Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
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.
ACRE has been working with NCVO and other national charities to help Government get to grips with the impact of Covid-19 on rural people and community organisations throughout England.
Closing date: Wednesday 15th April at 12pm.
For farming and rural community support groups, who are providing assistance during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
The Prince’s Countryside Fund (“the Fund”) will fund organisations operating in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland if they:
This guidance is based on information that is available now; the situation is changing rapidly whilst Government and support organisations work together to understand what is needed by each sector.
ACRE will update it as information becomes available to them.
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.
Communities across our landscape are coming together to tackle plastic pollution in the first Big TTTV Litter Pick on Saturday 4th April, and we want you to be a part of it!
Do you want to make a difference to the environment?
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!
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.
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.