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Trust Money

One of the Highbury Trust issues has to do with money that could have been collected from the Council for its use of Highbury properties, and which could have gone into upkeep and restoration projects. The response to this point…

Along The Garden Path

The area of woodland to the north of Highbury Park was once laid out as gardens for Highbury Hall. Survey maps from then and now show several looping paths in an area of scattered plantings, a pond, a viewing platform…

Footpath Mapping

Yesterday, while looking for a map of Birmingham, I visited the Open StreetMap page, then noticed that, while the park itself isn’t shown, the southern (Henbury) footpath is marked as an unclassified road. Granted, it is a vehicular access road…

A Matter Of Trust

Birmingham City Council, acting as Trustees for Highbury Hall and grounds, are developing plans to sell parts of the former Chamberlain estate. The Highbury Trust plan has been under discussion for three or more years, and despite some changes, the…

Tree Survey – November 20

From Ellen: Hi everyone. Just an update on the last tree survey. We worked really hard and had perhaps our most challenging session so far in terms of species identification. We looked at the area south of the lodge in…