Press Release – Update #3
Following our previous update and in line with the lifting of various COVID-19 measures by the government - along with a great deal of work put in by the various committees - we are pleased to be able to report:
Unfortunately, since our last update there have been several cases of serious vandalism (including two instances of large windows being broken), which have ended up costing the Community Association hundreds of pounds to repair in order to keep the facilities available. Whilst it is disappointing that these incidents have happened, we would as usual like to thank those members of our local community who are respecting the facilities and using them responsibly, including taking their own rubbish home. We take this opportunity to remind everyone that respecting the current guidelines, and indeed the park and other users in this way is essential if we are to keep these facilities available.
As always, we must show appreciation to those who have joined the Community Association during this period, along with those who have visited the Community Club for a drink or two. Wythall Community Association is a registered charity, administered by volunteers. The funds come from subscriptions, rental fees, fund-raising events and donations and the funds raised by the Community Club. It is not council owned and maintained (unlike Bromsgrove’s Sanders Park for example), and losing events such as the Carnival and Bonfire seriously impacts our income (not to mention having to find additional unexpected money to rectify the damage caused by the aforementioned vandalism), so we remain heavily dependent on membership fees, donations and club customers to keep this essential local asset open and accessible at this time. If you are making use of the park but not yet a member, please do consider joining. Joining the Community Club costs little more than joining the Association only and will enable you to socialise and buy refreshments in Wythall House: https://wythallcommunityclub.org.uk/membership/new-members.