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We Need You!

Posted on 15th April 2013 by

Are you interested in getting involved in your local neighbourhood? Then come along to the Hands on Handsworth resident network, our goal is to make Handsworth cleaner and greener. The meetings provide a good way to find out what is happening in the neighbourhood and meet other active citizens. 

Meetings are held monthly (except August) at Handsworth Community Fire Station, Rookery Road and start at 7.00 p.m. The remaining dates for 2013 are:

  • Wednesday 8th May 2013
  • Wednesday 12th June 2013
  • Wednesday 10th July 2013 (AGM) 2013
  • Wednesday 11th September 2013
  • Wednesday 9th October 2013
  • Wednesday 13th Movember 2013
  • Wednesday 11th December 2013

All residents are welcome. Come along and have your say!

For more information contact Hands on Handsworth Residents Network on:

Selwyn Clarke, Chair 07860546170 

 

Latest edition of Hands on Handsworth Community Magazine

Posted on 25th February 2011 by

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 created two pilot issues on Hands on Handsworth.

The Community Journalist Project is now being developed and facilitated by Karl Greenwood from Multistory and Brian Homer from Homer Creative. They have been supporting many local people to get involved and start writing some stories.

Down load the first editions which has been mainly written by local people. Congratulations to them for creating an interesting edition…I look forward to reading more.

HOH Issue 3 PDF

If you would like to get involved contact Karl details in the magazine attached. Or if you would like a paper copy collect from Handsworth Community Fire Station or email me your address; tracey.thorne@blueyonder.co.uk

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

Posted on 10th February 2011 by

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 Feb 2011

Hands on Handsworth Resident Network Next mtg 14th Feb

Posted on 27th January 2011 by

Last Monday residents from across Handsworth came along to a regular monthly meeting held by the network. Back in November the group who have met for the last 12 months decided that when the neighbourhood management programme ends on the 31st March in Handsworth they are keen to continue to still meet.

I am delighted that they will carry on meeting as it is important that there are opportunties for resident led groups to come together…sometimes there is power in numbers. There is no doubt that these members are commited, some of them have already been involved in Handsworth for over 20 years.

The network is keen to get more people involved and also has an opportunity for someone to be secretary on a voluntary basis. If you’re interested contact me on 0121 303 3401 or email tracey.thorne@birmingham.gov.uk.

If you’re interested in coming along the next meeting is on:

Monday 14th February at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station

Some of the things that the network are interesting in doing during 2011 are:

  • More street Action Days and Community Litter Picks

  • Get local grot spots cleaned up

  • Look at how residents or local groups can get ownership or adopt local green spaces

The garden below has been developed in 2010 by Seven up and is a great example of how community groups have worked with local services to make better use of green space. The green space below is being developed into a sensor garden for children with disabilities based in the grounds of Rookery Primary School next to the children centre.

  •  Act as an action group to champion the developement of grot spots and sites that are casuing a problem locally

  • Try and influence local delivery of services e.g. litter collection, enforcement, trees

This is just a few of the issues the group are interested in so if you want to find out more or also get involved come along on the 14th Feb.

 

Resident Network Meetings for 2011

Posted on 20th December 2010 by

Throughout last year many residents have got together each month to form a local resident network looking at local issues within the neighbourhood. The group has agreed to continue next year and will in 2011 focus on environmental issues.

The resident network is chaired by Selwyn Clarke and open to all Handsworth residents. If you’re interested in getting imvolved and would like to see further environmental improvements than please come along.

The next meetings will be:

  • Monday 24th January at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station
  •  Monday 21st February at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station
  •  Monday 21st March at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station