Do you want to know more about Dementia?
South Staffordshire Council and Capulet Care are offering a Family Awareness session
Thursday 1st August 2019
South Staffordshire Council Offices in Codsall
6pm – 8pm
Come and learn:
- How dementia affects a person’s perception, feeling and communication
- Some of the symptoms and signs of dementia
- Behaviour changes
- See the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia
Fine out about local support:
- For carers
- For people living with dementia
Let South Staffordshire Council know if you can make it, call 01902 696 289 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wombourne in Bloom Competition 2019
Wombourne Parish Council is once again organising their Annual Wombourne in Bloom Competition
Who can enter?
All businesses and licensed premises within the village, including Blakeley Heath, Planks Lane, Station Road/School Road area, whose premises front an area accessed by the public and also private properties fronting the cricket ground.
What is the criteria?
Displays may be in the form of hanging baskets, window boxes or containers, window displays, or a combination of these.
How do I enter?
There’s no entry form, just simply ensure that your display is ready to be judged by the Chairman of the Parish Council in August 2019.
What do I win?
A trophy will be presented to the winner of the licensed premises and a shield will be presented to the winner oft he businesses, to be held for one year, together with a certificate at the Meeting of the Parish Council on Monday 2nd September 2019. Your involvement in this competition will help to support our entry for the Best Kept Village award and good support may help us to win
Who do I contact for any queries?
Please contact Mrs Wright, Clerk to the Parish Council, on 01902 896300.
Recruitment of Independent Advisors to Staffordshire Police
Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) have been used by forces for over a decade. It is a volunteer role and the purpose of an IAG is to help us to build insight into the needs, wants and assets of the groups who are under-represented in our normal decision making processes. We use this insight to shape our service for the benefit of communities and engender trust and confidence. IAGs enable us to create a genuine partnership with communities and they are independent only in relation to their views.
We are continuing to challenge ourselves and provide an even better, more informed service to communities and thus we are recruiting for a new wave of Independent Advisory Group (IAG) members. The force is recruiting up to 12 residents of Staffordshire, aged 16 and above. These volunteers will provide the force with a critical appraisal of force policies and procedures, the police support to communities following a critical incident and offer an insight into the wants and needs of communities across the entire county. In effect because they come with different insights and a different perspective they are able to tell us what we may have missed and challenge thinking.
I would be grateful if you could share this with local groups and passionate individuals that could articulate the views of their community. There are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference and to enhance the experience and employability of anyone involved. Our only requirements are that they are 16 and over and that they are not already working or volunteering in the police or court system.
Anyone interested should contact email@example.com.
Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) have been used by forces for over a decade. It is a volunteer role and the purpose of an IAG is to help to build insight into the needs, wants and assets of the groups who are under-represented in normal decision making processes. This insight is used to shape the service for the benefit of communities and engender trust and confidence. IAGs create a genuine partnership with communities and they are independent only in relation to their views.
Staffordshire Police are continuing to challenge themselves and provide an even better, more informed service to communities and thus we are recruiting for a new wave of Independent Advisory Group (IAG) members. The force is recruiting up to 12 residents of Staffordshire, aged 16 and above. These volunteers will provide the force with a critical appraisal of force policies and procedures, the police support to communities following a critical incident and offer an insight into the wants and needs of communities across the entire county. In effect because they come with different insights and a different perspective they are able to tell us what we may have missed and challenge thinking.
There are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference and to enhance the experience and employability of anyone involved. The only requirements are that they are 16 and over and that they are not already working or volunteering in the police or court system.
Anyone interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bringing books to life…
Robin Hood is coming to Wombourne Civic Centre!
In line with this year’s Carnival theme Bringing books to life, Wombourne Parish Council is pleased to announce that for the first time they will be hosting a pantomime at the Civic Centre this Christmas.
Robin Hood by M&M Productions will be showing for one night only on Saturday 7th December 2019 at 6.15pm.
Tickets will be going on sale at this year’s Carnival on Sunday 7th July 2019, and are priced at just £8 for adults and £5 for children.
Seats are limited, so come along to see Rachael the Parish Council Clerk and Judy the Assistant Clerk at this year’s Carnival to buy your tickets.
For enquiries, please call the Parish Council office on 01902 896 300.
Don’t miss out – receive £10 off Children’s Summer Holiday Active Camps at Wombourne Leisure Centre thanks to funding from the Parish Council
Wombourne Parish Council have once again pledged funding for residents to receive £10 off Children’s Summer Holiday Active Camps (terms and conditions apply, visit http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/leisure/school=holiday-camps-3.cfm
for more information).
Aspire Active Camps have a fun and action-packed childcare programme this school holiday at Wombourne Leisure Centre for children aged 4-14
Aspire Active Camps provided childcare for over 2,000 families last year, making us the most popular Ofsted registered provider of sports and activity focused childcare in the area.
As an Ofsted registered provider, you can rest assured that all the child protection policies are in place and coaches are suitably qualified to ensure your child’s safety at all times.
Do you want to find out more about the bereavement support and advice that is available to you?
Come along to a bereavement support event on Wednesday 15th May at Wombourne Civic Centre (WV5 9HA) between 10am and 3pm.
You can leave a message in memory of a loved on on our Tree of Remembrance and join us for tea, coffee and cake to mark the 10th anniversary of the opening of Sytch Lane Cemetery.
Lots of local businesses and support organisations will be on hand to talk to you about planning ahead and the support and services that are available once someone has passed away.
Come along and talk to people from the District Council’s Bereavement Services, Wombourne Funeral Services, Co-operative Funeralcare, Jennings Funeral Directors, Cruse Bereavement Care, Citizens Advice Staffordshire South West, Age UK Staffordshire, CASS The Carers Association, St Giles Hospice, The Beth Johnson Foundation, Taylor’s Florists, Jenny’s Kitchen,Gornal Wood Crematorium (Dudley Council), Helen Emery, a funeral celebrant and Kensington Square Will Writers.
Parish of Wombourne – Annual Parish Meeting
All residents of Wombourne are invited to attend the Annual Parish Meeting taking place on Wednesday 24th April at 7.30pm in the Council Chamber.
The guest speaker this year is Sgt Kelly Wareing who will provide an update on modern policing across Staffordshire and answer any questions you may have.
The full agenda can be found at the bottom of this page.
Want to find out more about the Annual Parish Meeting? Read on…
Annual Parish Meeting –
Local Government Act 1972 SCHEDULE 12 Part III
There can be, and often is, confusion between the Annual Parish Meeting and the Annual General Meeting of the Parish Council.
All Parish and Town Councils throughout England are required by law to hold an Annual Parish Meeting, which must take place between 1st March and the 1st June (inclusive). Meetings should not commence before 6.00 pm.
Purpose of the Annual Parish Meeting
The meeting acts as an annual democratic point of communication enabling electors to have their say on anything they consider is important to the people of the Parish.
Who can attend the meeting
The Annual Parish Meeting is a meeting of all the local government electors for the Parish, which the public are entitled to attend and participate in.
Will I be able to ask questions and make suggestions?
Yes, any registered elector may ask questions of the Council, which will usually be answered by the Chairperson or a designated Councillor.
An elector may also make suggestions and comment on anything relevant to the residents of Wombourne.
Who will chair the meeting?
The Chairman of the Parish Council will chair the meeting or in his/her absence the Vice Chairman.
Will Parish Councillors be there?
Yes, however, the purpose of the meeting is to enable the ordinary electors to have their say. Councillors will listen with interest and as electors themselves, also have the opportunity to raise questions and make comments if they wish.
Will notes be taken of the meeting?
Yes, a written record of the meeting will be taken and presented at the next Annual Parish meeting for approval.
What else happens at the meeting?
In recent years we have invited guest speakers, in 2018 Matthew Ellis, Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire attended and this year, Sgt Kelly Wareing will be in attendance.
How long will the meeting last?
Don’t miss out on the fundraising event set up by local man Terry Hunt on Saturday 11th May 2019 from 10am to 4pm, which is taking place to raise money for a portable CT scanner at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Terry’s Terrific Tricycles will be in attendance and have invited friends to show off their classic vehicles, as well as raffle prizes donated from local shops too.
Don’t miss the new CASS Carers Cafe coming to Wombourne Civic Centre
From Wednesday 13th March 2019 in the Brook Room from 10.30am – 12.30am.
If you are looking after a family member or friend, join CASS The Carers Association for information, support and advice at their new Cafe for Carers.
Pop in on the launch date for a cuppa and a cake.
Contact CASS on 01785 222 365 for more information.
Mega Slam Wrestling – Saturday 2nd February 2019
Don’t miss out on great family entertainment right here in Wombourne this weekend!
You can purchase your tickets by visiting http://www.megaslam.co.uk