A communal shed in which men and women can meet up, share hobbies and make friends is set to open its doors from next month. The Gateway Shed is inviting people to join them on Sunday 5 June from 10am to 4pm, to look around the workshop facilities and be inspired as to what they could make, create or build with recycled and repurposed items.
Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
April sees the launch of the 20th annual Stafford Borough Council Green Awards.
If your organisation, or another organisation you know about, has been eco-friendly please let us know – and join in the special celebrations with us this year!
Categories include: Business, Youth and Education, Community and Wellbeing and the Public Sector. There are also several special prizes relating to green tourism, energy, wildlife and transport, plus the ‘Green Purse’ and ‘Let’s Recycle’ awards and a ‘Best Newcomer’ prize.
Isn't Stafford a wonderful place to do business? We may know it, but a gap exists between this reality and our profile in the general public.
This funding can support small-scale business activities that support the needs and aspirations of the local community. Find out more here.
Staffordshire LEADER Programme – Call for Bids Round 2
Please note that the Staffordshire LEADER programme is now ‘live’ and the second ‘call for bid’ round has been issued.
Dickie James, the Chief Executive of Staffordshire Womens Aid, featured on Countryfile on Sunday 10 April in an excellent piece on domestic violence in rural areas, following the recent Archers storyline.
You can watch the episode here (item starts at 7.50 minutes and 27.55 minutes).
The Open House at Cherry Close facility and playing fields is now ready for the people of Burntwood to start using. They have young people’s sports activities planned through Sportivate, older people's activity clubs including a cardiovascular battling against dementia project, and a variety of social groups across all ages and needs.
The Potting Shed is the exciting new project developed in Partnership with E.S.B.C’s Greenhouse team and Fountains High School.
Students from Fountains High School now manage the retail unit based at the Greenhouse Centre located in Stapenhill Cemetery, Burton. They are able to offer you top quality plants at low prices including: Shrubs, Perennials, Alpines, Herbs, Houseplants and Vegetable plug plants.
The Potting shed is open Tuedsays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am – 2pm throughout the growing season.
Cuts to Voluntary organisations will be devastating for local communities in East Staffordshire
The Churnet Valley Living Landscape Partnership is offering a two day hedge-laying course at Tittesworth Reservoir on the 27 and 28 of February.
Through discussions at the Staffordshire Rural Forum Community Themed Action Group, it has been suggested that it could be useful to organise some workshops on the transfer of community assets covering such issues as:
Eleven bids were considered by the Local Action Group on 29 January with most being invited to progress to full application.
It was also decided that the 2nd call would be across all priorities (which include enhancing rural services, and cultural and heritage activity) and would probably go out mid- March with a deadline for bids in May.
More information can be found on www.staffsleader.org.uk