Following the success and popularity of the outdoor tables installed in six parks locations in 2021, Solihull on the Move funding is now being used to expand the offer to four new locations. Solihull Active and Public Realm have identified the following parks to receive a new permanent outdoor table at each location: * Lanchester … More Ping! Solihull – New outdoor table tennis provision in parks
The Planting Our Future team were very busy between November 2021 to March 2022, planting approximately 26,000 trees in more than 30 different locations across the borough. We also held various community planting events, three of which were sponsored by local businesses. We kicked off the tree planting season during National Tree Week (27 November – … More Solihull Tree Planting Season Comes to a Close – 26,000 trees planted.
A three-year environmental programme developed and delivered by Solihull Council which involved 24 separate projects across Solihull borough has been shortlisted for a national conservation award. Solihull’s Habitat and Nature Improvements Project, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) … More Environmental programme shortlisted for national conservation award
A jewel on our doorsteps and whilst many of the houses on one side of the Engine Lake are in Solihull borough, the lake itself is not, and forms the boundary with Warwickshire. There are three lakes in all. The Canal and Rivers Trust have done a fantastic job in renovating the paths and the … More EARLSWOOD LAKES
I joined many others, including my grandsons school pals, planting trees at Hope Coppice last week. The headlines of the from the planting are: Hope Coppice becomes first location of the Severn Trent and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Forests with 9,400 trees First day of planting took place on World Wildlife Day, Thursday 3 March, with … More Solihull Council teams up with Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and Severn Trent for Commonwealth Forest at Hope Coppice
The next phase of works is taking place at Brueton Park LNR as part of the River Blythe Enhancement Project. These works will take place for approximately four weeks starting week commencing Monday 31 January – weather and contractors’ schedule permitting. This phase of works involves soft marginal bank creation and the de-silting of Brueton … More BRUETON PARK LNR – River Blythe enhancement
Well, not quite but last week saw the planting of two Scots pine trees in Hillfield Local Nature Reserve by the councils forestry partners, Glendale. As the post from Love Solihull states, the trees could eventually grow to 35m and live to be 700 years old.
There are two fantastic schemes being worked on in Elmdon Park this week. One is a – Newts and Shoots pond creation, the other, Bees and Trees Planting. Newts and Shoots pond creation: To complement existing wetland improvement schemes being carried out as part of the Newts and Shoots project, we will be creating a … More Environmental Investment – Elmdon Park
Solihull is one of the first areas in England to benefit from the government’s £80 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund – as a partner in Warwickshire Wildlife Trust’s Love Your River Cole environmental project. Both Meriden Park and the historic parkland at Castle Bromwich Gardens will see investment and improvements through the project. The Love Your … More GREEN RECOVERY CHALLENGE FUND
Being local I have for a long time been aware of the country park around Blythe Valley Park and this great weather (as well as having more time to enjoy our environment) has taken me and Millie to Blythe Valley Park regularly. It is though no coincidence that the re-opening of the truly excellent Java … More BLYTHE VALLEY PARK – A gem on our doorstep