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2016 – Happy New Year

Ol’Wilf always gets a little pensive and maudlin at this time of the year – what about you? We’ve often seen so many friends, relatives, workmates, neighbours and celebrities in the obituary columns throughout the year, that it’s easy to … Continue reading

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Where are they now? …

Where are they now? Back in the mid 1980’s … When our service was part of the Leisure Services Department at Wolverhampton City Council – photographs were taken prior to producing a new booklet all about Parks in Wolverhampton.  On the … Continue reading

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Take a walk on the wild side …

Here in Wolverhampton Parks we can often be seen walking as we patrol and inspect the parks, but some people rarely walk anywhere.  Some will make a mad dash from where they’ve parked the car or from the bus stop, … Continue reading

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Not one to burst your bubble, but …

Balloons often bring a smile … to the face of adults as well as children.  Indeed, family birthday parties often seem to ‘lack something’ if balloons aren’t involved, somewhere pinned up to ceilings and sitting room walls; declaring the age … Continue reading

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Sensational Summer Snaps – A competition

Sensational Summer Snaps … a competition Contact information: Parks and Green Spaces, Wolverhampton City Council, Ground Floor, Civic Centre, St Peter’s Square, Wolverhampton  WV1 1SJ By telephone:  01902 551155 By email to:     wilf@wolverhampton.gov.uk About the competition … If you’re … Continue reading

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What a day for a daydream ….

On a beautiful sunny day like today I’d quite like to enjoy the park as others do. When you work in the park all of the time, you can miss the pleasure of just ‘being in the park’.  There’s always … Continue reading

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Killing them softly …

No thanks – we just ate Why we really shouldn’t feed water birds We’re very lucky in Wolverhampton, almost all of our park users understand the reasons why it’s not a good idea to feed the water birds that live … Continue reading

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Dawn chorus comes early to Northycote Farm & Country Park

Northycote Farm & Country Park, Bushbury, Wolverhampton In recent weeks, we have been lucky enough to meet more than 60 different types of bird species, down at Northycote Farm.  There have always been bird feeders in the wildlife gardens, shrubs … Continue reading

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Ding, dong, the bells …

I’m getting married in the morning; ding, dong, the bells are gonna chime … We often get asked if we allow wedding celebrations in Wolverhampton’s parks. The simple answer to this is ‘no’. We’re not licensed to hold wedding ceremonies … Continue reading

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Keep off the grass!

Get off the grass … I was asked recently on Twitter, if I ever tweet ‘Get off the grass’. Now, when I was a lad … way back when, there were signs everywhere and parks weren’t really a place for … Continue reading

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