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Birmingham’s “National Nature Reserve” shame

This post reveals two things. That Birmingham City Council do not care about wildlife in its parks, which I knew already, and that angling in this area is uncontrolled and results in the death of wildlife, which I also know … Continue reading

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Free fishing- no catch for Sandwell council

  Three years ago, this blog revealed that Sandwell council were making virtually nothing from fishing on its pools.  Despite stating on its website that certain pools could be fished, and that there were various charges for doing so, an … Continue reading

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#Lockdown litter leaders- Wolverhampton- “out of darkness cometh light”

  As part of our lockdown litter campaign, we wrote to the four leaders of the Black country local authorities. The letter can be read here. I am very pleased to report a very positive response from Councillor Ian Brookfield … Continue reading

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Sandwell’s troubled waters

  It’s unfortunate that this borough has a political situation at present which rivals its many toxic swamps. In the chaos of the single infighting group and their childish squabbles, who are split into two bitter warring camps, this means … Continue reading

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Lockdown litter leaders?

  As part of the #lockdownlitter campaign to raise awareness concerning the damage caused to wildlife by lost and discarded litter associated with this activity, we wrote to the leaders of the four Black country Local authorities, Dudley- councillor Patrick … Continue reading

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New Lockdown Litter leaflet

  This month we have been raising issues relating to angling litter and the problems that it causes every year for wildfowl and rescuers. The leaflet below is a collaboration between Swanwatch and Scared Animal Wildlife Rescue, and shows some … Continue reading

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Lockdown litter

  I have seen some articles early on in the Covid  shenanigans which spoke of how animals were “reclaiming streets” and how the so called “lockdown” would benefit nature. These people must live in cloud cuckoo land, and I have … Continue reading

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Brookvale park and botulism- a summary PDF

I have produced a bit of lighter reading for those who do want to follow the long forensic previous post about this situation. Relevant evidential links are supplied within the document for clarity. Brookvale Park and botulism Please note the … Continue reading

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“There’s nothing meaningful to be done”- Birmingham’s troubled parks- an investigation

Though I have frequently had run ins with Sandwell MBC regards birds in parks,  Birmingham City Council- the largest of local authorities has a very dubious track record on wildfowl and their welfare in its own. I have previously outlined … Continue reading

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Springtime for Sandwell’s birds?

After handing in a petition to Sandwell council concerning the dire situation at Smethwick Hall Park and the associated related deaths at Victoria park and West Smethwick Park, the response was awaited in the form of an officer report. We … Continue reading

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