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 […]
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 […]
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…
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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, […]
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.