Friends of Sutton Park Association Diary of Events

Please note that the walks listed below may cross uneven ground and rough terrain. Please wear suitable footwear. All FOSPA events are free of charge and open to non-members, excepting the AGM which is for members only.

We look forward to seeing you.

 

Archaeological Walk No.5

Date: September 28, 2019

Time: 10:00

Location: Blackroot Bistro car park

Starting fro the Blackroot Bistro car park at 10.00. led by Dr. Mike Hodder.  Unless new discoveries are made prior to this walk, it will be as listed.  As always, Mike will be ready to answer any questions you may have.

Archaeological Walk No. 6, with additions

Date: April 6, 2019

Time: 10:00

Location: Bracebridge car park

Led by Dr. Mike Hodder and starting from Bracebridge car park at 10.00. We will first go into Upper Nut Hurst, and will visit a newly discovered lodge close to Darnel Hurst.  This discovery was made after Walk No. 6 was devised, so it is exciting that there are still discoveries to be made in the Park. We will then go on to Bracebridge Pool to continue our walk

Eco Festival

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 11am - 6pm

Location: Corner of Thornhill and Hardwick Roads, B74 3EH

FOSPA have a stand at the Eco Festival. This year’s festival theme is ”The Good Life’.

Archaeological Interpretation Scheme: Walk No.4

Date: September 29, 2018

Time: 10:00am

Location: Boldmere Gate

AIS Walk No.4 (with perhaps a few additions) led by Dr. Mike Hodder on  Saturday September 29 10.00. from Boldmere Gate. It should take approx 1.5 hours plus question time.

‘Drop In’ sessions at the Visitor Centre

Date: September 8, 2018

Time: 11:00 - 12:00

Location: Visitor Centrre

Following anti-social behaviour, including cycle thefts in Sutton Park NNR, West Midlands Police have launched an initiative with a series of ‘Drop In’ sessions at the Visitor Centre.  These will take place at 11.00hrs – 12.00hrs on the following dates:

8th September 2018

6th October 2018

4th November 2018

1st December 2018

These sessions are an opportunity for Park users to meet face to face with members of the WMP Neighbourhood Team to discuss any issues or ask a question, not just relating to the Park but also where you live.  They will also be offering security marking for cycle users.

Dawn Chorus

Date: May 27, 2018

Time: 5:30am

Location: Wyndley Pool

Our Dawn Chorus from Wyndley Pool, always a good starting point with the geese and other water birds.

Led by International Ornithologist and Ringer Dr. Robert Skeates.

Annual General Meeting: Members Only

Date: April 19, 2018

Time: 19:30

Location: Panel Room, Park House (Toby Inn)

Thursday April 19th at 19:30  in the Panel Room, Park House (Toby Inn) with a Guest Speaker Andy Perry, from the Donkey Sanctuary, a great community charity with a very interesting history.

Walking Through Time

Date: March 24, 2018

Time: 10:00am

Location: Streetly Gate

From the new walk series Walking Through Time – Walk No.1 led by Dr. Mike Hodder

GREAT BRITISH SPRING CLEAN

Date: March 10, 2018

Time: Meet Antonia at car park 10.00.

Location: Boldmere Gate B72 6LH Sutton Park NNR.

RESCHEDULED to Saturday 10th March.

We shall be holding a Litter Pick – Keep Britain Tidy/Great British Spring Clean.

Come along and show you care.

Archaeological Walk with Dr. Mike Hodder

Date: September 30, 2017

Time: 10:00

Location: Town Gate

A guided Walk  No. 2 exploring the Park from Town Gate 10.00