Posts Tagged ‘Street Action Day’

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.

 

Video of street action day in Handsworth in April

Posted on 18th July 2010 by

Short video showing clean up of Mt Pleasant Avenue back in April with Fleet & Waste Management and local residents

Street Action Day Success In Handsworth

Posted on 26th April 2010 by

Last Saturday following concerns raised by local residents and Wilkes Green Residents Association we held a mini street action day. These days are very useful in engaging with local residents to discuss local issues and start to take action.

The photos taken at the start of the day highlight some of the issues that local residents would like changed:

  • Litter
  • Dumped rubbish
  • Street drinking and anti social behaviour

The day was organised by Tracey Thorne, Neighbourhood Manager for Handsworth and supported by West Midlands Police, Fleet & Waste Management and Birmingham Youth Service.

Brendan Duffy from Fleet & Waste Management was able to arrange for his team to come and give the avenue a cleaning blitz. Residents were delighted with how clean it looked after. It was wonderful seeing so many kids and residents getting involved with the litter picking.

West Midlands Police also spent time listening to residents  issues and are committed to helping people feel safer.

A big thank you for all the agencies that came out and made it a success and to local residents for their support

Useful contacts:

Any residents with bulk items should call 0121 303 1112 to arrange free collection.

Residents that are concerned about street drinking should contact Handsworth Wood Neighbourhood Police Team on 0845 113 5000 ext 7812 6555

Street Action Day this Saturday at Mount Pleasant Ave in Handsworth

Posted on 20th April 2010 by

Saturday 24th April 12-3pm

Free bulbs & plants

 Many residents are concerned about the rubbish in Mount Pleasant and want to see the area nicer. This is a chance for you to come out on Saturday the 24th and help us tidy up Mount Pleasant. Free bulbs and plants will be available for you to grow in your garden.

 Kids can join in and help to!

 There will be a number of different services that will attend the event this will give you a chance to talk about how you would like the area improved (Police, youth service, family support, your local environmental warden and neighbourhood manager.

Street Action Day Mt Pleasant 24th April.doc final

Rubbish