Staffordshire news and blogs Tuesday 17 July 2018
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Edgbaston Reservoir drying out in heatwave – but the dangers are clear to see 

11 Jul 18

Safety warnings for those visiting a popular water feature like Edgbaston Reservoir…

Hosepipe ban fears as Birmingham bakes in 28C heat on hottest day of year! 

8 Jul 18

Reservoirs running dry and fish dying as heatwave set to continue into next week…

Swim safely this Summer 

6 Jul 18

PEOPLE in Staffordshire are being urged not to cool off in potentially dangerous lakes, reservoirs and quarries, as the Met Office issues a Level 3 heatwave alert for the weekend.

Severn Trent is supplying an extra 300 million litres of water but demand is still going up in the hot weather. 

29 Jun 18

With the region still basking in the hottest June for 40 years, demand for water has increased massively and, while Severn Trent has ramped up production at its treatment works, it still needs its customers to consider how they’re using water.

Free festival with street food and dragon boat racing returns to Birmingham 

26 Jun 18

10th National Nowka Bais will be held at Edgbaston Reservoir on Sunday, July 29…

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Get some Iron, man – annual triathlon hits Chasewater and South Staffordshire this Sunday 

7 Jun 18

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that this Sunday (June 10th 2018), the fourth Staffordshire Ironman 70.3 Triathlon will be staged, with a 1.2 mile early morning swim in Chasewater being amongst the highlights IRONMAN 70.3 …

Multiple unavoidable potholes, 27th May 

27 May 18

Reservoir road is full of potholes which have become considerably worse over the past year.

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Friday 27th April 

26 May 18

Not working today, so Joy and I though the Reservoir would be quiet due to the heavy rain that was falling.

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Paddle with Pride: Two days of activity on the water in July 

25 May 18

Get active outside with two days on the water this July! Enjoy the summer weather, develop a skill and meet new people with these free sessions at Edgbaston Reservoir as part of Activate’s Final Fabulous Summer of Sport.

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Get Cycling with Reservoir Rides in June 

17 May 18

Free, fun cycling introductory sessions this summer.

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Wednesday 25th April 

25 Apr 18

I has been apparent to me and everyone who listens to my rants that Shustoke Reservoir is a shadow of its former self.

36 of the best parks in Birmingham 

20 Apr 18

Top green spaces in Birmingham from Cannon Hill Park to Sutton Park and Edgbaston Reservoir…

Massive pothole, 15th April 

15 Apr 18

There is a really big dangerous pothole at this location on reservoir road there are a lot of others on this road too Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 56 Reservoir Road, Erdington Report on …

Tarmac exposed, 15th April 

15 Apr 18

Tarmac exposed at large pothole at this location Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 101 Reservoir Road, Erdington Report on FixMyStreet…

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April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her… 

15 Apr 18

April 14th – Spring came today properly, and brought with her warm sun and the general population out enjoying itself in what seems like the first temperate weather since last year… Interested to note as I rode out through Chasewater on a bike ride…

Birmingham’s ‘worst pothole-hit road which has not been repaired for two years’ 

9 Apr 18

Residents say Reservoir Road in Selly Oak is one of Birmingham’s most cracked and potholed…

Pothole, 7th April 

7 Apr 18

Several potholes all along the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 60 Reservoir Road, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…

Cars parked next to reservoir playing loud music, 15th March 

15 Mar 18

Cars parked by reservoir playing load music Making it horrible for others parked and residents near by Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 27 Daisy Road, Edgbaston Report on FixMyStreet…

March 8th – Passing again from Shenstone in daylight, I stopped… 

12 Mar 18

March 8th – Passing again from Shenstone in daylight, I stopped to take in The Little Holms, the western end of Shenstone’s Lammas Land, a public space that runs along the whole upper side of the village from rear the pumping station to the …

ROWactive & KAYAKactive, 14 Mar 2018 

7 Mar 18

14 Mar 2018 – Workshop at Edgbaston Reservoir (suitable for under 18s) These sessions are open access sessions that welcome all levels from novice to intermediate.

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Sunday 4th March 

5 Mar 18

Having returned to work at the end of January I have had little or no time to go birding, that coupled with the bad weather has kept my birding to a minimum.

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Reservoir Birds. 

23 Feb 18

Monday 19th February 2018 Blogs are rather more irregular than I would like but I’ll try to catch up with the more interesting bits but not necessarily in the right order.

Wetlands project opens up East London ‘open-air lung’ 

6 Feb 18

An £8.7m visitor centre to open up access to one of the East End’s ‘open-air lungs’ has been completed at a strategic 500-acre Thames Water site.

Watch: Moment police swooped on city street after reports of gun shots 

29 Jan 18

Officers were called to Reservoir Road, Erdington, at around 6pm on Sunday and taped off area…

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Horned Lark – Staines 

28 Jan 18

Sunday 28th January 2018 Couple of shots of the Horned Lark at its winter Residence at Staines Reservoirs.