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?
You may have seen from our forthcoming events calendar http://www.wombourneparishcouncil.org.uk/civic-centre/forthcoming-events/ that Wombourne Civic Centre has recently been home to Pilates classes on Monday evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
For anyone interested, the classes will be continuing throughout March. Come to the rear of the Civic Centre – the classes take place in the Bourne Room.
For more information, call Natalia on 07835 011438 or email email@example.com
Do you care for someone with dementia?
Seek support from Dementia Singing Friends who meet every Wednesday at The Community Room, Wombourne Library from 1.00pm to 3.00pm.
Dementia singing friends understand what it is like to live with dementia or care for someone with this condition. They are not professionally qualified, just friendly faces who care for people with dementia and realise the stress such a condition causes.
Music and dance are great ways to ease the stress and have an enjoyable time out together. They chat and socialise whilst having a cuppa (and maybe a biscuit or two). They ask only for £1 pp to cover the cost of room hire and refreshments.
If you are interested why not along or, for more information please contact Sarah on 01902 892781 (leave name and number if not in) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Anyone wishing to volunteer to help please get in touch as all help will be gratefully received (Tea making skills and sense of humour paramount).
Please note this is for people who are able to attend safely on their own or who are accompanied by someone to support them – there is no provision of direct support for people with dementia.
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
THE JOAN WILLIAMS CIVIC AWARD 2018
Wombourne Parish Council is again making its Annual Civic Award to be presented by the Council to the person who has made a significant contribution to village life in Wombourne in 2018.
The Award was first instigated by the late Councillor Mrs Joan Williams in 1980 and there have been many worthy winners over the years.
As a mark of respect and in recognition of Mrs Williams’ thirty six years’ service on the Parish Council it was agreed that this Award should be renamed the Joan Williams Civic Award.
Last year’s winner, Mr John Reynolds, pictured with former Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor John Pike, said it was honor to receive the award.
John’s work in community dates back well over 35 years, and he is an active member of several committees, including Wombourne’s Best Kept Village Committee, Wombourne Community Association and Wombourne Carnival Committee.
In closing sentence of the nomination for John, it said ‘Over the last 35 years Mr Reynolds has fully committed himself with dedication, loyalty and hard work to the various organisations in Wombourne of which is he a member’.
If you wish to nominate someone for this Award for 2018, please put your nomination in writing and send it to Mrs R Wright, Clerk to Wombourne Parish Council, Council Offices, Civic Centre, Wombourne, WV5 9HA or email it to email@example.com
You should provide the name of the person you wish to nominate and the reasons you feel they would make a worthy winner.
All entries need to received by 5.00pm on Friday 1st March 2019 and the award will be presented at the Meeting of the Full Council on Monday 13th May 2019.
If you have any queries, you can call the Parish Council Office on 01902 896300.
Your local, bookable bus service
Zone 3 – Wombourne
The South Staffordshire Connect bus returns to the
Wombourne, Seisdon, Trysull, Lower Penn, Himley,
Swindon and Gospel End area.
This service will make cross-border links at
Sedgley Market (Lloyds Pharmacy side)
and Wolverhampton, Langley Road bus stop.
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am to 3pm.
If you want to visit friends or family, pop to the shops, or travel to an appointment, the Connect
local, bookable bus service is here to help you live the Good Life in South Staffordshire.
The Connect bus service is for any resident of any age living in the zone who:
• Doesn’t live near a regular bus route.
• Finds it difficult to use standard buses.
• Wants to make a journey which is not possible by a regular bus route.
• Can’t use a regular bus because of disability or mobility difficulties.
Available for short, local journeys within the zone.
We pick up from your home and drop you off at your destination.
Need a little extra help to get on board?
No problem. Our drivers are trained to take excellent care of you.
Our buses also take wheelchairs so everyone can travel.
Passengers pay a flat rate fare of £3.00 for a single journey or £5.00 return.
How to book
Call 01902 910263 between 8am and 5pm to register and book your journey.
You can book your journey up to seven days in advance or up to two hours before travel. Once your
call is booked, we aim to be at your pick-up point within 10 minutes of the agreed time.
Terms and conditions
For full terms and conditions, please visit:http://www.sstaffs.gov.uk/connect
Come along to the Good Life Energy Bill Surgery to find out more…
Wednesday 23rd January 2019 – Wombourne Civic Centre from 9.30am – 1.00pm
Good Life Energy has been set up by South Staffordshire Council to help you get the best energy deal and save money.
Many people find their energy bills confusing and feel they don’t have time to switch. The friendly, local team can talk you through the best deal for you, making switching quick and easy.
Book an appointment now so you don’t miss out. Call Freephone 03333 058 671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org