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Clean Air returns to Kings Heath

This year National Clean Air Day is on Thursday 21st June, and following last year’s success in raising awareness, and the BBC2 documentary ‘Fighting for Air’, Active Streets is supporting residents and Schools across Kings Heath to run a series of events to raise concern and take action.

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Street parties across Birmingham for Royal Wedding

Active Streets is helping coordinate a series of street closures across Birmingham for parties to celebrate the Royal wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle.  Birmingham actually has a long tradition of street parties and areas like Winson Green and Handworth are building on their reputation for bringing communities together. ‘It’s all about bringing people […]

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Going WILD in Birmingham

The 13th May will see ActiveStreets collaborating with our friends from the The Wild Network, as we begin working with select streets in Birmingham as part of GoWild initiative.

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Active Communities

Over the past few months the Wellbeing Team have been in Handsworth visiting people to find out more about the community and it’s community activists. ‘Active Communities’ event in Handsworth is the first event in a series to bring people together to make things better locally across Birmingham. People came from the police, fire service, […]

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Active Streets five years on and growing

Five years on, playing out in Birmingham has developed into Active Streets, and has grown exponentially.  Starting at three streets in Kings Heath in 2013, last year there were 45 Active Street locations, and a total of 80 different events citywide.

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Lord Mayor visits Market Exhibition

This week Lord Mayor popped in to see Wholesale Memory Exhibition at the Library of Birmingham – open to 7th April 2018. Friction Arts present the Wholesale Memory Exhibition an exhibition that celebrates the ‘Wholesale Market’ a historical birthplace of the city.

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Green Flags and Green Shoots in Northfield

Today our Active Streets supported two events in the Northfield district – celebrating Kings Norton Park’s fantastic achievement in becoming a Green Flag Park, and the newly created Northfield Community Garden. Kings Norton Park joins just 16 other Birmingham parks of our 500 or so dotted across the city.  It marks a significant achievement for the Friends […]

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Great beginnings for Book Club at Stanhope Hall

Reading a book can be very private experience, so why share what you read?  I met Angela Bernard, a volunteer from Stanhope Hall Wellbeing to talk about her new book club, and why she thinks books are for sharing. Here are our five top reasons: Meet new and interesting people Read something new you wouldn’t […]

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The impact of social media on young people

Today Victoria Goodyear and her team at the University of Birmingham are publishing a comprehensive report looking at young people, social media, health and wellbeing.  The report develops from workshops in 2017 that the Wellbeing Team, along with a range of social media, health and wellbeing experts from across the world in which we examined new evidence from […]

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Representation of Birmingham People

One hundred years ago on 6th February 1918, the Representation of the People Act was voted for, extending the vote to working class men and, for the first time, some women. Throughout this year the Wellbeing Team will be working with People’s Heritage Co-operative to raise awareness of Birmingham’s significant role leading to this Act […]