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Injured man’s DESPAIR at battle over dam access at Chasewater Reservoir 

18 Jan 18

Carl Downs has gone public after a string of legal letters threatened court action over Pool Lane…


Blog feature
Wednesday 10th January 

10 Jan 18

Shustoke Reservoir I made my first visit of the year to the Reservoir and like yesterday I had the place to myself.


Blog feature
2017 A year to forget 

4 Jan 18

Now that 2017 is finished and behind us, I can reflect on what was a very poor year for Shustoke Reservoir.


Blog feature
December 

29 Dec 17

Shustoke Reservoir has been very quiet, during the snow there was an increase in wildfowl but they soon dispersed when the weather improved.


Blog feature
Hawfinches mainly 

7 Dec 17

Thursday 7th December 2017 The main focus of the past 2 weeks has been the continuing search for local Hawfinches with mixed success.


Rugby
Father of teenager Sami Hussain who died after falling into Edgbaston Reservoir warns of water dangers 

2 Dec 17

A jury at Birmingham Coroners Court gave a verdict of accidental death and after careful consideration decided that safety signs at the Reservoir beach were adequate…


Blog feature
Wednesday 29th November 

29 Nov 17

After seeing a Richards Pipit at Hartshill Quarry on Sunday I have been rather busy.


Blog feature
Event #292 – 23 September 2017 

29 Sep 17

Reservoir volunteers! This week’s Hi-viz heroes: If you can help us out by volunteering in future weeks, please get in touch.


News
Plane crash-lands in Staffordshire field 

28 Aug 17

A MAN has been hospitalised this morning after the light aircraft he was flying, came down near Abbots Bromley.


News
Plane crash near Rugeley 

28 Aug 17

A PLANE has crashed near to Rugeley and Abbots Bromley, north of Lichfield, police have confirmed.


Local news
Police appeal after teenager victim to daylight sexual assault in Great Park, Rubery 

19 Aug 17

West Midlands Police are investigating after a teenage girl was sexually assaulted in broad daylight on a Saturday afternoon in the Great Park area of Rubery last month.


News
Teenage boy dies after swim in Edgbaston Reservoir 

18 Aug 17

The 13-year-old was rescued from the water but could not be revived, fire crews say.


Rugby
Tragedy as schoolboy, 13, drowns after swimming in Edgbaston Reservoir 

18 Aug 17

Boy died despite the heroic efforts of members of the public who pulled him from the water…


Rugby
Fun places to feed the ducks in Birmingham 

18 Aug 17

The prettiest lakes, rivers and reservoirs from Cannon Hill Park to Edgbaston Reservoir…


Blog feature
Thursday 27th July 

27 Jul 17

Have been over the Reservoir a few times since my return from holiday, but it has generally been quiet.


FixMyStreet
Potholes all along the road, 25th July 

25 Jul 17

Reservoir Road is full of potholes from beginning to end Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 67 Reservoir Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet…


Blog comment
2017 Chasewater Grand Prix – this weekend! 

15 Jul 17

This Saturday and Sunday (15th and 16th July 2017) will be quite a special weekend for the local powerboat community as Chasewater hosts the PowerBoatGP 2017 Chasewater Grand Prix at our favourite reservoir and country park.


News
Children taught how to swim in open water in Birmingham 

13 Jul 17

Hundreds of schoolchildren are having a go at outdoor swimming this week in Aston Reservoir…


Blog feature
Wednesday 13th July 

13 Jul 17

It would appear that the parking charges at Shustoke Reservoir has had an effect of reducing the number of visitors, certainly visitors using the car park.


Blog music
MEME DETROIT > HOW SHE RUNS 

7 Jul 17

Midlands artist MeMe Detroit releases new single; ‘How She Runs’ on July 28th via own label SoulRock Central Records.


FixMyStreet
Guardrail loose/damaged, 27th June 

27 Jun 17

Guardrail is sticking out towards carriageway.


News
Brave cops in Shustoke Reservoir rescue 

26 Jun 17

Two police officers have been praised for their bravery after they jumped into a reservoir in the early hours of the morning to save the life of a woman in distress.


Local news
Stay safe this Bank Holiday weekend 

28 May 17

Severn Trent, Birmingham City Council and the Canal and River Trust are all reminding people to keep out of the water this bank holiday weekend.


Local news
Stay safe this Bank Holiday weekend 

28 May 17

Severn Trent, Birmingham City Council and the Canal and River Trust are all reminding people to keep out of the water this bank holiday weekend.


News
Lichfield anglers line up 10th cancer charity fly fishing event… 

25 May 17

BIG hearted anglers are getting ready to hook in more money to fight cancer with their tenth charity fly fishing event.