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Girls Got Talent! presented by BYF – 20th July 2011

Posted on 18th July 2011 by

Join the women and girls of Bangladeshi Youth Forum for a fundraising event “Girls Got Talent”!

When?  Wednesday 20th July 2011  – doors open 5.30pm, main event starts at 6.30pm. First come, first served

Where? Royal Banqueting Suite, 271 Birchfield Road, B20 3DD

What’s happening? Fashion show, singers, dancers, stalls and more!

Who’s invited?  GIRLS ONLY! No upper age limit

How much? Only £1 entrance fee

If you have a talent to share and would like to perform, please contact BYF on 0121 554 0305 or 07908997176

Spread the Word! Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth People’s Conference

Posted on 14th June 2011 by

Citizens unit to make change!

The Lozells, Birchfield & Handsworth People’s Conference is taking place on Saturday 9th July 2011(10.30am-2.00pm) at Handsworth Campus, City College Birmingham, Soho Road,Birmingham, B21 9DP

 To confirm your attendance, please email

Why are we doing this?

 In the last few years, many residents and community groups have been actively involved in helping their neighbourhoods become better places to live and work in.

We have achieved a lot together as local communities in improving the profile of our neighbourhoods, however there is still more to be done. Local households are finding themselves affected by increasingly tough times. In our Ward, committed individuals from different agencies have already started to talk about how with fewer resources we can work together better.

 What are we doing?

 You are invited to join many other residents to help shape the future of life in our area over the coming years. In this most significant Conference in years, we will be setting out our key plan to enable us to work better together.

Firstly, we would like to set up 5 independent Neighbourhood Forums covering the entire Ward. They will be residents’ led groups who genuinely work in the interests of everybody within their neighbourhood.

Secondly, we would like to bring people together to discuss Community Safety, Health & WellbeingHousing & EnvironmentEmployment & Business, Children & Young PeopleWomen and Voluntary/Community Groups

What do we want from you?

We want to hear your views and advice on our ideas to transform the Ward to put residents at the heart of everything:

–        Tell us the key issues around where you live or work in the Ward

–        Tell us what you think the solutions may be to solving some of these issues

–        Tell us how we all can do better

Open Day at City College

Posted on 18th May 2011 by

City College  is holding an Open Day on Thursday 19th May 2011 from 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. It is an opportunity to come along and find out about the facilities and courses on offer.

For further details either call 08450501144, email:  or vist the website

Living Streets Campaign – Stand Up for Your Neighbourhood

Posted on 6th May 2011 by

Living Streets is a national charity that campaigns to make sure neighbourhood shops and services are kept within walking distance.

The government has announced an urgent review of the Use Classes Order – the rules that currently make it possible to turn a bank into a betting shop or a pub into a pawnbroker without planning permission. Living Streets is looking  for local people to help to ensure that this review gives local communities more power – not less – to keep shops and services within walking distance.  

Living Streets is calling on the Government to give councils and communities a voice when essential shops and services are under threat from unwanted changes of use, and for national planning policy to ensure that new housing is located within reasonable walking distance of essntial shops and services.

To find out more information you can order an electronic pack from

Birchfield Easter Playscheme

Posted on 17th March 2011 by

An Easter Playscheme will be running from 11th – 14th April 2011 from 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. for children aged between 5 – 13 years at 98 Hutton Road, B20 3RD. For further details please ring Karen Wilkes – Larman on 07727 140602

Birchfield Celebration Event

Posted on 8th March 2011 by

FREE EVENT for Birchfield Residents to be held on Thursday 10th March 2011 at the Royal Banqueting Suite, 271 Birchfield Road from 4.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. There will be plenty of fun activities for adults and children including: face painting, Mehndi, Smmothie Maker, Food and entertainment from local artists.

For further details ring (0121) 675 7061


Posted on 24th February 2011 by

This is for young people aged 12+ who want to learn DJ skills, music production, podcasting, filming and other skills using music with media technology. It’s a five week course on Saturdays from 12 midday to 3.00 p.m. at the CMAT Centre, 16 Grosvenor Road, Handsworth, B20 3NP. It is FREE but you have to commit to every week. Come along on Saturday 26th February to find out more and enrol. For further details contact 07931 843 345.

2011 Census Creates 600 Jobs in Birmingham …… 15 in Birchfield Alone

Posted on 12th January 2011 by

As you may be aware, the Office for National Statistics is conducting a national Census on 27th March 2011. (This exercise is crucial because it allows anybody to understand the various communities who live in England and Wales.) This will show us not only the size of those communities but where they are located, their housing and economic situation. This information can then be used, by those people who plan and provide the many services that all these communities need, to target the most critical areas.)

Whether it is your children’s school, your GP’s surgery or the clean waste water that you use, all of these services are planned and delivered using the census data. Supermarket groups use census data to decide where to place their stores and how many car parking spaces they need. Community groups looking for funding  base their community size on Census data.

The Census data is totally confidential for 100 years with no Government department, council or company getting access to any personal data.

Over 600 Census collectors are needed in Birmingham to provide help on the doorstep for people who are having difficulties completing the questionnaire or who have not yet done so. About 15 of these will be based in Birchfield.

These jobs range from 15 to 37 hours per week, mainly evening and weekend working and will last for either 5 or 7 weeks starting at the end of March. Applications are now being taken.

All the details of these jobs can be found on

Census jobs offer people a unique chance to get involved in a national project that has the potential to deliver real benefits to them and their local community. ONS are looking to find individuals who can spare some time to help gather the information we need in Birchfield and earn some extra money while helping to change things for the better.

Further details can be found at

Funding Fair for Voluntary and Community Organisations

Posted on 7th January 2011 by

Urban Living are organising a funding fair to help third sector organisations find funding in these difficult times. It is to be held on Wednesday 2nd February at Aston Villa Football Club and is FREE with lunch included but you will need to register in advance. Please contact Urban Living on (0121) 565 6540 or email

Extended Opening Times for Light Angels Day Nursery

Posted on 17th December 2010 by

From Tuesday 4th January 2011 Light Angels Day Nursery at 50 Livingstone Road, B20 3LL will be opening full time from 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. For further details telephone (0121) 356 7295