Stechford Recreation Ground (Yardley Fields)

The Naturally Birmingham Project works with communities and project partners to help “Bring Parks to Life”. We know that across the city Fair, Green, Healthy, Engaged and Valued green spaces are not yet available to all residents – we are working on that. We call this “achieving environmental justice” and our aim is to achieveContinue reading “Stechford Recreation Ground (Yardley Fields)”

Dawberry Fields Park – Consultation and Engagement

This is third blog from Helen the BOSF Volunteer Coordinator working with the community Dawberry Fields Park as part of the Future Parks Accelerator Project. So, Dawberry Fields is getting on the map at last. At 55 years old I’m tweeting, Instagram posting and sending messages and pictures out on Facebook. All trying to raiseContinue reading “Dawberry Fields Park – Consultation and Engagement”

Part 2 – Initial Engagement

We are catching up with Helen’s work in Dawberry Fields Park developing volunteering. Spring into Summer After some time off over Easter, moving my mother-in-law into a home – its back to Dawberry, with plans to try and encourage some consultation. I booked two coffee chats and planned to have 2 litter picking sessions soonContinue reading “Part 2 – Initial Engagement”

Volunteer development in Dawberry Fields Park

Helen Harvey – FPA Volunteering Development Coordinator working for Birmingham Open Spaces Forum, gives us an insight into her work at one of the FPA pilot sites – Dawberry Fields Park. 13 weeks into a 26-week contract as a Volunteering Development Coordinator and things are finally, hopefully, starting to warm up a bit – inContinue reading “Volunteer development in Dawberry Fields Park”


Witton Lodge Community Association on Healthy Parks Empowering. Invigorating. Stimulating.Powerful words, powerful emotions. And the fact is, it costs nothing to be empowered, to feel invigorated or stimulated. Just step outside. Whether it’s time spent smelling flowers in your garden, taking a walk around your local park or just sitting among nature and wildlife, studiesContinue reading “PARK LIFE – NATURALLY BIRMINGHAM’S WELLBEING REMEDY”