The Wom Brook blog is re-launched

BBC Film crew

The Wom Brook blog is back after lying dormant for 10 months. As the editor, I apologise for the long absence, but if you read our ‘About ‘ section in this blog, you’ll be able to read some of the reasons for that absence.

We thought we’d better resurrect our web presence as the Friends of Wom Brook volunteer-run conservation group, based in Wombourne, South Staffordshire, are shortly to feature briefly on BBC1’s new series ‘Nature of Britain‘, presented by Alan Titchmarsh.

[ Please re-visit this blog in the near future – we will announce a broadcast date when we are notified by the BBC]

In late August last year, the BBC sent a film crew, along with one of the BBC’s Coast presenters, Miranda Krestovnikoff to record the conservation work of the Friends group, and especially to look at a prime focus of the group’s work, namely their work associated with protecting the water voles.

The BBC have told us that the series will shortly begin – please look out for one of the regional features in that series, linked to the Birmingham area.

4 Replies to “The Wom Brook blog is re-launched”

  1. Great to see the blog back up! Our local water vole group is also going to be featured on the same programme. Looking forward to the whole series.

  2. Glad to see the good work of the Friends of Wom Brook on the Nature of Britain televised tonight 31st October 2007 BBC2. Please email details of the meets, I live very near the brook where it goes through woodland adjacent to the end of Poolhouse Road where it meets the Bridgnorth Road. What voluntary work is required?

  3. Thanks for your comments Allan. We welcome any additional assistance, particularly from other residents of Wombourne.
    Twice a month, usually on the first Thursday and Saturday, members and other volunteers meet at the picnic benches on the Gravel Hill section of the Wom Brook. These working parties usually commence at 10:00 and conclude roughly at midday.
    We ask that you bring warm, weatherproof clothing and footwear, along with a pair of strong gardening gloves. Often our work involves removing litter, rubbish and fallen branches from the Wom Brook.

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