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Become a Magistrate in Staffordshire

Twenty new magistrates are needed for the Staffordshire Bench.
You do not need legal training or formal qualifications to become a magistrate and we are looking for applications from across the county and from all sections of the community.
Magistrates are not paid (although some allowances can beclaimed), and must be able to attend training and sit in court forat least 13 days a year.
Anyone between 18 and 65 may apply. Applications areparticularly welcome from members of Black and Minority Ethnic communities, people under the age of 50, people in paid employment, and people with a disability who are able, either unassisted or with the benefit of reasonable adjustments, to carry out the full range of a magistrate’s duties. If you are interested in being considered for appointment and want to find out more about the work of a magistrate and how to apply, see: www.gov.uk/become-magistrateStaffordshire.

Royal Ordinance Factory Featherstone

Public consultation will soon begin on the future of the site of the Royal Ordinance Factory at Featherstone. The site offers the potential for 2,500 jobs. Consultation on the options to improve the road network will be taking place on:

24 January between 14.00 and 20.00 at Greenfields Golf Club, Cat and Kittens Lane, Featherstone WV10 7JB and

31 January between 14.00 and 20.00 at Featherstone Community Centre, Baneberry Drive, Featherstone, WV10 7TR. The consultation period ends on 12 February 2017.

Please go along and have your say. You can also have make comments on Staffordshire County Council's website www.staffordshire.gov.uk/yourcouncil/consultationandfeedback 


Site Allocation Document

South Staffordshire Council has published its final Publication Plan - Site Allocation, for consultation. Please follow the link below for full details. https://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/planning/site-allocations.cfm  

Hard copies of documents are available for inspection at the Parish Council office until the consultation ends on 27 February 2017.


Coven Playing Field Rejuvenation

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public have voted in store from 1 to 31 December on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. 

We should soon find ot how much we will receive!

To find out more visit the Bags of Help website at www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp