We had a lot of fun planting apple trees this spring. Woodcraft Folk, Swan Corner Community and Billesley Lane Allotments are working together to look after five new trees this year, kindly donated by Thatchers Cider. Now it’s time to care for and enjoy them. It may be a while before we will be able […]
Alice T from Active Streets writes: With Birmingham being one of the greenest cities in the U.K, we want to expand this legacy and carry it through from our larger spaces to our local residential streets. With the public at the forefront of this new project, not only are spaces being transformed, but communities are […]
It all started on Swan Corner when Oz, the Neighbourhood watch man thought we could do something about it. He provided the pickers and the bags in 2015, and now we do it every year – next one for Swan Corner is 10:30 on 8th April meet corner of Cold Bath and Brook Lane .
So much great work going on at Swanshurst School with Swan Corner community group! Here is selection of photos by the sculpture group working with Graham Jones – initial design ideas for our roundabout sculpture:
Jamie Hill Daniel documented workshop with Swanshurst School 28th April 2014, planting trees and whips on Swan Corner.
On Tuesday, I went with Marcus Belben to Swan Corner, bringing plants, gardening tools and wood chippings. Swan Corner is a community project to improve the area around the Brook Lane/Wheelers Lane roundabout, started by Marcus and supported by residents and organisations including Swanshurst School. We were expecting a group from the school to come […]
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 […]
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 […]