Handsworth winter Park Rescue

Park Patrol Officer Keith Riley saved the life of an elderly park user at Handsworth Park during the icy spell.

Keith was on duty patrolling the park when he spotted a regular park user stranded in the frozen lake, he had gone into the pool to try and rescue his dog that had fallen through the ice!  Keith used a life ring and rope to pull out the 74 year old man, 4 fire engines and an ambulance attended, the firemen then rescued the dog.

The man suffering from the cold and shock has made a complete recovery and is back using the park on a daily basis thanks to Keith.

Handsworth Resident Network 17th Feb

Handsworth Resident Network

 On 17th February 2010  6pm until 8pm at the Meeting Room, Handsworth Fire Station

 The aim of this meeting is to bring together local residents, resident groups and other community led groups that have an interest in the Handsworth area.

 6 – 7pm Resident & community Group Market place 

  • Invitation for resident and community led group to display & share information in the market place area
  • Light buffet & refreshments 

7- 8pm Resident Network 

  • Set up a resident network
  • Look at how the network can influence local issues

 The event will be hosted by Chamberlain Forum & Handsworth Neighbourhood Management

 For more information contact:  Tracey Thorne,  Neighbourhood Manager for Handsworth 0121 303 3401 or email tracey.thorne@birmingham.gov.uk

Living Room Event this Saturday on the Soho Rd in Handsworth

Come & relax in our Living Room on the Soho Rd; take part in free family activities and find out how you can get involved to make your neighbourhood a better place to live, work & visit

For more information visit: www.senseofplace.org.uk

To download the orginal flyer:  SoP living room_invite.


January East Handsworth Police Surgery: 12pm, 20th Jan 2010

If you want to talk to the local police about any issue there’s an opportunity to drop in on their community surgery:  Dates are Wednesday 20 January 2010  12:00 pm – 1:00 pm and the address is

You should find a map below and for more information on community policing in East Handsworth please visit this site.

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