Last chance to vote for Warley Woods as your favourite park in the UK! Go to the link below and vote. You don’t need to register or anything –it’s very simple: http://greenflag.keepbritaintidy.org/park-summary/?ParkID=976 Vote closes Sunday 14th October at midnight.
The Trust AGM takes place on Saturday October 13th at 2 pm in the Padgham Room in the Pavilion. All trust members will have received notification of this and the agenda, and we urge you to attend. It’s your chance to comment on what the trust is doing in your name and to have a vote on the proposed amendments to the constitution and elect trustees.
Half term golf camp is running again, led by our golf pro Greg Lynch. This will be held on Tuesday 23rd, Thursday 25th and Friday 26th October. For children between 5 and 9 years the time will be from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and for those aged 10 to 16 years the times are 1.00 pm to 3.00 pm. All sessions are free, but places must be booked in advance by ringing the shop 429 2440. Thanks to Sandwell MBC for providing a grant for us to run the camp.
There will also be two Out to Play sessions in the park on Wednesday October 24th. One is for children aged 3 years to 7 years who must be accompanied by a parent/carer (10am—12pm) and the other is for 8-14 year olds (10am—2.30pm). There will be an opportunity to use rope swings, build dens, listen to stories and more, and the sessions are led by a qualified Forest Play practitioner. There is no cost but you need to pre-book by either ringing 0845 3527853 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t forget our Quiz which is being held on Friday November 16th at St Hilda’s church hall, Abbey Road starting at 7.30 pm (Please arrive by 7.15 pm if possible). This year there will be some new, exciting rounds so come along and join the fun. Teams of up to 6 people, cost £3 each person. There will be samosas etc available for sale, and tea, coffee etc. Please bring your own alcohol/soft drinks as these won’t be available this year.
Our Hallowe’en event this year is a spooky trail through the Woods (if you dare!). It will take place on Wednesday October 31st. Come along any time between 6 pm and 7.30 pm and start the trail. PLEASE BRING TORCHES. Do come in fancy dress if you want, as it all adds to the atmosphere. Drinks will be available in the Pavilion afterwards. Cost is £1.50 per person (child/adult).
Last month we reminded people that the Padgham Room at the Pavilion is available for rent. We thought that it might be a good place for therapists to run sessions in a beautiful setting on a regular basis, much as the Community Acupuncture use St Mary’s church hall in Bearwood. If you’d like to consider this, please call at the office, or ring (420 1061) and discuss your requirements in more detail with Kathy or Viv.
Santa in the Woods takes place over the weekend of 8th/9th December. On Saturday there is Simply Santa where appointments can be booked to see Santa in advance (420 1061). On Sunday Santa will be arriving in his train in the Woods at 4 pm and progressing along the drive to the Pavilion where he will go to his grotto and see the children. There will also be other activities going on—so come and join the fun.
Charity number: 1092754