Countryside near Birmingham
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- A chance to change East Birmingham 6th July 2020Birmingham City Council is holding a public consultation on its East Birmingham Inclusive Growth Strategy and wants to hear your comments. You could be able suggest features to develop and improve East Birmingham. The massive area, population 230,000, that includes Ward End, Star City, Small Heath, and all points East, is to take an exciting […]
- Where will all the buses go? Birmingham Central Bus Garage 6th July 2020Where will all the buses go ? Birmingham Central Bus Garage A planning application is on Birmingham’s website for the demolition of the bus garage on Liverpool street and replacement by 2904 residential units. The principle is variously described and illustrated on the Skyscraper City website here : https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/former-birmingham-central-bus-garage-adderley-street-major-mixed-use-redevelopment.2225498/page-2 The proponents of the scheme extol […]
- Tyseley Incinerator Briefing Document for Birmingham City Councillors 25th June 2020The following briefing document was emailed to all Birmingham City Councillors. Briefing for Birmingham City Councillors 10th June 2020 From Birmingham Friends of the Earth Concerning the Tyseley Incinerator Our members live in all parts of Birmingham and we are writing this briefing because a contract for the council’s waste services has been advertised until […]
- A Wonderful Tree Themed Camera Obscura Workshop! 15th July 2020As part of our lockdown Summer engagement programme we worked with St Matthew’s Church of England School in Nechells, Birmingham on a Camera Obscura workshop. This was a fun workshop that enabled students to enjoy the practicalities of making the camera and then capturing images of trees and nature on their homemade camera’s. We had […]
- Volunteers’ Week – A Celebration of Coming Together for a Common Cause! 2nd June 2020Volunteers’ Week 2020 runs from 1st – 7th of June and is an annual celebration of the contribution millions of people make by Volunteering in the UK every year. As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing. It’s human nature to feel good after helping someone out. Volunteering can also help you gain […]
- We Have to Plant Millions More Trees! #TogetherWeWill 20th May 2020When BtFL were invited to visit King Edward’s Boy’s School in Aston in February. We couldn’t have been more delighted. A group pf 15 students had chosen BTfL as their chosen environmental charity in Birmingham to support. The King Edward students in collaboration with a charity called Envision wanted to raise funds to enable BTfL […]
- EcoPark Appeal 11th May 2020A huge thank you to everyone who donated to our EcoPark appeal - we have now met our target and have secured the funding we need to start building our exciting new Eco-Centre! This sustainable low-impact facility should take about 4 months to build, and will include a classroom/community space, office and volunteer kitchen facility. […]
- Government gives badgers a reprieve 5th March 2020The Wildlife Trusts delighted that vaccination gets priority in the fight against bovine tuberculosis Today the Government set out the next phase of their strategy to combat bovine tuberculosis. The Wildlife Trusts – who have campaigned for a halt to the badger cull ever since it began – are delighted with the Government’s new approach.
- The Wilder Side of Birmingham and the Black Country Can you catch it on camera? 21st January 2020The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust is running a year long photography competition in association with Wex Photo Video, with £1,000 in prizes up for grabs.