Posts Tagged ‘Local democracy week’

Be Part of the Big Handsworth Conversation

Posted on 11th October 2010 by

This week as part of local democracy week we are inviting as many people as possible to get involved in a Big Handsworth Conversation through blogging and an option to attend two events this week!

I will be blogging all week about Handsworth and the work going on within the neighbourhood and hope that people can get involved. You can get involved in the following ways:

  • by posting a blog here on Hands on Handsworth
  • send an email of a story, event or item you would like posted on the blog to tracey.thorne@birmingham.gov.uk
  • write about Handsworth on another blog or social media site & link to Handsworth on Handsworth e.g.  flickr or you tube
  • attend the Big Blog Conversation on the 14th Oct 7-9pm at Sports Hall, King Edward VI School, Rosehill Rd a social media surgery run by Podnosh and chance to have a go at blogging.

We also have a community journalist workshop on Saturday in Handsworth Library this Saturday 16th October 1-4pm, free food and chance to win a camera. Call Karl on 0121 525 6861 to book a place.

Local Heart Awards

Posted on 18th August 2010 by

Birmingham City Council launched last week this years Local Hearts Awards, nominations are now open deadline 20th Spetmeber. The Local Hearts Awards are part of a wide range of activties an events that will take place as part of local democracy week between the 11th & 22nd October.

I am busy planning a couple of activties and workshops that will take place here in Handsworth. One will be with Nick Booth from Podnosh and will focus on encouarging residents to use social media as a tool to voice their veiws and hav a say in thier neighbourhood. The second will be with Multistory and part of the community journlist project looking at photography and examples of community activisim in Handsworth. More information will be posted here soon!

In the mean time if you know someone that has a big heart and deserves a nomination here are the Local Heart forms

Local Hearts 2010 Poster

Local Hearts Form Nomination Form 2010