Alder Trees Have Arrived
Last week 6 multi-stemmed alder trees were planted in the wettest bit of the park. Alder trees like the wet. They are part of the Birmingham & Black Country Nature Improvement Area project supported by Defra & Natural England. The aim of the project is to create & diversify habitats within the park. The alder trees are on the line of the hedgerow that existed before the park. You can see the line of trees on the 1916 & 1937 maps of the park. As well as the alder trees the project includes work on the Millennium Wood – if you want to help out send an email.
Swipe Cards – Your Chance to win £50
The swipe cards are continuing to raise money for the park – we’re nearly at the £4,000 target, but now they are giving you the chance to win some money just for you. Every time you swipe a registered card in November & December you will be entered into a prize draw to win £50 (there will be a winner in November and another one in December). If you have a card and haven’t registered or used it now is the time to give it a go. Register your card at http://beactiveparks.com/. If you haven’t got a card yet they are available from the Shed and at any of the sessions.
Active Parks in Birmingham
All this year there have been free, fun activities in Cotteridge Park aimed at getting all of us more active outdoors. To see what’s been going on in your park and across the city have a look at this video.
Park Fit Baby – Tuesdays at 9.30am – FREE
Fancy getting some fresh air, a little exercise & meeting other parents & carers. Come & join the new Park Fit Baby group. We meet at the Car Park entrance at the new time of 9.30am. Funded by Be Active these are FREE, fun fitness sessions.
Tai Chi & Walking Group – Thursdays from 10.00 – FREE
For a gentle stroll, with like-minded people meet at the car park at 10am on Thursday mornings. Tai Chi starts at 10.30 and is a form of gentle exercise that combines deep breathing & relaxation techniques with slow, graceful movements.These sessions are suitable for beginners, just wear comfortable clothes & shoes. If you want to know more about Tai Chi click here to read Bridget’s Blog