Chair’s Annual Report

Brilliant Bearwood… now going places with our successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid of £5.2 million for Lightwoods Park and House……Team Bearwood triumphs!!!!!

Lightwoods Park

See below the Annual Report from the Chair of Friends of Lightwoods Park. Details of this year's AGM to follow.

Hi Everyone

We can feel justifiably proud for what we have achieved not only in Lightwoods or the community of Bearwood but for our wider community of Smethwick which only last week was recognised in the regional press for having the best parks in Sandwell.

Our park has gone from a virtual no go area for many of us under Birmingham City council to an area where most days it is used by the local community and beyond, with Lightwoods being a destination for many people from a wide area.

I feel very proud and privileged to be a part of this transformation especially after reading the history of Lightwoods, how it was purchased by local people, then given as a gift to the city of Birmingham to be used…

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