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Cabinet reshuffle and new chair takes up role

Last night’s Annual Council saw changes to Cabinet roles announced and the new Chair of Lichfield District Council sworn in. The Leader of Lichfield District Council, Councillor Doug Pullen, announced a number of changes to Cabinet roles at last night’s Annual Council meeting, which was held on Tuesday 18 May 2021 at Burntwood Leisure Centre to allow for social distancing. The changes will see Councillor Ashley Yeates move from Community Engagement to Cabinet Member for Climate…

NEWLIFE’S WARM WELCOME TO DESIGNER OUTLET

With the new Designer Outlet West Midlands rumoured to open on April 12 as the temporary lockdown of non-essential retail comes to an end, neighbours Newlife the Charity for Disabled Children say they believe the McArthur Glen development will be a great boost to the local community. The three Newlife stores – the flagship Newlife SuperStore, Newlife at Home and Newlife Plus – all based off Hemlock Way, are just a two minute walk from…

Keep up the vaccine push

Monday 24 May 2021 Keep up the vaccine pushStaffordshire County Council is urging residents to keep pushing vaccine to take up as all people aged 32 and over can now book their Covid jab. After a successful pop-up clinic in Burton and passing a million doses of vaccine delivered in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent milestone earlier this month, the Council is asking people to keep up the good work in taking up the jab when eligible. Concerns…

Staffordshire Commissioner welcomes new Home Office innovation hub for Stoke-on-Trent

Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams has welcomed the government’s announcement of a new Home Office innovation centre for Stoke-on-Trent. The new case worker and asylum hub is expected to see 500 civil service roles move to the city from London by 2025, as part of the prime minister’s ‘levelling up’ agenda.  Initially there will be 50 caseworker roles, with a further 200 jobs planned within an asylum co-ordination hub. In addition to the caseworker roles, the…

£1.25m Rugeley Leisure Centre Improvements Progress

Cannock Chase Council, in partnership with Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles (IHL) and the Football Foundation are investing £1.25m to improve facilities at Rugeley Leisure Centre. Improvement works include, the installation of a new heating, hot water and energy system within the centre; this work is a prerequisite to the recommissioning of the swimming pool.  The swimming pool will be retiled and recommissioned as part of the new pool plant and water treatment systems.  This work is…

Key appointments made at Cannock Chase Council’s Annual Meeting

Members of Cannock Chase Council have made appointments to key roles at their Annual Council Meeting held last night (19 May). They follow the recent District Council Elections on 6 May.  Councillors have also agreed on a proposal to share the chief executive role with neighbouring Stafford Borough Council. New Leader of the Council is Councillor Olivia Lyons whose Conservative Group took overall control of the Council in the elections securing a majority of seven seats.…

Council pledges support to a local voluntary organisation

Council Leader signs pledge to support local voluntary organisation following a grant approved by Council’s Cabinet. Cannock Chase Council Leader Councillor George Adamson and Garry Jones the Chief Executive at Support Staffordshire have signed the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector Pledge for Local Authorities.  In November 2020, the Council’s Cabinet approved to give Support Staffordshire a grant for £8,350 for a 12 month period to deliver an additional 5 hours per week to support…

Amanda Milling MP welcomes new free school to Rugeley.

More than 1000 children in Rugeley will have a brand new school after the Government announced a major building programme today. The new Rugeley John Taylor School is will open to nursery, reception, and Year 7 pupils in September 2023. And Conservative MP for Cannock Chase, Amanda Milling, welcomed the “great news” for the area and said the school would ensure future generations get the skills they need. The new school, the first all-through school…

Foodbank hailed a life-line for burntwood community

PRESS RELEASE (For Immediate release: 2 February 2021) FOODBANK HAILED A LIFE-LINE FOR BURNTWOOD COMMUNITY A foodbank at Chase Terrace Academy has been hailed a great success and a vital life-line to the local community.  The Burntwood school launched the initiative in November in an effort to support its families and community.   Every week, staff have been distributing food parcels to local families in need.  An initial appeal for food donations and essential toiletries…

Burntwood school launches a community lockdown project to mark a pandemic

Building a brighter future for a better tomorrow Chase Terrace Academy in Burntwood is appealing to the local community to get behind its latest lockdown project.  The school has joined forces with Taylor Wimpey West Midlands to launch a legacy art project to mark the pandemic. The school is inviting students, staff, families and the wider Burntwood and Chase Terrace community to paint a brick.  The designs will mark the time children and families have…

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