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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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.
Congratulations to Jodie and Alex who recently celebrated their wedding at Wombourne Civic Centre
“Wombourne Civic Centre will always hold a special place in our hearts, the perfect venue for our UK wedding party!
A beautiful spacious room, that’s a blank canvas ready to be transformed into your own unique vision!
The staff were excellent; Rachael and Judy were always helpful and welcoming on every occasion we viewed the venue, and answered every question we had! The caretaker and bar staff on the night of the party were great and so friendly!
Thank you Wombourne Civic Centre, you made our wedding party extra special!”
Chair covers by Elegant Additions and tablecloths by Tabletop Inspirations.
Are you looking for a venue for your Wedding Reception or UK Wedding Party?
Look no further than Wombourne Civic Centre.
We offer a fantastic function suite with a fully licensed bar, ample free parking, catering and venue styling options to suit your requirements and budget and friendly, helpful staff.
We do have some availability left for 2019 and are now taking bookings for 2020, so don’t delay, call us today for prices and availability.
You can reach us on 01902 896 300 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not book an appointment to come along and take a look around? Or take a look at our gallery of photos to see how you can transform our beautiful venue into your dream wedding.
Weddings at Wombourne Civic Centre
Wombourne Civic Centre can offer you an excellent price for either a full day of celebrations from your wedding breakfast to your evening reception, or room hire for a post wedding party if you’re getting married abroad.
The Wodehouse Suite with it’s elevated ceiling and large glass windows is a beautiful space for your wedding breakfast if you’re inviting all your friends and family.
Alternatively, if it’s a smaller affair during the day you can hire the Bourne Room for your wedding breakfast and move into the Wodehouse Suite for your evening reception. The options are endless.
Wombourne Civic Centre has everything you need to impress your guests, including:
- ample free parking at the rear of the Centre
- your own dedicated entrance with enough space for a bridal party line up if you wish
- full disabled access and toilet facilities
- a licensed bar on site with friendly and experienced bar staff
- a stage for your band or DJ
- the largest wooden sprung dance floor in the area
- a glitter ball and stage lighting
- large kitchen with an industrial sized fridge
- square tables and chairs and a cake table included in the room hire cost
- round tables to hire (an additional cost applies but comes included with white or black linen)
- our staff will set the room up to your desired plan free of charge
The Parish Council’s friendly staff will be available from your initial enquiry right through to the function itself to ensure your day runs as smoothly as possible.
Wombourne Civic Centre is proud to work with three external caterers who can provide first class quality and service for you.
Whether you would like a cold finger buffet or canapes and a three course sit down meal, our approved caterers are on hand to work with you to make your
special day perfect.
Our caterers are FRESH, Plyvine Ltd and Jenny’s Kitchen. Call us on 01902 896 300 for more information.
Would you prefer to self cater for your wedding? No problem, cold self catering is possible.
We work with two venue stylists, Contemporary Weddings and Elegant Additions who will be happy to provide you with a free no obligation quotation to fulfill your vision.
At Wombourne Civic Centre you are able to choose your own colour theme or style to suit your big day, so if you wish to decorate the room yourself, this is always an option.
Here’s some feedback from two brides who have recently held their weddings at Wombourne Civic Centre –
”We had our wedding here and we couldn’t of been happier with the place. The staff who work there were really helpful and so grateful for their help!! Highly recommend anyone who wants a great venue. Big and spacious!”
”Great venue, great size, great price and great staff and service from start to finish! We had our wedding reception here and it was everything we could have wished for. It really was perfect and we would definitely recommend to anybody wanting their wedding or party here.”
“Wombourne Civic Centre will always hold a special place in our hearts, the perfect venue for our UK wedding party! A beautiful spacious room, that’s a blank canvas ready to be transformed into your own unique vision! The staff were excellent; Rachael and Judy were always helpful and welcoming on every occasion we viewed the venue, and answered every question we had! The caretaker and bar staff on the night of the party were great and so friendly! Thankyou Wombourne Civic Centre, you made our wedding party extra special!”
How to make an enquiry / booking
Call the Parish Council office on 01902 896 300 for availability, prices and for further information about the caterers and venue stylists we work with. The office is open from Monday to Friday – 8.30am – 5.00pm (unless specified on our website). Alternatively, you can email us at email@example.com.
Bookings are now being taken for 2020 and dates are going fast so contact us today!
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
Help local volunteer group Friends of Wom Brook during 2019
All work parties meet from 10am – midday.
Meet at Gravel Hill picnic benches.
For more information, call Anita on 01902 892187.
January – Saturday 5th & Thursday 17th
February – Saturday 2nd & Thursday 21st
March – Saturday 2nd & Thursday 21st
April – Saturday 6th & Thursday 18th
May – Saturday 4th & Thursday 16th
June – Saturday 1st & every Thursday
July – Saturday 6th & every Thursday
August – Saturday 3rd & every Thursday
September – Saturday 7th & every Thursday
October – Saturday 5th & Thursday 17th
November – Saturday 2nd & Thursday 21st
December – Saturday 7th & Thursday 19th
Non-members are welcome to any of the work parties, MORE HELP IS NEEDED WITH ALL TASKS in and out of the brook – litter collection, removal of fallen twigs, branches and selected vegetation both for the benefit of wildlife and flowers, and creating/maintaining an attractive, pleasing Wombrook Walk.
Would you like to be a Councillor?
South Staffordshire Council are holding two sessions for anyone who is interested in local government, and wants to discover what it’s like to be a Councillor.
Find out how rewarding the role can be at South Staffordshire Council’s ‘Be a Councillor’ event on Tuesday 8th January 2019.
The event will feature two ‘Be a Councillor’ sessions at the Council Offices in Codsall. The first session will run from 1pm to 4pm and the second from 5pm to 8pm.
At the sessions, you will find out what the Council does, what the role of a Councillor is and the important skills that Councillors need to have. It will give you a chance to build relationships, begin networking, meet stakeholders and start influencing.
The sessions will feature serving District Councillors and a team from the Local Government Association, who work to support Councillor Development across the Country.
To reserve your place at either of the sessions, please contact the Elections Team at email@example.com or 01902 696231.