WOMBOURNE CIVIC CENTRE
The Parish Council are closely following the advice of the Government in relation to COVID-19 (the coronavirus). At present, there is no advice from the Government to cancel non essential gatherings, and therefore our normal cancellation policy in relation to bookings at the Civic Centre will apply.
Just to confirm, this means 100% of your deposit is refundable in the event of receiving notification of cancellation 8 weeks prior to your function. In the event you cancelling 6 weeks prior to your function, 50% of your deposit will be refundable. Your deposit is non refundable for any other cancellations.
Extra precautions in relation to the cleaning of the facilities at the Civic Centre have been put into place to ensure that we minimise the risk to hirers, visitors and staff as much as possible.
Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Council Office on 01902 896300.
Small office to rent
From Monday 2nd March 2020 a small office suitable for a sole trader or small company will be available to rent at Wombourne Civic Centre.
Electricity, gas, water and full internet connection (from April 2020) will be included in the rental price of £270 per month.
The office comes with ample parking on the Civic Centre site.
For enquiries or to view the room, please call the Parish Council office on 01902 896300.
There was certainly stiff competition for this year’s Best Dressed Window Competition, with Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Daniel Kinsey and Vice Chairman, Councillor John Pike having the difficult task of judging the windows.
We are thrilled to announce that the Winner of this year’s Best Dressed Christmas Window goes to Blush Tanning & Beauty – the judges were really impressed by their snow scene display and felt it deserved top place this year. Well done to everyone at Blush Tanning & Beauty!
Runner up this year goes to Let’s Go Round Again. Their displays are always beautiful and this year’s was no exception. Well done to the team at Let’s Go Round Again.
Councillor Daniel Kinsey will be delivering your certificates to you in the next few days. Congratulations to you all and thank you for getting involved.
Thanks to all the shops and businesses who entered this year’s competition.. we would urge residents to be sure to continue to #shoplocal and support our shops and businesses in Wombourne this Christmas and beyond.
Merry Christmas everyone!
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Exciting changes at Bratch Park
A new play area has now opened located in Bratch Park, Bratch Lane specifically designed for the younger children.
A need was identified by the Parish Council in 2015-16 and the children at our four primary schools were consulted on the design and asked to identify what items of play equipment they thought most applicable.
The first item to be installed (in 2017) was their number one priority an aerial runway (zip wire) and now the new play area is now fully operational (installed September 2018).
The Parish Council successfully obtained a grant to part fund the project from the Big Lottery Fund.
Here’s some photos of the new equipment –
The next improvement at the park will be the resurfacing of the car park, watch this space for information on this!
The Parish Council would love to hear your feedback on the new scheme. You can email your comments to email@example.com
Wombourne in Bloom Competition
Wombourne Parish Council will once again be organising the annual Wombourne in Bloom competition, for all businesses and licensed premises within the Village, including Blakeley Heath, Planks Lane, Station Road/School Road area and for those whose premises front an area accessed by the public and private properties fronting the cricket ground.
Displays may be in the form of hanging baskets, window boxes or containers, window displays, or a combination of them all.
A trophy will be presented to the winner, to be held for one year, together with a certificate.
Your involvement in this competition will help our entry for the Best Kept Village award and good support may help us to win!
All displays will be judged by the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Miss Mary Roberts, during August 2018.
You don’t need to register to enter, but if you have any queries, feel free to call the Parish Council Office on 01902 896 300.
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