You could guess what problems there are on Main Street in Sparkbrook, but the only way to understand them is to meet the people who live there. And how to make things better? Active Streets and KIKIT are working together to support residents.
It all started on Swan Corner when Oz, the Neighbourhood watch man thought we could do something about it. He provided the pickers and the bags in 2015, and now we do it every year – next one for Swan Corner is 10:30 on 8th April meet corner of Cold Bath and Brook Lane .
Six streets across Kings Heath and Moseley will be ‘Playing out’ on National playday, Wednesday 6th August 2014. They are: Gaddesby Road 10am to 1pm Goldsmith Road 2pm to 6pm Peacock Road 10am to 1pm Wheelers Lane 10am to 1pm Woodville Road 2pm to 4pm Valentine Road 1pm to 3pm Highway engineers have already confirmed […]
Kings Heath Centre for Space Exploration is once again coordinating efforts to organise a series of Playing out events for National Playday on 6th August 2014. In 2014 we are looking to double the number of streets closed to traffic, open to play, from 3 last year, to more than 6 this year. Happening, as it does, two […]
So much great work going on at Swanshurst School with Swan Corner community group! Here is selection of photos by the sculpture group working with Graham Jones – initial design ideas for our roundabout sculpture:
Jamie reports: We planted strawberries, weeding the hill as we went along. We also put fast-growing bamboo in a new area of land. Finally, we put a large log down as a bench.
Jamie Hill Daniel documented workshop with Swanshurst School 28th April 2014, planting trees and whips on Swan Corner.
Jamie reports on the unnamed park on Albert road, known by some as cage park: ‘The park has recently begun being rebuilt, with trim trail equipment and a new gravel path. I went past there recently to see what it looked like, and how the construction was going. It seems to be almost complete, with just […]
Working on Swan Corner’s been great to get to know neighbours. You get to see people, chat, see the problems, why people get so upset about the traffic and the parking. Now that work has started on planting, positioned a noticeboard, begun filming, photoing, documenting the area and the problems, talking to more people, it […]
Sticking a spade into a grassy patch near a roundabout for the first time felt a little naughty. I had a feeling a van would turn up at any minute and take me away. Passers by were all encouraging of any attempt to make things better. Many of them didn’t believe the willow fedge I […]