Assistant Town Clerk 10 hrs per week. Some flexibility required to cover holiday & occasional evening meetings. Good admin, IT & communication skills essential. Knowledge of Local Government would be an advantage however training will be provided. Starting NALC scale LC1 SCP 7-12 depending on experience Send C.V. to email@example.com Closing date 25/06/21
TWO STARS FOR STALBRIDGE
The Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils has presented Stalbridge Town Council with an award for Councillor Development. The Council achieved 82% participation of Councillors at events to strengthen and update Council knowledge and was presented with its Double Star Award by Chief Executive of The Dorset Association of Parish & Town Councils, Neil Wedge. You can find out more on the work of the DAPTC by visiting their website.
As we come to terms with the sad news that His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has passed away, our thoughts and prayers are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this time of sadness, as they grieve for a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
His Royal Highness, demonstrated exemplary commitment and dedication to duty to our country and the Commonwealth. Our sadness at this time is shared by people across the world, as we remember him with gratitude and affection.
In accordance with public health advice there will not be a physical book of condolence in Stalbridge. However it is understood that during this period of public grief people may wish to express their sorrow and messages of condolence can made on the national online condolence book via this link.
In Stalbridge for those who do not have access to a computer the Community Library Management Group have kindly offered to upload any condolence messages posted through their library letter box to the national online book.
In line with current restrictions the Royal Household has requested that members of the public do not leave floral tributes in public places. The Palace has suggested that people could make a charitable donation to one of His Royal Highness’s many patronages, as a fitting way of paying tribute to his remarkable legacy.
A guide to His Royal Highness’s patronages, and how you can donate can be found on the web site link at the bottom of this post.
Stalbridge Town Council will fly the union flag at half mast on The Ring until the day after the funeral.
Cllr. Katie Garland , Chairman of Stalbridge Town Council, will be writing to Buckingham Palace on behalf of Stalbridge to express the town’s condolences at this sad time.
Further statements and information are available on www.royal.uk
The Government has outlined a 4 step Roadmap for easing the current lockdown. Their plan is to allow people to gradually spend more time outside and mixing with people.
They plan to do this in 4 steps. With each step you will be able to do more things and meet more people. They will only move from one step to the next if fewer people are catching COVID-19. Have a look at the infographic below to familiarise yourself with the proposed timeline.
Roadmap out of lockdown
The easy to read version
Step 1. Meeting up with people:
Step 2. From Monday, 29 March you will be able to:
Step 3. If things go well, step 2 will start on Monday, 12 April.
Step 3. If things go well, step 3 will start on Monday, 17 May. From Monday, 17 May:
Step 4. If all goes well, step 4 will start on Monday, 21 June.
For more detailed information about the 'Roadmap out of Lockdown' please read the up to date information on the gov.uk website.
A combined Ladies, Gents and Disabled toilet facility at Station Road Car Park in Stalbridge will open to the public on Monday 8th March. This facility, refurbished by Stalbridge Town Council, has been fitted with a number of features for your safety and health, including a touchless hand sanitiser, touchless soap dispenser, touchless sink tap and touchless flush mechanism, all controlled by sensors. The new 'Blue Loo' will be open from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday and 9.00am to 4.00pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Please read and observe the rules on the signs posted at this facility for your own safety and health. A 'One-way' system is in operation for the ramp leading up to and down from the WC facility, enabling everyone to maintain appropriate social distancing.
Light Up Stalbridge 2020 and make it sparkle
We are getting ready to make Stalbridge sparkle . This year is a record year for Christmas trees on the A357 at 72. If you are decorating your house or business this year please send us your photos on the button link below or share them on the Stalbright face book Group.
Click on the poppy above for a link to to print paper poppies or make an online donation
We hope to take some photographs to share with the community .
We appreciate your co-operation as we enter another period of lockdown. We look to the example of those brave individuals who strove to re-build their lives which had been devastated by conflict and war.
These arrangements are subject to change at short notice in accordance with
covid 19 restrictions.
For queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01963 364276
A boost for Businesses in Dorset
Dorset Growth Hub has launched Small Growth Grants for Dorset businesses with ambitions to grow.
Applicants will need to demonstrate that they have traded successfully for at least 12 months and now have plans for a project that will facilitate business growth. The Small Growth Grants scheme is inviting applications for projects of a value from £4,000 upwards and successful grant applications are provided 25% of eligible project costs.
The minimum grant amount is £1,000 and the maximum is £5,000. For example, to receive a grant of £5,000 the total project cost will be at least £20,000. Eligible project costs include capital equipment, new premises works and fitting, new digital capability adoption, and outsourcing of expertise.
This is a competitive application process and the guidelines and application are provided below.
The Small Growth Grant is currently open with completed applications to be submitted by Friday 3rd December 2021, and with any resulting grant claims to be claimed within 6 months of the grant being agreed.
Download the application form and guidance below from the Dorset Growth Hub website (this works best on Chrome or latter) or if you have any queries please call our grant administration team on 01202 607533.
Road closures in Stalbridge
Duck Lane in Stalbridge is due to be closed for BT to do some work from 9.30am on Thursday 27th August to 3.30pm on Tuesday 1st September 2020. If you have any concerns about this please contact Tom Faulkner, (email@example.com) by 7th August 2020. For your information Stalbridge Primary school children are not due to return until Monday 7th September.
Frequently asked questions about what we can do from 10th August
The government regularly updates their online publication for frequently asked questions about what we can and can't do during the Coronavirus pandemic. This changes as more rules and guidelines are relaxed over time. The latest rules and guidance for 10th August 2020 onwards can be found on an HTML page called Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can't do on the government website.
Here is an example of the information available:
Where will people need to wear face coverings?
We are now recommending that face coverings are worn in additional indoor settings and this will be enforceable in law.
Currently you are required to wear face coverings in shops, supermarkets, indoor shopping centres, indoor transport hubs and public transport.
For members of the public, from 8 August this will be expanded to include:
Some people, including disabled people and those who have invisible impairments or conditions such as mental illness, do not need to wear face coverings if they are unable to do so.
People are not required to prove they are exempt from a face covering. Those who have an age, health or disability reason for not wearing one should not be routinely asked to give any written evidence of this.