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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Rose in November


Nothing happening in the park but as its so mild there is a rose still out by the monkey hut lots of trees haven't lost their leaves yet very rare for this time of year


The grebe is still on the lake and has been there a few weeks now so fishing must be good as they eat mainly fish

Monday, November 17, 2014

Winter In the Queens Park


The cycle rack by the playing fields that was put in in the summer is having all the tarmac redone that didn't last very long did it


For remembrance day some new plants have been planted at the Gulf War memorial to remember those that gave their lives


Even  in November there are some nice winter colours  in the park its very late this year with such a mild November some trees are only just loosing their leaves


Sunday, November 9, 2014

When is a Wildlife Group not a Wildlife Group?

When is a wildlife group not a wildlife group? That is a good question as the Queens Park wildlife group doesnt in fact seem to be there for wildlife. The leader of the group was asked if she would be helping the birds of the park through the winter by providing nuts bird feeders etc its reported that on Face Book she replied that the birds can go and fly away and get food but the swans cant eat without me.

If its a proper wildlife group then it should be working for all wildlife from hedgehogs squirrels and all the birds in the park isnt it the point of a wildlife group to try and get as much wildlife in the park as possible by providing the right environment for them to flourish. Not to just concentrate on swans as that then makes them a swan group not a wildlife group and by using the wrong name and suggesting they are for all wildlife the may be obtaining money and support under false pretences.

The group has become controversial and many of the original group have left due to the aggressive nature of the leader  and the fact despite being told by many people that  feeding the swans by hand with a dog with you is putting them in danger as we witnessed this week when a dog off the lead went up to them and they thought it was food. Experts have said they will think a dog is friendly now and will learn to late that they kill lots of swans. The same is true of people as a lot of swans end up on the Xmas table and these are so simple to catch but the leader refuses to listen. She sees the swans as HER pets not as wildlife who need to learn to survive in the wild all wildlife hospitals etc keep human contact to the minimum for any sort of wildlife that will go back in the wild. The leader refuses to listen to even experts with years of experience and is putting them in danger.

There are a great deal of people who feed the wildlife in the park and have for years but these have now been split with a gang like culture of if your in my gang you dont speak to others. The Face book page is now a closed group so its activities can be done in secret and anyone disagreeing with the leader are quickly axed  and her gang wont speak to them. Several people have complained about the leader aggressive nature telling them off for feeding the swans



The Mandarin has stayed around for a few weeks not sure if this is classed wildlife by the group or not


Above the park has a new gate as a car smashed through railings opposite Tipkinder how it managed to do that we dont know

Reporter J White

A ‘Bonfire and Firework Spectacular’ took place on Wednesday 5th November 2014 at Queens Park in Crewe. The event was organised by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club . The fireworks were supplied and choreographed by Blitz Fireworks - - of Crewe. The gates opened at 5pm, the bonfire was lit at 7pm and the fireworks started shortly after 8pm. There were also amusement rides and refreshments. The event was enjoyed by thousands of people. All funds raised are distributed by Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club into the local community to help local groups and charities.

Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club - fireworks display

Crewe and Nantwich Lions Club - Bonfire 1

Monday, November 3, 2014

Winter Colour in The Queens Park


Lots of nice winter colour which as its so mild should be Autumn colour. You would expect most trees to have lost their leaves by now but there hanging on but changing almost daily


One of the most colourful is this tree by Tipkinder end and below the pampus grass by Princess Di s plaque is still doing well


The Friends AGM took place recently were members are voted in for yet another 3 years as no one else turns up they all vote each other in yet again. I did find this interesting and I quote

This time last year the Chair stated we would be starting the paths; it is disappointing this has not happened, however the budget is there and waiting to go -- the only delay is ongoing consultation with English Heritage and our Planning officers –this should be resolved soon. Hopefully, the work will start on site before Spring next year.

It tell us the old old story time again last year they said it would be done in spring then they said it would be August now its next year will it ever get done? Last year they stated that Burma Island would be done by Xmas 18 months later nothing has happened its the same story with Coronation Walk no sign of that being done will the park ever be finished after all these years you could have built a new one.