by Ian Shires on 15 March, 2012
The high note of the evening was the presentation of a cheque of over £500 by PCSO Suki Lali accompanied by Sgt Booker of Willenhall Police to help fund projects within the Rough Wood Country Park. Very popular; big thank you for the support was the message from members.
Other business of the evening included a report back from Walsall Council’s Green Spaces Team in the area on the progress of essential woodland work over the winter months most of which has been completed.
The group are looking to introduce informal seating at vantage points on the many trails through the wood and country park. A good use for felled trees was the general feeling of the meeting.
The cutting back of brambles within the wood is showing benefits as native bluebells continue to re-establish themselves. Organised litter picks will continue and concentrate initially on the Bentley Hay area of the country park. This work will include the use of Community Payback teams.
On the downside, the problem of motorbikes within the country park has once again reared its ugly head. The most annoying thing about this sort of anti social behaviour is that just round the corner from Rough Wood there is a dedicated track for off road bikes and the message from the group was use that not the wood. Police have been informed and if those responsible persist they will find that there bikes will be seized and crushed.
With the onset of the lighter evenings the problem of alcohol and young people drinking too much of it has begun to re appear, in particular in the area around the car park in Hunts Lane. Walsall Safer Borough Partnership, the Police and the Area Partnership Team have been informed.
The group next plan to meet on Tuesday 24th April at 7.30pm in the “Duke of Cambridge” in Coltham Road. It’s a real ale community pub making it not just a meeting, more like a social event.2 Comments