Saturday, 10 March 2012

Earlswood Country Park proposal

The number of people who contacted British Waterways about Terry's Pool last year clearly showed that many care about the lakes, which is good to know. I hope users of the lakes and woods will be similarly compelled to comment on the proposed Country Park, the consultation period for which ends on the 30th of this month at 5pm. Stratford District Council have asked:

"Should the potential for providing a Country Park based on Earlswood Lakes be pursued and, if so, what issues need to be addressed?"

Click on this page for details on how to comment on this question. The simplest way would be to send this document to
Alternatively, you can leave a comment or email me, and I'll pass it on to the Tanworth-in-Arden Parish Council, who are involved in responding to the consultation process.

I am still of two minds on this proposal.


P.S. no further sign of the Firecrest since the initial sighting.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

March 8th 2012

Firecrest seen briefly in holly in Big Clowes Wood (section west of railway), at southwest side of wood along main path. Look for cows in adjacent field to find area where bird was seen. After 10-15 seconds it went into holly thicket and couldn't be relocated in about an hour's search.
Yesterday, a female Stonechat was seen on brook fenceposts along Springbrook Lane.
M.P. Griffiths