Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 19 April 2018
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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.

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22 Jan 18

According to the Centre for Ecology Hydrology , affected by the mixed weather in December last year, the volume of water storage in most parts of the UK increased in varying degrees.

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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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…

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Wednesday 29th November 

29 Nov 17

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

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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.

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.

Plane crash near Rugeley 

28 Aug 17

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

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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.