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11.11.21 – Safety of Women, Covid 19 Healthcare Workers, St. Margaret’s Poppy Display, Avian Flu

Written by on 11 November 2021

£300,000 is to be invested in improving the safety of women in various areas around Staffordshire including Newcastle and Hanley as part of the Safety of Women at Night Fund.

The bid was developed by the Staffordshire Commissioner’s Office following a consultation with local women and girls in June 2021, which received around 1,500 responses and identified a number of measures which would make a real difference to their safety, as well as their feelings of safety in public places.

The funding will focus on initiatives to prevent violence against women and girls in the night-time economy, in venues and on public transport, and to improve women’s feelings of safety in public spaces at night.

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Health chiefs in Staffordshire are urging staff who work in health and social care across the region to get fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The appeal comes after Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Sajid Javid confirmed that all those working in frontline health and social care roles would have to be fully vaccinated from next April (2022).

Vaccination against COVID-19 has become a condition for working in care homes across England from today.

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Today is armistice day and 2021 is a special year for the Poppy and the Royal British Legion, as Red Poppies have been worn as a symbol of Remembrance to support the Armed Forces Community since 1921.

The Women Institute’s- ‘Let’s make Jam’ group have created a stunning display of poppies by the War Memorial outside St Margaret’s Church in Wolstanton.  The group’s members have worked hard to knit, crochet and make over a thousand poppies and also to assemble the display, and they are thrilled with the finished result which is stunning and it is well worth a visit To St Margaret’s Church in Wolstanton High Street to see it.

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Bird keepers across Staffordshire are being encouraged to maintain good bio-security as further cases of avian influenza are confirmed in the UK.

Officers from Staffordshire County Councils Animal Health team are now advising all bird keepers in the county to remain vigilant for signs of ill health in their birds. The guidance applies to anyone keeping birds, whether it’s a few hens in a back garden, rearing game birds or a large commercial farm.

Further information on the latest avian influenza,  visit the government website https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu