We're open 10am - 5pm Tuesday to Friday for general public enquiries but we recommend you call beforehand to avoid disappointment.
Find out about free cycling activities for all! Read more
Free bike hire, bike checks, cycle maintenance and bike ability workshops in Northfield. Read more
Help us reduce fruit waste. Pledge to Urban Harvest and receive rewards including fruit trees, hampers and more. www.crowdfunder.co.uk/urban-harvest Read more
We need Birmingham Mail Wish Tokens for the Ecocentre! Collect tokens every day until 30 November. Read more
Everything from cycle rides to craft activities, gardening to Gruffalos. Our list of family activities is huge! Read more
Once a month we keep you updated with news & events at the Ecocentre from gardening, to home energy & more. Read more
All welcome. 2nd Sunday of every month from April to October. 10.30am. Meet at the multi-use sports area in Victoria Common Read more
Join us at our new Lindsey Avenue site to turn unused bits of land into productive food growing beds Read more
An event for expectant parents or anyone with a young baby who would like to find out about Real Nappies. Read more
Families - make dens, climb trees, build fires for cooking, make knots and learn how to use the tools you need to work successfully with natural materials: Read more
Every month we produce an e-newsletter packed full of family, gardening, cycling and energy related activities and information taking place at or near Northfield Ecocentre. Sign up to receive it Read more
Northfield Ecocentre is a charity that works with the local community to help people find ways to live better and protect the environment. Read more
We need your vote - today!
Please help Cycle South Brum win the People's Millions by calling
0871 626 8832
You can call up to ten times from a single number. Lines are open 9am to midnight and cost 11 pence.
A huge congratulations to Judith Jenner who completed the Bupa Great Birmingham Run to raise money for Northfield Ecocentre in October, and raised a whopping £700 for our work in the community.
Judith said: "I just felt so good, it was amazing. I did the half marathon. I kept going for three and a half hours. I did it!"
Posted in Bloggies on November 05, 2013 by Jane Baker
Free in November....
Posted in Bloggies on October 30, 2013 by Jane Baker
Here at Northfield Ecocentre we have some very exciting news!
Read on to find out more and VOTE FOR US on Tuesday 26th November 2013.
Cycle South Brum is through to ITV's People's Millions Final
Cycle South Brum is going head-to-head on television against another project to win £50,000 to enable people to borrow free bikes to get to work, get active or cycle as a family. Today Northfield Ecocentre and Town Centre Partnership launches a campaign urging people to visit www.cyclesouthbrum.co.uk to sign up for an email letting them know the voting telephone number that is being kept a secret until 26th November. Supporters will have just 15 hours to place their vote, with the number also being published on the www.cyclesouthbrum.co.uk website, @CycleSouthBrum Twitter and CycleSouthBrum Facebook page.
To find out more visit the our Northfield cycling page and to vote visit: http://cyclesouthbrum.co.uk/
Project Collaborators: Northfield Ecocentre, Northfield Town Centre Partnership, Northfield Business Improvement District & Birmingham City Council’s Northfield Pool and Fitness Centre.
Have you heard the rumours about free boilers?!
Do you rent from a private landlord or have you bought your property?
Is your boiler old and inefficient?
Are you on Tax Credits, Pension Credit or some form of Income Support?
If the answer is yes to the above questions then you may well be eligible to a new boiler completely for free!
For more information and to book an assessment, call 0121 448 0119 today, alternatively you can fill out this online form and we’ll call you to book an assessment.
Coming up on the Saturday October 19th, our friends at Martineau Gardens in Edgbaston are holding a free Apple Day celebrating the humble (put very prolific this year!) apple.
Taking place from 11am - 3pm, here's what they've got planned:
Take Control of Your Energy Bills
It was beautifully sunny this weekend but I’m certainly beginning to feel the chill of impending winter in the mornings and evenings. I’ve looked out my slippers and jumpers! Some people are already putting their heating on. It’s around this time of year that energy companies start to announce price rises, causing real concern and worry for many households with already stretched budgets.
There have been many political debates in recent weeks around energy prices with Miliband’s pledge to freeze rates until 2017 and Cameron coming back with a freeze in fuel duty until the general election. Amid this political wrangling charities are warning that vulnerable people and households already struggling with energy bills will be badly affected by changes to energy tariffs.
SAVE £113 PER YEAR ON YOUR ENERGY BILLS!
Posted in Bloggies on October 01, 2013 by Kara Moses
The Birmingham Mail is offering a share of £25,000 for community projects that collect enough of the tokens they will be printing every day until 30 November.
We need as many tokens as possible – the more we collect the more money we will be awarded, which we can use to support our work helping people in Birmingham to live more sustainably, keep warm in their homes and stay out of fuel poverty. We have a target of 10,000 tokens to collect so we need your help! Read more
The Urban Harvest Has Begun!
We have had a fantastic day picking fruit all day long. We have an enormous amount of beautiful apples, some juicy damsons, some quinces and some pears.
It's been wonderful to meet so many people as committed to reducing fruit waste as we are. It's hard work but we've had a lot of fun as well. Thank you to everyone who has let us pick their fruit today and a huge thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who have spent all day with us to make sure no fruit is wasted.
Have a look at just some of the fruit we've managed to pick today. Imagine what we'll have after a month of picking!
Our fruit will be featured at the Busy Parents Network Farm & Harvest Family Festival at The Beeches Conference Centre this Saturday.