UPFATE - 2 March 2020
We have finally taken delivery of our community notice boards, one in Castlecroft, adjacent to Dragonfly, and one in Finchfield, on The Green adjacent to the ramp that leads to the zebra crossing in front of the Co-op.
A banner FCCA heading will follow shortly. They have cost just under £1500, and we are grateful to Councillors Wendy Thompson, Jane Stevenson and Jonathan Crofts for arranging the necessary finance.
Wendy Dalton and Andrew Atkinson have a key, please let Wendy or myself have any community interest information you would like to goonto the boards. They use magnetic "drawing pins",(stored inside the board) which means you don't break your finger nails trying to remove them !
UPDATE - 20th August 2019.
Bantock Park trees plan scrapped. Click here
16th August 2019
Bantock Park Trees
Good morning all,
Further to my recent email asking for support for our Council's tree strategy, I read with despair this article in this weeks Chronicle. Unbelievable - you couldn't make it up.
The last thing our beautiful park needs is more car parking, at the cost of mature established trees, which have been there for a very long time. I agree at times the car park is full to capacity, but they usually open up a grassed area as a temporary overs spill, which works well and does no harm to trees. The car park is never full on rainy days, so using the grass will, when used, cause no harm, and in any event grass will soon recover - unlike trees.
Apparently the "consultation" period runs until August 30th., (Which translates to Trees being felled September 1st)
Can I please urge all of you to write to the council, explaining in the strongest terms why these trees must remain, especially when the Council wants Wolverhampton to be "greener"
Click here for link to: Bantock Park - Proposed Overspill Car Park.
14th August 2019
The Wolverhampton City Council has just launched a consultation on its Tree and Woodland strategy, aimed at protecting and improving Trees and Woodland across the city.
The City Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say and an input into finalising the strategy to help Wolverhampton become a greener city.
We are fortunate that we live in an area with a good tree and woodland cover, for example Smestow Valley, Bantock Park, and the woodland in Coppice Road, etc., plus the trees on private land and our roadsides.
Trees and woodland are vital to the eco balance in nature, and it is up to us to give them protection and encourage their sustainability, and so FCCA is supporting this initiative, and would ask everyone to complete the questionnaire, which runs until September 17th. If we don't look after our trees, they will be lost for ever.
To get the questionnaire and have your say, visit Wolverhampton Council Tree and Woodland Strategy .
FCCA would like to monitor the response to this survey, please email a copy to firstname.lastname@example.org
3rd July 2018
At last the Playground in Castlecroft is complete. The finishing touch is the transformation of the oak tree stump into an owl. A local sculptor called Robot was commissioned by The City of Wolverhampton Council to carry out the work. It is a delight and a special feature of the small park area adjacent to the Playground.
Congratulations to the “Park Squad” students from Smestow school for keeping the Park neat and tidy.
16th January 2017
Community please be aware of problems with traders - Click here