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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 every member of our committee. He will be missed by many and we are all so proud to have worked alongside him.  We do have some information concerning funeral arrangements:-

Wednesday 2nd May.    12.15pm Service at All Saints Church, Vicarage Rd, Kings Heath

2.00pm- Redditch Crematorium, Bordesley Lane B97 6RR

 

Successful AGM and election of a new Chairman.

Our thanks to those members who came to our AGM today as the weather was really miserable!  As well as giving us the opportunity to bring members up to date with finances and events it also gave us the chance  to give some thought to the time we had all spent with the late Barrie Simpson.

At today’s AGM we were able to ask members to vote in Officers and a Committee to serve till next year. Our existing Chairman, who had also retained her role as Secretary, was able to pass control to a new Chairman and go back to concentrating on just one job as Secretary!!(Welcome Julia!) Here are the details of the next years Officers and Committee.

Chairman– Julia Griffin      Vice Chairman- Coral Howard   Secretary- Jane Edwards Treasurer and Membership Secretary- Julian Pritchard.

Committee members- Carola Klein, Philip Brown, Brian Rai, Adrian Harris, Sarah Courbet, Nicola Clarke (Idverde)

 

 

 

Annual AGM.

Annual AGM

Those with an interest in Brandwood End Cemetery are cordially invited to a ‘Coffee and Cake’ morning to be held in the conference room of St Dunstan’s Church, Kingsfield Rd, Kings Heath. (Opposite All Saints Village Square) on the morning of Thursday 12th April at 10.30.

We will be holding a short AGM at the start of this meeting when we will present our annual accounts and report on our work in Brandwood End Cemetery.

Advance warning!

As you can see, we are now back functioning and no longer need to keep amending previous posts! Thank you Pod Nosh!!

Can our Litter Pick supporters, and anyone else that would like to come and assist, add this date to their Diary.

This year, as usual we will be supporting the national Keep Britain Tidy campaign. Our event will be on Saturday 3rd March 10-11.30am. Further details will follow nearer to the date.

Action Re chapels and surroundings!

As the observant amongst you will have noticed, we are still having to ‘extend/amend’ existing posts as we are unable to add new ones! The organisation running our site are trying desperately to rectify this but in the mean time this post will get longer and longer…

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Victorian twin terracotta Chapels at Brandwood End Cemetery

Following our request, the fencing surrounding the chapels is being moved closer to the buildings to allow staff to cut a band of grass around the perimeter of the fence thus hopefully improving the overall ‘look’ of that area. A company will be making the roof of the the ‘intact’ chapel totally weatherproof and then, following planning permission, installing a temporary roof on the now unprotected half of the building. Watch this space and if anyone captures some interesting photos we would love to publish them. They can be e mailed to us as friendsofbec@gmail.com

Can we wish you all belated best wishes for 2018. The recent winds in January have seen branches off Conifers and two trees blown over (A Willow and a Silver Birch) but luckily very little grave damage. I think we got off lightly! You can still follow our adventures on facebook…..

Two lovely photographs taken by one of our committee members showing beautiful Autumnal colours in Brandwood End before Winter set in!