Hednesford Town Council school meetings aim to get young people involved

Hednesford Town Council school meetings aim to get young people involved

Town councillors in Hednesford are reaching out to schools and other youth groups to help shape the future of the community. The move is a key part of on-going efforts to encourage different groups from across the community to have a voice. Councillors want to hear from pupils about what they would like to see
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Hednesford councillors appeal for green space inspiration

Hednesford councillors appeal for green space inspiration

Hednesford residents are being urged to speak up about areas in the town that could become a colourful oasis of trees, wild flowers or plants. The move is part of a plan adopted by Hednesford Town Council to introduce a ‘rewilding’ scheme on patches of neglected land or suitable road verges. Keen gardeners are also
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Hednesford councillor seeks support to expand homeless outreach programme

Hednesford councillor seeks support to expand homeless outreach programme

A Hednesford town councillor who was instrumental in launching an award-winning homeless outreach and food distribution service is appealing for help to support more people living on the streets. The move is being backed by the council who are concerned about homelessness in the area. Deb Cartwright, together with fellow Hednesford resident Helen Allman, started
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Hednesford Town Council meetings go live on Facebook

Councillors in Hednesford are appealing for people to witness democracy in action thanks to a live stream of meetings on Facebook. Monthly town council sessions are now being filmed and shared on the popular social media site. It’s hoped that those watching can also have useful comments shared in the public part of the meetings.
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Town Council supports initiative to tackle loneliness

As a stated priority of Hednesford Town Council to overcome the blight of isolation and loneliness in our community they welcome the pioneering initiative with Costa Coffee in Victoria Street Hednesford to establish the first Chatter & Natter Table. The www.thechattycafescheme.co.uk explains “a Chatter & Natter table is where customers can sit if they are
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Call for Hednesford climate emergency task force to take shape

Hednesford Town Council is calling on residents concerned about climate change to join forces and pioneer moves to protect the town. The council declared a climate emergency at its meeting in June to formally recognise the environmental crisis. It has become one of a growing number of local authorities across the UK to lead its
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Public meeting addresses concerns over Cannock Chase fencing proposals

Responding to community concerns about plans by Staffordshire County Council to pilot fenced-off cattle grazing as part of their conservation programme for Cannock Chase, Hednesford Town Council has arranged a meeting to offer an opportunity for the local community to ask questions and air their views. A representative from Staffordshire County Council’s environmental team will
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Hednesford Town Council chairman pays tribute to long-standing predecessor

Hednesford Town Council chairman pays tribute to long-standing predecessor

The new chairman of Hednesford Town Council, Councillor Paul Woodhead, has thanked his predecessor Alan Pearson for his hard work on behalf of the council and residents. After being elected as chairman with Cllr Robin Kingston as vice chairman, Cllr Woodhead said: “I’d like to place on record our thanks as a new council for
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Miners’ champion honoured with first blue plaque for Hednesford

Miners’ champion honoured with first blue plaque for Hednesford

A blue plaque commemorating the life and times of miners’ champion Albert Stanley has been unveiled. Around 20 descendants of the campaigner for workers’ rights and votes for women attended the ceremony in Hednesford, Staffordshire on Saturday, April 13. The plaque, provided by Hednesford Town Council, was erected at Woodseaves in  Green Heath Road –
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Annual Hednesford Town meeting to highlight town’s achievements

This year’s Hednesford annual town meeting will again shine the spotlight on achievements of hard-working groups and volunteers. The yearly event is an opportunity for all the electors of Hednesford to come together to discuss issues relating to the area and also hear reports of the activities of town organisations and groups. The meeting is
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