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Open Letter to Birmingham

Thursday 22nd December 2016

The proposed cuts to Birmingham's Parks and Nature Conservation budget will have a detrimental impact on the quality and accessibility of the wonderful parks in our city. To secure these spaces for now and future generations there must be investment but it is not realistic to expect the funding to come solely from the decreasing local authority parks budgets. Everyone benefits from the natural spaces of our city. We need to start a conversation about a new way to fund the essential lungs of our city. Below is an open letter to Birmingham calling for this conversation to begin signed by 35 organisations including national, regional and community groups.

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Birmingham Natural Environment Pledge

Wednesday 14th December 2016

Photo credit to Birmingham Open Spaces Forum

The natural world sustains us, and all economic activity depends on the natural environment. At present, this contribution is neither recognised nor valued by our economic structures leading to short sighted, compartmentalised thinking.

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Salary: £30,594 pro rata

Closing date: Wednesday 7th September 2016

Location: Head Office, 16 Greenfield Crescent, B15 3AU

Job ref: Finance Manager

We are looking for an outstanding Finance Manager to join our busy Resources Department in a senior management position. The successful applicant will have demonstrable experience developing effective, robust finance systems, producing management reports and working with auditors. The post offers training and career development opportunities, and a competitive pension contribution. Full details are found in the job description and person specification.

Contact details:

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 7th September 2016.
Applications should be sent on the attached form and returned via email to paula.r@bbcwildlife.org.uk
CVs will not be accepted.

Due to the high number of applications we receive we do not send acknowledgements for applications or letters to unsuccessful applicants. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 1 week of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

Interviews will be held week commencing Monday 12th September 2016.

 

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Development apprentice

Salary: £105.00 per week. 30 hours a week at £3.50 an hour, but could rise to £4.00 an hour for the right candidate.

Closing date: Friday 12th June 2015

Location: 16 Greenfield Crescent, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 3AU

Job ref: Dev App 2015

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to work in the charity sector? This could be the opportunity you need.

Contact details:

Please apply by registering on the Apprenticeship website and then sending a CV and covering email to joe.p@bbcwildlife.org.uk.

In the covering email please include responses to the following questions:

  • What do you hope you will gain from this apprenticeship?
  • What do you think you can bring to the organisation?

Interviews will take place in the week commencing Monday 22nd June at our offices in Edgbaston. 

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"Don't Bug Me" kid's T shirt

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£11.00

Don't Bug Me! A fun kid's T shirt for Wildlife Watchers. An ideal gift for nature-loving kids.

All prices include packing and postage!

Price:
£11.00

Because of the recent increases in postage, if you're anyway near our offices at Five Ways, Birmingham it will save you money to collect from us


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    Habitats Adult T shirt

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    £15.00

    A stylish T-shirt that would make a great gift for nature lovers.

    Sea. Beach. Meadow. Forest. River. Mountain. Sky...

    All prices include packing and postage!

    Price:
    £15.00

    Because of the recent increases in postage, if you're anyway near our offices at Five Ways, Birmingham it will save you money to collect from us


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      Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country

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      £42.00

      A trailblazing new publication that shows Birmingham and the Black Country's incredible diversity of plant life, with the number of species found representing nearly half of the flora found in the UK

      Taking "our knowledge and understanding of urban ecology to new levels and tells a positive story about the beauty and vitality hidden in our urban landscape”, according to author Ian Trueman. It is the first Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country to be published and indeed the first for any of England’s major urban areas.

      "It is a model of what a modern flora should be and an example of what can be done when local enthusiasm is harnessed to masterly leadership and organization." Peter Marren in British Wildlife

      Written by local experts Ian Trueman, Mike Poulton and Paul Reade, who for many years led a team of volunteers recording plants in every part of our conurbation. The result is an exceptional blend of detailed plant recording and a far-sighted model for the future of nature conservation in towns and cities. It also includes a description of one species in Black Country dialect!

      Attractively designed and illustrated, this exciting 488-page book makes botany accessible to everyone and will engage you in a fascinating exploration of the interplay between people, industry, geology and climate which has given rise to the rich mix of plants which characterises the urban landscape today.

      The book provides readers with descriptive local botanical walks, giving an engaging introduction to the rich variety of plants that exist close to their own doorstep. 

      ISBN-10: 1874357552
      ISBN-13: 978-1874357551

      Publisher: Pisces Publications (2013)

      Price includes shipping. Email ben.t@bbcwildlife.org.uk to arrange payment (paypal or cash, £34 total) and collection from our Birmingham office to avoid shipping cost

      Price:
      £42.00


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        Moseley Bog:Moth Breakfast

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        Event details

        Fri, 24/08/2012 - 8:30am - 10:24am

        The morning after the night before Dave Grundy, the moth specialist will be revealing the exciting finds. Have a look at the evening discoveries in the early of the morning while having a breakfast sandwich and a cup of tea.There is the minmimal cost of £5 adult and £3 per child to cover the breakfast. A great morning event for the early bird family. Wrap up warm. Booking Required.

        Venue location

        Yardley Wood Road Car Park

        Event information

        Book by phone
        Tel: 0121 454 1199 /214
        Tel: 0121 454 1199
        Book by email
        francesca.j@bbcwildife.org.uk
        Date
        Friday 24th August 2012
        Time
        8:30am - 10:24am
        Price / Donation
        £5 per Adult, £3 per child to cover breakfast and a small donation to the trust
        Audience
        All
        Trust
        The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country
        Venue location
        Yardley Wood Road Car Park
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        Public transport
        Plan your journey
        Wheelchair Access
        Suitable for wheelchair users
        Mobility
        Suitable for people with limited mobility
        Dogs
        no dogs please
        Contact details
        Tel: 0121 454 1199 /214
        francesca.j@bbcwildife.org.uk
        Francesca J-Rouse

        Moseley Bog: Moth and Bat Evening

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        Event details

        Thu, 23/08/2012 - 7:30pm - 11:59pm

        Dave Grundy, the moth specialist & Brum Bats are providing our members with a great opportunity. An evening of looking at the wonderful diversity of bats and moths in the reserve. See the bats fly through the sky and get up close with the moths. A great evening for the family. Wrap up warm. Booking Required £3 per adult children are free.

        Venue location

        Yardley Wood Road Car park

        Event information

        Book by phone
        Tel: 01214541199/214
        Tel: 01214541199
        Book by email
        francesca.j@bbcwildlife.org.uk
        Date
        Thursday 23rd August 2012
        Time
        7:30pm - 11:59pm
        Price / Donation
        £3 per adult children are free
        Audience
        All
        Families
        Trust
        The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country
        Venue location
        Yardley Wood Road Car park
        Get directions
        Plan your journey
        Public transport
        Plan your journey
        Wheelchair Access
        Wheelchair users please contact organiser in advance
        Mobility
        People with limited mobility please contact organiser in advance
        Dogs
        no dogs please
        Contact details
        Tel: 01214541199/214
        francesca.j@bbcwildlife.org.uk
        Francesca Jarvis-Rouse