Moseley is a fantastic part of Birmingham with its farmers and arts markets, but what makes it particularly special and unique is having at its centre, the Park and Pool.
This historic park, with some 300 years of history, is run by a charitable trust. The Park was originally a major part of the gardens of the Moseley Hall estate which were designed by the famous landscape gardener Humphry Repton.
Towards the end of the 19th century much of the estate was being sold for house building. Realising that it was only a matter of time before this remaining part of the gardens would be built upon, a group of far sighted businessmen bought the Park and Pool in order to preserve it for the citizens of Birmingham.
In 2006 a Charitable Trust was created in order to ensure that the Park is restored with a view to preserving it as a place where people can relax and enjoy themselves and children and schools can use it for educational purposes.
Most important of all, the terms of the Trust ensure that it can never ever be sold.
It is a green tranquil oasis that is a haven for wildlife as well as homo-sapiens. Its popularity continues to grow not only within Birmingham, but also nationally as a result of the continuing success of the Jazz and Folk festivals.
The Park is owned and operated on behalf of the local community in South Birmingham by a Charitable Trust – the Moseley Park and Pool Trust (registered number 1115870), with a Board of Trustees who manage the assets of the Trust.
Their duties and responsibilities are defined in the Articles and Memorandum of Association and these are approved by the Charity Commission. Currently there are eight Trustees, whose details are given below. However the Trust wants to increase this number and is actively seeking applications from interested individuals.
Jon has lived in Moseley for 13 years and has been a member of the Park for all of that time. Jon is a partner at DWF Law LLP in Birmingham. When he is not working he spends his time with his family, enjoying the park with his children and eating and drinking in Moseley, and sometimes further afield. Before taking a position as a Trustee of Moseley Park & Pool Jon was on the PCC of St Mary’s Moseley.
Jonathan has lived in Moseley for the last ten years and in Birmingham for the last twenty. He is a forensic accounting partner with a global firm and volunteers his time on the NSPCC’s Audit & Risk committee, but his love of the Park & Pool comes from enjoying the seasons (and the festivals!) with his wife and three children.
Lianne and Silvia have been issuing park key fobs to new members for the past 10 years. Also, if you lose your key fob or it stops working, they will
Moseley Park and Pool is run by a charitable trust, which cares for the landscape, makes sure it is open for everybody on Wellness Wednesdays and Open Days, and supports our Key Holders to enjoy the site 365 days a year.
General enquiries:07471 675 553
Membership enquiries:0121 442 4499
Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8JP.