Working to protect and enhance the Lickey Hills and their environs
Dave Beardsmore – congratulations to Dave who was recently appointed to the Ranger team based in the Country Park. Dave has been a Ranger Warden on the Lickeys for many years and his promotion is richly deserved. Dave is always supportive of the LHS and we look forward to working with him in the months and years ahead.
Vicci Guest – Vicci has been based at the Lickeys for many years and she will be well known to many of our members. Vicci has recently been appointed to a post in Sutton Park which is much closer to her home in the north of the city. We thank Vicci for all of her work on the Lickeys and wish her well in her new post in Sutton.
It is with great sadness that we have to inform you all of the death of Rob Amos. Rob was a hard working member of the LHS committee for many years and along with his wife Peggy, was a great supporter of the Society. Rob was actively involved in the local community in so many ways. He was a leading member of the team responsible for the annual Barnt Green Fireworks display amongst many other interests and activities. Rob will be sorely missed by the many people who have had the privilege of knowing and working with him. Rob was a great man who has contributed so much to the community, especially in the Lickey, Barnt Green areas and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are at this time with Rob’s wife Peggy, his family and his many friends.
Congratulations to Vicci, a member of the Ranger Team in the Country Park who married Dave Guest on December 28th. We wish Vicci and Dave a long and happy life together.
As mentioned in the last Newsletter, congratulations to Ranger Dave Beardsmore on being shortlisted for the Employee of the Year as part of the Birmingham City Council’s ‘Chamberlain Awards’. The awards ceremony was held just before Christmas in the Great Hall of Birmingham University. Although Dave did not win, he should be very proud that his nomination was shortlisted.
Congratulations to Darren Share, Head of Parks at Birmingham City Council who was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List. Darren grew up in Lickey and Cofton Hackett and went to Waseley Hills High School. His love of parks came from exploring the Lickeys and Cofton Park as a child. Darren has worked for the council for 30 years, starting as an apprentice. As well as being responsible for all the green spaces across the city and a 300-strong parks team, Darren has also headed up Birmingham’s Chelsea Flower Show exhibits and the Britain in Bloom entries, gaining success in both.
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