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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in June 2022

Dear Residents

We have been provided by the following information regarding Street Parties in June 2022.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations – organising a street party

Earlier this month, the government published guidance including tips, advice and support on organising a street party.

Councils are encouraged to share the guidance with local residents who may be planning to hold a small, private street party to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations in 2022.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has recently launched the government’s new Platinum Jubilee website, including an interactive map which will display all the events and activities that will be taking place right across the UK.

The map is open for anyone to add their events and everyone is encouraged to upload any events and activities they may be planning to mark the Jubilee.

Guidance:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party

Support:
https://www.edenprojectcommunities.com/the-big-lunch
https://www.streetparty.org.uk/

Platinum Jubilee website:
https://platinumjubilee.gov.uk/


Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council – Co-option Vacancy – How to Apply

Dear Residents

UTTOXETER RURAL PARISH COUNCIL

NOTICE OF CASUAL VACANCY – (Local Elections Parishes and Communities 1986)

Mr Andy O’Brien, Returning Officer, East Staffordshire Borough Council has advised Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council that they may co-opt a member (Councillor) onto the Parish Council.

Date of Notice 15.10.2021

 

How to apply and the process:

 

If you are interested in becoming a Parish Councillor, please apply to the Clerk, by email urpcparishclerk@gmail.com
on or before the 5th November 2021.

 

In the first instance please include in the email, confirmation that you have read the legal criteria (see list below) and confirm that you are eligible to become a Councillor. Please also include in your email to the Clerk: your name, address, time lived at the address, and then a brief outline of your vision for the community of the parish and how you feel you could contribute to the parish council. Please be advised that access to the internet/computer and skills in email, Word and Excel are essential to carry out the duties of Councillor.

The applications will be considered by Councillors with a view to co-opt at the Parish Council Meeting being held on 7th December 2021 meeting.

The Councillors would encourage you, but not essential, to attend at least one meeting before applying, the date of the next meeting is 2nd November 2021 at St Lawrence Church, Church Lane, Bramshall ST14 5BQ– Covid Guidelines for the venue will be adhered too.

The Council look forward to receiving your application before 5th November 2021.

About the Council:

The Parish Council normally has 9 Councillors.

Uttoxeter Rural Parish Council meets 10 times per year, on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm, except August and January. The Council normally meets in either Stramshall or Bramshall venues. However, Covid restrictions means that meetings are currently being held in Bramshall, within the meeting area of St Lawrence Church, Church Croft, Bramshall, ST14 5BQ

The Parish Council is the first tier of local government and has a number of powers and duties to serve the residents of the Parish.

Please read the minutes on our website and policies for the Council, so that you gain an understanding of the role of the Parish Council within your community. You will see that the Councillors are involved in a number of projects and would welcome any resident to join them to ensure that the parish council can fully serve the residents of the parish.

Council website:

https://uttoxeterruralparishcouncil.org.uk/

 

The legal criteria are set out below:

 

The Council may co-opt any person who is legally qualified to hold such office, and who is willing to service provided they are a British Citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth or the European Union and are neither the subject of a bankruptcy restriction order or interim order or have, within five years before the day of the notice, been convicted in the United Kingdom of any offence and have had a prison sentence for a period of over three months without the option of a fine.

Provided the person also satisfies at least one of the following they may apply.

1. They are registered as a local government elector for the parish
2. They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months occupied as owner/tenant any land or premises within the Parish
3. Their principal or only place of work during the preceding twelve months has been within the parish
4. They have during the whole of the preceding twelve months resided in the parish or within 4.8 km of it
5. They must also be 18yrs or older on the day they apply.



FREE CPR and First aid skills Sharing Saturday 16 October (3pm – 5.30pm) in Stafford

Dear Residents

Please see information that we have been provided.

What: Restart A Heart FREE CPR and First aid skills Sharing

When: Saturday 16th October 2021 / drop in anytime between 3pm and 5.30pm – plenty of people and equipment available to share and demonstrate skills on a 121 or group basis.

Where: St John Ambulance, Upton House, 18 Lichfield Road, Stafford, ST17 4LJ


East Staffordshire Budget 2022-2023 – please respond Friday by 22nd October

Dear Residents

East Staffordshire Borough Council (ESBC) is consulting in advance of considering its budget for 2022/23 and beyond.

We’re seeking your views to help prioritise our spending for the forthcoming years during what continues to be very challenging times for the funding of local authority services.

Your feedback will inform our future spending plans and help ensure that we continue to provide services that are value for money to residents.

Please note that as a borough council, we are NOT responsible for road maintenance/ highways, policing, hospitals, social care or schools/education.

ESBC would be grateful if you could complete the survey (https://wh.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=163110133009) and encourage all residents to respond

To have your say please complete our budget consultation survey by Friday 22nd October


Mental Health Survey launched by Staffordshire County Council

Dear Residents

We have been advised about the following:

Messages from Staffordshire County Council

Mental health survey launched

Residents in Staffordshire are being asked to share how their mental health is, in a survey that will influence how organisations approach the issue.

The survey, which has been launched by Staffordshire County Council and local Clinical Commissioning Groups, aims to understand how people are feeling, what has affected their mental wellbeing both negatively and positively, and what can be learnt from how people have been helping themselves and supporting others.

Data from the survey—which will be confidential—will then be used to develop a new strategy, to influence what organisations should address over the next five years.

As well as residents, the county council and CCGs will be seeking the views of professionals, other key organisations, and people currently accessing in-patient mental health care.

County Councillor Julia Jessel, Staffordshire County Council Cabinet Member for Health and Care said: “Good mental health is incredibly important, especially as around one in four people are affected by some kind of mental health issue at any time. The Covid-19 pandemic has also had a profound impact on some people’s mental health, and it is likely to continue to do so. This is why we want as many people as possible to fill in this survey. The more information we have about the state of people’s mental health in the county, the more we can do to ensure maintaining good mental health is at the forefront of everything we do. This is your chance to directly inform our approach to mental health in Staffordshire, so I would urge people to fill in this survey.”

The survey can be found at: https://bit.ly/3mjmagX, and is open until 12th November.