News about the Santa Sleigh!
We are excited to announce that Santa will be riding around the streets of Wombourne in his sleigh on Sunday 20th, Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd December 2020.
Sadly he will be too busy seeing everyone to stop and say hello and as we all need to remain at a safe distance we ask that you please don’t approach the sleigh or form groups in your street – instead, watch and wave through the windows or doors in the safety and warmth of your own home or your front drive/garden.
Long has been the tradition of a visit from Santa and this year, whilst it may be slightly different to normal, we are delighted Santa will once again visit our lovely village, the sleigh has been organised for the past 35 years by the rotary club of Sedgley and Wombourne with some assistance from 3rd Wombourne Scout Group in more recent years. This year Wombourne Community Assistance Group and 3rd Wombourne scout group are delighted to assist Santa as some younger elves are required to keep Santa safe – please go to https://wombournesantasleigh.weebly.com to find out which night Santa will be near you and, on the night, to follow his progress via the live sleigh tracker.
We will be unable to collect donations door to door so we ask that you kindly make any donations online at :https://justgiving.com/fundraising/wombourne-santa-sleigh-ride
Like in previous years every penny collected will go to local charities and good causes supported by the rotary club of Sedgley and Wombourne, Wombourne Community Assistance Group and 3rd Wombourne Scout Group.
The routes are subject to change according to the weather and the space made available by people choosing to park considerately where roads are narrower – please think about parking further from your home for the short time the sleigh is due to pass in your area so we can visit as many people as possible.
By now you will have received the latest newsletter to come from the Wombourne Community Assistance Group setting out how you can enjoy the Christmas period whilst remaining safe and abiding by the rules in place.
More information will follow in the days to come, so please keep checking back to our website and Facebook and Twitter accounts.
We hope that you shall enjoy a happy and peaceful Christmas.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Council office on 01902 896300.WCAG Christmas newsletter
Remembrance Day 2020
Regional Day of the West Midlands Branches hosted by Wolverhampton Branch – Saturday 13th June 2020
Wombourne Civic Centre will be home to the Embroiderers’ Guild’s Regional Day of the West Midlands Branches hosted by Wolverhampton Branch on Saturday 13th June 2020 from 10am – 4pm.
The day will consist of a lecture from Sue Stone, Competition, JETS display and will also host many traders.
Entry is £15 with an early bird discount price of £12. A pre-booked lunch will be available at a cost of £8.
For more information, please contact Margaret McQuillen on 01902 590700 or Lillian Owen on 01384 291964.
Charity bike ride
A charity bike ride inspired by the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycling challenge will be taking place on static cycles at South Staffordshire Council Offices and the four Leisure Centres in Codsall, Cheslyn Hay, Penkridge and Wombourne on Wednesday 25 March 2020.
“Land’s End to John O’Groats is a classic end-to-end cycle challenge and Council staff, volunteers and members from the Leisure Centres will be covering the same distance as this iconic 874 mile cycle route,” explains Councillor Kath Williams, Chairman of South Staffordshire Council. “We’ll be raising money for a great cause – the Kaleidoscope Plus
Group, which promotes positive mental health and wellbeing for children and young people.”
If you would like to take part in this cycling challenge or if you’d like to donate, please contact:
Tel: 01902 696254
South Staffordshire business survey and roundtable events
If you’re a local business, make sure you complete the south Staffordshire business survey. The Council is committed to creating the right conditions for economic growth across the district and supporting local businesses and your thoughts and opinions are key. Click here to take part in the survey, which closes on Sunday 23 February 2020 (5pm). This piece of research will be instrumental in informing South Staffordshire Council’s future strategic plans.
To accompany this, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are hosting a series of small business roundtable events on behalf of South Staffordshire Council.
- Click here to find out more and to book a place at the business roundtable being held on Friday 31 January 2020 at Halfpenny Green Vineyards from 10am to noon.
- Click here to find out more and to book a place at the business roundtable being held on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at Essington Farm from 10am to noon.
- Click here to find out more and to book a place at the business roundtable being held on Friday 28 February 2020 at the Council Offices in Codsall from 10am to noon.
VE Day 2020
For those who are not aware, the May Day Bank Holiday has been changed this year to Friday 8th May 2020 to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day – which marks the end of World War Two, when fighting against Nazi Germany came to an end in Europe.
This year, the Parish Council along with our friends at Wombourne – Best Kept Village are celebrating the anniversary with a red, white and blue colour scheme for all of the summer bedding plants in the village this year.
The Parish Council are also considering the planting of trees in various locations across the village in conjunction with the local schools to commemorate the anniversary. Watch this space for further information on this.
We would however be interested to hear the views of residents as to what other celebrations you would like to see to mark this event.
Please get in touch with the Parish Council office on 01902 896300 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karate classes are coming to Wombourne Civic Centre
We are pleased to let you all know that from Wednesday 4th December 2019, Wombourne Civic Centre will be home to B.S.K.A Wombourne who will be holding weekly classes in the Bourne Room on Wednesday evenings from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.
For more information please contact Simon on 07738 247 067.
Robin Hood is coming to Wombourne!
Wombourne Parish Council is proud to present Robin Hood the panto by M&M Productions on Saturday 7th December 2019.
Entry is by ticket only and there is still time to buy your tickets from the Parish Council Office in the Civic Centre.
Adults are £8 only and children are £5.
Doors open at 5.45pm for 6.15pm and there is a licensed bar on the premises.
For enquiries, please call the Parish Council office on 01902 896300.