Monday, March 9, 2009


Like most places the Queslett Nature Reserve recieves the unwanted behavior of some anti social people (young and not so young).
This can range from dumping rubbish in the reserve (there is a Salvage centre at Holford Drive a 5 minute drive away), setting fires, riding motorised vehicles in the reserve and throwing life rings in the lake. (The lake in the reserve is a dangerous place not suitable for swimming in)
All these unwanted activities can be annoying and in some cases dangerous.
As members of the FOQNR we can act as its eyes and ears and report any unwanted activities.

If there is a serious incident going on, contact the Police on the 999 system. If you see any thing that has happened you can contact the Parke's department 464 8728.
Do not however put your self in any danger and follow the code of practise and Aims of the FOQNR. If you are a member and have lost yours or if there is any other information you want please ring me on 360 6486.

Councillor Keith Linnecor Chair

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Well what a day the Friends off the Queslett Road Nature Reserve Activity day turned out to be!!approximately 40 people turned up to help clean up the reserve and prune back undergrowth amongst other things.Amongst the helpers were members of the Friends of the Qeuslett Nature Reserve, a team of Army Cadets and local youngsters. Khalid Mahmood MP also came along to give his encouragement.Dr Stephen Bodnar Birmingham Cities Bio Diversity officer (Who has appeared on Nature Watch) was there to supervise some much needed tree clearance work which when completed should improve the wild life in the reserve and improve the condition of the lake.A team from the Barrows Lane Army Cadets under the supervision of local man Bob Turner worked tirelessly along with members of the FOQNR to tidy up the reserve.Dozens of old shopping trolleys were removed as well as old bikes,plastic rubbish and all sorts of litter.A large number of lif safety rings were also taken out of the lake As Chair of the FOQNR I would just like to thank all those involved and I am sure in year to come the Reserve will really see the benefit.It was also very pleasing to see so many youngster prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.

Councillor Keith Linnecor

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve which incorporates the Aldridge Road Recreation ground, are pleased to see that prickly bushes have gone in the A.R.G near the Great Barr Leisure Centre Wall. This should help stop local youths gathering near this wall anti anti socially and putting graffiti on the wall. Well done to PC Casson and those others responsible.