Welcome to our Autumn newsletter. We have had a very busy summer with campaigning and events. There has been a lot of fundraising over the past few months with our ‘Digbeth Bees Please!’ appeal, Organic BBQ and most recently our summer pub quiz. With so much going on it’s hard to find the space in the newsletter to write about it all, so follow us on Facebook and Twitter and check our website regularly for all our latest news.


It has been an exciting time for the Birmingham Pound. Keep an eye out for updates and the launch of their pilot study!

Energy and Climate Change

The Divestment team have been working hard to produce new campaigns materials and contacting Birmingham Councillors for their support. Have a look at the Divest WMPF page for all the details on how you can get involved!


Our nature campaigns have been very active over the past few months. We ran our ‘Digbeth Bees Please’ fundraiser throughout June/July which proved to be very successful. Have a read of Elin’s article to find out all about our beehives in Digbeth Community Garden.

At the end of July we had our Nature and Wellbeing Day at Digbeth Community Garden. We were joined by Second Pedals and the Real Junk Food Project. Check out our photos from the day on the scrapbook page.


At the end of June, the waste team jumped in to action with the opening of the long awaited public consultation on the Future Waste Strategy for Birmingham. Have a read of John Newson’s article for Bfoe’s take on the strategy.


The long awaited bike pump has now been installed at Birmingham New Street Station thanks to a lot of chasing up by our planning campaigner Ben. Check out his article for more info.

We responded to the West Midlands & Chilterns railways draft study consultation which closed at the end of September. Keep an eye out for more developments.

There are many different ways you can get involved with our campaigns and we always welcome new people. Whether you have a little time or a lot please get in touch or come along to any of our weekly Monday night meetings (Check out the diary page for contact details).