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Positive Planning - Can't Attend a Drop-In Event?

The Parish Council has made available the topic headings against which feedback is being sought at its Community Drop-in events. If you are unable to attend one of the three Drop-in events scheduled but want to feedback to the Council please follow the instructions below. There are still two scheduled drop-in events.

Those who wish to respond in this manner can download either the PDF file or the Word File below and return them to the council office at 35 Stafford St., Brewood, ST19 9DX.

Alternatively, you may send them via email to: brewoodparish@btconnect.com

PDF File

Word File

A paper copy can be obtained from the council offices.

Please submit your responses by November 14th 2012.


Positive Planning for Your Community

During October and November residents will be able to have their say during a series of drop-in events. Facilitated by the Community Council of Staffordshire, these events will help you to explore what services and facilities you would like to see in the parish and identify what you feel is or isn’t important to keep our local villages thriving communities. There are also some workshops and a public consultation planned regarding future development in the area.

Don’t miss your chance to get involved.

Attend a Drop-in event:

Coven and Coven Heath Drop-in: Saturday 27 October, 10am to 12 noon, in the John Williams Room at Coven Memorial Hall

Brewood Drop-in: Saturday 3 November, 10am to 12 noon, at the Jubilee Hall, Brewood

Bishops Wood Drop-in: Tuesday 6 November, 6pm to 8pm, at Bishops Wood Village Hall

South Staffordshire Council Land Allocation Consultation

Your chance to have a say in where the houses in Brewood and Coven might be built. In the autumn you will have the opportunity to make your views known to South Staffordshire Council, not only in relation to housing but also about sites that may be appropriate for community facilities such as allotments, sports fields etc.

Parish Council Community Workshops

To help you to respond with positive views of how our villages could support the housing developments that have been allocated.

Further information will posted on this site and on local notice-boards in due course.


Volunteer Staffordshire 2013 Awards

Now in it's third year, the Volunteer Staffordshire Awards raise the profile of our county's unsung volunteer heroes and celebrate their invaluable contribution to making Staffordshire work.

The following information is from the Volunteer Staffordshire website.

We know that people don't volunteer for gratitude or to be put into the limelight, but we know that they do appreciate being acknowledged through the awards process. You will know people whose time and energy makes your community a better place - why not nominate them now?

London 2012 has raised the profile of volunteering and sport as never before, and in recognition we have created a 'Sporting Volunteer of the Year' category. Volunteers from acorss Staffordshire worked as Games Makers at both the Olympics and Paralympics, and we hope they will be nominated alongside the local volunteer who do so much for sport in out county.

We're looking to not only acknowledge those people that formally volunteer for a particular organisation or cause, but also those 'good neighbours' that just lend a hand whenever it's needed.  

Nominate now by following the links below. You can nominate as many people as you like in the

following categories:

  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Young Volunteer of the Year
  • Volunteer Team of the Year
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Sporting Volunteer of the Year
  • Cultural Volunteer of the Year
  • Oustanding Leadership
  • Environmental Volunteer of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Business Contribution to the Community

For the 2013 online nomination form, please click here.  Nominations open on the 1st October 2012 - 4th January 2013.

You can also nominate by ringing: 0300 111 8000 (local call cost).

For more information, or a nomination form, please contact Julie Waddicor at Staffordshire County Council at julie.waddicor@staffordshire.gov.uk

To take a look at the 2012 winners and to see those that were shortlisted, please click here.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can visit www.volunteerstaffordshire.org.uk to browse the hundreds of opportunities available across the county.

Congratulations from The Queen

Volunteer groups from Staffordshire are amongst those that have been honoured with The Queen's Award for Volunteering.  Nominations are now being taken for the 2013 awards.

Find out more about the winners and how to nominate for the 2013 awards.


It's Time to Push The Button!

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service has launched its annual Push the Button Day campaign.

The campaign builds up to a dedicated Push the Button Day on Friday 19 October where there will be a hive of activity across the county to encourage as many people as possible to check their smoke alarms work on a weekly basis.

The campaign, which is in its third year, is driven by the fact that although nine out of 10 homes have smoke alarms fitted, seven out of 10 people don’t test them.

Over the last three years, house fires where no smoke alarms were fitted have decreased by 73%. However, despite the rise in smoke alarm ownership nearly a quarter (23%) of accidental fires occurred in houses where smoke alarms didn’t activate because the batteries had gone flat or had been removed.

Head of Risk Reduction, Glynn Luznyj said: “A smoke alarm could save your life – but only if it works.

“Nearly a quarter of those who have suffered house fires have put the lives of themselves and their families at risk by not having working smoke alarms. Testing your smoke alarms takes less than a minute every week but could just save your life.

“We’d urge people to get into a routine of testing their smoke alarms, perhaps when they are doing their weekly clean, when they are taking their bins out or even after they’ve checked their lottery tickets! Firefighters across the county will be out and about on Push the Button Day pushing this message to local residents.

“If you don’t already have working smoke alarms, you can call us on 0800 0241 999 and we will come out to your property and fit you alarms, free of charge, as part of our Home Fire Risk Checks.

“Smoke alarms should be fitted on every level of the home near to an escape route, for example the hallway and landing and you should be able to hear the alarm from the bedrooms, as people are most at risk from fire when they are asleep.”

The Service launched its Push the Button campaign in October 2010 along with the famous Push the Button video, featuring firefighters from across the county dancing along to the ‘Sugaflames’ Push the Button. The video can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0qOCBNwT-A

To book a free Home Fire Risk Check contact: 0800 0241 999. You can also book online at http://www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk/bookyourhfrc.asp. For all other non-emergency enquiries contact: 08451 22 11 55 or log onto: www.staffordshirefire.gov.uk or www.direct.gov.uk/firekills. In an emergency dial 999.

On Push the Button Day 2012 on Friday October 19 there will be a number of events taking place across the county, details of which will be released in due course.