

We all need to be comfortable around talking about dying. As community workers of all varieties – librarians, support workers, befrienders, housing officers, vicars – whatever role you undertake, you may have conversations with people around death, end of life care and future plans.   You may want to do this with more confidence and support people through this, knowing the right things to say.

Places of Welcome Opening Times between Christmas and New Year

LICHFIELD

Be Friends, Beacon Church, Burntwood (Tuesdays)– closed Christmas and New Years Days

Curborough Community Centre (Tuesdays) – open New Years Day 1st Jan 2019

Handsacre Methodist Church (Fridays) – open Friday 21st December, closed 28th December, reopens 4th January 2019

Martin Heath Hall, Lichfield (Mondays) – closed Christmas Eve, open New Years Eve

St Annes, Chasetown (Thursdays)  – will be open Thursday 27th December and Thursday 3rd January 2019

New project to help people in Cannock Chase live healthier and happier lives

People living in areas across the Cannock Chase District are set to benefit from a new project to help improve their health and wellbeing, fitness and general quality of life, thanks to a £416,000 National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

The ‘Chase Up’ project will be led by local communities and will work with local residents, schools and voluntary organisations in Hednesford North, Chadsmoor and the Springfields estate in Rugeley.

Nativity On The Move - a community festive celebration in Chadsmoor

See the attached poster for details of a community festive celebration event in Chadsmoor - Nativity On The Move - a joint celebration hosted by Bethany Church, Chadsmoor Methodist Church and St Chad's Church and supported by local community groups and individuals. It takes place on Friday 21st December between 6pm and 7:30pm.

It would be great to see as many people as possible along to the event, there will be refreshments at the end and spectacle along the way including fantastic oratory and a donkey on wheels!