St. Paul's Community Development Trust

5 Star Food Standard Award for our Nursery!

A huge well done to our Malvern Street Nursery catering team, Faiza and Nisa, who have yet again been awarded a 5 Star Rating! in their recent Scores on the Doors inspection.

This is a regular inspection by the Food Standards Agency, who assess the hygiene and management of food preparation of all catering establishments.

Food Standards Agency 5 Star Rating

(Click image to go to the Food Standards Agency report page)

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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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Our Mission and Values

St. Paul's 3D Logo

Following extensive consultation St. Paul’s Trust has amended its mission and values to reflect the environment we are currently operating in and the challenging financial climate. Trustees are mindful of the move away from community activities and will endeavour to work with other organisations to deliver community events.

If you wish to discuss the changes please contact our Chief Executive David.Cusack@stpaulstrust.org.uk .

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Unique Urban Farm To Close

Press Release 1

Balsall Heath City Farm is set to close by the end of March, unless new money can be raised to support it.

Set up by a group of residents in 1980, with just a few chickens, the farm now includes sheep, goats, rabbits, ducks, geese and turkeys. The Farm costs some £55,000 a year to run, and its parent body, St Paul’s Community Development Trust, says it can no longer afford to keep it open.

The farm is enjoyed by local children and their families, providing close up access to animals in one of Birmingham’s most deprived neighbourhoods. Visitors who came as children now bring their own little ones down to see the 50 animals that live on the Farm. Others come as volunteers to help feed the animals and grow flowers and vegetables. Entrance to the farm has always been free, but staff also run educational visits for nurseries, schools and other groups.

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