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Bus Route Review to be Implemented from 22nd July

Birmingham Buses

National Express West Midlands have posted details of  the changes they will implement from 22 July 2018. Follow the links to get full details:

You can also download a booklet:

Thanks to Terry Hart for this information

NGS Bournville Open Gardens 2018: This Sunday



Bobs Garden

Bournville’s gardens to open to public for third year running

Gardens in the beautiful chocolate box village of Bournville will once again open up to the public next week as part of a national fundraising event.

Visitors are being offered the chance to take a rare peek behind some of the village’s most stunning gardens on Sunday 8th July to help raise money for charity.

Six of Bournville’s finest gardens will open to the public as part of the National Garden Scheme (NGS), which has raised £45m for good causes since 1927.

This year a range of gardens can be visited, from plots featuring fruit and vegetables to a restored cottage garden and a garden bordering one of Bournville’s spinneys.

Theresa Gordon, Community Services Co-ordinator at Bournville Village Trust which is helping to co-ordinate the event, said: “We are really pleased to be supporting residents to open their gardens to the public for a third year running.

“We have always supported and celebrated residents who make their gardens beautiful and interesting, spanning back to when our founder George Cadbury hosted gardening classes and competitions.

“Last year’s event raised over £5,000 for charity and we would like to collect even more this year by welcoming ardent National Garden Scheme followers and local residents.”

Combined admission for the event is £6 for adults and children go free. Home-made teas will be available at various locations and gardens can be visited in any order.

A free map/ garden guide will be available on the day at all locations, which include:

  • 40 Middle Park Road
  • 103 Bournville Lane
  • 143 Oak Farm Road.
  • 19 Green Meadow Road
  • 82 Hay Green Lane
  • 32 Knighton Road.

For further details, please visit or the NGS website

Bournville Village Trust is currently looking for gardens in the Bournville area to open for the National Garden Scheme in 2019.

If you want to share your garden for this one special day, please email or call the Trust on 0300 333 6540 and ask to speak to Theresa Gordon.





Trust Secures Injunction in bid to Resolve Illegal Encampments

Bournville Village Trust, has secured a special injunction to tackle illegal encampments and associated anti-social behaviour at two parks in Bournville following a spate of incidents.

The Trust has successfully applied to the High Court for the three-year injunction with assistance from Birmingham City Council legal services.

It now means that any adult entering Woodlands Park or Weoley Parkway in order to set up or join an encampment could be arrested on the spot, if they refuse to leave the parks immediately.

The Trust, which provides services to 25,000 people, has been forced to seek an injunction after several incidents last year that saw camps illegally set up in the parks.

Despite trying to resolve the issues by working with trespassers, each incident cost the Trust thousands of pounds in clean-up and legal costs.

There was also an increase in rubbish dumping in and around the parks and reports of anti-social behaviour.

Richard Hughes, Estate Manager at Bournville Village Trust, said: “The illegal encampments set up in Bournville’s parks didn’t just inconvenience park users, but also saw an increase in fly-tipping and reports of anti-social behaviour.

“We tried on multiple occasions to work with those who trespassed, but incidents continued to happen and we have been faced with expensive costs.

“Securing this injunction will give us and the Police much more power to resolve issues quickly, and we are thankful to all those who provided evidence and witness statements to help us to secure this important order.”

Bournville Village Trust is a charity and housing organisation founded by chocolate maker and philanthropist George Cadbury in 1900.

Its vision is to create and sustain flourishing communities where people choose to live and it does this by providing high quality housing and estate management services across Birmingham and Shropshire.

In total, BVT provides services to 8,000 homes of mixed tenure and 25,000 people.

More information:

0300 333 6540

Bournville Hub Event 18

Thanks to Alan Moody for this information: Bourn View is the new Residential, Respite and Care Home located on the old college campus on the Bristol Rd.