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Your chance to shape the future of Staffordshire’s rights of way network

Voluntary sector organisations are being encouraging to help shape the future of the county’s rights of way network through a 10 week consultation. 

Our stunning rural county boasts 4,500km of public footpaths and bridleways, enjoyed by thousands of people every year. Staffordshire County Council is responsible for working with landowners and others to keep these public rights of way open, safe and appealing for people to use and enjoy.

TTTV Visitor Perception Survey

Transforming the Trent Valley is a HLF funded partnership of organisations looking to enhance and celebrate the Trent Valley between Uttoxeter, Tamworth and Derby.

We would like you to help us learn more about how you use and enjoy the Trent Valley and if you don't, why this is. Please complete this survey to tell us about your experiences. There is a maximum of just 10 questions (depending on your answers) and it should take no more than 5 minutes to fill in.


HS2 is committed to being a good neighbour to those communities impacted by the construction of the railway. To help achieve that goal the independent Construction Commissioner is in place to ensure any complaints are dealt with speedily and effectively.

The Commissioner’s performance is monitored by an independent steering group, who in turn provide advice to ministers at the Department for Transport. The group want to have a genuine community voice to ensure the commissioner holds HS2 to account throughout the construction period.

Don't lose out on free food!

Fairshare are seeking more members in the Cannock Chase District to join for the opportunity to receive free surplus food from supermarkets.

The Cannock scheme is due to be launched in the next few weeks and Fairshare are seeking organisations and charities operating in the area

It would be better to see good food being used by the local community rather than it going to waste.

Contact Sarvjit Kaur on 07572 228273 for more information.


Banking Staff Support Local Recycling raising over £2,500

Star Foundation gave a chance for a team of seven Natwest bankers to volunteer their time for a day and help with community recycling.

The team benefited from a short orientation session to start with and finished the day with a feedback session to develop business from a ‘fresh eyes’ perspective. Their help on the day raised over £1265, which Natwest then kindly doubled to over £2500.

South West Peak - Evaluation Tender Open

We are inviting tenders from suitably qualified and experienced individuals/organisations to support the partnership in monitoring and evaluating the scheme over the coming four and a half years.

The appointed consultant will subject the scheme to external scrutiny over this period, while also working closely with the partnership to help us to integrate monitoring of project outputs and outcomes into our project management system; and develop our legacy plan. This process will enable us to:

Rolleston Rehoming Centre Summer Open Day

Rolleston Rehoming Centre is hosting its annual Summer Open Day Saturday 8th July, 10am to 3pm.

If you or anyone you know are interested in volunteering at the event please contact Claire.

If you know any keen bakers all non cream type cakes would be gratefully accepted to sell on the cake stall

If you have any items or vouchers that you would be able to donate towards the raffle please contact Claire: Tel: 03007771520 or email: rolleston@bluecross.org.uk.

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP) Launch Event

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership (SWPLP) held its launch event on Thursday 1st June. The event took place on a glorious day at Blaze Farm near Wildboarclough where visitors were able to find out more about the SWPLP projects, including the Community Grants Scheme which is led by Support Staffordshire. Younger visitors enjoyed looking closely at the creatures found in nearby freshwater with the SWP Slowing the Flow Project Officer (see photo), whilst a large group of visitors were taken along the nature trail by the owner of the farm, Marshall the farmer.