Giving your child the best start with Rhythm Time!
My name’s Jenny and I run Rhythm Time classes in the Wolverhampton, South Staffs, Stourbridge and surrounding areas. Our award-winning, multi-sensory music classes for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers are great fun and extremely developmental. We are passionate about music and its ability to stimulate every part of a child’s brain.
Classes are split over four age groups, young baby (from 0-4mths) older babies (from around 3 to 14 months), toddlers (up to three) and pre-school from 3 to 5. Each course has been created by Rhythm Time founder and MD, Kathy Doolan, to enhance the senses of each child and develop their creativity, confidence and co-ordination.
Babies aren’t born with a sense of beat, so in the baby class we focus on instilling this beat – this is important as it helps with walking, writing, riding a bike… and countless other things! In the toddler class the focus is on building your little one’s confidence – they will collect their own instruments and even sing a solo into a microphone! The pre-school classes teach the fundamentals of music, whether it is sad or happy, fast or slow, and introduces musical terminology. This continuous development is delivered in a fun, energetic and engaging way, with the help of our mascot Ratatat, a rabbit with very long ears, who is used to hone the children’s listening skills! You’ll also meet lots of other lovely parents of course!
Each class is different yet has just the right amount of repetition for the little ones to feel secure and comfortable. I have a team of wonderful teachers who are passionate about music and the development of children – and they all absolutely LOVE what they do, and that shines through too!
Rhythm Time has been established for 23 years, so we’re very well known throughout the country and highly regarded. Our passion is to inspire and teach parents and their little ones, helping them to enjoy the wonders of music and giving them a firm musical foundation. We’re also founding members of the CAA (Children’s Activities Association) which is an industry benchmarking organisation created to raise the standard of children’s activities provided to parents.
We run classes throughout the week in various venues, so just call us on 07948 625 006 or visit www.rhythmtime.net/pr to find your nearest class.
I’m really looking forward to meeting you!
Get fit with your baby and meet other local moms
From Wednesday 18th September 2019, Sweaty Mama Exercise Classes will be coming to Wombourne Civic Centre.
Held in the Bourne Room from 10am to 11am every Wednesday for 8 weeks.
Why not come along and get fit with your baby whilst meeting other local moms.
For more information please visit https://sweatymama.com/book-on-a-class/#events
Wombourne Music Festival 2019
The Annual Music Festival will be running from Saturday 21st September through to Saturday 28 September 2019.
Highlights from the festival will include The Cosford Military Wives on Saturday 21st September, Wombourne School of Music (with tea and cakes) on Monday 23rd September and Shaun Vegas on Friday 27th September.
Tickets are available now from Taylors Greengrocers, Pat Roberts 01902 896211, Nigel Welch 01902 324111 or the Parish Office in Church Road 01902 897700.
Click here for more information.
Skills and Jobs Fair
There will be another skills and jobs fair on Friday 20 September 2019 from 10am to 1pm at the Council Offices in Codsall.
Go along and talk to employers, skills and education providers, recruitment agencies and specialised services offering support into work.
Click here for more information.
New courses coming this Autumn to Jubilee Wood, Bilbrook
Community Forest Services Ltd, a local community organisation creating positive connections between people and nature, is offering Staffordshire residents the chance to attend some brand new courses at Jubilee Wood in Bilbrook this autumn.
Community Forest Services are offering Staffordshire residents the chance to attend some brand new courses at Jubilee Wood in Bilbrook this autumn. Most of the courses are FREE to attend!
Please call Rebecca Banks on 07525 120117 or email communityforestservices@gm
Meet at Bilbrook Scout Hut, Bilbrook Road, WV8 1EU for all courses.
** Baby Loves Nature ** (FREE) is every Monday for four weeks from 30th Sept to 21st Oct from 10.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. – Experience the benefits of the outdoors for you and your baby.
** Screen Time into Green Time ** (FREE) is Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th Oct from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. – Explore as a family how technology can enhance our connection to nature
** Komorebi Courses – Japanese for ‘Sunlight Filtering Through Trees’ ** (£20.00 each) from 9.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m.
Creativity in Nature – Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th Sept
Nature & Hypnotherapy – Thursdays 17th and 24th Oct
Forest Bathing – Thursday 8th and Friday 9th Nov
** Branch into Stem – Introduction to Conservation and Ecology ** (FREE) is every Wednesday for six weeks from 9th Oct to 20th Nov (but not Weds 30th Oct due to half term) from 10.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.
September Leisure Centre Membership Offer
Get #BackToIt with our special Leisure Centre membership offer this September. Join between Monday 9 and Monday 30 September 2019 and you could get up to three months free as part of our #BackToIt promotion (terms and conditions apply).
There’s something for everyone in our Leisure Centres including swimming pools, fully equipped gyms, exercise class programmes and toning suites. The Council runs four Leisure Centres in Cheslyn Hay, Codsall, Penkridge and Wombourne and they offer everything you need to get fit, stay motivated and on track to a fitter and healthier you. For more information about this promotion, please contact your local Leisure Centre.
Cheslyn Hay Leisure Centre Tel: 01922 417790
Codsall Leisure Centre Tel: 01902 844032
Penkridge Leisure Centre Tel: 01785 714152
Wombourne Leisure Centre Tel: 01902 898202
Winners of the 2019 awards announced…
Congratulations to Walkers Way winners of the Wombourne in Bloom Competition for 2019 for retail premises.
Karen and Nessie aka Mamma Music from Wombourne School of Music collected the certificates for all of the premises in Walkers Way and the shield which they will now keep for the rest of the year until the 2020 competition.
Congratulations also to The Mount Pleasant winners of the Wombourne in Bloom Competition for 2019 for licensed premises.
Nicky and Mark collected their certificate and trophy which they will now keep for the rest of the year until the 2020 competition.
Chairman of Wombourne Parish Council, Councillor Daniel Kinsey said of the displays – ‘the standout business display is Walkers Way, it’s a fantastic display they have. All of the licensed premises have done really well, but the display outside the Mount Pleasant was just stunning.’
Thank you to everyone who contributed to the Wombourne in Bloom Competition. It enhances to look and feel of the Village and also helps in the annual entry to the Best Kept Village Competition.
Looking for small office space?
A room has become available in the Civic Centre for rent.
Priced at just £275 per month, which includes gas, electricity and water.
The room is available for immediate occupation in this sought after location right in the Village Centre with parking on site.
For enquiries, please call the Parish Council office on 01902 896300.
Don’t miss out!
Wombourne Parish Council is proud to present Robin Hood the panto this Christmas at Wombourne Civic Centre.
M&M Productions will be showing Robin Hood for one night only on Saturday 7th December 2019.
Doors open at 5.45pm for 6.15pm showing.
Adults tickets are just £8 and children are £5.
Tickets can be purchased via the Parish Council Office at Wombourne Civic Centre.
For enquiries, please call 01902 896300.
To echo my previous piece as your outgoing Vice Chairman, I’d like to say a warm hello to all of the residents of the Wombourne Parish – this time as your new Chairman. I must say, it is a great honour to be elected your Chairman for the next year, and along with the newly elected Council, we look forward to serving our Parish over the next four years.
As such, we have a wealth of talent on the Parish Council, including all seven of our District Councillors, and our County Councillor. I am grateful for their continued support and guidance, and we benefit greatly from their close involvement in the village.
Only a few weeks into my new role, I have already been kept busy representing the Parish across a wide variety of events. All have been thoroughly enjoyable, and I look forward to attending many more.
On Monday 24th June, I attended the flag-raising ceremony at the District Council for Armed Forces Day. As a history teacher myself, I am very committed to honouring the very best of our armed forces, whether current or historic. They deserve our undying respect. At this ceremony, I was stopped by a young lady who was amazed to see the procession, particularly of Parish and District Chairmen proudly wearing their chains of office. She asked me what I did, and I responded that I chaired my Parish Council and represented it at official engagements. She observed that the chains looked heavy, and was grateful for me taking the time to speak to her. Actually, it was a pleasure. I look forward to many more such encounters.
Of course, it has been that time of year again, where the village was gripped by Carnival Fever. This year’s theme, Bringing Books to Life, was well supported by the school float competition, and the quality of the entrants was as high as ever. Indeed, this is quite a pertinent theme, given the times. I’m sure we’ve all come to identify children’s playtime with television and video-games these days, but it is extremely important to underline the importance and joy of reading. I look forward to this each year, and it was fantastic to see so many turn out to support it.
The Carnival committee do a fantastic job in putting this annual show on, and a big well done to all those that help to bring it together on the day! I thoroughly enjoyed meeting people throughout the day, visiting all the stalls and seeing the fantastically high standards at the W.I. event. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves too, and look forward to seeing you there next year.
One of my main initiatives as Chairman has been to demonstrate my unwavering support for Wombourne’s Best Kept Village committee. They have done a fantastic job for many years keeping our village looking its best, and in recent years has grown its volunteer base which is enabling it to undertake ever more ambitious initiatives. It is amazing to see the improvements they have made to the village. Anyone who has been past the Women’s Institute village hall on the High street recently will be able to attest to what they can do in a single morning, and I was delighted to offer my own services in support of them.
What is more, with support from schools, and all manner of youth organisations, they are helping to create a new generation that sees actively caring for their surroundings as an essential part of community life. This is simply inspirational, and I would ask all those that can spare a morning to check the BKV Facebook page for their next scheduled activities – it would be lovely to see you there.
Finally, I would like to reiterate the words of our last Chairman, Mary Roberts. I really do wish to encourage more community feedback to the Parish Council, especially your triumphs, and hope to see residents in the Public Participation sessions before the monthly Parish Meetings.
Wombourne Parish Council