Friends of Kings Norton Nature Reserve

   FKNNR is registered as a charity (number 1122293).

 





 

 

Vision Statement

The Friends seek to develop Kings Norton Local Nature Reserve, in partnership with Birmingham City Council, as a tranquil haven that supports a broad range of wildlife and is welcoming, clean and safe for people to visit. 

 

We aim through best practice to:

 

  • Provide a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment for all to enjoy, irrespective of age, ability, gender, belief or ethnicity
  • Provide an open space that is maintained to a high standard, enhancing, promoting and conserving the biodiversity, landscape and heritage of Kings Norton LNR through sensitive, sustainable and appropriate management
  • Enhance visitors’ awareness and appreciation of the natural environment through education, life long learning and volunteering opportunities
  • Promote a sense of ownership within the local community and among visitors
  • Seek, in collaboration with partner organisations, to enhance and enrich the wildlife corridor along the River Rea

 

The Friends, in partnership with Birmingham City Council, will achieve this by:

 

  • Providing a safe and stimulating environment
  • Using sound environmental principles in our management of the Reserve’s biodiversity, landscape and heritage
  • Working in partnership with members of the Friends group, the local community, other environmental groups and stakeholders, keeping them informed of activity on site and consulting them on plans for future development
  • Producing regular newsletters for Friends, increasing promotional material and ensuring it is widely available
  • Increasing the use of the site by local schools and other groups
  • Holding regular events such as Open Days and Bat Walks on site
  • Providing a welcoming and supportive environment for volunteers
  • Showing a commitment to equality of opportunity
  • Seeking appropriate funding to enable the feasibility of future development of the site to be fully investigated