Posts Tagged ‘Lozells’

Handsworth Heritage Priorities

Posted on 24th May 2013 by

Museum Collections Centre - 25 Dollman Street - warehouse - Fish & Chip Fryer - sign

 

There’s an interesting piece on the Handsworth Wood blog about a discussion on priorities for heritage in Handsworth.  They are summarised as:

Heritage register – undertake a ward wide audit to identify and record the arts, cultural and heritage assets of West Handsworth and the Handsworth Wood Ward overall.

Arts & culture – CDT to work with existing arts & cultural producers in the Ward in order to showcase their work, and build the Ward’s profile as a major centre for creative industries in Birmingham (using a variety of community, on-line, discursive and inter-generational learning methods).

Heritage – CDT to bring together relevant partners to make the most of the Ward’s heritage (e.g. the history of Camp Lane and the gun emplacements on Manwood Hill, the old Council House on Slack Lane, the Sandwell Valley Country Park)

More here.

CDT is the Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth Community Trust Ltd – we mention the launch of this earlier this year.

Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth Community Fund

Posted on 13th May 2013 by

The Lozells, Birchfield and Handsworth Community First Matched Fund has been allocated £67,820 to award in small grants between 2011 and 2015. Community First introduces a new approach to funding projects – leveraging time, money and other resources – helping neighbourhoods play a leading role in regenerating their area.

The outcomes that Community First will acieve are:-

  • Communities being able to help themselves and others.
  • Neighbourhood groups that are better able to express their needs and influence decisions made about that community.
  • Neighbourhood groups that are better able to take control of resources needed to make a difference – enhancing confidence, capability and partnership.

Grants of up to £1,500 are available for activities and projects in three priority areas:-

  • Advice Services
  • Young People / NEET
  • Health and well – being 

Key dates:-

  • Round 3 Launch 13th May 2013
  • Deadline for submission 7th June 2013
  • Contingency Panel meeting 17th June 2013
  • Announcements 20th June 2013

For further details email leh.birmingham@nwbda.org.uk or telephone 0844 8707982

 

 

Consultation on the Black Cat Site Villa Rd

Posted on 28th February 2011 by

In 2009 the buildings that were part of the old Black Cat Cafe were demolished as they had been empty and derelict for sometime. The site is situtaed on Villa Rd, Lozells. Birmingham City Council & Urban LIving have been working together to come up with a set of options that have a potential to bring some new life into this part of the Villa Rd.

Proposed Develop Project – options for the black Cat site can be viewed by click here