Wednesday, 28 October 2015

MyStaffs App

Get ready to access all your council services on the move. The ‘My Staffs App’ is free and is available on Apple devices, android and Google platforms. Download it now on your device from the Apple App store and Google Play.

What is the MyStaffs app?We understand just how busy life can get for lots of our residents. So, to lend a helping hand, we have come up with a much quicker and easier way in which customers can talk to us.

MyStaffs is a new mobile app which can be downloaded for free and is accessed using a smartphone or tablet.
So, whether you need to report an issue, make a transaction, or request information, simply download the free app and access key services anytime, anywhere.
You can even specify your location so that you receive information about the services which just apply in your area.
What’s more is that the app doesn’t just feature key county services but some at district and borough level too, which means you can access everything all in one place, at the touch of a button.
So far, we have partnered up with South Staffordshire, Lichfield and Tamworth to deliver this service.

What's available on the app?

Services available through the app include:
  • School Term Date Information
  • School Closures
  • Childcare
  • Advice and information for parents of under 5s
  • Local Venues and Attractions
  • Waste Services
  • School Meal Menus and Pricing
  • Registration Services
  • Council Tax Information (only available in Lichfield and Tamworth)
  • Roads and Highways
So, if you’re always on the go – save time today and download the MyStaffs App for Apple and Android devices.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme

Future nursery owners or childminders are being encouraged by the Government to apply for a chunk of £2 million that has been allocated to help them set up their own businesses.
The Childcare New Business Grants Scheme has been introduced to boost the provision of childcare in England and to incentivise entrepreneurship. The Scheme allows people to apply for grants of up to £500 to help start a new nursery or childminding business, £1000 for a new childminding business that will provide care for disabled children and £1000 for a new nursery, out of school club, or childcare on domestic premises. The scheme is available to those new enterprises setting up in England only and the grant is designed to cover start-up costs such as insurance, training and equipment etc.
Applications are required before the end of Dec 2015.

 For more information please visit www.childcarebusinessgrants.dcms.gov.uk

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

CarillionAmey - Heating Check



Before the cold weather sets in check your heating is working correctly. If you have an issue call the CarillionAmey Helpdesk on 0800 707 6000 option 1.