Warley Woods is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official! Warley Woods has been awarded the prestigious Green Flag again for the 8th year. The judging for Green Flag involves assessment against 8 criteria:
A welcoming place
Healthy safe and secure
Clean and well maintained
Conservation and heritage
This is the 2oth year of the Awards managed by Keep Britain Tidy. New Green Flags will soon be flying at both entrances – Abbey Road and on the Pavilion at Lightwoods Hill. As the Trust is also celebrating Viv Cole, winning Green Flag Employee of the Year award as well, this is certainly a special week for the Community Trust.
We were all exceptionally pleased when Viv Cole, the Trust Manager was presented with the Employee of the Year Award 2016 at a Green Flag event in Nottingham on 18th July.
This is the first time that Green Flag has made an award of this kind and nominations were open to all staff who work in Green Flag Award Winning sites. Green Flag Awards are celebrating 20 years of raising the standard this year.
Viv has been working for the Trust since October 2006 and she says that: “It is the best job in the world and I am so lucky to work here. I think the people that support the Trust are inspired by Warley Woods, the place. I am inspired by all them – the people who make Warley Woods such a special place.”
Thanks to the funding from the Community Activity Network at Sandwell Council we are happy to be able to offer Sandwell youngsters the chance to get active this summer with FREE golf coaching at Warley Woods. The summer camp sessions will be taking on Monday 25th July, 1st and 8th August and Wednesday 27th July, 3rd August and 10th August. 5-8 years 10am-12pm, 9-14 years 12:15pm-2:15pm.
The funding gives youngsters the chance to up their activity by learning a new sport and the benefits of golf.
Each junior attending a sessions will also get a voucher offering discount lessons with the GL Junior Academy which takes place on weekends throughout the year coached by Greg Lynch.
Youngsters living outside of the Sandwell area can also get involved with golf at the sessions planned for Wednesday 17th August and Friday 19th August, these sessions will cost £8 per child, per session.
Booking for these sessions is now open by calling 0121 429 2440
Charity number: 1092754