Wom Brook, which gives its name to Wombourne rises on the Penn Common and joins Smestow Brook at Smestow. It is made up of four compartments, each having a different landscape character. The Wom Brook corridor consists of the water body itself and assorted vegetation banks. Staffordshire Wildlife Trust surveyed the site in May 2004 and it was found that an active colony of water voles is present on at least one section of the brook. Water voles are in serious decline nationwide, these much loved endangered mammals are recognised in the local Biodiversity Action Plan, which identifies a number of other species and outlines recovery measures. The brook corridor also has a diversity of aquatic margin species as well as woodland species. The site was declared as a Local Nature Reserve in 2008 and was awarded Green Flag in 2009.
SPACE scheme is back
SPACE provides young people aged 10-19 years access to hugely discounted leisure activities.
Throughout the school holiday, young people aged 10-19 have the opportunity to purchase a weekly swim pass for just £1 and young people aged 16-19 years can purchase a membership pass giving them access to the gym, classes and swimming for just £2.
To purchase SPACE passes pop into Wombourne Leisure Centre.
In the mean time, here’s the October Half Term Swimming Programme.pdf/at Wombourne Leisure Centre
Vote for the Wom Brook Walk in the UK’s People’s Choice Awards 2018
This award asks the nation to have its say and decide which parks and green spaces are the UK’s favourites. Only parks that have won the prestigious Green Flag award qualify for the People’s Choice nomination.
To vote, go to www.greenflagaward.org and find your park on the winners map, then click the voting button.
Click here to vote for the Wom Brook Walk.
Voting closes on Sunday 30 September 2018. Please note that you can only vote once and multiple votes will not be counted.
Here’s some information on the Wom Brook Walk, taken from http://www.greenflagaward.org.uk
Wom Brook Walk
Tuesday 25th September 2018
Wombourne – Locality 5
Meeting place – The Railway Café, Old Station, Bratch Lane,
Wombourne, WV5 9AD at 10am
Meeting time – 10am
Wombourne Railway Walk
Duration 2 hours. 4 miles of mainly flat walking along the railway walk, canal towpath and footpaths.
Contact – Bob Lynch Email: email@example.com
Gymnastic Sessions at KOSSMIC
Supported by District and Parish Councillor Barry Bond’s local members grant, KOSSMIC (kids of South Staffordshire making it count) held gymnastics sessions during the summer holiday for its members.
Natalie Bolton from NN Cheer & Dance Academy ran the sessions. She opened NN Cheer & Dance Academy in June 2012 with 1 class of 6 students and now proudly offers a range of classes across the week. The academy offers classes in Pom Dance, Cheerleading, Tumbling skills, Street Cheer and Jazz for children aged 3+ years.
They have continued to grow year on year and their aim now is to develop an all inclusive programme and to welcome more students from SEN Schools and colleges in the local area.
NN Cheer & Dance Academy offer training and leadership skills to students who volunteer their time to the Academy and are working towards young volunteers becoming future coaches.
They believe in giving everyone the opportunity to perform and work on self confidence, wellbeing, making strong friendships and being part of a team. Building and developing skills in a safe, positive environment.
Councillor Bond’s funding paid for the coach’s time to carry out a number of sessions with the young people as well as funding for materials for members to make up some planters and boxes for their homes and the community.
KOSSMIC (Kids of South Staffordshire Making it Count) is a registered charity youth group run by volunteers during the 6 week summer holiday for children aged 9-15 based at Ounsdale High School. All KOSSMIC volunteers are DBS cleared and give up their time to run activities for children whilst they’re off school. Activities range from playing pool, x-box, table tennis and gymnastic sessions to going out once a week on trips such as laser quest, go-karting, scuba diving and to Drayton Manor. Registration is £5 per child to cover the cost of insurance. All drop in sessions are free and coaches for trips are paid for by the group to keep the costs to parents to a minimum. For more information, please visit Wombourne K.O.S.S.M.I.C Youth Group on Facebook.
For more information about NN Cheer & Dance Academy, please visit http://www.nncheer.wixsite.com.
Seisdon Wellbeing Team
The team are designed to help people aged 16+ who are registered with a GP in Wombourne (and other local areas) to deal with mental health problems such as mild to moderate depression and anxiety, including phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma and health anxiety.
You can self refer directly by calling 01785 783031 or you can email a query directly to the team at seisdon.PCMHTadmin@mpft.nhs.uk