St. Paul's Community Development Trust

Farm Closures over the Summer Break

We’re sorry to say that the Farm will be closed to visitors in the weekday afternoons 12.30-4.30pm for the first four weeks of the school holidays. We will have large numbers of children in our care on these afternoons and need to ensure their safe supervision.

Farm Closed in Afternoons during 6 weeks break.


Press Release: Balsall Heath City Farm

New Partnership Gives Hope to City Farm

St. Paul’s Community Development Trust are happy to announce that following lengthy discussions with a number of organisations agreement has been reached with The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) that will secure the long term viability of the Balsall Heath City Farm.

Threatened with closure since December 2018 St. Paul’s have been working with a number of organisations to try to secure the long-term viability of the City Farm. Now agreement has been reached with TAWS which means that the farm which has operated in Balsall Heath for over 40 years will remain open.

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City Farm Song

A lovely piece put together by local director and actor Haqi Ali to go with the song that Ella wrote and performed with family and friends.


Raising Money for the Farm

Wehida Mulla

Wehida Mulla –  Language Through Play Worker (St. Paul’s Trust Children’s Centre)

I am running the Rotary Shakespeare Full Marathon in Stratford-upon-Avon on Sunday 28th April 2019 to help raise money to support Balsall Heath City Farm stay open.

This lovely farm is set to close unless new money can be raised. Unless funding can be found the closure will go ahead.


Activities for the Over 50’s

We have a number of services running on a Tuesday and Wednesday for the 50+ at the Farm & Venture on Malvern Street (Just off of the Clifton Road).

  • Tea & Coffee on a Tuesday between 10:00 and 11:30.
  • Cooking Sessions on a Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00
  • Clay & Craft Activities on a Wednesday between 10:00 and 12:00 (*)
  • Gardening Club on a Wednesday between 12:30 and 14:30

(*)  Starting 3rd April 2019

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Tea and Coffee Sessions at the Farm Over 50's Cooking Sessions at the Farm Over 50's





Clay and Craft Sessions at the Farm Over 50's

Gardening Sessions at the Farm Over 50's


Learn How To Prune A Fruit Tree

Sadly, we had to postpone the session on the winter maintenance of fruit trees due to sickness.

The session will go ahead on Wednesday 30th January instead

Tree Pruning Poster - Revised Date

Wednesday 30th January we are working with Balsall Heath is Our Planet to host a session on the winter maintenance of Fruit Trees, the session is FREE to attend and is open to everyone.

Please see the poster above for more information or contact us on 0121 464 1888.


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