The Board of the Community Trust has decided not to increase its prices this Summer. Over the last few years there have been inflationary rises in either August or September, but the Trust has decided not to make an increase this year. The Board knows that people are having to stretch their money further and that golfers already saw a rise on 1st January when the VAT rate when up to 20%. So for 2011 the fees will remain as they are with seniors able to play 9 holes for £5.35 during the week and £8.70 for others. Fees for the weekend are £9.25 for 9 holes.
We’ve put together a handy guide of how you can help the Trust raise funds to help manage and maintain the site.
They don’t all involve giving money directly, some just involve a little time setting things up on your computer, others are letting us have things you don’t need any more.
Please have a look here and help if you can.
If you love Warley Woods, please vote for it in The People’s Choice Awards, managed by the Green Flag Award consortium. This competition gives the general public an opportunity to vote for their favorite Green Flag-awarded park. The top 10 nationally will be announced on September 21, with the top three claiming the bronze, silver and gold People’s Choice Awards.
To vote for Warley Woods, please click here.
Would you like to learn more about the bats that visit Warley Woods every night? Come and join Chris Sherlock from Brumbats for a dusk walk on Wednesday 17th August at 8pm. Meet at the Pavilion, off Lightwoods Hill. Bat detectors will be available which will help you see more of these nocturnal mammals as they move across the skyline looking for insects. £3 for adults and free for children. Tea and coffee will be served after the walk. Don’t forget your torch and insect repellant.
Warley Woods has been awarded a sort after Green Flag Award for the third year running, making it on a par with the country’s finest parks. The Flag is already flying above the Pavilion on Lightwoods Hill today.
All the trustees, staff, volunteers and members of Warley Woods Community Trust are thrilled that the park has been recognised again in this way. The Trust has been focused on making it not just a good park, but a fantastic park for everyone to enjoy. The Trust has used the criteria of the Green Flag Award to help guide its plans and management and the Award proves that the Trust has achieved its aim in making Warley Woods one of the best parks in the country.
The Trust would like to thank everyone who made this possible, from those members of the community involved in running the park day to day, to those members of the public who just pick up litter to help keep the park looking good. The Trust would also like to thank Sandwell MBC for their support.
Charity number: 1092754