Family Event at Highfield Country Park – Building Bat & Bird Boxes – Fri 27th October
Come to this family friendly event and help protect the wildlife of the park. The biodiversity of the park is growing, and it is great news we now have confirmed bat populations living there. This event is supported by the John Muir Trust and we are grateful to them for support. Read more about bats in the UK at the Bat Conservation Trust.
Location: Highfield Country Park (meet at the picnic area by the Fallowfield Loop)
Time: 10am – 3pm
Date: Fri 27th October
Contact: Peter – 07507786893
Shared from Dawn J Robertson
SOS PLEASE HELP
Family run Highfield stables in Levenshulme has burnt to the ground!!!
Thankfully the horses were got out in time but several chickens and a goose have been lost, along with a families livelihood.
For the next few days help is needed to clean and clear the land.
Do you have any decent wood or lumber you can donate? Any labour hours?! Please inbox Megan Powers if you can help or use this email for PayPal.
or there is a just giving set up. If you can spare a few pounds we know how every penny counts….
The initial news report is here….
Just devastating but could have been worse, please please help in any way you can.
Wendy who runs these stables is an amazing animal lover. I met her on a rainy summers night last year when a German shepherd dog was roaming in Levenshulme and I went to scan it. She was chipped to Wendy and was a stable dog. Concerned as to how she had got out and how she was living I met Wendy at the stables and was awestruck. We found the loose panel that looked like it had been kicked and secured the dog for the night. The stables were immaculate, as was every animal within them. She told me that Sheba was due to retire but it was hard to get the right dog. Months later a rescue friend of mine was struggling to find the right place for a gsd that was a neglected yard dog that wouldn’t settle indoors. Wendy took her in and took Sheba home. Later I needed a space for a semi-feral neutered mama cat I trapped in Old Trafford. Wendy took her in as a barn cat. Two fosterers had deemed Lulu too wild and unpredictable to be a pet, Wendy took her in at the stables. Shortly after she contacted us to say Lulu just needed the right quiet home as the only cat (she’s a Bengal), and she had found her one. Lulu now spends her evenings stretched out on a rug in front of a log burner. Last time I spoke to Wendy she felt the gsd had also rehabilitated and she may have found her a new, indoor, forever home too. This woman has a gift with animals and always puts their needs first, reads them so very well.
Whether unfortunate (neglectful) accident caused by neighbours or deliberate, the family do not deserve to suffer this and need our help.
The next meeting of the Friends of Highfield Country Park is at 7pm on Tuesday 10th January at the Baptist Church Elmsworth Ave (opposite the Sidings pub).
BBC Radio Manchester reported on dangerous and nuisance bikes today. Reporter Emily Wolstencroft interviewed Levenshulme residents in Thairish café including LCA Secretary Jeremy Hoad.
You can hear the report on iPlayer (44 minutes into the programme, repeated at 2h12m).
Listen on iPlayer HERE
The Friends of Highfield Country Park will be meeting at 19.00 on Tuesday 12th May at the Baptist Church on Elmsworth Avenue.
Anyone who uses the park is welcome.