Saturday, December 29, 2012
I would just like to thank all those who have worked so hard in the Queslett Nature Reserve (including the Aldridge Road Recreation) Ground)this year to help keep it tidy and more wild life friendly.
Many FQNR members have "rolled up their sleeves" and got on with the job of looking after the reserve. Their have been a number of organised litter picking and pruning sessions which have made a real difference.
Also some members have gone out of their way on their own to pick up litter and keep an eye on the reserve.
I would like to give a special thanks to Brenda as the FQNR secretary who has done such sterling work in that capacity and also to Bob , John, Brian and Tony as executive members./team leaders.
Finally I would like to thank our Local Parks Manager and the Ranger service for their help and guidance.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
The FQNR will be planting bushes and plants paid for by the Cooke family and friends later in the new year.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
We would also like to extend our greetings to all those who use the reserve and other open spaces in the area.
Please remember the wild life at this time of year.
We would ask those driving these machines on the reserve to stop doing so as it can be dangerous to those walking or playing in the reserve. they also damage paths and disturb the wild life.
We would urge those seeing these machines being driven on the reserve to note the time and any description and report the matter to the Police using the 101 number.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
So far we have had.
Lake side walk
All of which are being considered by the FQNR.
If you have any ideas please ring 360 6486
Oscott Ward Community Chest Award.
On behalf of the committee of the Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve, I wish to thank the Ward Advisory Board and Ward Committee for the award of 500 Pounds towards our group's activities and running costs.
This has enabled us to augment and maintain our inventory of working equipment and tools and safety equipment and clothing.
We have been able to start a programme of signage around the Reserve and built storage facilities for the group's equipment.
In addition, we are able to use some of the money for administrative purposes including office and computer consumables, publicity materials and postage to our membership.
The award has been very welcome and essential, enabling us to operate without the need to charge for membership.
Membership of the Friends group is currently approximately 120 and increasing.
Our activities include frequent litter picking and clean ups, tree and shrub planting, wildlife monitoring, path clearance. Importantly, members have created a network of observers keeping an eye on the reserve and reporting incidents and problems.
We have in mind more ambitious projects that would require greater funding. To this end we have applied for funding from other sources.
Work has started on the Booths Lane residential development site adjacent to the Reserve. We have been very concious of the effects and implications of this development on access, paths, bordering fencing and wildlife including bats. To this end we acted as a pressure group during the planning stages and since we have been in close contact and have maintained good cooperative and communicative relationship with the developers, Cameron Homes and of Persimmon. Conditions have been incorporated into their planning agreement respecting our wishes and recommendations. These includes a section of land bordering the Reserve and acting as a buffer between the Reserve and the development. They have pledged an amount of “106” funding for community activities and projects some of which should be channelled to improvements to the Reserve.
Sadly, one of our key members, Bert Cooke died recently. Cameron and Persimmon have offered to plant some trees and and erect a plaque to his memory. We thank them for this.
For application for free membership of “The Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve”:
Tel: 0121 360 6486
Monday, December 10, 2012
The Friends of the Queslett Nature has a successful litter picking and pruning session on Saturday.
Volunteers filled a number of black bags with rubbish and a number of paths had over hanging branches cut back.
Volunteers rolled up their sleeves and showed action speaks louder than words.
Well done all those concerned
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Enjoy you walk but please be observant if you see any anti social behavior (this is unlikely) please inform the Police.tel 101 none emergency or 999 for an emergency
Keep to the paths and never be temped to walk on the lake if it ices over.
Please do not disturb the wild life.
By all means feed the birds (with approved foods as recommend by the RSPB and so on). White bread is not recommended for example. Also please take away and mesh which nuts come in as they can trap birds.
The nearest WC is in the ASDA store next door to the reserve (Old Horns Lane) who also sell a range of animal/ bird foods.
Dog walkers there are litter bins at the Ashworth Road Entrance so please bag and bin any dog mess (or take it home.)
Finally please ensure who wrap up well and use stout shoes.
Enjoy you walks.
Councillor Keith Linnecor (Chair) FQQR
and the rest of the team
If you want to roll up your sleeves and hep prune some bushes away from paths or do some litter picking please come along.
We will also have a park ranger in attendance if you have any questions you would like to ask.
We are meeting 11.30am at the Ashworth Road entrance. Please do not park to close to the entrance and respect local residents need to park.
Children are welcome but they must be in the company of a responsible adult who will ensure their safety at all times.
Its cold today so please come prepared for the weather.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
We hope to cut back some bushes from paths and to clear rubbish from paths and near the lake.
For further information email
or ring 360 6486
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Keep away form lakes in open spaces they are dangerous. Do not be tempted to go on any frozen lakes.
Rember water during the winter can be very cold and it is often the cold which kills.
And dont let your dog near the lake either.
The sever wet weather also helps prevent Birds from finding natural food.
There has been a lot of talk about bird numbers reducing over the years and many reasons have been put forward.
For example Farming changes such as getting rid of hedge rows.
New housing developments.
Changing gardening needs (less trees and bushes) more patios
What ever the reasons bird number are falling but we can all help the situation.
Why not leave part of your garden to go "wild".
Plant food bearing plants
Feed the birds during the winter and help give them the body fat they need to survive. (If freezing condition use a bird bath to give water)
Join the RSPB or similar organisations.( read their advice on how to feed birds and other animals)
Become a member of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve and help protect the habitat for local wild life. (See the Webb for similar organisations)
To join the FQNR or for more information Email Keith.Linnecor@birmingham.gov.uk
See also posts Dec 21st 2011 and Dec 3rd 2010
Monday, October 29, 2012
Along with Committee members of the Friends Of the Queslett Nature Reserve I have been to the Booths Lane development site today and met with Representatives of Cameron Homes and Persimmon.
We have looked extensively at the landscaping features which have been agreed and the way they will be linking with the Queslett Nature Reserve.
Pedestrion routes are being kept around the site linking up both sections of Booths Lane, Caddick Road and the reserve. A new entrance swing gate have been put in place on the Booths Lane Reserve boundary at the request of the Queslett Nature Reserve.
Restoration work including the historically accurate pointing to safe guard the foundations are continuing on the Old Booths Farm site.
We also heard that Houses should begin being built on the site early next year with an expectation the scheme will be finished in 2014.
The new road is continuing to be worked on but the house building will mean some delays in the linking of the carriage way from one section of the site to the other due to things like health and safety implications, new lighting schemes and the eventual adaption of the road by the City of Birmingham.
We were given another assurance it is the intention of the developers to have the road relinked in the future.
I have also asked for further site visits and updates and will be pressing for the road to be brought back into use as soon as possible.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Bert helped run the Old Oscott Community Centre for many years with his wife Pauline and was a great help to many people in the area.
Bert and Pauline were also founder members of the Queslett Nature Reserve and although ill heath prevented Bert from taking part in physical activities on the reserve his excellent knowledge regarding the subject of wild life was a big help to the FQNR and the reseve its self. The FQNR will be planting a tree in the reserve in honour of Bert.
Bert was one of the cleverest people I have ever met he had more common sense in his little finger than most politicians I have come across.
Bert had been a little frail for a few years now but he still kept up to speed with what was going on in the area and was a mine of information.
He also helped me throughout a time of my own great personal sadness and grief some years ago and I will never forget the help and kindness he and his beloved wife gave me.
I will remember Bert as will all the member of the FQNR who new him.
The FOQNR would like to send our deepest sympathy to Bert's wife Pauline and the family.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The site of frost on the grass and on branches is well worth the effort but wrap up well.
The FQNR recommend you only use the reserve after dark if you must and it is better to have company.
Remember the reserve is a very quest place at night and that should be considered if entering the reserve.
FQNR member's and members of the NPI are reminded we ask you to be the eyes and ears of the reserve and to inform the authorities if you see any problems.
Friday, October 19, 2012
but someone who knew what they were doing. The one one tree was a beautiful young oak and its leaves was turning in to Autumn colours. It probably took 20 years to grow, provided food and habitat for wildlife. Now it won`t ever reach maturity of a magnificent oak just because of some one who has warped idea of what passes as some kind of entertainment was to cut it down with a chain saw.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The reserve as a whole is so much tideir than it used to be.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Friday, September 14, 2012
RE The West Midlands Health Protection Agency is warning parents that the infection, E.coli O157 can cause serious illness, including vomiting and kidney failure.
The City Council has announced it is increasing hand washing facilities at the Park, which is Birmingham’s largest, but is advising concerned families to consider using other parks and open spaces.
Dr Roger Gajraj said: “The best protection against E.coli is to always wash your hands, especially after contact with animals, after going to the toilet and immediately before eating. I would also advise cyclists and walkers to wash their tyres, footwear and their hands after visiting Sutton Park as an extra precaution."
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Following a number of rumours regarding the Booths Lane development I have been to see for myself with senior officers from Cameron Homes what is happening on site.
The drainage works are well underway and are very impressive. They include a overspill drain from the lake on the Queslett Nature Reserve along with other storm and sewage pipe works.
The road is gradually being laid out and it is hoped to start putting down Tarmac sometime next month. However there still needs to be a lot done to get the road up to standard for example street lamps and pavements. With this in mind it is not yet known when the road will reopen but I have again been assured it will be..
The house builders may start work on site in a couple of months.?
There will be some minor changes in the foot path lay out including extending a path into the reserve with a new gate to be supplies by the developer. Some fencing on the reserve will be removed on a very temporary basis to allow work to proceed more quickly. (it will be put back.) .There is still a lot of work to be done on levelling gradients for landscaping work. There is a lot of care being taken to remove unsuitable soil from the site. There will also be in the region of 100 new trees planted on the site many on the buffer between the reserve and the new development.
The boundary wall Caddick Road side is coming on well and fencing will be put on the top of the wall for added security.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
As part of the Booths Road development agreement the Farm once belonging to William Booth the farmhouse old time forger has been unearthed. The ground plan has been exposed and the footing of the building will be re pointed by experts in the field with original materials.
It is intended the site will be part of an open corridor between the Queslett Nature Reserve and the near by Perry Barr Nature reserve and Turnbury Park.
William Booth (born Hall End Farm Warwickshire, 1776,(sources vary); and was hanged 12 August 1812), one of eight children of a farmer and church warden, John Booth, and his wife Mary, was a farmer and a forger who lived in Oscott Birmingham. He is the subject of the song "Twice Tried, Twice Hung, Twice Buried" by John Raven
On 28 February 1799, Booth signed a 25-year lease for what became known (by 1821 if not earlier as ‘Booth’s Farm’, including a farmhouse and 200 acres of land, part of the near by Perry hall estate.
He was accused of murdering his brother John while revisiting Hall End on 19 February 1808, but was acquitted for lack of evidence.
He converted the top floor of the farmhouse into a workshop where he produced forgeries of coins and banknotes.] He was caught, tried at Stafford Assizes and sentenced to hang. His accomplices were sentenced to transportation to Australia.
Booth's execution was bungled, and he fell through the scaffold's trap door, to the floor. Within two hours, he was hung again and died. He was one of, if not the, last people to be sentenced to death in England for forgery.
He is buried in the churchyard of St Mary’s Church, Handsworth. The inscription on his gravestone reads:
Booth also minted genuine tokens as a cover for his forging activities. Several of his tokens, forgeries and printing plates are in the collection of Birmingham museum
The farmhouse was demolished in 1974, and the farm became a sand and gravel quarry, having given its name to the still-extant Booths Lane and Booths Farm Road. Until the late 1920s, it was occupied by the Foden Family, commemorated in Foden Road.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Friday, September 7, 2012
We had a Parks Ranger in attendance and signed up a number of new members.
Thanks to all those who took part.
Work is needed to improve the entrances to prevent access by motor bikes and the path across the reserve needs work done it to improve it.
Those who read my blog will know this upgrade work is something I have been pushing for years and now with the united help of all the Oscott Councillors and the FQQNR things are looking more promising.
The item will be discussed at the next Oscott Ward Committee October 4th.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Monday, August 6, 2012
Councillor Keith Linnecor following a site visit earlier this year has now with the cooperation of the police had the Transportation department, put a extra barrier put in place at the Randwick grove entrance.
This extra barrier although not impeding those using wheel chairs should help prevent a speedy entrance or exit by those on motor bikes.
It is hoped funding can be found during the next 12 months to give the recreation ground a bit of an upgrade as it is look very tired at the moment despite the care of the FOQNR.
Work is now well under way on the Booths Lane development. Undergrowth is being stripped back and preparation work for the realigning of the road and the layout of the new homes is being carried out. A temporary path has been put in place around the site.
As we are all aware sadly the Councils Planning department has allowed the housing development to go ahead on Booths lane next to the Queslett Nature Reserve. Despite objections from Councillors Keith Linnecor and Barbara Dring, the majority of local residents and the FQNR it was deemed the development should and now work has started on the site.
It is to be hoped that the potential warned of danger of contaminated land and methane gas migration will not be a problem on the development in years to come and the the so called experts have got it right and those who buy new homes on the site will not suffer as a result.
In the mean times FQR are keeping an eye on the work on site to ensure it does not cause problems for visitors or to the wild life on the reserve.
We also appreciate the work Councillor Keith Linnecor (our Chair has done to insist on a wild life corridor which will run at the side of the development and help connect the reserve to Turnbury Park and the Perry Beeches reserve.
There will be litter picking and light pruning activity day at the Queslett Nature Reserve on Saturday 11th August, starting at 11am.
Members and helpers will be meeting at the Ashworth Road entrance. (Please do not park close to the entrance in order to respect local residents)
It is hoped that Park ranger will be in attendance. Tools will be provided (please use with care).
Children are welcome but accompanying adults must take full responsibly for them at all times.
Please come dressed for the weather.
For further details please ring 360 6486
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
A number of leaflets about both organisations were given out to help promote both organisations.
Brenda our secretary did a great job organising a tombola and fund made will go to helping the FOQNR look after the reserve. So thank you and well done Brenda.
Also we would like to thank the organisers of the Kingstanding Fun Day and also every one who helped out on the FOQNR stall.
It was a shame that the weather wasn`t very good with it being very cold and with some drizzle which put a lot of the public off from attending the show. But our stall attracted a lot of interest and hopefully we will have some more new members! I would like to say a special thank you to my partner John Davis who helped on the stall.To vice Chairman Bob Wild who donated some prizes and also for his assistance. Finally, to Chairman Cllr Keith Linnecor and treasurer Brian Brookes for their contribution.
Inspite of the damp and cold it was a very enjoyable exsperience even though it was a bit hectic at times! It was some small reasurrance that with all this rain we have been having that it will at least replenish the lake at the reserve which was getting very low during the dry spell. I hope that the wildlife of the Queslett Nature Reserve appreciate all our efforts!
Secretary The Friends of Queslett Nature Reserve
Thursday, May 17, 2012
There will be all sorts of activities. Face painting, bouncy castles art, a chance to meet the Police and so on.
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve will have stall so why not pop in and see us.
Oscott community leaders lobbying Oscott councillors on behalf of residents
THE OSCOTT RESIDENTS GROUPS are holding the AGM,s on Saturday 26th May at the 610 Community Centre at 10.30am.
The groups involved are.
The Oscott Residents Association
The Oscott Elderly Residents Group
The Oscott Disability Group.
To find out more about these groups pop in to 1 of their Saturday morning sessions at the 610 Community Centre Kingstanding Road at 10.30am.
Oscott Councillor Keith Linnecor often pops in for a chat and to give help and support.
Thursday, May 10, 2012
* You Can meet Brian the NPI senior coordinator most Saturdays at the 610 Community Centre.
The (Oscott) Neighbourhood Police Initiative (NPI) who are community volunteers who work closely with the Police to get distribute crime prevention materials and advice, also work closely with the Feinds of the Queslett Nature Reserve.
Brian Brookes their Senior coordinator and also a member of the FQNR says " we do work well with the FQNR and would ask members to be the eyes and ears of the Police and Ranger Service when they are in the reserve. If you see anything suspicious in the reserve acts of vandalism and so on please contact the Police or Ranger service"
*If you want to know more about the NPI Brian can usually be found as part of the Oscott Residents groups at the 610 Community Centre most Saturday mornings at 10.30am.
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve do their best to monitor the work of the Birmingham Parks department in the reserve and elsewhere in the Oscott Ward and try and work closely with their management team.
Pruning bushes and removing unwanted scrub is vital to the well being of the Queslett nature Reserve. However this work can only be carried out out side the bird breeding and nesting period. Trees and bushes can however be pruned if after careful inspection they have no nests in them.
What ever time of year our volunteers ensure they do their best not to interfere with the reserves wildlife and for the most part work in conjunction with the parks Ranger service.
Secretary and Fund Raiser FOQNR
Monday, April 23, 2012
With the summer hopefully just around the corner the FOQNR would like to remind everyone do not swim in the reserves lake.
This lake's water has not been treated and there may be underwater obstacles. Be safe do not swim or paddle in the lake.
Another busy and creative activity day at the Reserve on Saturday.
led by our hands on Chair members of the FOQNR put up the first of a number of notice boards and directions signs we intend to put up over the nest 12 months.
With the help of Parks Ranger Malcolm we carried out some pruning work as well as litter picking.
The FOQNR Committee also intend to name some of the smaller paths on the site to help those new to the area find their way.
Friday, April 20, 2012
You can help by sending a small donation (to help pay for some more seeds) or by planting butterfly friendly plants in your garden. (see below)
Lets all work to improve the chances of our butterfly's
SOME SUITABLE PLANTS FOR YOUR GARDEN (Please do not plant in the reserve without permission)
The best plants for summer nectar
Buddleia (The butterfly bush)
Perennial Wallflower (Bowles Mauve)
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Friday, April 13, 2012
This is an act of anti social behavior which needs to stop which cost we tax payers money as reports of sitings have to be investigated by Park Rangers and the Environmental Agency for example.
While there is as yet no firm evidence that these Terrapins are damaging the levels of fish number in lakes across Birmingham the situation is being monitored just in case.
The very cold winters which can kill off Terrapins are now quite rare and it also cruel to abandon Terrapins in the Cities lakes and pools where there is also other smaller wild life to consider.
If you do want to get rid of a Terrapin ask the RSPCA for advice.
If you have any comments on this issue please let me no and i will ensure the authorities are made aware of them.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Friday, April 6, 2012
As the FQNR also take in the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground we are shocked that the proposed upgrade of the Aldridge Recreation Ground needed for improved safety and access has been put on hold by the Council.
We know our Chairman Councillor Keith Linnecor and his Colleague Barbara Dring have been trying to sort things out but the Councils decision will mean This will mean not improving the only path across the recreation ground and sorting out the, puddles,mud and the uneven surface. The path is used for example as for a short cut from Shady Lane to the Great Barr Schools/ Leisure Centre or to the young children's play area.
Those who live near the Rec will also have to put up with the noise and the anti social antics from motor bikers motor bikes because simple barriers at some of the entrances will not be sorted out. Someone will get hurt. Shame on those stopping the work being done
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
The FOQNR are appealing to the community to spare a thought when it comes to using water.
If you look at the level of the lake in the Queslett Nature Reserve you will see what 2 years of comparative drought has done. The level lake is well down on what it used to be.
The Water Authorities and the government will if needed tell us when not to use hose pipes but the FQNR ask that you think before using water.
For example why not get a water butt and use the water collected, on your garden.
However in dry spells we would still ask that you put water in your garden birdbath, if you have one.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
There will be an activity day at the Queslett Nature Reserve on Saturday 21st April.
The meeting time and place are The Ashworth Road entrance at 11.30am.
This is an event for those who are interested in the environment and the wild life in Oscott.
As with much of what the FQNR do it is more about a hands on approach than having a moan.
We will be picking litter and carrying out some light pruning work. We hope to have a Parks Ranger with us if anyone has any questions about the wildlife in the reserve.
FQNR members and members of the public are welcome to come and take part.
Do not park to near the entrance or in Linsey Road if possible in consideration to those who live there.
Please come prepared for the weather and in stout shoes* (if the weather looks bad please ring 078 07691511 to confirm meeting is taking place)
Children are welcome but must be under the supervision of an appropriate adult.
Please do not disturb any wild life in the reserve.
When working in the reserve take care of yourself and all those around you.
The only WC in the area is in the Queslett Road ASDA super store. (Why not do a bit of shopping there after the event?)
Team leaders will be, Keith, Bob and Brenda and if available a Park Ranger.
For further details please email Brenda
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Although there has been some rain recently a lot of the reserve is still dry and there is a fire hazard in the making if fires are lit on the reserve for any reason.
We should also remember that the reserve is an old in fill site and gas may still be underground and seeping out.
Park Rangers are now aware some cooking fires have been lit recently and will speak to anyone attempting to cook on the reserve explaining the problems.
Councillor Keith Linnecor
Thursday, February 23, 2012
In many cases these birds have not been abandoned and trying to rescue them can do more harm than good.
If you are however genuinely worried leave the young bird (usually a fledgling) for an hour and on your return you will normally find its parents have dealt with it.
However if you still think the young bird is orphaned please contact your nearest vet or the RSPCA.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
The FOQNR fully endorse our Chair Councillor Keith Linnecor in he's attempts to get the Clean up your dog,s mess campaign going in the area.
The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve welcome dogs on the Queslett Nature Reserve as long as they are kept under control.
But we do ask dog owners to bag their dogs mess and either put it in a bin or take it home.
We would also like to thank the many responsible dog owners who already do this and lead the way by their actions.
It is the Police of the Reserve to where possible only to plant native species. (Plants by and large which are natural to this country or in some cases have been here for over 250 years.
Many none native species of plants can cause a lot of problems to native species and are better not being in the reserve.
If in doubt before planting anything in the reserve please check with the Parks department or the FOQNR.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
Despite it being bitterly cold and trying to snow yesterday (sat) a brave hearty bunch of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve took part in a training session on the reserve with a senior Parks Ranger (James). The session included pruning in safety and tree maintenance work.
It was an interesting session and the Ranger in charge gave an excellent display in the correct method of pruning and an interesting talk on tree maintenance. He also went through basic pruning tool use and safety before testing those present.
WITH REGARDS TO SAFETY SOME OF THE KEY MESSAGES WERE ALWAYS ENSURE YOU WORK SAFELY, REMEMBER TO BE CAREFUL OF THOSE AROUND YOU AND TREAT ANY TOOLS YOU USE WITH RESPECT.
We all found it very worth while despite the cold. Thanks also to Kharlid Mahmood MP for popping along to the start of the session.
The FOQNR hope to hold more such sessions hopefully in better weather conditions latter in the year.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Vice Chair Bob Wild and FQNR Secretary Brenda are busy again filling in forms left right and Centre applying for funding to help improve the Queslett Nature Reserve. Apart from the Oscott Ward Committee there is very little support forth coming in these hard pressed times.
The time consuming bureaucracy involved just has to be seen to believed.
We know times are hard but If you would like to donate a little something or have any ideas who the FQNR may approach for funding please email Brenda on email@example.com
Please note membership of the FOQNR remains free and the committee are all volunteers.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Brian Brooks in he's joint role as senior NPI Coordinator and member of the FOQNR helps keeps the Police informed of problems in the reserve.
The FOQNR are closely linked with volunteer Community Crime prevention Groups, and in Particular with the Oscott Neighbourhood Police Initiative.
Working with groups like the NPI helps ensure that problems like anti social behavior which may occasionally happen in the reserve get report to the Police and Ranger Services. The NPI has a member on the FOQNR committee to help cement and promote this link.
The NPI like the FOQNR actively promotes the idea that members of the public can help prevent problems on the reserve by being the eyes and ears of the authorities and reporting any acts of anti social behavior or vandalism.
The reserve is a large one and the Police and Rangers can not be everywhere and on there all the time, the more of using it and keeping a eye on it the better.
Thursday, January 26, 2012
As members of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve will be aware the FOQNR is not just about the reserve. We also look after the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground for example.
The FOQNR also takes an interest in other Environmental issues in the Oscott area.
For example some of use take part in small grot spot litter picks across the Oscott Ward as part of Councillor Keith Linnecor,s (the Chair of the FQNR) Grot squad team.
There are only limited things we can do as volunteers but I like to think it all helps.