Author Archives: Jane Edwards

Quarterly Litter Pick.

Litter Pick- Sunday 3rd June-10.00 start . Why not come along and join the Friends at their quarterly clear up in the cemetery. We will supply litter picks and bags but need you to come in stout footwear and we … Continue reading

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Flood Mitigation in Brandwood End.

I am sure everyone is well aware of the problems faced by residents around Birmingham during the recent exceptional flash floods. Locally residents in two roads adjacent to the cemetery were amongst those affected. The cemetery represents a large expanse … Continue reading

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GDPR- Data Protection

I am sure FBEC members must be aware of the changes that have been implemented related to privacy and data control. You can rest assured that FBEC have already put measures in place to comply with this new legislation but … Continue reading

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Main drive in the Cemetery looks so colourful !

We couldn’t resist some more beautiful views along the main drive today ! All at once the trees are green and the shrubs are in flower.  Even our refurbished beds in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance look a picture!   … Continue reading

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Tree work underway

Those of you that visit the cemetery may have noticed that recently some of the driveways were hard to travel along in a vehicle, as low branches had become a hazard. This was especially true along the avenue of Redwoods, … Continue reading

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Rhododendrons in bloom in Brandwood End

The Friends new Chairman, Julia Griffin, spent a warm few hours in the Cemetery, waiting to greet a group of walkers led by the Ranger…..but it was a no show, maybe due to heat, as they all ducked out!! Never … Continue reading

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Farewell to Barrie Simpson

Today The Friends said goodbye to our much loved founder member, Barrie Simpson. The village square at All Saints Church in Kings Heath was full to capacity, as friends and colleagues waited for the arrival of his Funeral Cortege, complete … Continue reading

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Cutting down illicit entry after hours!

  Interesting to learn from local people that this grit bin was being used as an after hours form of entry to the cemetery ! It has now been moved!! One step….two step…and over! We also understand that the dark … Continue reading

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Annual BOSF(Birmingham Open Spaces ) Conference

This years BOSF Conference took on a different look as the two afternoon sessions meant that members had the chance to learn more about, and take part in, different activities carried out in Parks. The morning session involved speakers from … Continue reading

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Barrie Simpson

At the AGM today we were able to remind ourselves of the time we had all spent with the late Barrie Simpson. Barrie was a larger than life character and had such a profound effect on Brandwood End Cemetery and … Continue reading

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