Stopping bank erosion

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Three photos hopefully capture the stages of the willow weaving process employed along a stretch of the Wom.
The left-hand photo taken from the footpath shows two brave souls standing in the freezing Wom, actually constructing the structure.

The centre photo shows the completed effect (Feb/March2004)

Finally, the right-hand photo clearly shows the success of the work-the willow has taken , and is growing strongly against the bank. Hopefully this will now reduce the destructive work of the Wom, in its attempt to erode the southern bank at this point.

Ongoing footpath renewal

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During Wednesday’s planning group meeting, reference was made to the ongoing footpath renewal taking place along certain parts of the parkland adjacent to the Wom. Over the years we’ve greatly appreciated this restoration work, which has improved walking surfaces along most of the lengths of the Brook in Wombourne, increasing access for all.

The above photo shows a welcome modification to the path which descends the western side of the disused Kingswinford -Wolverhampton railway embankment, leading onto the Giggety section of the Wombrook Walk. Presumably the path will be finished off in the orange-coloured hardcore top surfacing found elsewhere along the Walk. (Then pigeons will be more clearly visible, unlike the one in this photo!)