Working to protect and enhance the Lickey Hills and their environs
A team from Eversheds Sutherland joined the Tuesday Habitat Heroes volunteers to do some heathland clearance work. They were able to utilise the Tree Poppers that their company donated most of the funds for. The Tree Poppers are proving to be invaluable tools, making light work of an otherwise back breaking and laborious task.
We would like, once again, to extend our thanks to Eversheds Sutherland for their generous donation and now to also thank their hardworking team for their clearance efforts.
Former Poet Laureate of Birmingham, Giovanni Esposito (aka Spoz) and The Lickey Hills Society, are teaming up to publish a collection of poetry and prose, all about their (and everyoneâ€™s!) beloved Lickey Hills ... and we want you to be part of it!
You may have a short story, a poem or a piece of prose you want to submit and share. You may have lived around The Lickey Hills for years, lived around the Lickeys then moved away, or just popped by for a day trip, or a round of golf, everyone of all ages are welcome to send in their work.
It is free to enter and entries can be up to a maximum of 400 words. They should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped into the Rangers at the Lickey Hills Visitor Centre. You may like to submit a picture or photograph to go with your writing too!
The deadline for submissions is Friday 3rd July 2020.
Lickey Hills Society Committee members met Tim Shields and Liam Parkes from the Black Country Living Museum to discuss the Rednal tram tracks. They were impressed with the overall condition of the tracks and recommended keeping the site well drained. So we will investigate installing a soakaway and we will also, need to have a twice yearly work party to keep the tracks clear. Our thanks to Tim and Liam for their advice. Members may remember that we have a grant from the Midland Adult Education Union, part of which we will use for an information board about the history of trams to the Lickeys. Information and photographs for this board, or volunteers to help with the work parties are always welcome.
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