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Dragons Den Eco Challenge

The Uk is facing a littering epidemic,we are looking for innovative ideas to help minimise littering in Uttoxeter,through youth-led initiatives.  we are looking for pitches that address one or both of the below questions:

How can we PREVENT littering from happening?

How can we CLEAN UP existing litter?

Dragons’ Den Eco Challenge for Clubs & Schools

Another successful Staffordshire village hall network meeting

Village hall representatives from around Staffordshire came to Colton Village Hall last Thursday (3rd October) to network with each other - sharing experiences and ideas over coffee and cake - and also to find out more about village hall insurance issues. Gavin Mitchell of Allied Westminster gave a very informative presentation including the pitfalls on under-insuring with a couple of case studies.

Last decisions made on Staffordshire LEADER programme

The Staffordshire LEADER Local Action Group met for the last time on Monday (23rd September) in the beautiful; surroundings of the restored Ingestre Orangery. Over the last few years the group has awarded almost £2 Million of European Union funding to help over 60 farm and rural tourism business and non-profit making organisations to support jobs and growth in Staffordshire.

Drum Roll - Clifton Campville Village Hall have done it!

Clifton Campville Village Hall Management Committee are delighted to announce that they have now successfully secured all three grants to rebuild their historic Village Hall,from the following major charity-funding bodies:

  • Thanks to #NationalLottery players Clifton Campville Village Hall today received a cheque from the National Lottery Community Fund @TNLComFund

(facebook.com/TNLCommunityFund& Twitter @TNLComFund)


Support Staffordshire, a charity that supports other charities and voluntary activity in the county helped to bring in £16,900 of funding to a village hall for upgrades and improvements.  Ashley Memorial hall is a well-used village hall in Newcastle borough but the facilities were in need of basic improvements to help attract even more users.