Raising Awareness Campaign-One Stop Shopping Centre

The Environmental Health Department is holding a “Raising Awareness” campaign at the One Stop Shopping Centre, Perry Barr on Thursday 25th March 2010 between 10am to 2pm. The purpose of the campaign is to promote the services provided by the Environmental Health department, and also to engage with the community.

The campaign will take place by the entrance door near Sports Direct and The Job Centre, inside the shopping centre. If you are interested please come along.

For more information please contact Ida Li on 3039900.


Interested in helping people in Handsworth reduce their environmental impact?

Global Action Plan is a not-for-profit environmental charity that runs a number of free training events.

They have a free training event taking place on the 20th March in Birmingham at the Birmingham & Midland Institute, Margaret Street, B3 3BS 9.30am to 2.30pm and is supported by Birmingham City Council, the Midlands Co-Operative Society and Birmingham Environmental Partnership.

 The EcoTeams event is free and open to all. Its purpose: to train individuals to then go on and help instruct and guide community groups and others to reduce their environmental impact in a fun, educational and celebratory way.

 To sign up follow the link –

http://www.ecoteams.org.uk/events – and click on the SIGN UP button!

Lozells & East Handsworth Ward Commitee

A chance to be involved in local government in Your Area

 A Meeting of the Lozells and East Handsworth Ward Committee

 will be held at 1930 hours on

 Wednesday, 17 March, 2010


Finch Road Primary Care Centre, 2 Finch Road, Birmingham, B19 1HS

Members of the public are invited   

The agenda will be available for inspection on request at the Central Handsworth and Birchfield Libraries, Handsworth Neighbourhood Office and the Council House within 5 days prior to the meeting.  The full set of papers can be viewed also on the City Council’s website at: www.birmingham.gov.uk under “City Governance”.

                        Correspondence to:-

 Louisa Nisbett, Legal and Democratic Services, Committee Manager,

Tamebridge House, Aldridge Road, Birmingham B42 2TZ

E-mail: louisa_nisbett@birmingham.gov.uk

Next Resident Network 11th March at 7pm

The last Handsworth Resident Network was held on the 17th Feb at Handsworth Fire Station. It was great too see that someone from most of the main resident led groups came along and some young people. After lots of discussion the group agreed that it will be really useful to work together as a wider network.

Many of the residents that attended have been working hard for their community for years, Handsworth as five main resident associations:

  • Wilkes Resident Association
  • Grove Lane Resident Association
  • Rose Hill Resident Association
  • West Handsworth Forum
  • Golden Age Forum

The Resident Network will now meet every month please come along:


Thursday 1st March at 7pm until 9pm to be held at at the Community Room, Golden Croft, Off Grove Lane, Handsworth. 

The resident network has been set up to give local residents, resident associations & resident led groups the opportunity to come together and look at ways to work together as a community on key issues that affect Handsworth.

 If you’re interested in getting more involved or meeting other people that are active within the community then please come along.  The resident network meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month and has representation on the Handsworth Neighbourhood Management Partnership.

 The Chamberlain Forum & Handsworth Neighbourhood Management has been asked to continue to support the network and will help run the meeting on the 11th

 For more information contact:

 Tracey Thorne,  Neighbourhood Manager for Handsworth

0121 303 3401

Pride in Handsworth Awards: get nominating!

Nominations are invited for the forthcoming Pride in Handsworth Awards to be held in May. Who do you think is giving to the neighbourhood, who should we recognise for their achievements?  There are 13 categories to choose from, all below, and the you can download the application for by clicking here.

Closing date for nominations is the 2nd April 2010 at 5pm and I would love to hear from you about people you know in Handsworth.

1. Child of Courage
This award is for a courageous child or young person up to the age of 18. Do you know
of someone who is a shining example, who has overcome adversity, disability or done
something remarkable for someone else?
2. Young Person of the Year
This is for someone under 21 who has either, achieved great things in sport, represented
Continue reading “Pride in Handsworth Awards: get nominating!”

Handsworth Resident Network

Just a reminder that the next Handsworth Resident Network is tomorrow at 6pm at Handsworth Fire Station.

This will be the second meeting and hopefully will start to provide a chance for residents & community groups to come together and influence local decision making.

Hannah from the Chamberlain Forum will be helping support the network. The Chamerlain Forum have offered residents across the city the chance to develop new skills in influencing decision making through their resident university workshops.

Come and join us or leave a comment?

How can we make Handsworth safer, cleaner & greener?

I attended a new partnership meeting that I have set up within Handsworth to look at improving community safety, cleanliness of the neighbourhood and green spaces.

It went well! There is real commitment from partners (police, wardens, fire service and police) to really get to grips with the issues in the neighbourhood. Currently Handsworth has above average litter scores compared to other neighbourhoods. We have started to map out the worst streets and will look at working with local residents to resolve.

We are also on a mission to address issues of litter & dumping caused by local shops or services…so watch this space for our New Hands on Handsworth Campaign. A eight year old girl from St Augustine School has just won the competition to design the logo for the campaign. Well done St Augustine School for entering the competition!

What do you think let us know? What improvements would you like to see?

Are you interested in getting involved?