ESBC consults residents on East Staffordshire’s open spaces

East Staffordshire Borough Council is seeking to gather opinions on open spaces in East Staffordshire. The Council would like to know people’s thoughts on their quality, accessibility, how often their used and what improvements could be made.

The consultation is part of the Council’s wider commitment to promote and encourage health and wellbeing in East Staffordshire. Alongside the survey, the Council us carrying out an audit of sport pitches and recreation spaces across the borough.

The results will be used to create an Open Space and Playing Pitch Strategy which will identify current supply and demand issues for sports and recreation facilities in East Staffordshire, based on quality, quantity and accessibility.

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Council Tax Reduction Consultation

As part of the major changes to the Welfare Benefits system, from 1st April 2013 the Council implemented its own scheme of support to help those people on low incomes pay their Council Tax.

The Government has stated that pensioners (persons who are of an age where they can claim pension credit) will continue to be protected under the national Council Tax Reduction scheme. The Council will continue to assist certain vulnerable groups with additional protection given under the Council’s Vulnerability and Work Incentives scheme.

More details about Council Tax Reduction.

We are asking residents in East Staffordshire to answer one question to have their say on the Council’s proposal for amending its current scheme to take effect from 1st April 2018. The consultation will close on Friday 6th October.

Let us know your thoughts