On facebook a question came up: Can anybody fill me in with the Christmas trees that have popped up on Druids Heath? I’d helped plant the trees, as part of the Social Able project in Druids Heath – led by Jayne Murray from Place Prospectors Funded by The National Lottery: ‘..one resident had said, ‘How […]
Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) are simple, cheap, temporary and adaptable means to control traffic. Where they are and the way they are introduced has a big impact on how well they work, but for years they have been doing exactly what they’re supposed to do – reduce traffic and traffic speeds, reduce air and noise […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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!
On Thursday the 21st of June Active Streets and the Birmingham Cycling Revolution were at Kings Heath Primary School to raise awareness for Clean Air Day 2018. The success of this event was greatly due to the student’s understanding of the seriousness of Birmingham’s air pollution problem.
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.
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.
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.