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Save Our Parks Petition

Posted October 29, 2018

Thousands of Britain’s parks and play areas are falling into disrepair or are under threat of being sold to developers. This is despite the vital health and social benefits that our much-loved green spaces provide.... View Article


Aviva Community Awards for Manor Farm Park and Handsworth Park

Posted October 29, 2018

Please help Friends of Manor Farm Park, Northfield, by voting for them in the Aviva Community Fund The Friends of Manor Farm Park have submitted a bid to buy extra play and exercise equipment for... View Article


Green infrastructure and Health Yet More Evidence

Posted October 15, 2018

More evidence has emerged of the physical and mental health benefits of green infrastructure. An expert paper from the EU PERFECT (Planning for Environment and Resource efficiency in European Cities and Towns) project helps to... View Article


Vote for Your Favourite Green Flag Park

Posted September 26, 2018

Earlier this year, 15 of Birmingham’s parks were awarded prestigious Green Flag status – now it’s your chance to have your say on which of the city’s parks and green spaces should receive the People’s... View Article


People are spending more time outside in the natural environment than ever before

Posted September 26, 2018

New national statistics published by Natural England show that more people than ever before are visiting and spending time in the natural environment. The proportion of adults visiting nature at least once a week has... View Article


Clean Air Zone Consultation Open from 4th July to 17th August 2018

Posted July 23, 2018

Birmingham City Council’s consultation on the introduction of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and associated vehicle charges is now open. It is looking at the traffic driving around the city centre, but it does not... View Article


Visits to Parks on the Rise as City Dwellers Head Outdoors

Posted July 12, 2018

Increasing numbers of people living in cities and towns across England are visiting the natural environment. Visits to city parks and green spaces in England were up by 25% in 2016 as compared to 2010,... View Article


Help the Wildlife in your Garden

Posted June 28, 2018

It’s beautiful weather, but wildlife is missing the rain A few easy steps that you can do to help out the wildlife: Keep bird baths topped up with water, leave a shallow water bowl on... View Article


New Courtyard Garden Opened at Martineau Gardens

Posted June 28, 2018

This week saw the official opening of The Courtyard Garden created by Martineau Gardens Volunteers and supported by Jo Malone London. They were joined by Andy Street CBE Mayor of the West Midlands who along... View Article


King George V Fields Foundation

Posted June 27, 2018

July marks the 80th anniversary of the legal protection of the first of 471 King George V Fields The King George V Fields Foundation passed on their legal and financial responsibilities to Fields in Trust... View Article