Parks, leisure and wellbeing news
Birmingham’s parks and open spaces promoted through 2023 Chelsea Flower Show display
The 631 parks and open spaces of Birmingham will be celebrated and promoted through this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show entry from the city council.
Innovative Trees & Woodland Toolkit launched to maximise benefits of trees and woodlands in communities across England
An innovative Trees and Woodland Strategy Toolkit, developed in collaboration with Birmingham City Council, has been launched.
Have your say on Birmingham’s 25-year City of Nature plan
Public consultation begins on the City of Nature 25-year plan to grow Birmingham’s green spaces from 600 to 1000.
City of Nature Plan must be accepted by Cabinet to meet Birmingham's net-zero carbon target
Birmingham City Council will be recommending, on 8 February, that its Cabinet approves a 25-year City of Nature Plan to change the way it manages its parks, for environmental health recovery.
Changes to garden waste collections and parks as a result of COVID-19
In order to maintain the most reliable waste collection services possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, a change to how the council deals with garden waste has been announced.
True value of city’s parks and open spaces calculated at £11billion
The value of parks and green estate in Birmingham, in terms of what they offer to all aspects of life in the city, has been calculated as £11billion.
Birmingham bids to become a Tree City of the World
Talks to establish Birmingham as the first officially designated “Tree City” of the UK are set to be held between the city council and an international foundation on Friday (July 12).
Birmingham wins share of multi-million pound parks fund
Birmingham has won a place on a new multi-million pound initiative to enhance the future of its parks and green spaces.
Windrush garden scoops seventh Chelsea Gold for Birmingham
Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the seventh year running for a display recognising and celebrating the legacy of the Windrush Generation.
Sport and recreation moves to the next level as new Northfield Leisure Centre opens to public
Birmingham residents in the south of the city will be matching communities across the city as their impressive new sports and recreation centre opens today (14 May).
Chelsea Flower Show 2018: help us tell your stories
Birmingham residents with Windrush connections are being invited to share their stories of the journey as part of a commemorative display at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Agreement on future of Moseley Road Baths
The Moseley Road Baths coalition and Birmingham City Council have agreed today (6 March) on a plan of action to keep people swimming at the historic Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath.
Car parking charges to bring much-needed investment
The introduction of parking charges at Cannon Hill Park will help pay for improvements to the site’s car park following budget cuts.
Brand new leisure centre opens in Erdington
A brand new sports facility in north Birmingham opens to the public on Monday 4 September.