Between Rookery Road (opposite the veterinary surgery) and the Wom Brook, where the footbridge crosses the Brook close to the Guide Hut, there is a patch of waste ground (arrowed in red in the above photograph), which is included within the general conservation area overseen by the South Staffordshire Council and the Friends of Wom Brook Group.
At last Tuesday’s monthly committee meeting, it was decided to form a working party in order to complete the sterling work already undertaken by the Chairman, Anita Ferguson, in clearing space to plant wild flowers. Already these flowers (which have replaced nettles and grasses), have attracted several species of insects.
The District Council should be providing a half skip in order to collect the cleared undergrowth. This will be located temporarily on the car park at the rear of the Guide hut.