L-R: Walk contributors Graham Andrews (The Friends of Ley Hill Park), Maggie Sweet (The Fields Millennium Green), Penny Moore (The Friends of Balaam's Wood LNR) and designer Ed Cook

Northfield Constituency Environmental Forum (NCEF) has launched a new leaflet of ‘Local Explorer Walks’ throughout the constituency.

NCEF includes members of local friends groups, community groups and organizations, and council officers.

A launch event was held at Lickey Hills Country Park on Monday 5th December where contributors shared their efforts and explained their aims. The leaflet was launched by NCEF Chair Amanda Cadman (Friends of Kings Norton Nature Reserve) who also gave thanks to all who had been involved in planning and implementation, including Ed Cook of Cooked Communications who designed the leaflet.

The plan is to make the leaflet available through GP surgeries, libraries, community centres etc. Member Geoff Ray explained how they hope that the new leaflet will “make people more aware of the opportunities available” in their local area and get people out to “enjoy the open spaces of Birmingham.”

The project is supported by Birmingham City Council’s Be Active programme and Longbridge developers St Modwen. St Modwen provided the group with funds to double their original print run to 10,000 leaflets.

The leaflet includes walks throughout the Northfield constituency, including in Kings Norton, Northfield, Longbridge, Frankley, West Heath, Weoley and also Bournville.

At the moment, you can pick up a copy of the leaflet at Lickey Hills Country Park, Frankley Library, New Frankley in Birmingham Parish Council or Shenley Court Hall. The list of distributors will grow and you can find it on the NCEF web site here.  Additionally, if you would like to suggest a distributor, let us know.

You can also find further details of and download and print individual walks on the NCEF’s web site. 

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