Rookery Runners and Walkers Group was set up at Rookery Park, Erdington, in April 2019. It aimed to provide a supportive environment in which people could be guided through the ‘Couch to 5K’ programme, and give local people the opportunity to connect with each other. Sally, one of our Run/Walk
Category: Active Communities
During Black History Month, Virtual Wellbeing have teamed up with Black Heritage Walks Network to showcase a series of black heritage walks within Birmingham. The virtual walks are part of our sensory walk series within the Active Communities programme, which supports communities to become more socially, physically and civically active.
On World Environment Day (in Volunteers’ week) we’d like to celebrate the achievements of people doing their bit to improve where we live for everyone. These are exceptional times and nature is sending us a message: To care for ourselves we must care for nature. There are so many people
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
Social distancing is a vital measure which will help slow the spread of Coronavirus. But this doesn’t mean that people must be socially isolated. There are many ways that people can feel socially connected and supported. Being around nature can help reduce negative feelings and make us feel better emotionally.
We are making special deliveries of peas to grow at home in the Balsall Heath Area. Beat the isolation blues, grow your own peas and share photos as you plant, watch grow and harvest your crop. The deliveries made by General Public with The Active Wellbeing Society, work within the
It’s corn dog season at Swanshurst Park in Billesley! My eleven year old daughter had to explain to me what a corn dog was – if you’re prepared to get muddy they’re just waiting to be picked. If you turn off the path near the lake very soon the ground
Big Bike Project runs activities designed for complete beginners to more experienced cyclists. These include Learn to Ride sessions, skills-based sessions to increase confidence in cycling in more challenging environments such as on the road, as well as relaxing Led Rides that allow people to socialise and cycle with others.
Last month, in partnership with Solihull Council and as part of the Active Communities initiative, we launched a new Bike Hub based at North Solihull Sports Centre. Alongside this, Big Bike Project launched new activities including Learn to Ride sessions and Led Rides, enabling residents of North Solihull to start,
The Big Bike Project is running free Learn to pedal and Bikeability sessions during half term in: Balsall Heath, Small Heath, Handsworth and Chelmsley Wood, every day from Monday 17th February until Thursday 20th February 2020. Learn to pedal Learn to pedal is a high-quality cycle training course for children
Are you passionate about where you live and what your area is like? Would you like to be involved in making things better? Do you find yourself dreaming about ways it could be better? Come along to the next Active Communities LCAN Network Meeting takes place Monday 2nd March 6.30pm
Grass Roots is an initiative to make being ‘wild’ accessible to all communities in Birmingham and Solihull. By developing activities with the community, people have the power to create long term change and they can enjoy the many benefits of having a cleaner, greener place to live. The aims of