The Active Wellbeing Society: Updates

Following a continuous review of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, The Active Wellbeing Society has made the decision to refocus its activities from Friday 20th March. This decision has been made in consideration of our members, their friends, families and also the wider community. We are adhering to government advice in

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Samina’s story

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.

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Soraya’s story

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,

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Free cycling sessions in February half term

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

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Active communities LCAN network meeting

Local Community Action Network Meeting

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

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Grass Roots tree planting

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

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Civil Servant Pam Barrett joins ‘Be Buckfastleigh’

The Active Wellbeing Society are delighted to announce that Pam Barrett will be joining our team from 10 February 2020.  Pam has been instrumental in developing community wellbeing, activity and democracy projects in Buckfastleigh in a voluntary capacity, and will be taking a break from her job as a civil

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From Depression to Action -Salma’s Story

Salma talks to us about the benefits of time attending our classes. Talking Art de-stresses me. It’s my time on a Friday. First, I get to do the aerobics class, then afterwards I come to the Talking Art. It’s brilliant. I made new friends. I found out about this center

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Some inspiration to help you beat Blue Monday

Blue Monday is, apparently, the most depressing day of the year. But it doesn’t have to be! Why not reclaim Blue Monday as the day you decide to start something new with The Active Wellbeing Society; whether that’s exercise, social activity, or a combination of both. Need some inspiration to

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Free cycling activities set to launch in North Solihull

A new Bike Hub, based at North Solihull Sports Centre, is set to offer free cycling and wellbeing activities for adults and children thanks to the Active Communities initiative led by The Active Wellbeing Society in partnership with Solihull Council Delivered by the Big Bike Project, and funded by Sport

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Activities in Parks over the Christmas period

Active Parks supports Birmingham residents to participate in a wide range of physical activities to improve health and wellbeing whilst having fun. There are all sorts on offer to suit every member of the family – from walks and runs to Zumba, Tai Chi and tennis. To help inspire you

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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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