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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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Rachel’s Top 10 Winter Wildlife Tips

  How to help your garden birds survive through the winter 1.       Provide plenty of nutritious and fatty foods – In the winter, birds need more high energy foods because they burn more calories to keep themselves warm.  Recommended food … 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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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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Daffodils bring the Spring

Daffodils bring the Spring (Poem (c) Linda Burns) We all love the daffodils,  We place upon our window sills.  We like how their pretty faces,  Brighten up our living spaces.  Is it Spring or Winter still?  Look upon the nearby … Continue reading

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Wednesfield War Memorial

All the team here in Parks and Green Spaces, Wolverhampton were saddened back in May of this year, when thieves made away with the bronze memorial plaques on the Wednesfield War Memorial. We were alerted to its theft by a gentleman … 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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Green Flag 2011

Green Flag Awards 2011 A lot of work goes into preparing for Green Flag submissions for our parks. We’ve been lucky in Wolverhampton, that we’ve again been successful, and are among a record number of parks and green spaces receiving Green … 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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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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