April 13th - Hmm. Something is happening. Put on to this by local history wonk [Howmuch?], he told me in the week that he’d noticed that there was a crew drilling a borehole on the former marketplace in Brownhills.
Today, I swung past to take a look. He was right - a pile of fresh earth, and an access cover. Marked further towards the pedestrian bridge, a surveyor’s mark ‘BH2’ - presumably borehole 2, yet to be sunk. If that’s all the spoil to be removed, they’re not very deep.
Coupled with reports of surveying in the area of late, someone’s either taking measurements in preparation of building something, or there’s a problem underground, like a leaking drain.
Whatever it is, it’s very much worth keeping an eye on.