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Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum’s First Public Meeting

Posted on 8th August 2012 by


Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum - Public Meeting 24th July 2012

Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum – Public Meeting 24th July 2012 – ©2012

The first public meeting was held on 24th July 2012, since the formation of Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum, chaired by Micheal Tye to introduce elected committee members and Birchfield ‘Big Local’ plans.  Chris Church from the Big Lottery explained that the Birchfield area has been allocated by the ‘Big Local’ to receive 1million over the ten year period and interest of the residents in the area could make this happen collectively with stakeholders’ involvement.  Waseem Zaffer took on board to investigate residents concerns in relation to recycling, green waste and inconsistent waste collections.  Lucy Bird attended on behalf of the West Midlands Police responding to residents’ concerns regarding street robbery and drug related crime in the area.  Linda Baddeley from Handsworth Helping Hands spoke about work that has been carried out by the voluntary group across the Birchfield area, one of the projects included a ‘garden clean up’ at the CMAT centre.  The group has been praised for their hard work. Midland Heart was unable to attend and sent their apologies.

Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum - Public Meeting 24th July 2012

Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum – Public Meeting 24th July 2012 – ©2012


Upcoming Environmental Project in your Birchfield area

Posted on 27th July 2012 by

A range of organisations in the Birchfield area have recently received funding to support community- based and led activities to make Birchfield and the wider ward, ‘safe, clean and green’. The organisations in the Birchfield area who have received funding are Read the rest of this entry »

Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum Public Meeting 24th July at 6.30pm

Posted on 19th July 2012 by


Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum – “Your Voice in the Community”

A community meeting has been organised for local residents by your Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum.

Come along to find out the latest information about what’s taking place in Birchfield and raise any issues or concern you may have about your area.

Tuesday 24th July 2012

 St Clares Primary School, Robert Road, B20 3RT

From 6.30pm to 8.o0pm

For more info: 0121 448 8187

Invited speakers & topics:

  • Your local councillors
  • West Midlands Police
  • Midland Heart Housing
  • The Big Lottery

We will also be discussing the recent award from Birchfield ‘Big Local’. Which will see £1 million in funding for community led projects in the area over the next 10 years.

Find out how you can get involved with the Big Local Plan and Big Local Partnership to refresh and revitalise the area.


Job in Birchfield “Sporting Tales Birchfield Harriers”

Posted on 19th July 2012 by

The Beth Johnson Foundation is seeking to employ a freelance project coordinator on the “Sporting Tales Birchfield Harriers” project for the next 12 months.

See below for details of the post and closing date Read the rest of this entry »

“Jamaica 50″ exhibition at Bham Museum and Art Gallery

Posted on 25th June 2012 by

This free exhbition has been recommended to us as definitely worth a visit!

‘Jamaica 50’ celebrates fifty years of Jamaican Independence through the country’s history, its national heroes and symbols.

It tells the story of Jamaican Independence Day and the journeys which Jamaican people made to settle in Birmingham in the 1950s and 60s through their own words, pictures, personal artefacts and memories’

The project has been developed by Kingsway Project in partnership with Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, The Drum and RAFFA.


Birchfield Social Media Surgery – July 12th

Posted on 25th June 2012 by

The next Social Media Surgery for community and voluntary groups in the Birchfield area will take place on:

Thursday 12th July at 12pm – 2pm at the CMAT Centre, Grovesnor Road, Birchfield, B20


All are welcome, you don’t need to be living in Birchfield.

To sign up and reserve your place, either as a ‘surgeon’ or a ‘patient’, go to the social media surgery website:

For more info on the Social Media Surgery or any queries, please comment below.


Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum – Meeting Dates

Posted on 25th June 2012 by

The Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum, a forum of local residents with an interest in the Birchfield Neighbourhood, will be holding regular public meetings throughout the year.

The provisional dates for these public meetings are:

Tuesday 24th July 2012

Tuesday 30th October 2012

AGM – Tuesday 23rd April

These are provisional dates and may change – details of the meetings including timing and venue will be posted on this website, so feel free to subscribe to updates to this website using the form to the right.

Jubilee Party rained off but saved by Holy Trinity vicar

Posted on 6th June 2012 by

Queen's Jubilee Party - Birchfield ©2012

Despite being rained off the Haughton Road Jubilee Party went ahead with 2 indoor Bouncing Castles. Organiser Denise Forsyth was pleased that the vicar of Holy Trinity, Rev Canon Eve Pitts, threw open her church hall to save the party.Youngsters with mums and dads trickled across the Birchfield Road to enjoy the spread of eats that had been provided by the helpers. Our photo by Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum’s Pervaiz Akhtar (Publicity Officer) shows Forum helpers, Jimoh Folarin (Vice Chair), Carlos Wilmont, Lurlyn Salmon with Norma Wilkinson and Monica Walker. Other Forum members that attended during the day to help were, Adele Blackstock, Michael Tye and Rosa Grier.

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Party - Birchfield ©2012

Our thanks to  the Asda lady ( in red track suit), and Handsworth Helping Hands who lent their van to transport many items. Councillors Waseem Zaffar,  Mohammad Hussain & Nagina Kauser also popped in to give their support. Oh we nearly forgot to thank Big Local for their £250 present, of which £80 had to be spent on insurance as demanded by Birmingham City Council.(www.brag.btik.com)

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Party - Birchfield ©2012

©2012 Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum

Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum Meeting – 24th April 2012

Posted on 25th May 2012 by

At the inaugural public launch meeting on Tuesday 24th April at Holy Trinity School, Havelock Road, B20 3LP

The following were elected to become your new  management committee.

Verona Paisley – Livingstone Rd

Norma Wilkinson  – Westminster Crescent
Adele Blackstock – Westminster Rd                         

Monica Walker – Stamford Road
Adika Grier West – Westminster Rd

 Obinna Nkhocha – Birchfield Rd
Rev Canon Eve Pitts – Birchfield Rd    (unfortunately these collegues were not eligible as they live outside the Forum area.

Pervaiz Akhtar – Havelock Rd
Michael Tye – Calthorpe Road                

Shazia Banaras – Havelock Rd
Rosa Grier – Westminster Rd              

Carlos Wilmont – Wood Lane
Jimoh Folarin – Old Mill Grove     

Brian Rhoden – Church Hill Rd     

Lurlyn Salmon – Stamford Rd


They came together as the Management Committee on Tuesday 1st May 2012 at The CMAT Centre.

Event: Youth Services at ‘My Place’ and in North West Birmingham

Posted on 22nd May 2012 by

In response to questions around what is going to be taking place at the ‘My Place’ centre being built near Aston, Six Ways; a seminar has been arranged for local residents and interested parties to find out more.

Harry Fowler, the Head of BIrmingham Youth Services will be speaking about  how youth provision in the local area is developing as well as plans for provision from the MyPlace centre.

The seminar will take place on Wednesday, 6th June 2012 (6pm-8pm) at the Lozells Methodist Community Centre113 Lozells Street, Lozells, B19 2AP. 

There will be an opportunity for those attending the seminar to ask questions. If you are unable to attend, but would like to ask a question, please email waseem@waseemzaffar.co.uk and I would be more than happy to ask the question and get a response back to you.