Calling all volunteers to help us clear some ground and sow some seeds to create a Bee World ready to bloom in the Spring! Bring a spade, shovel or fork, and a picnic too, for a lovely afternoon socialising and doing your bit for the bees. We’d love to see you there!
We have a prominent position in King George VI Park, Kingswinford, kindly donated by Dudley MBC. There is plenty of parking at the Park Lane entrance by the bowling green. Walk towards the lake and you’ll find us!
Date: Sunday 27th April – 10.15 for 10.30am
Place: Forge Lane, Dudley Road, Halesowen (map)
Directions: Place: Halesowen. Just off the roundabout at the bottom of Mucklow Hill, take the Dudley/Russell’s Hall exit. Almost immediately on the left is a row of cottages (B63 3LS). The river is down a small passage to the left of them. Park at Chemix on the right.
Please Bring: Wellies (for getting into the river) or stout boots and gloves advisable and rubbish bags useful. We can provide some equipment.
Venues still to be decided.
Sunday 18th May
Sunday 29th June
I had a talk with Julia Morris of the Environment Agency this week and she emphasised how important it is for people to report pollution, smelly or discoloured outfalls, etc to the emergency number of the Environment Agency
She described how one report caught several misconnections from new houses which were polluting the river.
Rod has finished working on the boat and she is now stored behind Wayne’s garage. She will be named Little Stour Warrior. We are now planning her official launch and naming and when this will take place. Hopefully we will be able to make a good event out of this.
Photo competition and next year’s calendar
Laurie has very kindly designed and had printed A4 and A3 posters for the competition if you are able to distribute any of these to others who would reliably get them put up in churches, community spaces, shops, schools, colleges and any other useful space please let Rosanne know.
I will bring some to the next event, but would appreciate addresses to send them to if you won’t be coming and could help with this. I can also send it by email if you could print it yourself. Many thanks that would really be a very great help.
Stourbridge Lions Plant Sale
A request from Rob Owen of Stourbridge Lions (who donated our sturdy wheelbarrows). Please check out www.lions-plant-sales.info Lions are running a deliver to your door plant sale on Saturday 17th May
(last orders 10th May).
Money raised goes to free prostrate screening. This is a simple blood test at Thursday 1st May 2014 at Stourbridge Institute & Social Club starting at 7pm
“The lives of many men have been saved by this simple test”
Stourbridge and Dudley households are closer to having kerbside collections to recycle plastic bottles and cardboard.
Dudley Council has branded a Plastic and Cardboard Recycling trial in Wordsley, Pedmore and Kingswinford a “success” and have decided to apply for Government funding to roll out the kerbside collections.
Over 200 streets were included in the recycling pilot scheme across including Hagley Road, Pedmore Lane, Kingswood Road and Westminster Road.
Residents were given a blue bag for paper and cardboard, a green one for plastic bottles along with food and drink cans and black boxes are used for glass bottles and jars.
From a fuel-efficiency perspective, bicycling is unrivaled: A bicyclist gets 2,500 miles per gallon based on the extra kilocalories of food required for pedaling, essentially eliminating greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants and requiring a fraction of the land to be converted to roads and parking spaces. Ride On!