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It's here! The Wombourne Christmas Lights Switch-On will take place at 6pm on Friday 24th November 2023. Gather outside the Civic Centre at 5.40pm as Wombourne High School Choir treat us to some festive tunes to get us in the mood. The magical lights countdown starts...
Santa is back! The Rotary Club of Sedgley and Wombourne have been raising money for charity on the Santa Sleigh for 35-years. This years routes have been announced and you can even follow Santa live as he makes his way around the streets of Wombourne on the Sleigh...
As darkness falls, Christingle candles are lit in the church and the air tingles with seasonal wonder. In air of the Children's Society Christingle provides the perfect accompaniment to the special pre-Christmas period. It's held a couple of weeks before Christmas to...
Whilst times are starting to become harder in the housing market, we still maintain that the market is not as bad as the media is portraying. We are still busier than we were before the pandemic distorted the level of transactions that were occurring in what became a...
Wombourne is getting ready for Small Business Saturday which will be on Saturday 2nd December 2023. There is lots going on in the village and at the shops at Blakeley and Orton too. There's the St. Benedict's Advent Fayre at the Bede Hall open Giggetty Lane between...
Book enthusiasts in Wombourne now have a book club. Meeting in Farmers & Friends cafe every Wednesday at 2pm, it's a chance for all book lovers to bring a book, share a book and even chat about a book over a hot drink. Everyone is welcome. Let us know in the...
These astronomy notes for Wombourne are published courtesy of Wombourne Scientific & Natural History Society and are written by John Smith. The Moon On the 1 st of the month from 10.15p.m. onwardsThe moon will occult the...
If you are concerned about plans for building houses in Wombourne, you have until 23rd December 2022 to respond to Council planners to let them know your thoughts. The Local Plan has been approved (although all Wombourne Parish...
A Glimpse into the Past
Wombourne boasts a rich history that spans over centuries. Established in the Domesday Book of 1086, this village has witnessed the passage of time and the evolution of society. The striking 13th-century St. Benedict Biscop Church stands as a testament to the village’s enduring past, while its architecture reflects the intricate craftsmanship of eras gone by. As we stroll through the streets lined with charming cottages and heritage buildings, we are reminded that every corner of Wombourne has a tale to tell.
We’ve managed to collate many old photos of Wombourne from times gone by.
Embracing Nature’s Bounty
Wombourne is not just a haven for history buffs; it also appleals to nature enthusiasts and those seeking solace in the embrace of the outdoors. The village is graced with lush greenery, from the sprawling meadows to the winding paths that lead to enchanting woodlands. Breathe in the fresh air as you take leisurely strolls along the Wom Brook, a charming waterway that winds its way through the village. The tranquil surroundings make for a perfect escape from the bustle of modern life.
Thriving Community Spirit
What truly sets Wombourne apart is its strong sense of community. With a population of approximately 12,818, the village exudes a warmth that comes from the close-knit bonds shared among its residents. From bustling markets where artisans and farmers come together to share their creations, to community events that celebrate everything from art to music, the village is alive with shared experiences that bring us all closer. Each year there are events in the village such as the Scarecrow Hunt run by Kingsway Church and the Christmas Light Switch on which draw large crowds of people.
Eating out in Wombourne
For those with a taste for culinary exploration, Wombourne doesn’t disappoint. Coffee shops offer delightful treats and a chance to unwind with a cup of tea and a slice of homemade cake. If you’re looking for something heartier, the village’s pubs and eateries serve up a delectable range of dishes, from traditional British fare to international delights. .
Gateway to Adventure
Beyond the ambiance and historical charm, Wombourne serves as a gateway to a world of adventure. The village’s proximity to the stunning Staffordshire countryside opens up a plethora of outdoor activities, from hiking and cycling to horseback riding.
Preserving the Peace
As Wombourne gains attention for its peaceful beauty, the community is committed to preserving the village’s tranquility. Local initiatives focus on sustainable practices and conservation efforts to ensure that future generations can experience the same sense of wonder and peace that define Wombourne today.
In conclusion, Wombourne is more than just a village – it’s a tapestry of natural beauty, history, and community spirit that comes together to create an idyllic haven. Whether you’re seeking a peaceful retreat, a glimpse into history, or a warm and welcoming community, Wombourne has it all. So, come and experience the magic that lies within the heart of this hidden gem, and let its timeless allure captivate your senses.
Wombourne Parish Council was originally established in 1894 and took its present form in 1974. The council represents the first tier of local Government being the closest to the Wombourne Community.
They are located at Wombourne Civic Centre, Gravel Hill and are made up of three wards: North Ward (six seats), South East Ward (four seats) and South West Ward (five seats), a total of 15 Parish Councillors in all.
For more information on Wombourne Council, visit their website: http://www.wombourneparishcouncil.org.uk/