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North of Birmingham City Centre Funding Briefing Session 12th September

Posted September 6, 2017

Tuesday 12th September, 3.30pm to 6.30pm at Albert Hall, 5 Witton Road, Aston, Birmingham, B6 5NU This funding briefing and networking session has been designed to raise awareness of three different funding streams targeted at... View Article

Green Space Can Boost Short Term Memory Development in Children

Posted September 5, 2017

Research has shown that higher amounts of vegetation nearby can boost short term memory development and reduce inattentiveness in primary school children. The study, undertaken in Barcelona, tested 2,593 children at 36 different primary schools... View Article

WHO Report Shows Urban Green Spaces Deliver Multiple Health Benefits

Posted September 5, 2017

A new WHO report summarizing evidence on the health effects of green space in urban areas shows that green spaces offer numerous public health benefits, including psychological relaxation and stress reduction, enhanced physical activity and... View Article

Four ways to Greener Birmingham Event 10th September

Posted August 30, 2017

Join us on a Journey: Four Ways to a Greener Birmingham, Sunday 10th September 2017 The Greener Birmingham Coalition are offering a novel way to experience the city’s natural heritage. As part of Birmingham Heritage... View Article

Martineau Gardens is flying the flag as one of the UK’s very best green spaces

Posted July 20, 2017

Community Garden Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston, Birmingham has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as a quality community green space, among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces that received the prestigious... View Article

Ordnance Survey releases open dataset and free map of Britain’s Green Spaces

Posted July 17, 2017

At long last, Ordnance Survey have released a comprehensive, free map of Britain’s green spaces. OS explain; “Since the Greenspace map was reaffirmed as a commitment in 2015, OS has worked in collaboration with a... View Article

Happy Love Parks Week

Posted July 17, 2017

Happy Love Parks Week 2017! Love Parks Week is here and anticipating over 100 million visits to parks around the country during the week. There are loads of events to celebrate and enjoy the summer.... View Article

Tell The World Why You Love Your Park

Posted June 30, 2017

This year’s Love Parks Week – July 14-23 – is an opportunity to demonstrate just how much our country loves parks. So let’s get the whole community telling us why, to help us protect them... View Article

Dog Control Orders To Become Public Space Protection Orders

Posted June 30, 2017

The current 5 dog control orders in place in Birmingham are to be made into public space protection orders and the council are required to consult. There will be no changes to the legal requirements;... View Article

Wildflower Meadow Workshop and Practical 6th June

Posted May 25, 2017

This free workshop is designed to provide training for those interested in managing wildflower meadows created through Urban Buzz and NIA. The workshop will look at meadow creation techniques and management practices. The workshop will... View Article