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 […]
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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, […]
Today our Active Streets supported two events in the Northfield district – celebrating Kings Norton Park’s fantastic achievement in becoming a Green Flag Park, and the newly created Northfield Community Garden. Kings Norton Park joins just 16 other Birmingham parks of our 500 or so dotted across the city. It marks a significant achievement for the Friends […]
Measuring the impact of 20mph
Sparkbrook, Sparkhill and Balsall Heath were among the first areas in Birmingham to get extensive 20mph zones in 2015. At a cost of £400,000, the 20mph scheme was anticipated to pay for itself within a year. Two years on, what impact has it made? Local residents of Colville Road worked with Balsall Heath Forum, Nelson […]
Alice T from Active Streets writes: With Birmingham being one of the greenest cities in the U.K, we want to expand this legacy and carry it through from our larger spaces to our local residential streets. With the public at the forefront of this new project, not only are spaces being transformed, but communities are […]
Charlotte Richardson writes: After being away with university for a few days I was excited to finally get stuck into my first few sessions with Project Brum. On Saturday 1st July I was up bright and early for the CoCoMAD festival at Cotteridge Park. I had never been to this park or even heard of […]
Delivering more to more Streets
The single most important thing about Active Streets is getting neighbours out onto their own streets, talking and playing and yet the most common question Active Streets gets asked is what do you do then? Thanks to the enthusiasm of Project Brum Activators we continue to grow in numbers of Active Streets. Even more exciting than […]
Festival on Melton Road!
Melton Road was one of the most exciting and action packed events that I have been to, with so many different things going on throughout the whole street. There was a huge turnout of people of all ages and backgrounds and quite a few people migrating in from neighbouring streets to see what all the […]
Active, social, fun!
As a student I have been given the opportunity to participate in an awesome and exciting programme called ‘Project Brum’ which is a programme for students in Birmingham, who provide integral support for the Wellbeing Service. Confused and perplexed, was the expression on my face on the first day of induction. However, as I had […]
Knowing our Wellbeing Team
Active Parks have started a summer project called Project Brum, Myself and 10 others have been selected to deliver activities to the public in parks all over Birmingham. These first couple of weeks have been great and provided us with the knowledge of what to do over the next 10 weeks and how to deliver […]