Posts Tagged ‘Grove Lane’

Summer Holiday Playschemes in Handsworth

Posted on 16th July 2013 by

Over the Summer Holidays there are a number of local holiday playschemes in the Handsworth area:

  • D’vine Chance Kidz Playscheme at Laurel Road Community and Sports Centre, B24 9PB. This sports and activities programme is for children age 3 -14 and will take place between Monday 29th July – Friday 23rd August from 9.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. The cost is £57.00 per week and all children must be registered at Laurel Road Community and Sports Centre. For full details please call (0121) 675 6716.


  • Hanstead Hall Inclusion Programme at Hamstead Hall School, Craythorne Avenue, B20 1HL. The scheme includes sports, outdoor activities, arts and crafts, drama, dance, cookery and bike riding. This will take place between Wednesday 24th July – Saturday 31st August from 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. for children age 5 – 16. This scheme can cater for children with disabilities and costs from £10.00 per day. For full details contact Julie Gibson or Joe on (0121) 386 7510.


  • Handsworth Playscheme, Handsworth Playcentre, Grove Lane, B20 2HF. The scheme includes arts, sports, tabletop games, dressing – up and use of Hnadsworth park. This will take place between Wednesday 24th July – Friday 23rd August from 8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m. for children age 5 – 13. This scheme may cater for children with disabilities. For further details ring (0121) 554 6238.


  • Seven Up Playscheme – This playscheme takes place at Hamilton School on 6th, 7th and 8th August and moves to Rookery Childrens Centre, Rookery Road on the 13th, 14th,15th, 20th, 21st and 22nd August from 10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m. This scheme is for children age 8 – 11 and can cater for children with disabilities. A small donation is requested. For further details ring (0121) 441 2207 or mobile 07934914573.


  • Handsworth Playscheme, Handsworth Seventh Day Adeventist Church, Hutton Road, B20 3RD runs from Monday 29th July – Friday 2nd August from 9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m. for children age 5 – 11. Activities include table tennis, Wii, snooker,football, arts and crafts and board games. Cost is from £5.00 per day. For further details contact Karen on 07453993156 Monday to Friday’s only.  

Handsworth Pop up Team Room

Posted on 14th February 2011 by

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 Handsworth.

There was an interesting write up about the Pop Up Tea Rooms in the January in the Guardians, Society

INHABIT open for tea

Posted on 15th November 2010 by

 The INHABIT pop up tea room opened last week in the old Harriet Tubman Bookshop off Grove Lane Handsworth.

It will be there until January they have some regular drop in sessions which are open to the public so drop in for  tea, cake and a chat!

There will also be lots of free art activties coming up pop in and see the team for more information.

I popped in last week and had a lovely cuppa with the team. It is great to see the book shop open would be lovely too see something like this on or near the Soho Rd.

Hands on Handsworth Resident Network Next meeting

Posted on 3rd November 2010 by

The next Hands on Handsworth Residents meeting iss due to be held on Thursday 11th Nov at 7pm Golden Croft which is just of Grove Lane, Handsworth.

All welcome!

HOH Resident Network Agenda November

INHABIT Empty Shop Project on Grove Lane

Posted on 1st November 2010 by

Many people will no the Harriet Tubman Bookshop on Grove Lane which has been closed for sometime. I was approached several weeks ago by Hybird who are running a project across the city centres to open up empty shops to encoarge people to use these spaces and run arts activties from them. I am really glad to see that the team have been able to take forward getting an empty shop open for the INHABIT Project here in Handsworth and look forward to visiting. The team are keen to here from people that may wish to get involved and use the space see information below.

I will post information on activties and opening times once they are confirmed.


 Interested in crafts workshops?  

Want to learn more about design?  

Looking for a free place to meet? 

Willing to photograph your tea breaks – and your friends or colleagues – and have your work on display!

 Interested in this happening on your local high street? 

Then join us at INHABIT: PERRY BARR for tea and cake.   

Inhabit: Perry Barr is all about visiting your local high street for tea, chat, workshops and new skills.  It’s a place to get together, learn more about the local area, the people that live here, the changes we’d like to make and the things we like.   

We’ll be popping up in the first week of November but hurry we won’t be there long, so arrange to visit us soon!   

We’ll be at 27 Grove Lane (The Harriet Tubman Bookshop)  

Want to take part? 

Tell us more!  Who you are, when’s a good time for you to visit, how many people you’d like to bring.   

We’re happy to have information by email, phone or on paper: so email, mobile 07825 321687 or send an RSVP to us at Hybrid, 504 Islington Gate, 4 Fleet Street, Birmingham, B3 1JH


Next Resident Network 11th March at 7pm

Posted on 1st March 2010 by

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