Monday, August 6, 2012


The Aldridge Road Recreation Ground has for years had problems with motor bike users entering the site and casing distress to those using the recreation ground.
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


After years of poor rain fall the level of the Queslett lake in the reserve had fallen dramatically. Now thanks to a particularly wet summer it has reached its old level.
This will be a major benefit for the wild life in the reserve.