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South Staffs Water introduce temporary tariff of Assure scheme for people affected by Covid-19 outbreak

South Staffs Water has introduced a temporary tariff of the Assure scheme for people affected by the Covid-19 outbreak (to identify this from Assure this is called Covid-19 Assure tariff) and who now find themselves on a low income as a result.

This is a temporary tariff providing a discount of 60% for 3 months and applicants can apply up to and including the 30th June 2020.

Are you able to participate and help deliver a programme of online culture & creativity to support this year's Staffordshire Day?

Creativity is the focus of Staffordshire Day celebrations and organisers Enjoy Staffordshire are looking to hear from artists, creatives, makers, performers, poets, writers, film makers, musicians and anyone who would like to share or showcase their skills and entertain and inform the public through a schedule of live performances, virtual gallery visits/ exhibits, readings, talks and demonstrations, or interactive workshops that people could get involved in from their living room.

Call out to community groups to get involved in a major new campaign

Do you want to make a difference to the environment?

What’s happening?

A new campaign to encourage recycling of plastic bottles across Staffordshire will start at the beginning of March.  The campaign will focus on motivating everyone in the county to recycle just one extra plastic bottle, per person, per week.  If everyone does that, it will save over 46 million plastic bottles in a year, which is the equivalent of nine Olympic-sized swimming pools!

Staffordshire Village Hall Network

The 4th Staffordshire village halls network meeting was held on 20th January 2020 in the Staffordshire Moorlands district at Blythe Bridge Village Hall.  The theme of the event was to celebrate village halls with the launch of Village Halls Week; a national recognition of the 10,000 village halls in the country, and the people who volunteer their time to run them.

National Village Hall Census Launched

Rural Charity Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years.

ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.