Penny Appeal provides #BrumTogether hygiene pack supplies

International charity, Penny Appeal, is one of the latest charities to support the #BrumTogether campaign. The news comes after Direct Line made a £100,000 donation from its Community Fund to #BrumTogether. The donation’s been used to pay for 11,000 essential supply packs, which include 6,500 hygiene packs. Penny Appeal are

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Handsworth Wood Youth Group Deliver Essential Supplies

Handsworth Wood Youth Group have been delivering food parcels and hot meals to key workers and vulnerable people within the community. They also provide a shopping service for people who are unable to get to the shop. Over the last three weeks their growing team of dedicated volunteers have helped

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Our Streets, Our School.

Road closure event in Kings Heath Who cares if there aren’t enough glue sticks? We talk to children at Kings Heath Primary School about the pending road closure, their campaign and life at school.   Many schools around Birmingham and the rest of the UK are closing Friday afternoons in a

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Festivals for all our Futures

‘Festivals for Future’ takes place this Saturday 29th June at Kings Heath Community Centre 10am to 8pm and is a collaboration between many organisations interested in how we can work together to tackle global problems locally.  Bringing people together, this event looks at how our local community centre can work

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Planning parking and clean air

Juyoung Lee, our intern at The Active Wellbeing Society from Seoul Korea, is studying Social Policy at The University of Birmingham. She joined a meeting at Fletchers Bar near Kings Heath’s High Street on Friday 5th April discussing Clean Air. The meeting was hosted by Kings Heath Business Improvement District

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Friends of Witton Lakes Park

It’s ten years since Friends of Witton Lakes (FOWL) was started – I spoke to Linda Hines MBE, one of it’s founders to find out more about the people who care for a pair of former drinking water reservoirs between Perry Common and Erdington.

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New Partnership Gives Hope to City Farm

St Paul’s Community Development Trust are happy to announce that following lengthy discussions with a number of organisations agreement has been reached with The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWs) that will secure the long term viability of the Balsall Heath City Farm. Threatened with closure since December 2018 St Paul’s have

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Wishing you a happy, healthy New Year!

This is our first year as the Active Wellbeing Society – here’s a quick review of what we’ve been doing: The Active Wellbeing Society is a Community Benefit Society. We recognise that the parts of our community who are most in need are often most excluded from influence, and will

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One Hundred Years of Representing Birmingham

Birmingham played a key role one hundred years ago in women gaining the vote – ‘Represent’ is a new community heritage project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to explore the impact on the lives of Birmingham’s people now and then.

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