A local resident, Bob Summers, suggested we do this in our local park, Hillfield Local Nature Reserve and together with the Olton Library Litter Pickers/Love Solihull Team (SMBC) we got together yesterday afternoon. Posted here are some of photographs of the day. An incredible amount of rubbish/debris was collected. Interestingly, most of it was old debris, … More Monkspath Community Litter Pick
Many may know the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) held a region wide summit on Friday, bringing representatives from local authorities and police to examine how a joined up strategy can be adopted to tackle problems created when illegal encampments occur. The event was covered by ITV Central News and they came to Monkspath, … More TRAVELLERS
I received this email from one of the councils ecology officers today – some brilliants news about Orchids, some of them rare to our area. ” I am pleased to say that as a result of the annual management undertaken by the conservation volunteers the floristic diversity at the LNR is increasing. There were in … More HILLFIELD LOCAL NATURE RESERVE, MONKSPATH
Quite a bit of mess was left in Hillfield Park and Local Nature Reserve yesterday by school leavers. I am informed some Alderbrook School pupils broke up after exams yesterday so residents are quite naturally pointing fingers at them. I have taken a few photographs and put together a grainy video (to music ‘A Walk In … More HILLFIELD PARK – MESS LEFT BY SCHOOL LEAVERS
Following on from the previous post (dated 24 April) I have been in contact with Solihull Council’s environment officers who have reported back: ‘The incident was reported to the Environment Agency on Friday . I have just spoken to a representative from the Agency who has inspected the stream & lake. His opinion is that the … More HILLFIELD PARK LAKE – UPDATE
I walked Millie around the lake at Hillfields Park the other day and was alarmed at the black sludge that appears to have come from an outlet from a commercial property on Monkspath Business Park. I took the videos shown below: There was no way Millie (my dog) was going into the water. … More HILLFIELD PARK LAKE – Pollution?
Following a review of anti-travellers measures within the borough’s Parks & Open Spaces it was noticed that a number of the wooden posts placed around the edges of Hillfield Park were rotten. Work has been scheduled to replace the current wooden posts with grass mounding ( as the mounding currently placed along the Monkspath Hall … More HILLFIELD PARK & NATURE RESERVE