The next big event coming up is All About Dogs on Sunday 7th September at 11am – 4pm which is a day especially for dogs and their owners. The centre piece is the companion dog show with its categories of waggiest tail, dog most like its owner and best handling by a youngster. There will also be demonstrations by Border Force Canine Team (sniffer dogs), heelwork to music and Kennel Club Bronze Award assessments by Warley and District Dog Training Club, dog show classes, demonstrations and much more!
Advance notice that the Trust AGM will take place on Saturday 18th October at 2pm. Further details and papers will be available nearer the time but please put the date in your diary.
Warley Woof is our new project which launched in June and has already brought together a community of dog owners and walkers that use the park. We have held several free seminar events covering subjects such as dog behaviour and dog law which have been very well attended and more are in the planning for the autumn. Keep your eye on the website for more information.
Abbey Road Appeal
A reminder that we’re still collecting donations for the Abbey Road Appeal. The Abbey Road entrance is in need of some improvement so that it gives the best possible impression when you enter the park, and helps ensure that we keep our Green Flag Award. You can either drop a donation at the shop (and please sign a gift aid form), text WWCT22 followed by £amount to 70070, or click the ‘donate’ button on www.warleywoods.org.uk and give using your credit or debit card. Thank you!
Sign up for Volunteer Request email
If you’d like to know more about the many ways that you can volunteer for Warley Woods please sign up for our Volunteer Request email. Email Viv at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask to be added to the list.
We’re very pleased to welcome Fintan Dauncy who has just joined us in the shop. Fintan has extended our shop team to five and he will be doing holiday cover. We hope he will continue on our books even when he goes to university in the Autumn. Billy Maddison has now left the Trust. He has been working as apprentice groundstaff since November last year and has taken up an apprenticeship with Landrover. This means we now have a staff vacancy. Please see the previous post for details.
Over 120 children aged 4-16 took part in the Golf Summer Camp during August which was funded by ‘Sandwell MBC – Play is Making a Difference Scheme’. They have now been invited to join the GL Golf Junior Academy which has weekly sessions throughout the year. Sessions are £5 and in addition to the weekend sessions, two new groups will run on Monday and Thursday afternoons until the end of October.There will be another golf camp taking place in October half term and if you are interested please email email@example.com
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