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A Kings Heath Tree Can Dream

Have you noticed this tree outside the burnt-out Kingsway Cinema before? It looks out on to a car park on one side, and Kings Heath High Street on the other. But if it peers hard with its topmost branches, it can see Kings Heath Village Square at the top of the High Street, and all the markets, […]

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Come to The Park With Many Names, Saturday 7 December

Come to Howard Road Park, walk down to Albert Road Park, cycle over to Corner Park or break into Cage Park! Whatever you call it, this is an open invitation to join in with play and planning, bring along your boules, chairs, swing-ball, anything you’d like to see in the park. It’s National Tree Dressing Day, […]

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Kings Heath Long Park Corridor

The ‘Long Park Corridor’ is a mile of green areas along Howard Road, Howard Road East and Wheelers Lane. Apart from Howard Road Play Park, these green areas are unused, except as places that people pass through. We see huge potential in this as a transport route, a floral and edible growing trail, a play space, […]

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Reclaiming the Roundabout

I pass the roundabout next to Kings Heath Primary every day – It’s regularly the site for frayed tempers and near accidents. It was designed on the ‘open space’ concept – for drivers and pedestrians to make way for each other, the intention being to open up the road for more vulnerable bikes and pedestrians. […]

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Could your photos help shape Birmingham’s New Neighbourhood Strategy?

Do you have a camera or smartphone? Can you use social media or email? Do you know what works well, and what needs changing in your neighbourhood? If so, Fair Brum want to involve you in shaping Birmingham’s new neighbourhood strategy. Launched on July 23rd, “Place Matters” is a photography project that aims to capture images of […]

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Space Probe Picnic in the Garden!

On Thursday 18 July, our Space Explorers event in the garden at Heathfield Road Community Centre saw well over thirty people enjoying the food provided, as well as getting involved with scarecrow making, house building and drawing the garden. There are more photos of the event here Over the two hour event we used maps and […]

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Addison Road Methodist Church Site

Between number 87 and 89 on Addison Rd is a site where once stood a prefab Methodist Chapel.  There is a good deal of greenery visible over the wooden fence that now encloses this patch of land. Please comment below to add your perspective.  Who owns this land? Do they have any plans for it? […]

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Playing Out good news!

There’s lots of good news on the Playing Out events being planned for Wednesday 7 August on Albert Road and Goldsmith Road in Kings Heath.  Birmingham City Council, are waiving road closure fees and Public Liability Insurance is being covered by the Police. Also there has been an offer of a music practitioner from Hall […]

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From TEDxBrum to Space Exploration

Yesterday I attended TEDxBrum, and I was impressed, entertained, inspired and moved by the experience. It’s amazing what can be achieved by a dedicated, volunteer team. One of the joys of these kind of events is that, as well as hearing the story each speaker is telling, one can relate their observations, ideas and convictions […]

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Space Probe One – Exploring the Brentford / Ardley Road Junction

Monday 27 May 2013 is the date, the junction of Brentford and Ardley Road in Kings Heath is the place.  Space Probe One is the event! Like the world’s smallest festival with a program of activities throughout the day, all exploring the possibilities of a grass-covered, triangular area of about 68 square meters, with roads on all three sides. […]