New Handsworth Heritage Trail Launched Today

Today its the offical launch of the new Handsworth Heritage Trail leaflet at Soho House. Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Cllr Hussain and Adnan Saif from Urban Living our kindly attending to help launch the trail. We are delighted that a number of people involved in the project are attending as well as some of the people from some …

Co-Producing the Big Society 18th & 19th March

On Friday 18th March, Be Birmingham will be hosting a summit on the Big Society.  In the afternoon, Resident University will be following up some the questions, issues and themes raised at the summit.  In particular, how residents and public services can coproduce the Big Society together. Those attending the summit are all welcome to …

New fencing is up in Albert Rd Alleyways

I have just popped down to the albert rd alleyway to have a look at the completed clearence and new fencing for a project that I have been working on with local residents and partners such as Midland Heart & Groundwork. It was lovely as it is so sunny today and this part of the …

Lord Mayor of Birmingham goes back to college in Handsworth

On the 24 February City College Birmingham – Handsworth Campus were pleased to welcome back former student Councillor Len Gregory, Lord Mayor of Birmingham. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham was taken on a tour of the College where he studied Telecommunications after joining the General Post Office as a trainee Telephone Engineer at the age …

Make it Happen Thursday 24th March @ Handsworth Library

This looks like a really great event at Handsworth Library. On Thursday 24th March 12 until 5 you will be able to watch films on the new vintage movie bus. The event is organised as part of the Flatpack Festival with lots of events happening across the city over that weekend. For more information see …

Consultation on the Black Cat Site Villa Rd

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 …

Latest edition of Hands on Handsworth Community Magazine

Back in September and October we ran a range of workshops to try and encourgae local people to get involved in a new community journalist project. The aim of the project is to take forward the idea to create a community magazine for Handsworth written by local people. Through the neighbourhood management programme, Tracey Thorne …