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Four Ways to A Greener Birmingham Event – 10/9/17


10 September




City Centre Gardens,  Cambridge Street, Birmingham, B1 2NP


The Greener Birmingham Coalition

The event

As part of Birmingham Heritage Week the Greener Birmingham Coalition, more than 30 organisations and individuals working together to protect and enhance the city’s green spaces, are asking people to celebrate our natural heritage by joining a walk or bike ride to City Centre Gardens for a community picnic on Sunday 10th September. Guided walks and bike rides led by qualified bike leaders will start from the North, East South and West of the city and will travel along green networks and corridors to show how even in our urban environment, our green spaces are vital to the health and well-being of our citizens. Along the way there will be pick up points and activities at some of the lesser known wild places to recognise the community unsung heroes who voluntarily take care of parks, wild spaces, canals and woodlands. The ‘North’ walk will start at Handsworth Park at 11am, meeting by The Big Sleuth Bear, and stop off at Edgbaston Reservoir at 12noon before arriving into City Centre Gardens at 1pm. Details of other walks and rides will be announced shortly. Participants can join at the start or meet at one of the pick-up points along the routes or head straight to the city centre for 1.00pm to join us for our Big Lunch picnic. Bikes can be hired by Big Birmingham Bikes in advance. At the picnic there will be free fun activities for all ages including sports, nature trails and a smoothie bike. Activities will be provided by the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, Active Parks, Ranger Service and GroundWorks. The Real Junk Food Project will have food to share that would otherwise have been thrown out by shops and restaurants. Georgia Stokes, CEO, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and Black Country and Greener Birmingham Coalition Co-ordinator said:

Booking and further information

The Facebook event page can be viewed here. For more information visit the event webpage.

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