Working to protect and enhance the Lickey Hills and their environs
We are delighted to announce that Dave has been shortlisted for the Employee of the Year as part of the Birmingham City Council’s ‘Chamberlain Awards’. Many of you know Dave but you may not realise how much work and effort he puts in behind the scenes to promote play across the city, to forward the work of the Northfield Ranger Hub and to support the wider community across Northfield district.
Since the city’s Play Service closed, Dave has been a constant voice and advocate for play within the city and for play in parks. Dave sits on and attends the West Midlands Play forum as a representative of
Birmingham City Council. This group was set up to make sure that play stayed on the city’s agenda and Dave has made sure that this has happened.
For the last 3 years, Dave has organised and run National Play Day. This year nearly 500 children turned up at the Lickeys to take part in a range of outdoor activities, Dave didn’t just organise the event, he ran some of the activities and all of this was achieved with no budget.
Given the challenges the Parks Department faces, Dave is always proactive, looking at ways to support the community and the wide range of events that take place. Many people assume that Dave is a “Ranger”, but as a Ranger Warden, most of the work that he does is way beyond what is expected of him. Dave constantly puts the work of the Northfield Hub, the Ranger Service and the local community first which is why we feel that he richly deserves the Employee of the Year Award.
Voting has now ended but we congratulate Dave on his nomination and we wish him every success.
It is with great disappointment that we report that Adam left the Ranger team at the beginning of October. Adam has been a Ranger on the Lickeys for six years and we thank him for all of his hard work and support during that time. One of Adam's many strengths has been the work that he has done with volunteers - both individuals and groups that work in the Country Park. He has led with enthusiasm and tremendous knowledge, inspiring those around him.
Adam played an active part in researching and developing the 'Great Walks' booklet and he has instigated many successful projects over the years.
Adam has secured a new post in Solihull and we wish him well and hope that he will enjoy his work and the challenges that lie ahead.
Work on the roof has now been completed and it has proved to be extremely worthwhile. On Tuesday May 12th, the roof was jet washed and we were amazed with the quality of the timbers revealed, some of which had been hidden away for many years under algae and moss. Click here to read more...
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