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FixMyStreet
Rubbish bags left, 22nd May 

22 May 18

Black rubbish bags which have been left on bridge over canal, been there several weeks and contents now strewn across pavement.


Rugby
Cyclists warned over ‘bandit country’ canal tow path after masked gang terror 

22 May 18

‘Is there not one part of Birmingham that’s safe any more’: Comments after shocking footage from biker’s GoPro emerged…


Rugby
Watch: Cyclist confronted by masked gang brandishing weapons in daylight terror 

22 May 18

Father-of-one issues warning to Tyseley residents after canal tow path incident…


News
Investigation launched after woman’s body discovered in Solihull canal 

21 May 18

THE BODY of a woman has been discovered in the Stratford Canal on Saturday (May 19).


Blog comment
Narrowboat convoy heading through Brownhills and Walsall Wood today! 

20 May 18

Hi folks – it’s a lovely day today (Sunday 20th May 2018) and Brownhills is set to see the passage of a large number of narrowboats on the Birmingham Canal Navigations 2018 cruise.


News
Police probe after woman’s body discovered in Solihull canal 

19 May 18

Woman’s body found in Stratford Canal, off Solihull Lodge High Street…


News
Volunteers from Lichfield Canal trust to recreate Gallows Wharf for Britain in Bloom competition 

15 May 18

Lichfield’s canal trust has launched a project to recreate the city’s historic Gallows Wharf, incorporating planting areas in a Garden of Reflection.


News
The many ways you can make the most of the sunshine here in the city. 

15 May 18

The sunshine can do wonders for us.


Blog
May 14th – A lovely lunchtime ride into Walsall from work, and I… 

15 May 18

May 14th – A lovely lunchtime ride into Walsall from work, and I took the canal.


FixMyStreet
Graffiti again, 14th May 

14 May 18

Graffiti has been reported and removed in the past along the canal walls and James brindley walk.


Blog
May 12th – Another dull day and one on which I wasn’t feeling so… 

13 May 18

May 12th – Another dull day and one on which I wasn’t feeling so well, so just a short circuit of Brownhills for a couple of errands.


Blog
May 11th – A dull day without much to commend it, and a rather… 

13 May 18

May 11th – A dull day without much to commend it, and a rather nagging wind.


Blog
May 10th – Ever get the feeling you’re being watched?Returning… 

12 May 18

May 10th – Ever get the feeling you’re being watched? Returning after work to Brownhills down a sunny, limpid canal, I felt a wee bit like I wasn’t alone.


Blog
May 8th – Without my camera which I stupidly left behind, grotty… 

11 May 18

May 8th – Without my camera which I stupidly left behind, grotty phone photos of a bait of embankment bolstering by the Canal and River Trust in Aldridge at Stubbers Green between the factory units on Brickyard Road that back on to the canal, and …


Blog
May 8th – A first for the year: pottering back from an errand in… 

11 May 18

May 8th – A first for the year: pottering back from an errand in Aldridge the first marble oak wasp galls are appearing on the oaks along the canal towpaths.


Blog feature
May 6th – Another fine, hot day, another long ride – this time a… 

11 May 18

May 6th – Another fine, hot day, another long ride – this time a 55 miler out via Hints and the canal through Tamworth to Orton on the Hill, Austrey and Honey Hill.


Blog comment
Anything but idle: A great canal story performed free this evening and next Saturday 

9 May 18

There’s a free touring theatre show happening this evening and again in the coming week in our area and it’s rather fascinating, as the touring part of it is based on a canal boat and the theatre production being staged tells the story of women …


Blog
May 3rd – On the way to work on a sunny morning, the canal in… 

3 May 18

May 3rd – On the way to work on a sunny morning, the canal in central Walsall was beautiful.


Blog
May 2nd – A dreadful, rain-sodden and intemperate morning… 

3 May 18

May 2nd – A dreadful, rain-sodden and intemperate morning commute – possibly my worst ever set me up for a lousy day.


Blog comment
Anything but idle: A great canal story performed free this evening and in the coming days 

2 May 18

There’s a free touring theatre show happening this evening and again in the coming week in our area and it’s rather fascinating, as the touring part of it is based on a canal boat and the theatre production being staged tells the story of women …


FixMyStreet
High Street Solihull Lodge – Graffti On Wall And Cable Box., 1st May 

1 May 18

Further down High Street Solihull Lodge there is graffiti by the bus stop next to the bridge above the canal, on a brown fence and just further on from here there is 2 green cable boxes close to the island by Aquaduct Road mini island there…


FixMyStreet
Canal brindley place, 1st May 

1 May 18

The canal is disgusting.


FixMyStreet
Bridge wall and road surface damaged and eroding., 1st May 

1 May 18

The bridge over the canal next to the old pump house is is need of some repair.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 29th April 

29 Apr 18

Items dumped near canal bridge on swan lane/swancroft road.


Local news
Canal Clean Up Continues 

25 Apr 18

Canals River Trust  sent their litter-picking boat along our patch on Wednesday.