A number of Wombourne villagers have asked about the brief appearance of black plastic bin sacks at the start of most months, usually by the Gravel Hill entrance to the Wom Brook Walk.
These are usually full of discarded rubbish-empty drinks cans, plastic bottles and discarded paper etc. They will have been filled by the small group of volunteers known as the Friends of Wom Brook, from the rubbish deposited in and around the Wom Brook and its adjoining walk.
However, this month the black bin bags have been filled with a ‘rogue’ species of plant-Himalayan Balsam. Left unattended, this plant can quickly overgrow other plants.
The Friends of Wom BrookÂ undertake these voluntary duties on the first Thursday and Saturday in each month, usually throughout the year. Further volunteers who could spare from 10 a.m.-midday would be most welcome to join the group. They meet at the picnic benches.
South Staffordshire Council’s Landscape Department kindly remove the bags.