Over the past few months the Wellbeing Team have been in Handsworth visiting people to find out more about the community and it’s community activists. ‘Active Communities’ event in Handsworth is the first event in a series to bring people together to make things better locally across Birmingham.
Five years on, playing out in Birmingham has developed into Active Streets, and has grown exponentially.
Today our Active Streets supported two events in the Northfield district – celebrating Kings Norton Park’s fantastic achievement in becoming a Green Flag Park, and the newly created Northfield Community Garden. (more…)
Reading a book can be very private experience, so why share what you read? I met Angela Bernard, a volunteer from Stanhope Hall Wellbeing to talk about her new book club, and why she thinks books are for sharing. (more…)
One hundred years ago on 6th February 1918, the Representation of the People Act was voted for, extending the vote to working class men and, for the first time, some women. (more…)
Well Christmas has been and gone and I think we’ve said happy new year to just about everyone, anyone missed, Happy New Year! (more…)
War memorials are something you’ll find all over our city and in surprising places, and where better to start finding out about our World War One heritage than paying a visit? That’s what Paganel Primary School did this Friday, to perhaps the most significant World War One memorial in Birmingham – Lodge Hill Cemetery, where 498 soldiers from all over the Commonwealth are buried. (more…)
Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Balsall Heath were among the first areas in Birmingham to get extensive 20mph zones in 2015. At a cost of £400,000, the 20mph scheme was anticipated to pay for itself within a year. Two years on, what impact has it made?