Author Archives: Jane Edwards

A word of warning to members!

It appears there has been a resurgence of the previous spate of e mails being sent to you from ‘addressees’ you know, that are in fact spam.  Please take care. FBEC will only e mail you with information about our … Continue reading

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September 1st Litter Pick

As summer potentially draws to a close, why not join the Friends for possibly their last Litter Pick in the sunshine!  Saturday 1st September 10- 11.30am. Meet at the Lodge. Litter Pickers and bags provided, but we do advise stout … Continue reading

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Bereavement staff step up to the plate !!

Well done to two members of the Groundwork Team at Brandwood End who went above and beyond the call of duty. So much so that a member of the public felt the need to contact us direct, to make sure … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Event 8th September

On the morning of Saturday 8th September between 10am and 1pm the Friends will be taking part in Heritage Open Week. Please come along and join us. We will have plenty of  interesting items and displays and you can join … Continue reading

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Reminder of an interesting blog…

The blog via this link was written in 2014 on the Birmingham Conservation Trust Site but is still worth reading as a reminder. Very little has changed apart from the number of War Graves , as the number listed reflects … Continue reading

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More evidence of the tree problems spotted by the Tree Safety Survey.

The top two photos show cross sections of a couple of the Poplars removed along the Broad Lane boundary. The log pile represents the trees that have been removed and cut into sections. All of these logs will be chipped … Continue reading

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Civilian Garden spic and span again.

Nesting is now over for this year- so we have been able to restore/cut the hedges in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance back to their neat and tidy state. Our thanks to the staff from Idverde who have undertaken this … Continue reading

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Heritage Open Events 2018

Hi all, as you hopefully all know- the Friends will be working with Bereavement Services to host a morning Heritage Event in the Cemetery on September 8th commencing at 10am. The link below takes you to the official site where … Continue reading

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Heavy kit employed to remove trees!

  Visitors were treated to an amazing sight as contractors began removing a large  number of Poplar trees that were very close to houses on Sunderton Road.     Tweet

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Reasons for tree removal vindicated.

Things are often not what they seem….especially when it comes to trees. Our relatively healthy looking Poplars were hiding a potentially dangerous secret! The ‘heartwood’, or centre of the trunks, on several trees was rotten. This is obviously something that … Continue reading

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