Posts Tagged ‘Handsworth park’

Paint the Park in #Handsworth Park

Posted on 10th December 2010 by

Local resident Andrew Burchell has recently written a review on a great project in Handsworth park on the Soho Times website called Paint the Park.

I really like the idea of this project and hope we can see more exmaples of this type of arts projects in green spaces. They provide a new and interesting way to see and use these spaces.

Photos kindly supplied by Andrew Burchell

Community Walk & Run 25th Sept in Handsworth Park

Posted on 22nd September 2010 by

The Nishkam Centre are holding a community walk in Handsworth Park on the 25th Sept. This is a great event and will raise money for a really important charity Acorns St Mary’s Hospice & Nishkam Aid.

For more information see attached registration form and sponsorship form

2010 community walk ENTRY FORM

2010 Community Walk SPONSORSHIP FORM

Or visit the Nishkam Aid website 

If you take part leave us a comment or share photos

Birmingham Sports & Cultrual Day

Posted on 3rd August 2010 by

Healthy Histories

Posted on 18th July 2010 by

Last month the Healthy Histories Project started in Handsworth. The project is linked to the neighbourhood management plan for the priority neighbourhood and forms part of the Be Healthy theme. Within the priority neighbourhood there are real issues in relation to health and particularly health inequalities.

Through the Healthy Histories project we hope to map out what these health issues are and get a better understanding of what people’s health experience is? We are interested in how health has changed in Handsworth since the 19th Century? What conditions or diseases are still problems? How did new health issues emerge e.g.  obesity?

 We are also interested in how place may or may not impact on health? This is also linked to the range of services people can access locally and other issues such as housing that can have an impact on health.

The Project: a small group of health researchers made up of local residents have been recruited and will lead the research. They have the wonderful chance to develop skills in research, go on free field trips to various venues across Birmingham e.g. Think Tank and then the chance to develop their own art/digital exhibition.

There will also be two community days throughout the summer to help gather more information, engage with a wider group of residents and to raise awareness about local health issues.

More information will be posted here about these events shortly but here are the dates:

We hope to have an exhibition ready in the autumn and will put updates about this on the blog as details are confirmed.

If you’re interested in joining the team of health researchers then contact me, no experience needed. All activities are free.

The project is being funded by Be Birmingham, English Heritage and Urban Living.

The healthy histories walk is being held as part of Heritage Open Days to find out more about them visit English Heritage site

Victoria Jubliee Allotments

Posted on 17th June 2010 by

Great news too see that the VJA  were finally opened last Saturday with lots of members of the public turning up to stake their claim. The VJA are right next to Handsworth Park and part of Birmingham City Councils allotments. I am amazed at just how popular allotments are in Handsworth and how hard local residents have fought to get these allotments.

Well done to you all! I hope you now enjoy lots of fun growing stuff on your allotments. I am looking forward to a visit in the next week to get some photos.

See some photos of the day and read more about the campaigners long fight to get the allotments at Democracy Street

Faith Act’s Birmingham one of the Pride in Handsworth Award 2010 Nominees

Posted on 5th May 2010 by

Faith Act’s Birmingham are based at the Nishkam Centre on Soho Rd and have  recently been nominated for an award for the Pride in Handsworth Awards 2010. They have been successful in being selected by the judges as part of the shortlisting for the Living in Faith Award. Faiths Act will attend the evening on the 13th May to find out if they have won.

There are some great stories and photographs on the Tony Blair Faith Foundation blog that Sean & Pritpal from Faiths Act have updated. It highlights the important work they are doing about poverty and the impact that this has on millions of people worldwide. It is great too see that they recently attend the Vaisakhi Mela Festival in Handsworth Park to get this message out in the local community.

Vaisakhi Mela Handsworth Park 2010

Vibrant Vaisakhi this Sunday in Handsworth Park

Posted on 22nd April 2010 by

Vibrant Vaisakhi – Birmingham Newsroom (press release)


Local residents express concerns about Handsworth Park

Posted on 7th April 2010 by

Local resident Simon Baddeley has recently written to Cllr Mullaney to express concerns about changes to the rangers service based at Handsworth Park. For more information and contact Simon visit his blog  by clicking here

Handsworth winter Park Rescue

Posted on 25th January 2010 by

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.