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.
South Staffordshire Connect bus service now available
The South Staffordshire Connect dial-a-ride bus service is now available.
This local, bookable bus service is once again helping many people who struggle to get out and about and it is aimed at residents who live away from regular bus routes or who find it difficult to use a standard bus.
The new Connect service operates between 10am and 3pm to three zones.
Wombourne is covered by Zone 3
Here’s some further information to assist you –
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: www.sstaffs.gov.uk/connectbus
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
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.
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.