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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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Wet weather gardeners – 10 things to do when it rains …

We knew the rain was coming today and yet still it seems to have taken many people by surprise.  Indeed driving into the office today, there were still people in shorts and tee-shirts soaked to the skin! If you love … Continue reading

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Dog and chips …

Not another story about animals and food?  No, more a question really … The Environment Secretary (Owen Paterson) has announced that all dogs in England must be micro-chipped, by law, from 6 April 2016. Obviously, us ‘Parkies’ love nothing better … 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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East Park Tree Planting

Saturday, 24 November 2012 To celebrate National Tree Week 2012 (24 November – 2 December), we held a tree planting event for our park users in East Park, where we planted 18 trees. Those who took part were given the … 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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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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