Friends of Wom Brook
July Events 2009
Thursday 2nd July – Work Party (10:00-12:00, meet at the picnic benches, Gravel Hill section)
Saturday 11th July – Work Party (10:00-12:00, meet at the picnic benches, Gravel Hill section)
Saturday 18th July – Event: Butterflies of Baggeridge, a joint meeting with the Butterfly Conservation. Meet 10:30 a.m. outside Baggeridge Visitor Centre.
Friday 24th July-Event: Bat Walk-meet Civic Centre car park, 9:30 p.m.
Following numerous complaints about the extent of dog mess being left along parts of the Wom Brook Walk, particularly in the Poolhouse area of the village, enforcement officers from South Staffordshire Council yesterday launched a high profile campaign to introduce themselves to dog owners, and to make owners aware of the campaign which will be ongoing for the next few weeks.
Initially dog owners are asked very politely whether they carry plastic bags with them in order to remove dog deposits. If a dog owner proves to be uncooperative, then the enforcement officers have the power to issue an on the spot fine.
Regrettably it has become necessary to resort to this strategy, as increasingly a minority of irresponsible individuals are disregarding the safety of others, particularly children, who are at risk of contracting serious illness if they accidentally come into contact with dog excrement.
The open spaces within Wombourne are for the enjoyment of everyone, and a little fore thought will make a visit to our village’s outdoor spaces a pleasurable experience for all.
This forthcoming Saturday-
The Friends of Wom Brook are staging a trip along the South Staffordshire Railway Walk-a local safari on foot, where local flora and fauna can be observed.
The BBC weather forecast is at the moment of posting this announcement, predicting a light rain shower for the area on Saturday. Therefore please come prepared with suitable clothing.Â If you have any questions about the walk, please post a comment below.
Click here for a link to BBC Weather for Wolverhampton