The West Midland Bird Club is the UK's largest regional ornithological society. It has been serving birdwatchers and ornithologists in the four English counties of Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and the Metropolitan West Midlands, with lectures, field trips, research, a bulletin and an annual report, since 1929. It is a registered charity, number 213311. There are branches in Birmingham, Kidderminster, Stafford, Solihull and Tamworth.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a British charity which aims to promote safety. It is particularly known for its vocal campaigns on issues of road safety, in particular Tufty the road crossing squirrel, and the Green Cross Code; and on issues of occupational health and safety. Its origins are in the British Industrial Safety First Association, formed in 1918. In 1941, it adopted its current title with the agreement of the King.
The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country (BBCWT) is a wildlife trust covering Birmingham and the Black Country in the West Midlands of England. The aim of the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is to ensure the diversity and richness of wildlife in the urban area, and to help people understand, protect and celebrate their environment. They have nature conservation, community and education projects.
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is a Wildlife Trust covering the county of Warwickshire plus Solihull and Coventry (all formerly in Warwickshire and now in the West Midlands county), England. The Trust headquarters are at Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve near Brandon in Warwickshire. The Trust's vision is for an environment rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by everyone.
The Highways Agency is an executive agency, part of the Department for Transport in England. It has responsibility for managing the core road network in England. It operates a variety of information services, liaises with other government agencies as well as providing staff to deal with incidents on their roads.
West Midlands Police is the territorial police force responsible for policing the metropolitan county of West Midlands in England. Covering an area with nearly 2.6 million inhabitants, which includes the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Wolverhampton and also the Black Country; the force is made up of 8,461 police officers, supported by 4,082 police staff, 769 special constables and 808 police community support officers.
The West Midlands Constabulary was a police force in the West Midlands of England. It was created on April 1, 1966 under the Police Act 1964, with the re-organisation of the Black Country area as the five contiguous county boroughs of Dudley, Walsall, Warley, West Bromwich and Wolverhampton.
The Black Country Chamber of Commerce and Industry is a business network representing around 2,000 businesses in the Black Country, England. The Black Country Chamber was formed by an amalgamation of Dudley, Walsall, Sandwell and Wolverhamton Chambers in 2001. The organisation was then merged with the Department of Trade and Industry's Business Link support service for the region in 2003 becoming known as Black Country Chamber and Business Link (BCCBL).
The Black Country Development Corporation was established in May 1987 to develop land in the Metropolitan Boroughs of Sandwell and Walsall. Its flagship developments included the Black Country Spine Road. During its lifetime 11.9m sq. ft. of non-housing development and 3,774 housing units were built. Around 21,440 new jobs were created and some £1,150m of private finance was leveraged in.