Brandwood Pool (Friends of)
The objectives of this group is to maintain and improve Brandwood Pool and immediate surroundings (henceforth, “the Pool”), in particular for the benefit and enjoyment of people using the park as a peaceful recreational and educational resource, with an emphasis on its value as a local resource for wildlife and nature conservation activities.
The Friends shall act to:
- Protect, preserve, and improve the site as a resource for people and organisations whose aims are compatible with the aims of the Friends of Brandwood Pool.
- Increase awareness of the site among relevant potential users of the site.
- Raise funds for activities in accordance with these objectives.
- Develop, maintain and implement a Management Plan for the site in agreement with the site owners, Birmingham City Council.
The Friends of Brandwood Pool is a small yet dedicated conservation volunteer group. The group’s main focus is the upkeep of a quiet pocket park, primarily serving as a wildlife sanctuary. The group regularly collaborates with the Rangers Service and Brum Bats. The site is connected to Brandwood End Cemetery and Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve. The site also functions as a bat feeding station.
Volunteers take turns conducting daily litter checks and addressing security issues. Jan Tomlinson, the Ranger, guides the group in shrubbery reduction and maintenance during volunteering sessions. While the group doesn’t host large public events, it has engaged in activities such as pond dipping. Work party events are scheduled a few weeks in advance to accommodate member availability. Given the site’s predominantly aquatic nature, work within the pond requires the presence of the Ranger. The primary responsibilities include managing three duck houses and two seeded platforms, covering funding, maintenance, and upkeep.
The group invites anyone interested to get involved to help maintain this cherished sanctuary, contributing to the preservation of its natural balance.
Contact for The Friends of Brandwood Pool is via [email protected]