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StreetStadia Easter Event

A special Easter event will be held at various locations in Cannock, Rugeley and Hednesford from April 2 until April 14 between 3pm and 6pm by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service.

“Anyone who wants to come and use the StreetStadiaTM can check dates, times and locations on the event section of our website and then just turn up in appropriate clothing and footwear and enjoy the arena.”

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service’s Community Liaison Officer, Ruth said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the local young people in the area to enjoy physical activities and make new friends.

“Anyone who wants to come and use the StreetStadiaTM can check dates, times and locations on the event section of our website and then just turn up in appropriate clothing and footwear and enjoy the arena.”

The new portable sporting arena was launched by Cannock firefighters for young people aged 8 – 17. The StreetStadiaTM transforms open space into a dynamic sporting arena.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, in partnership with the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Safer Communities Community Interest Company (CIC) have provided the StreetStadiaTM for the young people to enjoy during the Easter Holidays.

Children aged from 8 – 17 are invited to come along on a variety of dates in the coming weeks to enjoy an assortment of free games and activities including dodgeball, football and volleyball.

This year the Service has also secured sponsorship from Afford Rent a Car which has supplied us with a liveried van on long-term rental and at cost price to transport the StreetStadiaTM to venues.

Tony Mull, Director of Afford Rent a Car, said: “We are very happy to be associated with the Fire Service and pleased to be supporting the Street Stadia Event. It’s great that there is something positive for the youngsters to engage in throughout the Easter holidays.”

The event is also supported by the England Illegal Money Lending Team and participants of StreetStadiaTM and their families can pick up information or get advice about loan sharks.

Tony Quigley, Head of the England Illegal Money Lending Team, said: “Working with local partners we are cracking down on loan sharks who can have such a detrimental impact on our communities. 
 
“We'd encourage anyone with concerns about loan sharks to come along to the event to seek information and advice. Victims of a loan shark can also report the crime in confidence by calling 0300 555 2222.”