Category: Community

Highbury restoration update

The Birmingham Conservation Trust website has a news item and three-minute interview about their options appraisal for the entire Highbury estate. An options appraisal is often a financial analysis, as was done by KPMG some years ago when BCC were…

Edible Birmingham

Oz sent round a couple of flyers about the Edible Birmingham gig at All Saints on the afternoon of Saturday October 2. It’s "a celebration of locally grown and produced food" put on by or through Friends of the Earth,…

Work Party, Saturday 27 March, 11-3

Our first event of the year will be a work party near the apiary. Some of the long-neglected areas of the park deserve some attention, and we want to support the beekeepers in their efforts. They’ll be starting work on…

Two important documents, and your input

January saw the release of two documents, one being the Historic Landscape Appraisal we’ve waited for since 2006, and the other being a revised scheme for Highbury Trust. Each document is important, and well worth reading, but for very different…

Key Hill online

Thanks to Snyg over at Brummages I’ve just discovered a website for another of the green spaces that make Birmingham unique: Friends of Key Hill Cemetery. How long the website has been up, and how long the Friends have been…

The Woods Project

If you pass the Shutlock Lane noticeboard, you may have seen this poster: it says Director Jane Packman and the woods project team will be working in Highbury Park during September to create a promenade performance in the park at…

Kings Heath Festival, Wildflower Meadow

Ellen & I spent part of of a gusty Saturday afternoon at Kings Heath Festival in Kings Heath Park with friends from Kings Heath Floral Trail (above) and Kings Heath Forum (below). The weather was lovely in its way, but not suitable…