New Handsworth Heritage Trail

Several months ago as part of a local heritage project the idea to create a heritage trail for Handsworth emerged. What we found from talking to people was that many local people haven’t visited local heritage sites such as Soho House & Museum. Or know much about the great buildings across Handsworth. People have also …

#Local Governement Challenge

Spent a grate two days with local residents last week during the local government challenge. Great news the team that were sent to Handsworth won – so we consider that HANDSWORTH won. As if we ever doubted that! They were impressed by local people, Handsworth Park and the wonderful cooking from the Boat House Cafe. …

#Local Government Challenge coming to #Handsworth tomorrow

Local community or neighbourhood groups up for a challenge Birmingham City Council has been selected to host one of the five annual Local Government Challenges. Starting in January 2011, 10 short listed contestants from local government across the country will take part in the challenges, run along the lines of the hit TV show, The …

Consultation on Green Spaces in Handsworth

Earlier this year Groundwork was successful in gaining funding to deliver a project within Handsworth that aims to empower local residents to improve their local area. The focus has been on four key areas; Oaklands Youth Centre – outdoor space New Inns – communal garden area Centenary Drive Albert Rd to Herbert Rd Alleyways Over …

Handsworth Pop up Team Room

Pop up Tea Rooms have proved to be a success! There have been four pop up tea rooms opened in empty shops across Birmingham,  in Handsworth it was based at the old Harriet Tubman Bookshop on Grove Lane, Handsworth. Great to see empty shops like this open again especially in busy shopping areas such as …

Patient Advice & Liason Service (PALs)

Heart of Birmingham Teaching Primary Care Trust ofer a Patient Advice & Liason Service. This service is for patients, their families and carers when they have a query,  complaint, or wish to pass on a compliment and say thank you for the service they have received.     Your local PALS Office is based at Bartholomew House, …

Next Hands on Handsworth Resident Network meeting Monday 14th at 7pm

The next Hands on Handsworth Resident Network meeting will be held this coming Monday 14th Feb at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station, 41 Rookery Rd, Handsworth. New members welcome! Great time to get involved as the group will be becoming a constituted resident network focusing on environmental issues. See attached agenda below; Agenda HOHRN …

Rookery Rd Street Operation #RRAD in #Handsworth today with #WMPolice

Today is the first time West Midlands Police, Handsworth Wood Neighbourhood Police Team in partnership with local agencies and residents have carried out an operation on Rookery Rd. Over the last few months agancies have received a high numbers of complaints from local residents on a range of issues e.g. speeding, litter. The operation started …