Tag: Brandwood End

Friends of the Fields: A new podcast from the Grassroots Channel

Friends of Jasmine Fields
Ray Brookes, John McGill, Adam Noon and Sonya Williams

Friends of Jasmin Fields campaigned for a piece of land in their neighbourhood which had been left to rot and attracted fly-tipping. It was full of rubbish, but a group of local people organised a clearing up day, and then gained funding to fence off the area and renovate it and start looking after this small piece of parkland in Brandwood End – now the Jasmin Fields Nature Reserve.

The group have engaged the local school, have had young people volunteering to be a park ranger, and now the area is full of wildlife and is a place for families come to play, walk their dogs and enjoy the area they live in. The group hope they have empowered the local community. For their work, they have now been nominated for the Community Group category of Birmingham’s Local Hearts Award.

Heritage and Community – The Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery – a new podcast on the Grassroots Channel

On Remembrance Sunday we meet two people who’ve put 18 months of effort into building a community group around their local cemetery in Birmingham. The Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery have found an unlikely way to build a community in their neighbourhood and Anne Courbet and Barrie Simpson tell us about the link between history, heritage and our sense of togetherness. We also hear about a film which is taking one of Birmingham’s active citizens to Holland and you can see in December at a b:cen event called Activists & Authorities – Collision or Cohesion.

Birmingham Community Empowerment Network (dead link)

Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery