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Reports Woodcraft Folk

More outdoor play for 6 and under

A new group is starting running outdoor activities for children 6 and under in Kings Heath/ Moseley/ Balsall Heath area. We are running free taster meetings on a monthly basis to try out some of the many great venues before the group plan to meet on a weekly basis starting in the New Year. The […]

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BrumTogether Events Reports Woodcraft Folk

Standing up for our Homeless Youth

Young people from Woodcraft Folk slept out last night at Martineau Gardens to raise funds and awareness about youth homelessness. Youth homelessness is still increasing at an alarming rate often caused by violence, abuse, family breakdown and problems with mental health: young people often become homeless because it’s safer to leave home than to stay. […]

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BrumTogether Reports

Want to plant trees?

Want to plant trees but don’t know where to start? There are processes in place to plant trees in public spaces, places you can get free trees and advice on tree planting locally and nationally. Permission to plant trees Council departments and local groups will be helpful but sometimes it can get complicated working out […]

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BrumTogether Reports

Tolkein’s World on Environment Day

I hope to take you on an adventure, like no other, oh local people of Birmingham,  on a beautiful day. I, Toqueer, along with Marcus from the Active Wellbeing Society, started our adventure from the Springfield project, where we saw green shoots beginning to grow from their garden’s pace. Spring is here, we smile. As […]

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BrumTogether Reports

One thing leads to another

‘I put a stake in for (a hazel tree) and it said ‘One thing leads to another’ on the stake, in an upward spiral. […] You add something, you can do just very small things, but they’re positive actions and they don’t tend to lead to a negative action, they tend to lead to something […]

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BrumTogether Community Conversations Heritage Reports

Why Trees have popped up

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 […]

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Community Conversations Reports Woodcraft Folk

LTN Lowdown

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 […]

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BrumTogether Reports Woodcraft Folk

Will Cones, Bollards and Planters Save our Children?

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 […]

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Heritage Reports

Living in unprecedented times again

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 […]

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Playing Out Reports

The AWS on the move

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!