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Have your say on local Policing – residents views are required

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information:

Have your say on local policing

What are your local police doing well? What would you like to see more of? How safe do you feel in your local area?

These are the questions that Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire & Rescue and Crime, Ben Adams and Chief Constable Chris Noble are asking you as residents of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The Public Perception survey will help to determine how confident local people are in Staffordshire Police and highlight satisfaction levels around how accessible and visible the force is.

The survey closes on 26 June and findings will inform future plan priorities, highlight any challenges around reporting concerns and support local decision-making to help keep Staffordshire safe.

Staffordshire Commissioner Ben Adams said: ‘This survey is your opportunity to tell us what you think we are doing well, what we could do more of and help us shape the service around your priorities. By taking part, you will be ensuring your voice is reflected in policing.

‘It is essential my office and the force understand how they are perceived by the public in order to identify areas which could be improved and inform future local decision-making. This feedback will assist me in my regular performance meetings to hold the Chief Constable to account.’

Chief Constable Chris Noble added: ‘This is a great opportunity for residents of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent to have their say on policing in their local area.

‘We want to know more about your personal experiences of policing, including your views on police visibility in your area and what you think should be the biggest priorities for Staffordshire Police.

‘It’s really important that we understand your views on the service we provide in order to inform the future decisions we make to keep your community safe.’

Take part in the Public Perception Survey: Staffordshire Police and Commissioner’s Office Perceptions Survey 2022 Online (


Holiday Activities and Food programme – apply from 4th July 2022

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following details:

The Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) programme has now been running for a full year!

This summer will be our second summer HAF programme as we enter year two of the programme.

The programme is free for children and young people aged 5 – 16 years who receive benefit related free school meals or at risk of financial exclusion. This time, the programme has been extended to children and young people in the care of Staffordshire County Council.

Staffordshire County Council are writing to all eligible children (via their school or carer) with a unique code to register their interest and book activities.

Registration for eligible children opens at 4pm on 4th July 2022 where parents/carers can access a timetable of activities and book with the providers.

Activities start w/c 21st July 2022.

Holiday Activities Poster 21.06.2022

Iron Man Event – 12th June 2022 – route and event information

Dear Residents
We have been provided with the following information.


The route for this year’s IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire event is set.


The IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire triathlon event will take place on Sunday 12 June 2022 and covers 70.3 miles through the Staffordshire countryside, passing through the towns of Stafford and Rugeley.


The IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire ‘first-timer friendly course’ traverses much of our wonderful countryside providing an opportunity to showcase Staffordshire across the UK and internationally.

With a reservoir swim, meandering bike course, and finish line in Stafford’s Market Square, athletes will be taking true advantage of the region’s beauty.



The 2022 IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire Route

  • The race starts with a one-lap swim course which is 1.2 miles long and will take place at Chasewater, near Lichfield.
  • After this, athletes will get on their bikes and travel through the heart of the Staffordshire countryside. The 56 mile route will follow the road up through Kings Bromley and Yoxall going up to Draycott in The Clay before turning off and passing through the village of Marchington.
  • Then riders will go back down south towards Abbots Bromley passing over the Blithfield Reservoir before passing down into Rugeley town centre. Once there, riders will follow the A513 through Cannock Chase and Milford before heading into Stafford.
  • The run course starts at Riverway and goes through Stafford, running alongside the River Sow, into Stafford town centre and towards Stafford Castle before finishing off in Stafford Market Square.

All the official route and access maps can be accessed at under ‘Traffic Impact’


Residents, businesses, and visitors are urged to plan ahead for travel arrangements on the day


Up to 3,000 athletes will compete on the day, and an event as big as this takes some meticulous planning as you can imagine.


This includes several road access and traffic management initiatives, and so if you live, work or plan to visit or travel near any of the route outlined above, then you are urged to look at the traffic access page on the official IRONMAN Staffordshire website and plan any travel or journey that you intend to make on the weekend of 11 and 12 June 2022 accordingly.


There will be unrestricted access for emergency services at all times.


If you have any access questions, please contact or call 03330 11 66 00


You can learn more about IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire, including how to get involved, spectate or volunteer – and of course check out those all-important route and road access guides – at the official IRONMAN website.


Consultation- Staffordshire’s Economic and Rural Growth Strategies – deadline 30th May 2022

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information:

The draft Economic Strategy

Strategic Aim – Everyone in Staffordshire will have access to more good jobs and share the benefits of economic growth.

Our proposed actions, working with our partners, to realise this ambition:

  • Work with our partners to regenerate town centres
  • Support people to start and grow their business
  • Develop those investment-ready projects that will be vital to the future of the county
  • Enable people to benefit from better paid, local jobs
  • Develop our A50/A500 and A38 strategic corridors to enable businesses in Staffordshire to innovate and grow, as part of the wider West Midlands Region
  • Put climate change at the heart of all we do, including supporting businesses on their journey to Net Zero.

Submit your comments by clicking on the link below:

The draft Rural Economic Strategy

The county council’s draft rural economic strategy responds to the opportunities and barriers facing the rural economy.   It recognises the significance of our county’s rural areas to the overall economy and the wider region, and is therefore is a priority for the proposed Economic Strategy.  The Rural strategy has been prepared with the support of external experts and key stakeholders.

Priorities are to:

  • Stimulate enterprise and innovation to increase productivity, competitiveness and resilience across the rural economy
  • Support sustainable intensification (SI) in agriculture, while also creating environmental and social benefits
  • Recover and grow the visitor economy including ‘green tourism’
  • Improve rural digital connectivity and access to opportunities for rural businesses and develop digital and low-carbon energy infrastructure
  • Regenerate the give Rural Hub Towns (Leek, Cheadle, Stone, Uttoxeter and Rugeley) to unlock investment opportunities with skills provision and climate change as important considerations underpinning the five priorities.

Submit your comments by clicking on the link below:

ESBC Levelling Up Fund Consultation – ends 31st May 2022

Dear Residents

We have been provided with the following information:

East Staffordshire Borough Council is looking for public feedback on a longlist of 11 intervention themes that could be considered for the Council’s bid to the second round of the Levelling Up Fund (LUF2) on 6th July 2022.

The list comprises themes that have been put forward by Councillors, focusing investment in Burton upon Trent and picking up on previous consultations through the Towns Fund projects. The interventions are high level at this stage in order to confirm which areas investment should be prioritised in, before detailed work is undertaken on developing proposals through the LUF2 programme.

The proposal list includes:

• Market Place regeneration
• Investment in the Market Hall
• High Street Linkages project Phase 2
• Shopfront improvement scheme around the Market Place
• Town Centre lighting scheme
• A new live evening entertainment facility
• Ferry bridge enhancement
• Clay Mills junction improvement*
• Washlands bridge (smaller scheme)*
• Public art scheme
• Additional facilities at Shobnall Leisure Centre

*please note that these interventions are transport based and so would require the County Council to consider including them in their bid.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor George Allen, said: “The Levelling Up Fund presents an exciting opportunity for the area and it’s imperative that our bid represents something that will have a positive impact on the town and represents the ambitions of our residents. We’re looking for as many responses as possible from residents so that we can build a strong bid for this competitive fund and bring further investment into the town to regenerate it for the future.”

The consultation runs until 12noon on Tuesday 31st May – click on the link below to get to ESBC website to submit your comments