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Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Staffordshire Police ALERT: BT Phone Scam

Your latest Smart Alert.

We are urging residents to be on their guard following a report of a suspicious automated phone call, which claimed to be from BT. It stated that the home broadband would be disconnected, and to follow the options to either continue or cancel. Fortunately, the person receiving the call did not give any personal information or bank details away, and hung up. They contacted BT, and they confirmed that it wasn't them, and that they wouldn't make contact in this way.

We are reminding residents to never give any personal details to a cold caller. If you have any doubts as to how genuine they are, terminate the call and contact your provider through a verified method.

Please pass this message onto your neighbours and advise them to be on their guard and not to give any personal or bank details over the phone to cold callers.

Please support any suspicious calls or emails to Action Fraud, online at: or by calling 0300 123 2040.

CANCELLED for one week only Stay & Play in the Dixon Community Centre - Thursday 21st June 2018

AFF Job Vacancy West Midlands Co-ordinator Application Deadline 27th June 2018

Station Coffee Morning at the Beacon Tree Centre Wednesday 20th June 2018

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Station coffee morning in the Beacon Tree Centre will be closed for Half Term re-opening on Wednesday 13th June 2018 

MOD Stafford Youth Club Will be open Thursday 21st June 2018


The Youth Club is open Monday's
from 18.00 to 19.30hrs and Thursday's from 17.30 to 19.00hrs.

The Youth Club is situated in the old Rascals Nursery building behind the HIVE. Subs will be £1.00 per session a tuck shop is also available.

Toddle Tots Monday 25th June 2018 in the Dixon Centre

Cheeky Monkeys Tots Group Beacon Tree Centre Monday 25th June 2018

Monday, 18 June 2018

Upbeat Music and Movement Tuesdays in the Dixon Centre and Thursdays in the Beacon Tree

For Health and Safety and user comfort the Numbers for the Upbeat Families sessions are now limited to 30 Parents/Children per venue

New support Service for Veterans Launches in Staffordshire

A new drop-in centre to support ex-service men and women or their families has been set up at Stafford Library.

Ex-service men and women or their families will now be able to get emotional, financial and practical support at the library on Fridays between 10am and 2pm.

The drop-in sessions are being offered through local Armed Forces charity SSAFA and Staffordshire County Council.

The service is run entirely by volunteers and can help those who are having a hard time adjusting to civilian life, either because of money worries, relationship breakdowns, struggling to find employment or housing.

Alan White, Deputy Leader of Staffordshire County Council and Armed Forces Champion said: "We have a long and proud military heritage here in Staffordshire with a large armed forces community and it's important we support them in whatever ways we can.  This new service and the specialist staff will be able to offer a wide range of support from anything like housing and finances, to help with retraining or finding a job.

"As a big supporter of the forces, I also hope people will join the county council in showing our support for the brave men and women during Armed Forces Day on Saturday 30 June. We will be proudly flying the Armed Forces flag from the top of Shire Hall on this special day to show our support for those serving troops at home and abroad, to service families, veterans and our cadets."

Last year, SSAFA Staffordshire helped 600 people and helped raise £175,000 for local Armed Forces personnel and their families.

Allen Alderman, SSAFA Caseworker in Staffordshire, said: "It is not uncommon for ex-service men and women or their families to struggle to adapt to civilian life after leaving the military.  That's why SSAFA is here, to help those in need - however we can.  We are delighted to be launching the drop-in centre, thanks to the support of Staffordshire County Council and Stafford Library.

"We hope this provides a useful service for veterans and their families, in a welcoming environment to talk about any issues they might be facing".

For further details contact SSAFA Staffordshire on 01785 212680 or pop in to the library on Friday between 10am and 2pm.