Latest News: November 17

Supporting Solihull’s Streams

Volunteers from Handy Mans, Jaguar Landrover, Solihull Council and Ecuity collaboratively work together as the Sustainability Visioning Group to complete environmental projects in Solihull.

On Friday 10th November, the group tackled a problem in Knowle Park, which was the stream had become clogged up with litter and natural waste. With the water not running as well as it should, the water was stagnated in areas and the footpath along the stream had become very boggy.

The group consisted of eleven volunteers, and spent three hours being in the cold stream using tools and their own hands to remove the blockages. It was great to see the water running properly, and the group also cut back trees and bushes that were overgrowing onto footpaths.

These improvements to the woodland in Knowle Park may go unnoticed, but the works are really important and we are sure all users of Knowle Park will appreciate the hard work carried out by the Sustainability Visioning Group.

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The Bahá’í Community of Solihull celebrate the 200th birthday of Bahá’u’lláh in Damson Park

On Saturday 4th November the Bahá’í Community of Solihull celebrated the 200th birthday of Bahá’u’lláh by supporting a Love Solihull project in Damson Park. A local resident donated five beech trees, and these were looked after by Friends of Damson Park in a member’s garden for weeks leading up to the volunteering morning. Love Solihull also provided 200 daffodil bulbs that were planted in flower beds created by the Friends of Damson Park.

Twenty five people, including children, began the day by referring to quotes from the Bahá’í writings as a source of inspiration for their conservation work. The works carried out by the Bahá’í involved planting the trees and bulbs, cutting back undergrowth in order to open up a sight line into the laurel coppice and tidying up the park by litter picking. The day was a joyful occasion with laughter, new friendships and food. All were refreshed by having come a step closer to nature and learning new conservation skills.

Love Solihull and Friends of Damson Park would like to thank the Bahá’í community for dedicating their Saturday morning to helping our environment. We look forward to watching the tree’s growing and seeing the Daffodils in the spring.

If you would like to find out more about Friends of Damson Park then please visit their Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfDamsonParks

To learn more about the Bahá’í community please visit their website http://www.solihullbahais.org.uk