Mental Heath Survey – launched by Staffordshire County Council

Dear Residents,

Please see below a survey for you all to complete.

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:, and is open until 12th November.

Newsletter Spring 2019

Spring Newsletter 2019

Brown Bin from 1st April 2017

Just a reminder that from the 1 April 2017 East Staffs Borough Council will no longer accept food waste in your brown bin.   Food waste should therefore be placed in your grey bin.

Keeping Your Property Safe and Secure

Top tips for keeping your home safe:

  • Always keep house and car keys away from doors and windows. Store valuables and keys away out of view
  • Always keep your windows and doors locked even when you are in – if you pop upstairs or in the garden make sure the rooms you are not occupying are secure
  • Consider installing movement activated security lights at the front and back of your property or an alarm/CCTV system. If you have these already installed, ensure they are in good working order and are switched on
  • If you have valuable tools and garden equipment in your garage or shed, make sure you keep it locked and fit an inaccessible bolt/lock to your garden gate. Consider fitting locking devices to high value bicycles
  • Try to avoid storing large bulky items, like wheelie bins, near to your property as these can be used to access properties

Be vigilant and report any suspicious activity by telephoning 101, or 999 in an emergency

Parish Council Meeting Dates for 2019

4 January 2019 – Ordinary General Meeting
1 March 2019 – Ordinary General Meeting
10 May 2019 – AGM and Ordinary General Meeting
4 July 2019 – Ordinary General Meeting
5 September 2019 – Ordinary General Meeting
7 November 2019 – Ordinary General Meeting