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Places of Welcome Opening Times between Christmas and New Year


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!

Have your say! Staffordshire’s ‘Education and Skills Strategy’ and the ‘Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy’

We are writing to inform you that the consultations for the “Education and Skills Strategy: A Partnership Framework for Staffordshire” and the county council’s “Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Strategy” are now live and will stay open until the 21st December 2018.

New Era

Please find below information on the New ERA perpetrator services available across Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent.  Contact numbers for our team are outlined below and I have included links to our webpage, promotional clip for SPECTRUM and copies of our referral  forms for ease.

Community Enabler service - local expressions of interest wanted from organisations in Burton

Could your organisation contribute to a collaborative style approach to improve outcomes for families with dependent children in Burton-upon-Trent?

In East Staffordshire, Staffordshire County Council wish to commission a consortium of providers that will deliver a Community Enabler Service focusing upon the following 4 themes:-