Addmittedly the above image was taken before this year’s spring growth of vegetation began along the Wom Brook. However, although not a ‘current’ image, it emphasises how the effects of weathering-particularly the prolonged periods of sub-zero temperatures that were endured during January and February this year, damaged parts of the stream banks along the Wom Brook.
The water infusing the banks of the Brook froze, and the resultant physical expansion of the ice within the soil caused parts of the banks to detach and fall into theBrook. There are now at least two areas along the Gravel Hill section of the Wom Brook Walk where the banks of the Brook have started to encroach upon the Wom Brook Walk.
South Staffordshire Council’s Landscape Department have been alerted.