Winter Conservation Volunteers days in B14

Winter Conservation Work days 2017-2018.

The Ranger service relies on volunteer help to manage sites for wildlife conservation. Covering a variety of habitats at different locations, activities and tasks vary. Helping the Rangers and Friends groups, volunteers do what they can to help. Tools and gloves are provided.

There are a number of Friends groups attached to the different parks and they work alongside the Rangers to care for our Green open spaces.

Dress for outdoor work and bring a snack to munch.

Starting at 10am, sessions are usually 2-3 hours.

Winter tasks include: coppicing, thinning out trees, tree planting, wet land management, litter picking and monitoring wildlife.

Below is a list of sites and where to meet and workdays.

For more information contact Kings Heath Ranger Service on: 0121 675 0937

Conservation sites in B14

Brandwood Pool: Meet Whittington close, B14 6JW    10am

Sunday 21st January – Brandwood Pool

Sunday 18th February – Brandwood Pool

Jasmin Fields: meet at the double gates, B14 5AL

Saturday 25th November – Jasmin Fields

Saturday 9th December – Jasmin Fields

Kings Heath Park: Meet by the main Park House, Vicarage road B14 7TQ


Saturday 14th October – Kings Heath Park

Sunday 28th January – Windermere Big bird watch


Kings Heath Forum Networking Day 7th Oct 10 – 4pm

Kings Heath Forum Networking Day 10-2pm 7th October at All Saints Centre.
The purpose of the day is to give local residents the chance to meet a variety of organisations that provide advice, help and support, whether that’s a social activity that also benefits the community as a whole or advice specific to an individual.

Chair of Brandwood Forum , Karen Osborne  will be there so come and say hello!



Save Allenscroft Childrens Centre Meeting 1.30pm 29th June 2017

 Allens Croft childrens centre is currently the target of many cuts in finances and services and possibly even closure. This would be devastating for our local community. Barnardos has favoured chinbrook centre over our outstanding centre. This will be an hours walk or two buses for brandwood residents to gain access to vital services. The consultation document is very misleading and we need many people to complete it and choose the centre to try our best to save it.
The initial meeting is today 29th June at 1.30 at Allens croft childrens centre.

There is an online document also that local residents have the opportunity to prioritise the centre.
There will also be a petition to follow.

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Brandwood Forum Meeting 21st June 2017

Birmingham has a shocking 10,000 homeless people, so I am delighted that Community Street Kitchen will be coming along to our next  meeting Wednesday 21st June  7- 8.30 at Monyhull Church.  This small charity  serves food Tuesdays and Saturdays to the homeless and those on low income.

Our meetings enable residents to raise issues or concerns about the local Environment, Police & Community Safety Issues, Planning Applications and find out about local events .

There will be tea and bsicuits and a warm welcome for all Brandwood Residents!

Help Save Baverstock School

‘Save Baverstock School’ are organising a protest on Monday 30 January at 7pm outside the school’s main entrance. 
Everyone is invited to support the campaign to keep the school open by joining this peaceful demonstration. 
Please try and join parents and community members.
Please click link below
 letter-to-christine-quinn-save-baverstock  a Template letter to Christine Quinn (Regional Schools Commissioner) which lists the main reasons why this school should remain open.If you would like to help save the school then please just type your name at the bottom of the Template Letter.  

Then you can either print it out and post it or  email it directly to the Commissioner.

Instructions for emailing
1. Open template -scroll and print name –
2. To email it – click and highlight complete letter -right click cop – then right click on her email address (at top) press paste and then send

Thanks very much for circulating this information as widely as you can.

with very best wishes

Karen Osborne
Brandwood Forum

HELP STOP BAVERSTOCK CLOSING – parents plea- please sign this petition

Please sign this petition and share !

Letter sent

Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP
Steve Mccabe MP
Councillor, Brigid Jones

Leader of Birmingham City Council, John Clancy

Please help to stop the closure of The Baverstock Academy (LEAP Academy Trust) in Birmingham.

Baverstock Academy was established in 1983 in area of Birmingham which has always faced severe social and economic problems as it still does today. With ongoing cuts to services and the uncertain future of community centres and projects within the local area the school has always been the constant force of stability to the community and now this is at risk with the closure of the school.

Under the former long respected Headteacher Mr. Roger Perks O.B.E and the staff of past and present that have actively engaged and given there commitment to working with and protecting everyone in the local community have seen massive benefits for the community. Allowing the community to participate in the school has seen greater opportunities in extra learning clubs and sports groups for many to attend in but this will all be lost with the closure.

The school have always seen its role to actively help and improve the relationships across families and the community to improve the lives, opportunities and also raise aspirations for all within the area. The school’s committed to give its all, accept no compromise, consider no failure to ensure that the young people in the community should have the same opportunities that are enjoyed by their peers in more privileged situations which has been honored for many years by the school. Allowing past students to go on to great success from there time at the school in a variety of careers. The school is admired by all within the community who have fond memories of it.

The school is facing closure in August 2017. If the school closes, the children will be relocated to other schools with the possibility of been at a considerable distance across the city, which will have a devastating impact and disruption on them and a greater impact on family life, that the school have already supported and helped to improve will all be at risk.

We understand the current pressures facing the school but feel that it has the ability to get over these problems with the correct leadership and support from all the necessary parties. The students, staff and the community need not be punished for the mistakes made by past leadership as the school is a vital service for the community and its future success. We all want to find a solution to keep the school open and active within the community. Birmingham City Council have expressed there concerns and problems, stating that they are unable to help the school stay open due to its status as an Academy but would like to see it stay open for the sake of the community and its success.

The school have always made it a policy to never turn there back or give up on a child as every child deserves a chance and the opportunity to do well in life and the community want to return that favour with its huge support and backing of the Academy not closing. This time Baverstock needs to be given a chance as it has always done for so many of us before. This is our school and our community.

The wonderful, caring and supportive education given at Baverstock Academy, as well as 30 years of expertise, work and values, will be lost forever if it closes. We must fight this at all costs. Please sign this petition to help save Baverstock Academy, for both its current pupils and those to come in the future and most importantly for the stability and success of our community.

Save Baverstock Group Page:

#parentchoice #savebaverstockacademy


Thank you for helping us on our cause.

Many thanks

Kieran Newell

Monyhull Church Community Day 2nd July 12-4pm

Monyhull Community Day 2016

The Monyhull Community Day runs every year on the first Saturday in July and is an eagerly anticipated event in the local calendar.

This year’s event is being held on Saturday 2nd July 2016 – from 12.00pm – 4.00pm. Please book the date in your calendar and watch for more details nearer the time.

There are bouncy castles, crafts, face painting, Youth Zone, games, a coconut shy and all kinds of events for families and children of all ages. The event is free, including access to the bouncy castles, but please bring some money if you want to buy something from one of the stalls or eat lunch! A free cafe is available inside the Church Centre

Our aim is for the Monyhull Community Day to provide a great opportunity for Monyhull neighbours to meet each other as well as find out about what goes on in Monyhull Church.

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