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    Based on the Government’s “roadmap” we can go back to volunteering again from Monday 29th March!

    We are all looking forward to getting back to those jobs we can see building up. However, you and your volunteers need to feel safe – so only return to volunteering when you feel comfortable doing so. You might want to start small with some litter picking with the regulars before you start inviting more people to join you.

    We have updated the Covid-19 Safe Operating Policy and Risk Assessment used by the Friends of Cotteridge Park on our Toolkit page.
    You can adapt these templates to fit your site and they can be seen by clicking the links.  The risk assessment should be used before each volunteering session.  The policy can be used for the group to decide how they want to work.

    If you have any questions contact BOSF or your Park Manager or Ranger



    Coffee Mornings and Tea Time socials


    It was great to see everyone out at Cotteridge Park with cake at our July Coffee morning and last month in the woodland at Ten Acres in Stirchley, toasting marshmallows over the fire.


    Thank you to Rob Fruit & Nut Village for hosting our social morning in September. The sun was shining as we explored their various community orchard sites in Stirchley, team of volunteers are doing wonderful work for the local community. We were given a tour of the Kingdom Forest Garden, Hazelwell Nut Grove, the Stirchley Park orchard and the Stirchley Baths Forest Garden.

    Our next social event will be on Friday the 26th November for a coffee morning in Kings Heath Park at the Cartlands Tea Room! Please feel free to come along and join us for it. 

    Friday 26th November, 11:00am-12:30pm 


    Tai Chi in parks


    Great news, with lockdown restriction changing, Tai Chi sessions are now taking place outdoors again from the 29th March 2021!   
    Tai Chi is a gentle exercise that combines breathing and relaxation with slow movements, proven to have benefits for both physical and mental health. No previous experience is necessary and it’s free – so why not give it a go?

    Have a look at the listings below to see when and where these weekly sessions are taking place:
    Kings Heath Park, 10-11am
    Stirchley Park, 1.30-2.30pm
    Oaklands Park, 11am – 12pm
    Swanshurst Park, 9.30am – 10.30am 
    Perry Hall Park, 10-11am
    Sheldon Park, 10.30am – 11.30am
    Windermere Road, 11am – 12pm
    Westley Vale, 10-11am
    Cotteridge Park, 10.30-11.30am
    Holders Woods, 10.30 – 11.30am
    Bloomsbury Park, 10.30am – 11.30am
    Kings Norton Park, 12-1pm
    Bournville Park, 12-1pm
    Billesley Common, 2-3pm

    Please email [email protected] for more info.