by Ian Shires on 16 May, 2020
Keep up-to-date with Walsall Council on Coronavirus (Corvid-19) : https://go.walsall.gov.uk/covid-19_information
I would like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to all of them all for the support they have given to our community. It really is much appreciated.
If you need help with shopping / food parcels, fetching prescriptions or a befriending scheme / reassurance calls,
please email COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org or call 0121 380 6690.
Lockdown breaches – who to contact
West Midlands Police have set up an online form for you to inform them of any breaches to the current lockdown:
Residents can enter their postcode and house number in to the Postcode Finder service to find their next garden waste collection day and date walsall.gov.uk/bins/check_your_bin_collection_dates
There have been some problems during the first week since the re-start of this service. I have asked Clean and Green for an update on the causes of bins being missed or not collected on the day stated on the Council’s website. I have asked why this has happened, what they are doing to catch up and what action they are taking to prevent it from happening again.
Report Rogue Landlords
If you feel somebody is living in poor standard accommodation or there are issues such as overcrowding, exploitation, fly tipping etc., email: email@example.com or call 01922 65 2171. See https://go.walsall.gov.uk/housing/rogue_landlords for more information.
The Council will require an address of the premises in question and where possible any supporting information e.g. Landlord and Tenant name and contact details and any information as to the nature of the problem.
Youth Endowment Fund
The Youth Endowment Fund funds and supports promising programmes, develops the evidence base for what works to prevent youth offending, and builds partnerships to share learning and have a bigger impact.
The Youth Endowment Fund has released a COVID-19 grant round of £6.5million that will fund and evaluate work which supports vulnerable young people at risk of youth violence, and can be delivered whilst adhering to UK government social distancing and stay-at-home guidelines.
On-line application form submitted by midday 3rd June 2020.
Detailed funding guidance is available on the website https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/YEF-COVID-19-Round-guidance-FINAL.pdf
Link to website https://youthendowmentfund.org.uk/grants-2/covid-19-round/
Household waste recycling centres
Please only visit us if your trip is essential: to dispose of waste, or recycling that cannot be stored at home without causing risk of injury or harm to your health. If you are able to store your waste safely out of the way in a garage or a shed until services normalise then please do so.
The Council is only able to accept the types of waste listed below, so please think carefully before you load your vehicle to visit the HWRC.
If you are making the trip to dispose of furniture or other bulky items, have you considered booking a bulky item collection instead? Find out about how to book a bulky collection and what we can collect here bit.ly/BulkyCollections
Help Children Develop Positive Cyber skills
The National Crime Agency have shared the following link:
The cyber land games are a great way to help children develop positive cyber skills.
Places of worship consultation
The Protecting Places of Worship Consultation has now been extended until 28th June in order to provide people with more opportunity to respond in these difficult time.
This consultation asks faith groups what else is needed to help them feel safe and confident to practice their religion. To ensure the most beneficial responses from Government, there would need to be a good level of response from faith groups. Therefore, we are inviting you again, as a valued stakeholder, to complete this consultation but also to share this with your networks and encourage them to respond.