Birmingham news and blogs Monday 16 July 2018
Advanced
Careimages website hosting sponsor

 

Parks

1569 stories

RSS feed for Parks

 

News
Knife robbers, 13, sent picture of themselves with machete to victim’s mum 

16 Jul 18

Pair who targeted teenagers in parks, buses and in street have been locked up…


Blog feature
Warley Woods wins its 10th Green Flag. 

16 Jul 18

Warley Woods, managed by Warley Woods Community Trust, is among a record-breaking number (1,883) of parks and green spaces that will today receive a prestigious Green Flag Award.


Blog feature
Friday Photo: Cotteridge Glacial Boulders 

13 Jul 18

Today’s Friday photo is of one of the of glacial erratic boulders in Cotteridge park.


Blog feature
Summer Open Day 

12 Jul 18

This Saturday……Lightwoods House Summer Open Day features guided tours andaccess to the house and Shakespeare Garden from 11am3pm.


Blog feature
Summer Garden Party Auction Brochure 

10 Jul 18

Martineau Gardens Summer Garden Party and Charity Auction – Saturday 14th July 4pm til 8pm Tickets £15 –  advance purchase essential! Food, wine, live music, charity auction and raffle Enjoy the shady, floral, scented areas of our newly …


Blog feature
Summer Holiday Family Activities 

9 Jul 18

Summer’s here! Come and join our family activity sessions taking place during the summer holidays  – ideal for finding out more about the wildlife at Martineau Gardens, the community garden in Edgbaston, near Birmingham.


Local news
Trust secures injunction in bid to resolve illegal encampments 

6 Jul 18

An historic Trust has secured a special injunction to tackle illegal encampments and associated anti-social behaviour at two parks in Bournville following a spate of incidents.


Events
Aspire for Excellence 

5 Jul 18

Aspire for Excellence’s summer play scheme will keep your children busy and safe during working hours.


FixMyStreet
Extremly poor condition, 4th July 

4 Jul 18

Entire Small Heath Park is in an awful state, over grown grass everywhere, not maintained compared to all other parks in the surrounding area.


Rugby
Call to protect all parks in Birmingham from travellers 

4 Jul 18

A warning that public leisure sites and beauty spots are still vulnerable…


FixMyStreet
Land rover always parked on verge making it difficult to see pulling out of yorklea croft, 3rd July 

3 Jul 18

Land rover continually parks on verge close to junction.


Blog feature
Launch of the Courtyard Garden 

2 Jul 18

Tuesday 26 June 2018 saw the official opening of The Courtyard Garden created by Martineau Gardens Volunteers and supported by Jo Malone London.


Blog feature
We’re on TV tonight 

29 Jun 18

We’re delighted to announce that we will be on TV.


News
Group of volunteer crime fighters recognised for services to Shirley 

28 Jun 18

A GROUP of volunteer crime fighters in Shirley, which confronted drug dealers, recovered weapons from parks and patrolled the streets have been nominated for a top award.


News
Council criticised over move to save £7,000 by not locking park gates in Burntwood at a time when £7million has been spent on aborted Friarsgate project 

28 Jun 18

A move to save £7,000 year by not locking parks in Burntwood have been criticised by a local councillor.


Rugby
Best outdoor water and aqua parks near Birmingham 

28 Jun 18

There are giant floating obstacle courses in Bromsgrove, Henley-in-Arden, Gloucestershire and more…


News
Ambitious vision to create West Midlands National Park unveiled 

25 Jun 18

An ambitious vision to create a National Park in the West Midlands which would span more than seven cities and create hundreds of miles of green space, conservation areas and new cycle routes has been unveiled.


Blog feature
Closing early Tues 26 June 

25 Jun 18

Welcome to the Gardens … but please note, on Tues 26 June, we’re closing at 2.30pm for a Private Event.


Blog feature
Reusing pots 

25 Jun 18

As an organisation which values recycling – we’ve been enjoying re-purposing items and saving them from the tip.


News
Dates confirmed for 2018 Play in the Parks scheme in Burntwood 

22 Jun 18

The popular Play in the Parks initiative is returning to Burntwood this summer.


Blog feature
Greener Birmingham Day Out 

21 Jun 18

Release date: Thu, 21/06/2018 (All day) Summary: With 571 parks, 6 million trees and more canals than Venice (35 miles compared to 26) Birmingham is a green city.


News
LETTERS: Your discussion from across the borough in this week’s Observer 

17 Jun 18

Letters in this week’s Observer regarding parks and green spaces, Shirley High Street and Laura McCarthy – a new Liberal Democrat councillor…


News
What to do if somebody parks outside your house to use the airport 

12 Jun 18

Hannah Parsons, a solicitor at DAS Law, explained some of the key legal facts…


Local news
Police release images of men off-road biking in local parks 

8 Jun 18

The individuals in the photos are suspected of tearing through children’s play parks and dog-walking hotspots on off-road bikes  − and officers warned they will seize scramblers ridden anti-socially.


Rugby
The best places to park in Birmingham city centre 

8 Jun 18

Here’s our guide to the main city centre car parks and what they offer…


Rugby
Birmingham City Council jobs you can apply for now 

7 Jun 18

Housing, planning, parks and education sectors all seeking new staff…


Local news
‘Hundreds’ of dead fish floating in Bournville yachting pool 

5 Jun 18

A reader reported finding ‘hundreds’ of dead fish floating on the surface of the yachting pool in Valley Parkway, off Bournville Lane as she walked her dogs yesterday (Monday 4th June).


Sport
Lichfield Urban & Parks 

3 Jun 18

Results available here Splitsbrowser analysis here Winsplits analysis here…


Blog feature
Volunteering Opportunities at Martineau Gardens 

30 May 18

Please come and find out about volunteering opportunities at Martineau Gardens at  the BVSC Volunteer Fair, at Digbeth on Monday 4 June 2018.


Council
Bands in the Park 2018 begin this Sunday 

30 May 18

The Bands in the Park events return to many of Coventry’s beautiful parks this summer with ten different bands performing on Sunday afternoons.


Blog feature
Half-term fun at Martineau Gardens 

29 May 18

Tues 20 May to Fri 1 June 2018 This half-term bring the family to Martineau Gardens – try your hand at PizzaCraft, learn how to cook pizzas outdoors in our Earth Oven, foraging for herbs within the our beautiful community garden.


News
Street sport free activities returns for spring half-term 

27 May 18

FREE sporting activities for young people are returning to Tamworth parks this half-term as a result of a successful programme of sporting events called ‘Street Sport’ .


Sport
Lichfield City Urban & Parks Orienteering 

26 May 18

Orienteering on Lichfield (Parking at Beacon Park, Signposted from the A51 Western Bypass, heading northwest from the city centre.


FixMyStreet
Van Parked on grass/pavement, 25th May 

25 May 18

There is a van that parks on the grass even though there are sign posts stating not to park on verges.


Blog comment
Support for a Task Force over M&S Closures gains momentum 

24 May 18

Walsall’s Marks and Spencer’s is just one of a hundred stores in the chain across the country to be threatened with closure, there are others across the West Midlands.


Blog feature
Open Day 

16 May 18

Edited with BlogPad Pro…


Blog feature
Director announcement 

16 May 18

Pictured here, staff of Martineau Gardens at the entrance of the woodland.


Rugby
Things to do with the kids in Moseley 

14 May 18

Things to do near Moseley – the best parks, cafes, museums, attractions and free days out around the area…


Rugby
Things to do in Moseley 

14 May 18

The best pubs, parks, cafes, attractions and events in Moseley…


Blog feature
Closed 16 and 17 May for resurfacing works 

14 May 18

Martineau Gardens (including the children’s play area) will be closed on Wed 16 and Thursday 17 May for resurfacing works.


Rugby
Things to do with the kids in Kings Heath 

10 May 18

From Kings Heath and Highbury Parks to Cadbury World, there’s loads to do with your family here…


FixMyStreet
Transit van parked on pavement & double yellow lines, 9th May 

9 May 18

This driver consistently parks on pavement and double yellow lines.


FixMyStreet
Foolish driver, 8th May 

8 May 18

Inconsiderate driver parks on pavement blocking access.


FixMyStreet
Moronic behaviour, 8th May 

8 May 18

Moronic parking by this individual.


News
Local car parks receive a ‘make-over’ 

8 May 18

A NUMBER of informal car parks and local spaces in Tamworth have been resurfaced free of charge thanks to a donation of more than 600 tonnes of road planings.


Local news
City’s park users urged to take care of local green spaces as they enjoy the sun 

8 May 18

Users of Birmingham’s beautiful and diverse parks and country parks are being asked to take care of their local green spaces as the weather warms up.


Saddlers
The Trust: Bescot Stadium Listed as an Asset of Community Value 

8 May 18

In a statement, released via the Trust’s official website – WalsallFCTrust.


Rugby
May half term holiday things to do in Birmingham 

30 Apr 18

The best parks, days out, child-friendly restaurants and free things to do over May half term…


FixMyStreet
Black Ford Fiesta parked on yellow lines blocking in my car and blocking our drive., 22nd April 

22 Apr 18

Black Ford Fiesta belonging to a lad who stays with his girlfriend next door parks every night on the double yellow lines which is on the corner of the junction of rectory Road.


Rugby
36 of the best parks in Birmingham 

20 Apr 18

Top green spaces in Birmingham from Cannon Hill Park to Sutton Park and Edgbaston Reservoir…


Blog
April 12th – Victoria Park in Darlaston was looking moody and… 

13 Apr 18

April 12th – Victoria Park in Darlaston was looking moody and dramatic as I passed back through, and I still adore the mystic bridge.


Local news
Planning sought for first units on West Works in hope of bringing more jobs to Longbridge 

11 Apr 18

A planning application has been submitted for four large business units on the site of the former West Works at Longbridge.


News
Volunteers thanked for efforts to help create memorial poppy field in Lichfield 

11 Apr 18

Volunteers have been thanked for their efforts to help create a new memorial poppy field.


Blog feature
Veolia Environmental Trust 

9 Apr 18

The next closing date for stage 1 applications to the Veolia Environmental Trust is the 31st May 2018.


FixMyStreet
Car parking on footpath, 8th April 

8 Apr 18

Car pictured regularly parks entirely on footpath blocking the way.


Blog feature
EcoPark Conservation Day Active Parks 

6 Apr 18

Date / Time Start date: Tue, 08/05/2018 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 30/01/2018 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 27/02/2018 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Activity Details Come and help maintain a variety of habitats at EcoPark and help propagate woodland plants with the …


Rugby
12 petting zoos and farm parks in and near Birmingham 

31 Mar 18

Spend a day checking out some adorable animals over the school holidays…


News
Free Street Sport activities return for Easter half-term 

28 Mar 18

TAMWORTH Borough Council’s Sports Development Team are pleased to announce that as a result of the successful February half term programme of sporting events, ‘Street Sport’ , the programme has been extended to the Easter school holidays at …


News
People urged to explore Staffordshire over Easter 

28 Mar 18

FAMILIES are being urged to opt for a ‘staycation’ over Easter and explore the county’s many attractions.


Local news
On Street Parking and Car Parks in Birmingham 

24 Mar 18

Find where to park, when and the cost.