Category Archives: Events

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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Civilian Garden

Following our adventures with the shears…..we moved on to a bit of weeding and pruning in the Civilian Garden of Remembrance. No shears in use on this hedge as it is now mature and used by nesting birds!  Hopefully they … Continue reading

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‘Uncut’ areas within the cemetery

There has recently been some social media comment highlighting some areas of the cemetery that appear to be unmown. This has been reported to Bereavements Services but when FBEC committee members went to look they were also concerned….. but, it … Continue reading

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Tree work in cemetery adjacent to Sunderton Rd.

Our local BCC Tree Officer has been considering the plight of the exceptionally large Poplar Trees that lie directly behind some of the houses at the lower end of Sunderton Road. He has made the decision that these trees, although … Continue reading

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Aftermath of local flooding update

Those of us that live locally are only too aware of the damage caused when the recent heavy deluge overwhelmed the drains in the area.  Severn Trent have given, and continue to give, advice on how to protect your property … Continue reading

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Scouts assist at June litter pick

The sun shone on 5 members of 96th Birmingham Scouts who joined FBEC members to collect 11 bags of litter around the cemetery on Sunday 3rd June. Our new Chairman, Julia, kept herself busy by washing the section markers along … Continue reading

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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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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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