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Active Signposting in Cannock libraries

The libraries service across Cannock are trialling out an ‘active signposting’ project.

Active signposting is a process through which people are directed towards support available in their community to help with needs such as befriending, being more active, socialising in general etc.

Libraries already do a lot of excellent signposting, and there is opportunity to do more of this to better support local people.

Library staff will be able to call residents and have a chat about what they would like to do and where they can access support in their local area.

AEDdonate - Staffordshire1000 campaign

AEDdonate  are in the process of launching a new ambitious local campaign called Staffordshire1000 on 1/5/19 in Staffordshire, which coincides with Staffordshire Day.

The campaign is to boost the number of community access defibrillators in Staffordshire and increase community awareness of the locations and knowledge of what to do in a cardiac arrest emergency. Aspirationally we would like to get an additional 1000 defibs installed in the communities of Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent, and support from Support Staffordshire Members would be hugely beneficial in our goal.  

New Places of Welcome in Burton

Burton is becoming an even more Welcoming Place!

Places of Welcome is a growing network of local community groups providing their neighbourhoods with places where all people feel safe to belong, connect and contribute.

Since the article in the February ebulletin, we have been pleased to introduce 4 new Places of Welcome in Burton, these are as follows:

1. Burton Library opened its doors as a Place of Welcome on 12th March and will be delighted to welcome guests on:                                             

Work completed on £1.6million refurbishment of Burntwood Leisure Centre

The ribbon has been cut after a £1.6million project to refurbish facilities at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Freedom Leisure, which manages the site, carried out work to make the building more energy efficient, as well as improved studio and gym facilities.

Cllr Bob Awty, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, joined directors to formally open the new-look leisure centre.

KEY PARTNERSHIP UNLOCKS GUILDHALL POTENTIAL

An historic building in Newcastle town centre that holds a special place in many residents’ hearts has opened its doors to serve the public again.

The Guildhall is up and running as a community and voluntary sector hub thanks to successful partnership working between the Council and Support Staffordshire.

Residents can access a range of services under one roof – ranging from money advice and mental health support to help with finding volunteering and employment opportunities – from 10am to 4pm during the week.

Plans for community space and apartments to replace former pub in Lichfield

New plans have been unveiled to convert an empty Lichfield pub into flats and a community facility.

The Anchor at Streethay has been boarded up since January 2015.

There have been plans to demolish the building and create new residential accommodation previously, but the new proposals will see parts of the existing building retained.

Developers want to create a “flexible community facility” on the ground floor and demolish existing single-storey extensions to create four new apartments.

Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre - Grand Reopening Celebration

Following a sizeable refurbishment project, the Uttoxeter Heath Community Centre will be holding a celebratory Family Fun Day on Sunday 27th January 2019, 10am to 2pm, to which all are welcome.

This is an opportunity to see the new facilites at the Community Centre, and to meet the local groups that support it.

Activities will include:

Live Entertainment, Chatty Cafe, Raffle and Tombola, Face Painting and an Eco Pop Up Shop

More information and contact details are on the attached poster.