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Love our parks

Love our parks is an initiative launched in Birmingham that is rolling out across the UK as a way of bringing people across the UK together in a shared passion for their parks.  

What we found out

What difference has it made

Passions

People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals, Green open spaces
Squares and public spaces

Project dates

01 Jun 2020 - On-going

Contact (for more details)

Admin FreeTimePays

0121 410 5520
Admin@ FreeTimePays.com

13 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Swanshurst Park (June 2020)

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Swanshurst Park (June 2020). After days of rain on and off, a warm dry spell. So some time for an afternoon walk around here again, and the nature reserve part for the second time.

No thanks we just ate. People please stop feeding the birds!

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12 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Mill Lodge Park (April 2017)

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Mill Lodge Park (April 2017). In Solihull on Aqueduct Road and Green Lane near Shirley. Also called Colebrook Recreation Ground. The River Cole flows through this park on the western side. There is also the Aqueduct Road Meadow Local Wildlife Site to the north.

The Dumping of Waste

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10 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Shirley Park (June 2020)

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Shirley Park (June 2020). An Sunday early evening walk in Shirley. Found a hidden woodland walk and a daisy field in the former putting green.

Bin - If the bin is full, take your litter home. Think first!

 

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04 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Chinn Brook Meadows, Shire Country Park (April 2020)

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Chinn Brook Meadows, Shire Country Park (April 2020). It is a 34 Acre site bounded by Yardley Wood Road to the west, Chinn Brook Road to the north, Highfield Road to the east and Glastonbury Road to the south. Renamed from Chinn Brook Recreation Ground in 2010. Chinn Brook flows through.

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04 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Chinn Brook Nature Reserve (April 2020)

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Chinn Brook Nature Reserve (April 2020). In the Shire Country Park. It's a 17 acre site bounded by the Stratford-on-Avon Canal to the south. Warstock Lane to the west and Yardley Wood Road to the east. To the north is two streams, the Chinn Brook and Haunch Brook.

Lockdown walk.

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04 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Chinn Brook Nature Reserve (April 2020)

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Chinn Brook Nature Reserve (April 2020). In the Shire Country Park. It's a 17 acre site bounded by the Stratford-on-Avon Canal to the south. Warstock Lane to the west and Yardley Wood Road to the east. To the north is two streams, the Chinn Brook and Haunch Brook.

Lockdown walk.

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01 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Deb on BBC Midlands Today, 31/05/2020

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Deb on BBC Midlands Today, 31/05/2020. Late news. Screenshots from BBC Midlands Today late news on BBC iPlayer (it will disappear after a day).

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01 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Deb on BBC Midlands Today, 31/05/2020

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Deb on BBC Midlands Today, 31/05/2020. Late news. Screenshots from BBC Midlands Today late news on BBC iPlayer (it will disappear after a day).

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01 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown

Deb on BBC Midlands Today, 31/05/2020

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Deb on BBC Midlands Today, 31/05/2020. Late news. Screenshots from BBC Midlands Today late news on BBC iPlayer (it will disappear after a day).

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020)

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Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020). Observed on 27/05/2020.

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020)

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Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020). Observed on 27/05/2020.

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020)

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Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020). Observed on 27/05/2020.

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020)

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Flytipping in the Scribers Lane SINC (May 2020). Observed on 27/05/2020.

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

No Dumping in the Burbury Brickworks (May 2020)

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No Dumping sign in the Burbury Brickworks (May 2020). 14th May 2020. This rubbish, takeaway packets etc attracted hungry crows looking for food.

Your City Your Birmingham, Safer, Cleaner, Greener - unfortunately some people ignore these signs and dump their rubbish anyway.

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Rubbish in the Burbury Brickworks (May 2020)

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Rubbish in the Burbury Brickworks (May 2020). 14th May 2020. This rubbish, takeaway packets etc attracted hungry crows looking for food.

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31 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Trolley dumped in the Blackberry Way (May 2020)

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Trolley dumped in the Blackberry Way (May 2020). Seen on the 14th May 2020. Please don't dump rubbish in the Shire Country Park. Lots of rubbish in the Blackberry Way and Burbury Brickworks.

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23 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Highbury Park (May 2020)

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Highbury Park (May 2020). First time back here during lockdown. Nice weather, grass long. Ducks in the pond. Also went round the back of Highbury Hall.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Blackberry Way in the Shire Country Park (May 2020)

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Blackberry Way in the Shire Country Park (May 2020). From the Stratford Road at the Hall Green / Sparkhill border (Springfield) to Formans Road (Burbury Brickworks is next). Lockdown daily walk. Named as locals could pick blackberries down here. Formerly known as Fulford.

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22 May 2020 - Elliott Brown

Burbury Brickworks Nature Reserve (May 2020)

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Burbury Brickworks Nature Reserve (May 2020). The Shire Country Park. From Formans Road in Sparkhill and went as far as the Cole Valley Business Park before heading along another path back to Formans Road. A lockdown walk along the River Cole. Site of former brickmaking factory closed 1960s.

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