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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 (more…)

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 (more…)

“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.

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 and I would be more than happy to ask the question and get a response back to you.

Police Meeting for Birchfield Residents 28th May at 6.30pm

Posted on 30th April 2012 by

Police talking to resident on doorstep

The next police meeting with residents  will be held on Monday 28th May at 6:30pm at The Westerings Common Room, Grosvenor Road @ Westminster Road.

Birchfield Neighbourhood Forum – Launch Tue 24th April, 6.30pm

Posted on 17th April 2012 by

A residents community meeting will be taking place on Tuesday 24th April at 6.30pm at Holy Trinity Primary School, Havelock Road, Birchfield, B20 3LP

Refreshments will be served from 6pm, so please come along to meet other residents, find out what’s happening in your area and be part of making positive changes in the Birchfield neighbourhood.

We will be electing the management committee and adopting the forum constitution and boundary.

Other agencies such as West Midlands Police, Midland Heart Housing Association and The Big Lottery will be in attendance.

Birchfield is to receive £1 million from the Lottery Big Local Fund to be spent on residents priorities.

Tell us what are the priorities for Birchfield and come along to find out more.