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‘Cage’ Park Reconstruction

Jamie reports on the unnamed park on Albert road, known by some as cage park: ‘The park has recently begun being rebuilt, with trim trail equipment and a new gravel path. I went past there recently to see what it looked like, and how the construction was going. It seems to be almost complete, with just […]

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Long Park Corridor Reports Swan Corner

Noticeboard planted

Working on Swan Corner’s been great to get to know neighbours.  You get to see people, chat, see the problems, why people get so upset about the traffic and the parking. Now that work has started on planting, positioned a noticeboard, begun filming, photoing, documenting the area and the problems, talking to more people, it […]

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Long Park Corridor Reports Swan Corner

Watch this space: Swan Corner

Sticking a spade into a grassy patch near a roundabout for the first time felt a little naughty.  I had a feeling a van would turn up at any minute and take me away.  Passers by were all encouraging of any attempt to make things better.  Many of them didn’t believe the willow fedge I […]

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Exploring road space going global

It’s always interesting to see how other people do things.  Here’s an apparently accidental solution to slowing traffic in San Francisco, with the added benefit of tourists slowing  traffic in much faster adjacent roads to get their photo taken.  This road is now marked in tourist guides including lonely planet we were using, promoted as […]

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Organise for playing out

It was a rainy day, but didn’t dampen resolve on Kings Heath Square to close more streets next year and open them for play. We were well supported by Parks for Play and Hall Green Arts, providing a range of creative activities, and two previous street coordinators were there to answer questions over a cuppa […]

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Gnome from Home; Howie’s mission

Howie is an ordinary Gnome on an extraordinary mission – to save the planet,  one gnome at a time. See if you can spot special agent Howie at Lifford Lane in this video: You may also be spotting him along Birmingham’s newest park in Kings Heath, so new it only has a working title, Long […]