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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.


Local news
God’s Gardeners 

19 Mar 18

It’s that time of year again! In every corner of the Diocese, an unsung army of horticultural heroes are beginning to emerge from their winter hibernation, dusting the cobwebs off their wellington boots and ceremoniously rolling out the lawnmowers…


Blog feature
Come along and see the House and join the Friends 

19 Mar 18

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Rugby
Easter holiday things to do in Birmingham and beyond 

15 Mar 18

The best parks, days out, child-friendly restaurants and free things to do over the Easter holidays…


FixMyStreet
Car parked outside our property, dropping cigarette ends out of his window, 12th March 

12 Mar 18

There is a car which parks outside our home, the occupant sits in the front seat and after smoking his cigarettes he drops them out of his car window.


News
Roll up your sleeves and get stuck in to our Great British Spring Clean event 

8 Mar 18

TAMWORTH residents are being encouraged to grab a litter picker and a black bag and join in a community event that has been organised as part of this year’s Great British Spring Clean.


FixMyStreet
Dangerous Parking in front of School, 7th March 

7 Mar 18

Dangerous Parking in Front of School during morning school runs.


Rugby
Driver parks on double yellow lines just minutes after they had been painted! 

6 Mar 18

Council worker had freshly painted the lines on Denbigh Street in Bordesley Green…


Blog feature
Rainbow Ramble Easter Monday, April 2 

1 Mar 18

Rainbow Ramble Easter Monday, April 2, 2018 COVENTRY CITY OF CULTURE 2021 Jon Homer will be leading this Ramble and will meet us at the front of Coventry Rail Station 10.30 for an 11.00 start.


Blog feature
Wildlife update 

28 Feb 18

Bird box cleaning As custodians of this precious green space, close to Birmingham city centre and surrounded by urban sprawl, we take our role in looking after the wildlife who visit here seriously.


Blog feature
Clearing Litter from the Town Parks Copy 

25 Feb 18

For our second litter collection of the year we concentrated on the paths, gardens and roadsides around Bloxwich Park and the Promenade Gardens.


Local news
Great British Spring Clean – Yardley Road 

25 Feb 18

So many people in our area are fed up of the litter and want to do something about it.


News
Take a break and enjoy Cannon Hill’s fantastic ‘Fun Park’ with all the family. 

20 Feb 18

Did you know? Birmingham has more parks than any other equivalent sized city in Europe.


FixMyStreet
Commercial vehicle problem., 18th February 

18 Feb 18

For the past two years I have been complaining about a road sweeper that parks in Reddings Lane.


Blog feature
Clearing Litter from the Town Parks 

17 Feb 18

For our second litter collection of the year we concentrated on the paths, gardens and roadsides around Bloxwich Park and the Promenade Gardens.


News
Sporty students roll up their sleeves to help clean up Coventry 

13 Feb 18

University volunteers get stuck in to clear riverbanks and parks…


Rugby
Half term things to do in Birmingham and beyond 

12 Feb 18

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


Rugby
Should you pay to take your car to Birmingham’s major parks – join the debate 

6 Feb 18

City Council to debate plans to put parking meters in six major city parks including Lickey Hills…


FixMyStreet
Car blocking entry to rear of houses, 2nd February 

2 Feb 18

Car illegally parks daily blocking public access to rear of properties.


FixMyStreet
Very inconsiderate parking in a very small culdisac, 28th January 

28 Jan 18

Very inconsiderate neighbour parks in front of driveways wich makes my driveway not accessible for my self or visitors and have even had family refusing to visit me cause they can’t park on my drive.


Event
Volunteer Day, 26 Jan 2018 

24 Jan 18

26 Jan 2018 – Community at Deer’s Leap Wood Come along to our volunteer day to conserve Deer’s Leap Wood nature reserve for wildlife and people.


FixMyStreet
Car repeatedly mounting the kerb and parking blocking majority of pavement., 24th January 

24 Jan 18

I live a couple of doors away from this and repeatedly this large vehicle parks on the pavement blocking the majority of the paving rather than parking appropriately.


Council
On your marks for new parks scheme 

22 Jan 18

Pupils from Stoke Heath Primary School have been helping to open a new path around Stoke Heath Sports Ground known locally as Morris Common.


Blog feature
Funding for the Provision, Maintenance and Improvement of Public Amenities 

22 Jan 18

WREN, a Land Fill Operator and Environmental Body has announced that its Community Fund has re-opened for applications until 5 pm on the 14th March 2018.


Council
Getting on the move in Coventry parks 

19 Jan 18

Dozens of children are helping the Council in highlighting one of 44 locations across the city where run and walk markers are being installed in parks and green spaces.


FixMyStreet
Parks on whole pavement, 18th January 

18 Jan 18

Wheelchair cannot pass.


FOI
Request Information regarding Council Vehicle Fleet and Maintenance of Vehicles 

16 Jan 18

Response by Cannock Chase District Council to Andrew Jennings on 16 January 2018 .


Blog
Half term things to do in Birmingham and beyond 

11 Jan 18

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


Blog comment
Community asset transfer: news of a Scottish bid and activity in Birmingham 

10 Jan 18

From short-term licences to long leases, local community and voluntary groups are seeking opportunities to take on the management or ownership of buildings and land.


Local news
RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018 

9 Jan 18

Every January the RSPB asks us to count the birds in our gardens our parks for one hour and submit the results.


Blog comment
Future plans building on past successes 

3 Jan 18

Look around Staffordshire today and you’ll see new business premises and enterprise parks occupied by global companies, inventors, entrepreneurs and local creative companies.


Blog feature
Stocktake’s underway! 

2 Jan 18

From Asha the Asiatic lioness to Zeb the black and white ruffed lemur, every animal has to be counted as Dudley Zoological Gardens begins its yearly stocktake.


News
VIDEO: Floods hit Tamworth… and more rain is on the way 

28 Dec 17

Footpaths, car parks and grasslands were all submerged in floodwater…


News
Event gives council a chance to say thanks to volunteers who help out at parks in Lichfield and Burntwood 

11 Dec 17

Volunteers have been thanked for their support for parks across Lichfield and Burntwood.


Blog
December 7th – Out and about on a sunny, bright but windy day in… 

8 Dec 17

December 7th – Out and about on a sunny, bright but windy day in Darlaston, and passing through the parks I love winter is now in full effect.


Blog
Things to do with the kids in Harborne Birmingham 

7 Dec 17

The best parks, baby and toddler clubs, child-friendly restaurants, events and rainy day ideas…


Blog comment
30 days of human comms: The @FarmersOfTheUK Twitter account 

6 Dec 17

You’d be surprised at just how little of the land is built on in the UK.


Council
Free Saturday parking for Christmas shoppers 

6 Dec 17

Shoppers can park for free in Sandwell Council’s town centre car parks on the two Saturdays before Christmas.


FixMyStreet
Car constantly parked on pavement blocking view of oncomming traffic, 29th November 

29 Nov 17

There is a be who constantly parks on this area of pavement blocking the view of on conning traffic especially buses when trying to turn right.


Blog feature
EcoPark Conservation Day Active Parks 

27 Nov 17

Date / Time Start date: Tue, 28/11/2017 – 10:30am – 3:30pm Tue, 12/12/2017 – 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 …


FixMyStreet
Breach or parking regulations, 26th November 

26 Nov 17

An unknown motorist parks a vehicle here every Friday night until Monday morning.


Local news
Children of the Trees 

22 Nov 17

People of all ages turned out to help plant a new generation of trees in Calthorpe Park on Wednesday 22 nd November.


Blog feature
Gifts and festive cards in support of Martineau Gardens 

22 Nov 17

Buy an unusual gift or a festive card from Martineau Gardens, with the knowledge that your purchase is supporting our charity.


Blog feature
Xmas Craft Fair at Lightwoods 

22 Nov 17

Edited with BlogPad Pro…


FOI
The cost of Hospital car parks 

20 Nov 17

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Megan Askam on 20 November 2017 .


Blog
New shops you can go to this Christmas that weren’t here last year 

18 Nov 17

All the new stores at Bullring, Grand Central, Resorts World and Touchwood plus the new out-of-town shopping parks too…


Blog comment
Giant traveller camp plans shelved 

17 Nov 17

But environmental health bosses say major site for up to 60 caravans is still needed to relieve pressure on parks and open spaces…


News
Free town centre parking in run-up to Christmas  

14 Nov 17

TRADERS, shoppers and visitors to Tamworth are being given an early Christmas present – free festive car parking.


Blog feature
Temporary closure in November – Pavilion Update 

13 Nov 17

Martineau Gardens will be closed for a week from Monday 20 November, re-opening on Monday 27 November – read on to find out more.


Rugby
‘Idiot’ BMW driver parks in centre of busy road – parallel to EMPTY parking space 

11 Nov 17

One driver brought traffic to a halt by parking up in the middle of a road in Birmingham…