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.
Environment, Rural, Sustainability & Animals
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
In response to the decision announced by East Staffordshire Borough Council to make no voluntary sector grant awards in the coming financial year, the local voluntary sector would like to make the following collective public statement:
Community Grants between £200 and £2,000 are available for heritage and environmental projects that benefit the Tame Valley Wetlands area. Local community groups and voluntary groups can apply.
Deadline for applications: 30th June 2016.