I’m aware that recently, there has been some scaremongering and showboating locally about Walsall Council and Natural England’s long term plans for heathland management on Brownhills Common.
Since then, it has come to my attention that certain elements of the community are actively spreading disquiet and opposition to the scheme. This is silly, ignorant and damaging.
I grew up, like most of us did, roaming and exploring the commons around the town. I love them with all my heart, as my work here will attest. Now I’m older, I also appreciate the rare quality of what we have here in Brownhills, and the many rare and threatened species that dwell in the environs of the open space we cherish.
In order to protect and support the wildlife – from the rarest to the…
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