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YMCA Burton launches Sleepout 2019!

Local charity, YMCA Burton have set the date for their 11th annual Sleepout this week – Friday 8th November 2019.

Last year’s Sleepout saw 240 people take part in their Sleepout which was held over two venues, Pirelli Stadium – where people chose to sleep in the concourses or outside the ground and St Modwens church in the graveyard.

The youngest person to ever take part in Sleepout was 3 years old and the oldest was 83 so age is no barrier to signing up for this event!

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:

#BESAFEBESOUND CAMPAIGN - MEDIA TOOLKIT FOR EXTERNAL PARTNERS

Counter Terrorism Policing wants music lovers to #BeSafeBeSound this summer, as it collaborates with the UK music industry to deliver vital safety advice to the public ahead of the festival season.

Launching the new ‘Be Safe, Be Sound’ digital campaign as part of the ‘Summer Security’ initiative, Counter Terrorism Policing has asked UK Music – an industry-funded body representing the collective interests of the British music industry – to use its considerable influence to help reach the hundreds of thousands of music lovers who will be attending live events this summer.

Modern slavery awareness raising event

Did you know every 15 seconds another person becomes a victim of human trafficking?

The Lichfield Community Safety Partnership would like to invite you to attend an awareness raising session about modern slavery.  The event will be led by Voice of Hope, a Staffordshire based charity, and will provide information about what modern slavery is, how to spot the signs and how to report it.

You can find out more about Voice of Hope on their website.

Safe & Sound event for Over 60's in Tamworth

Places are now available to book for the Safe and Sound Event at Sacred Heart Church in Tamworth. Early booking is advised as the places are limited. Please see the poster for details. This event is aimed at the over 60's and provides advice and training on wellbring, scam awareness, technology, using a defibrillator, fire safety and the opportunity to be trained to become a Dementia Friend.

Organised by Staffordshire Fire & Rescue and supported by Tamworth Borough Council.