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SUPPORT STAFFORDSHIRE HELPS TO BRING IN £16,900 TO A RURAL VILLAGE HALL IN NEWCASTLE

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.

Burton & District Wildlife Group Twin Reserves Walk between Tucklesholme and Branston

We are incredibly lucky, in the Burton area, to have two new and developing Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Nature Reserves on our doorstep.

Branston Leas and Tucklesholme Reserves, will create a massive nature area, running from the brook alongside the Riverside Hotel, to the Barton/Walton interchange, on the A38, between the Burton to Birmingham railway and the River Trent.

British Ecological Society - Outreach Grants

Grants up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

The deadline for applications is 9 September 2019

Open afternoon at WELLIES

Everyone is invited to attend - no need to book for the WELLIES project (Wellness, Education, Learning, Laughter, Inspiration, Environment, Skills) on Friday 19th July 13.00 - 16.00 hrs.

WELLIES is 10 years old and they are having a celebration afternoon. Why not join them and see what they do?

New Transport Scheme launches in the Staffordshire Moorlands

A newly established voluntary and community transport scheme is now up and running in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Moorlands Voluntary and Community Transport (MVCT) was set up following funding cuts from the County Council which meant that Support Staffordshire were unable to continue to run the schemes. Over 60 volunteers give their time helping those who are struggling to access appointments, meet friends and attend activities; most of the people who use the schemes are some of the most vulnerable members of our local community, often older, frail and isolated. 

Growing Together and Thinking Differently project launch

July 5th saw Harvey girls and Dads4Dads launch the "Growing Together" and "Thinking Differently" projects at The Family Hub, Abbot Beyne School. 

The launch event was to open the "Thinking Differently" Lottery funded programme and the "Growing Together" gardening project, which forms part of the programme but is a community resource for local families and students from local schools.

Thinking Differently is underpinned by the 5 Ways to Wellbeing (New Economic Foundation) that consists of the following;

Air Aware Staffordshire campaign

What is it?

The Air Aware Staffordshire communications campaign is part of the efforts to reduce air pollution in 16 Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs) across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

While Newcastle- under-Lyme Borough Council and Stoke-on-Trent City Council is working to meet the requirements of a recent Ministerial Directive regarding the area surrounding the A53, the county council will work with the relevant borough or district council to lead on reducing air pollution in the other AQMAs.

The year-long Air Aware campaign will: