Thanks to the wonderful Swan Lady, I can let readers know that yesterday, at around 11am, a rare black swan was photographed at Chasewater, just by the play fort on the south shore.
I’m not aware of any black swans being seen here before; I know the pool by the JCB plant in Rocester is noted for them, but this is a remarkable and beautiful thing.
It’s worth reading up on Black Swans – they’re native to the Antipodes but there were less than 50 feral birds in the UK in 2004. They also give their name to an interesting probability theory.
Thanks to all involved in sending the picture in – what an extraordinary thing!
A remarkable sight at Chasewater – taken at 11:02am, Wednesday 17th September 2014. Image very kindly sent in for the Swan Lady by Dawn Hodges-Adcock.
Someone on the Hussey must know whose dog this lad is?
Hi folks – an urgent one just come in here. Becci Saich messaged me this evening (Wednesday 17th September 2014) asking if anyone has lost a Rottweiler dog on or around the Hussey estate in Brownhills? She’s going frantic trying to find the owners…
I’ve found an male Rottweiler on the hussey estate. He has a red collar and a chain lead. There are no tags on him.
I’ve knocked on so many doors but no look hopefully someone will come forward thank you
If you know, please comment here, mail me on BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, or contact Becci direct via Facebook.
I see from a report in the generally on-the-ball Walsall Advertiser that Brownhills Police Station – virtually mothballed already – looks set to close and be sold off, along with the main Walsall headquarters in Walsall at Green Lane and other local sites.
The police presence in Brownhills will be moved to the former police house next door.
Where this leaves the award-winning Brownhills Police Safety House, I’m unsure, and I think that requires clarification. Surely it can’t fulfil both functions when acting as a station?
The report in the Advertiser says:
Services provided at Brownhills main station will be moved into a modern detached house on the same site, which is the crime prevention facility for the force.
The move is expected to take place over the next two years.
Chief Supt Sturman added: ‘It makes sense to move into a more modern facility because the main station is under utilised.’
The neighbourhood policing team will be accommodated alongside Aldridge, Streetly and Pheasey teams.
Read the full article here.
I’m not surprised, frankly; Brownhills has been virtually abandoned for years, but it’s sad to see it go. As for moving Green Lane into Bloxwich and the Civic Centre, that sounds like madness to me – but the force has the pound signs in their eyes. That land will be worth a fair bit.
Click on the screenshot to read the full story.