Last night I attended the Homes & Communties Awards 2010 in London. Earlier this year Urban Living’s Sense of Place Project was shortlist as a finalist for Leadership of Place category. This project was a partnership between a consortium of partners, local community researchers and Birmingham City Council. The area of focus for the project was Dudley & Soho Rds and used partcipatory arts activties and digital recording to enage with local residents. The aim of the project was to empower local residents to make a difference to improving the local neighbourhoods.
We were delighted on the night to receive a Highly Commended award for the Sense of Place Project, this is great for Soho Ward and handsworth to receive recogition for some of the important work that is going on within these neighbouhoods to bring about improvements.
It was also great too see so many projects from Birmingham, I think that we had more nominations in the finalist stage than any other area.
Aston Hall won Flourishing Places
Balsall Health Forum won Stronger Communties
Urban Living highly recommended Leadership of Place
With the New Oscott Retirement Village & Midland Hearts Raleigh Close (handsworth) work also finalists in two categories.
Nick Corbert & Peter Latchford Urban Living
Adnan Saif, Urban Living, Noha Nasser, Cudos & Tracey Thorne, Birmingham City Council
Supporting the Midland Heart nomination Cllr Paulette Hamilton attend along with Paul Street & Jason Chapman from West Midlands Police. They were delighted that the work at Raleigh Close had been recoginsed by the H&C Awards .