Category: News

Good News! Historic Survey Action

Just before Christmas we got word that the long-awaited historic survey is in its beginning stages. Fantastic news! We have been chasing this for several years, mainly in an effort to get the necessary funds allocated, and then to get…

Along The Garden Path

The area of woodland to the north of Highbury Park was once laid out as gardens for Highbury Hall. Survey maps from then and now show several looping paths in an area of scattered plantings, a pond, a viewing platform…

Footpath Mapping

Yesterday, while looking for a map of Birmingham, I visited the Open StreetMap page, then noticed that, while the park itself isn’t shown, the southern (Henbury) footpath is marked as an unclassified road. Granted, it is a vehicular access road…

A Matter Of Trust

Birmingham City Council, acting as Trustees for Highbury Hall and grounds, are developing plans to sell parts of the former Chamberlain estate. The Highbury Trust plan has been under discussion for three or more years, and despite some changes, the…

Brief Update 27.11.2007

A few important things have happened since the last update. Details will follow in later posts. But the news includes: results from our Volunteers Meeting last week; news about tree planting schemes, with the prospect of another bit of money;…

Mammals

Foxes frequent the park and may well prey on rats spotted down by the Long Pond. Munjtjac deer have occasionally been spotted in the park. Please add to our records for the park by sending us your sightings of mammals…