Gritty fact is surprising

Users of Staffordshire’s 3,000 grit bins and salt piles are being reminded a little goes a long way, as wintry weather is expected to return soon. Strategically located across the county’s highways network, most are restocked regularly while others in quieter locations are filled in autumn with enough for the winter season. David Williams, Staffordshire County Council’s Cabinet member for Highways and Transport, said: “The grit bins are there to be used when the weather…

Lichfield Community Lottery officially launches to good causes

More than 40 good causes from across Lichfield District were introduced to Lichfield Community Lottery, which encourages local people to support the causes they care most about. Lichfield District Council officially launched Lichfield Community Lottery on Monday 18 January. Fifty people from 44 local good causes, including charities, youth groups, sports clubs and conservation groups, attended the online event. Anna McLauchlan from CACH said: “We are already part of a community lottery in another area, so…

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Kaci’s walk to help disabled children

A determined ten-year-old with mobility issues is tackling a challenging five mile walk to raise funds for a disabled children’s charity so other children in desperate need of equipment can also be helped. Kaci, who has the most severe form of Cerebral Palsy, usually needs a walking frame or a wheelchair for longer journeys. However, she’s determined to try to complete the walk on January 31 without anything to assist her. Walking to raise funds for…

Staffordshire leaders call for people working through lockdown to get tested

The leaders of Staffordshire’s county, borough and district councils have joined forces to appeal for all workers who can’t work from home to book a regular Covid test – as part of the rollout of mass testing of people without symptoms. With new Community Testing Centres open across the county, council leaders are calling for workers in all places allowed to stay open, to make testing part of their regular routine in efforts to identify…