The project, in partnership with the Black Country Geological Society, Birmingham Open Spaces Forum and the Lapworth Museum of Geology have now appointed two part time consultants, Val Turner as Project Manager and Daniel Cashmore as Volunteer Coordinator.
The aim of the project is to establish, publicise and maintain seven geological cycle and walking trails around the Bromsgrove and South Birmingham area, with the development of a geological timeline in Frankley.
Val and Dan, along with Julie Schroder and Roland Kedge met with Bruce Pitt from Frankley Parish Council to visit the boulder sites. Two main sites were identified as manageable locations for volunteers to begin clearing the undergrowth; Nursery Barn and Frankley Hill.
It is hoped that this will be a community led project with local residents helping to clear the sites, find new boulders and maintain them once the project is finished. It is an opportunity for the community to learn more about geology and the importance of the Frankley erratic boulders.
The project team will be returning to Frankley on Monday 1st November at 11am to see the progress that’s been made in clearing the sites. If anyone would like to join us on a mini field visit, they would be very welcome.
If you would like to volunteer, please contact Dan at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be officially launching the project at the Lapworth Museum of Geology at the University of Birmingham on Wednesday 27th October 2021 from 18.00. We will however be at the University all day to talk to visitors about the project. If you would like to attend the evening launch, please let Val Turner know (on the email provided above) as there are limitations on numbers given Covid social distancing rules.
For further information about Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders Project, please see our web page here.