Thursday, January 30, 2014
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve surprised its chair Councillor Keith Linnecor by handing him a certificate and small trophy for all his hard work and dedication in working to improve the Queslett Nature Reserve and surrounding area.
FQNR Committee member wanted to make sure he was aware that they recognise his leadership and often unseen behind the scenes work
On receiving his award Councillor Keith Linnecor said " I am a little shocked, surprised and not just a little honoured by this.
However the FONR is a team organisation and we all work just as hard to try and keep this reserve and other open spaces tidy and environmentally friendly. Thank you very much for this certificate and trophy now lets get on with some work"
The FQNR are concerned about the size of the new proposed development being put forward by Taylor Wimpey re Booths Lane. It seems to us 250 homes is a lot of houses and will mean a lot of people living on it.
We are also calling on the developers to regardless of any plans in the future to keep Booths lane open.
Our representatives along with Local Councillors, Tristan Chatfield and Councillor Keith Linnecor (Chair FQNR) have been to the open day which took place at the Baptist Church Beeches Road on Friday 26th October and we will be monitoring what happens in the future. WE are also calling for as much open space as possible to be retained in the area.
Monday, October 28, 2013
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve held its activity session
It was well attended and amongst those who came along to help were youngsters from the Perry Common Young Fire Fire fighters team ( who did an excellent job) and Birmingham Parks Ranger James.
There was plenty of good team work shown all round with shopping Trolly's, bags of rubbish and pruning work undertaken.
Well done to all those who came along and worked so hard.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
This is an early warning that the next Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve activity session will take place on the 26th October starting at 11.0am. The meeting place will be the Ashworth Road entrance.
There will be light pruning and litter picking taking place.
Member are welcome as are members of the public. Children are also welcome under the supervision of an adult.
When attending these meetings please remember the safety of those around you and to come prepared for the weather.
Please do not obstruct local residents drive ways when parking your car.
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve are concerned about the areas wild life and environment as well as the reserve its self
This event may be cancelled in bad weather so please look out for news on this blog and Councillor Keith Linnecor's
Saturday, August 24, 2013
We managed to prune back most of the over hanging bushes on the Old Horns Crescent boundary as well as some along the main paths.
Members still managed to fill half a dozen black bags with litter.
It was a real get your sleeves rolled up session with everyone pulling their wait. Well done to everyone and it just shows action is louder than words.
Members are reminded to look out for the next activity day event announcement on Councillor Keith Linnecor's News and Views from Oscott blog.http://keithlinnecor.blogspot.co.uk/
on this blog
1. Attend Friends of Queslett nature Reserve activity sessions at the reserve (on average 6 per year?) At these sessions we carry out light pruning work, litter picking, occasional training sessions with Rangers.
2. Become the “Eyes and ears of the reserve-If you see a problem report it. If you see anti-social behaviour inform the Police (do not put yourself in any risk). The Police and Ranger Service cannot be everywhere and need people on the ground to let them know of any issues.
3. Take a walk with a bag and collect discarded litter. (Recycling banks are on the ASDA Complex for plastic bottles and so on.)
4. Ensure the wild life in the reserve is not disturbed.
5. If you are a dog walker ensure your dog’s mess is got up. Bag it and bin it. Take it home or use the litter bin at the Ashworth Road entrance.
6. Do not leave any litter behind when you use the reserve.
7. Do not enter the lake it is untreated and has under water obstructions it. Never go out on the lake if there is ice on it...
8. If you are young, stick with friends when you go in the reserve and let your parents know you are there.
9. Do not be tempted to plant anything in the reserve without asking to first.
10. Never use a motor bike or quad bike in the reserve.
11. Never start an open fire or use Barbecue on the reserve as this could lead to sparks starting off grass and shrub fires. These can be dangerous.
12. JOIN THE FOQNR We work to improve the Queslett Nature Reserve for the wild life and those who use the reserve. We also take an interest in the Aldridge Recreation ground and in the local environment generally.