Fruity addition to Sheldon Country Park

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Sheldon Country Park news

Friendsof Sheldon Country Park, local students and residents have helped prune the new fruit trees at Sheldon Country Park’s 26 tree community orchard as part of a free pruning workshop put on by Helping Britain Blossom.

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The pruning workshop was Helping Britain Blossom’s second event at Sheldon Country Park as they recently provided fruit trees and helped volunteers to plant a new 11 tree orchard – with cherry, plum, pear and apple trees – next to the farm.

Rob Tilling, Helping Britain Blossom project manager said: “Everyone learned a great deal about pruning. It’s important to come together at this time of year whatever the weather to prune the trees to ensure they bear a decent crop of fruit in the year ahead. The trees in the park have now been left in great condition for the coming season and will supply the community with fruit to enjoy. We…

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Active Parks activities (Easter holidays)

Opportunities on Sheldon Country Park and Oaklands Park

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Activity for Easter holidays: Fun Family Session  (variety of activities which may include, soft archery, ball games, other sports and crafts etc.)

Session Details: Wednesday 10.00am – 12.00pm   30/03/2016 and 06/04/2016

Where to meet /location in park:  Opposite the play area.                                                    What to bring: If you have previously been to any active parks activity,  please bring membership cards and fob. (or you can register at the park)

Kind Regards

Paula Nelson

Active Parks Co-ordinator (Mon-Thurs only)

Birmingham Wellbeing Service
Place Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Ladywood Health and Community Centre
St Vincent St W
Birmingham, B16 8RP

Mobile:07885 235189

Easter in Sheldon Country Park 2016    Sheldon Country Park activities       Oaklands Park Yardley

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B26 Community (2) supporting active parks.

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Housing Liaison Boards

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There are Housing Liaison Boards ( HLBs) in each Ward in Yardley District: Acocks Green, Sheldon, South Yardley and Stechford and Yardley North. HLBs are groups of tenants , leaseholders and owner occupiers  who meet once a month to influence Housing Department policy and to monitor the performance of the Housing Department . HLBs also work with Housing Staff, the police, local Councillors and other agencies  to build better neighbourhoods. Representatives  from  our Repairs contractors also attend HLBs who monitor their performance. HLBs have a budget for improvements to communal facilities  and do projects such as creating a new bin storage area at Needwood House Acocks Green.

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Please email me on if you think you might like to try attending a meeting .

Litter pick in Tyseley Acocks Green Ward


Two residents in Tyseley in Acock’s Green Ward set to and did their own litter pick on the access way behind the flats where they live. Housing will collect the rubbish and if any other resident groups or groups of friends in Acocks Green Ward, Sheldon Ward South Yardley Ward or Stechford and Yardley North Ward,  would like to do a litter pick let us know because we or Waste Management can help with equipment , bags and with the collection of the litter collected:



Free health check for men

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Birmingham men urged not to miss out on FREE health MOT                                                                                                                                        

A growing number of Brummies are signing-up for a FREE health MOT that can identify the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.

But thousands of men across the city who are eligible for an NHS Health Check  are still missing out, with figures showing women are more likely to accept the offer.

Around 90,000 Brummies have attended an NHS Health Check in the last three years. And, while…

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