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BrumTogether Reports Woodcraft

Will Cones, Bollards and Planters Save our Children?

Kings Heath Low Traffic Neighbourhood has started, but as cones are replaced by more fixed bollards, will LTN bring us closer together? Last week I walked along Howard Road to admire the new planters. As I passed Colmore Road, one resident returned the missing cone to the middle of the road to prevent cars from […]

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Hear Young People, Feed Brum

There are hundreds of people in Birmingham who aren’t as lucky as us to have a home to go to tonight. Instead, they will be in hostels, squatting or on the streets with little access to food. Let’s Feed Brum. A simple aspiration. For Woodcraft Folk Venturers, a group of of ten to twenty young […]

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Heritage Reports

Living in unprecedented times again

How many times have we heard that we are ‘living in unprecedented times’ to sum up our experiences living in a ‘COVID-19’ world?  How has our world been changed?  What can we learn from our past?   For our 2020 summer holiday during COVID-19 pandemic, we stayed at Black Bush House – an eighteenth century ‘Pest […]

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BrumTogether Woodcraft

What’s a corn dog?

It’s corn dog season at Swanshurst Park in Billesley! My eleven year old daughter had to explain to me what a corn dog was – if you’re prepared to get muddy they’re just waiting to be picked. If you turn off the path near the lake very soon the ground gets pretty muddy, and within […]

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BrumTogether Woodcraft

Getting into Nature

It’s amazing how quickly you’ll find interesting stuff on a garden nature trail. Five steps out into our back garden we found this – a tiny alpine strawberry flower.  With the aid of modern technology (a mobile) we got closer and closer…

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BrumTogether Woodcraft

Making home made plant pots

Freya talks us through how to make a paper plant pot from newspaper ready for your windowsill garden. She’s planting marigold seeds, but now’s the time of year for most annual seeds and vegetables. An activity Freya learned at Woodcraft Folk, this makes a perfect garden activity, or indoors for your windowsill growing, particularly if […]

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Events Playing Out

Celebrating our British Jamaican Community

On the 6th of August residents of King Edwards Close came together to celebrate 56 years since Jamaica leaving British colonial rule in 1962. Residents prepared delicious Jamaican food and played music in a coming together of young and old. Active Streets joined Handsworth residents on King Edwards Close on this special year, 70 years […]

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Playing Out Reports

The AWS on the move

The Active Wellbeing Society (or TAWS, just to make life easier) is a growing organisation dedicated to providing people with spaces to get up and get active for no cost at all! 

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Sunday Share Success!

It has finally happened! The 1st of July has passed, and we have had our first Sunday Share on Rea Street South. We have taken the first step in reclaiming the beating heart of Birmingham and now it is our job to maintain it!

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Action Day at Georges Park

There is nothing more enjoyable than taking part in a variety of activities on a beautiful day with your family and friends at your local park; which is why this 22nd June in Lozells was such a success!