Bright Future’s Presentation Award event marked an end to a 6 months of 2 Mini Football Leagues.
The number of Street watch volunteers are going up across the city… are you interested in forming a street watch group in your local area?
This month there are so many opportunities for people across Balsall Heath and Sparkbrook to come together as a community and enjoy food, activities, conversation and learn more about our neighbours.
This coming Saturday, 18th May, there is a Spring Open Day at Balsall Heath City Farm. Visitors can enjoy music, games and sports. The team from Neighbourhood News Online will be there to run some drop-in sessions to help you to share your stories from the day – so if you want to get involved in making media, do look out for us in Balsall Heath Children’s Centre.
Balsall Heath Church Centre are hosting a Spring Celebration event – again, this is a great way to connect with others in the community through fun, friendship and food.
There are also a number of opportunities this month for Muslims and non-Muslims alike to come together and observe Ramadan. On 25th May there is a community Iftar at Moseley Community Hub (the old Moseley School of Art, next door to the Old Print Works).
A number of officers from departments across the force have been working together with Birmingham East officers in response to a number of serious violent incidents that have been playing out on our streets in recent days.
We have had a number of Burglaries and reports of attempted Burglaries in the Calthorpe area. Last week we arrested and charged one offender in relation to this. Please continue to keep windows and doors locked and report any suspicious activity to 101 or via the live chat service we provide.
Message Sent By
Alexa Evans (Police, PCSO, Sparkbrook)
Welcome to the neighbourhood The Mix Café! After an absence of too long, it’s fantastic to have a café back in The Old Print Works!
As a part of Volunteers’ Week 2019, BVSC is holding an event for volunteer-involving social action organisations in Birmingham. The event to be held on Mon 3 June will be a morning of discussion and co-production around the future of volunteering in the city. The event will focus on working together to articulate a collective Birmingham voice around volunteering into 2020 and beyond.
For further information please go to: https://www.bvsc.org/events-and-training/volunteering-birmingham-building-shared-way-forward
Head down to The Tree Nursery at Balsall Heath Forum on St Pauls Road on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May) between 9am and 8pm to get hold of plants at sale prices. EVERYTHING MUST GO!
The Mix opens up on 11th May from 11am and looks forward to welcoming the neighbourhood to the newly revamped space.
Free for all! There will be live music, sports on the pitch, a raffle with exciting prizes, children’s activities, food and much more…
The Nest are now taking bookings for Half Term playcare over the Whitsun holiday.
Active Citizen Funding is back!
St. Paul’s Community Development Trust are happy to announce that following lengthy discussions with a number of organisations agreement has been reached with The Active Wellbeing Society (TAWS) that will secure the long term viability of the Balsall Heath City Farm.
Unity Iftar and Street Iftar are joining forces this year to celebrate our diversity and bring people of all faiths and backgrounds together to share food, culture and make new connections.
Sparkbrook Neighbourhood Team together with Force Traffic have arrested an 18 year old local male for burglary offences yesterday evening.