Public meeting for BBC2 air pollution documentary

Amazing Productions, a production company from London, are making a documentary for BBC2 about air pollution in the UK. Part of their enquiry focuses on Kings Heath, and considers what can be done to reduce traffic and emissions causing air pollution on the High Street.

A public meeting to gather views from residents and business owners on how to tackle air quality and traffic on Kings Heath High Street takes place on:

Tuesday, 24 October 2017
6pm to 8.30pm
All Saints Centre, 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, B14 7RA

The meeting will be filmed.

BBC2 documentary flyer

Preventing burglaries

A recent meeting involving residents and representatives from West Midlands Police heard that the rate of burglaries in Kings Heath has fallen over the past month or so. However, residents were advised of the need to take action to protect themselves and their property:

  • If you’re going out for the evening, leave at least one light on. If possible, leave several lights on timers so they can be seen being switched on and off.
  • Don’t leave keys – especially car keys – within reach of your front door. Thieves have used long hooks to reach keys out of houses through letterboxes.
  • When you go out, make sure all doors and windows are secured. Criminals look for unoccupied homes with open windows and it’s amazing to see how small a window can be used by an adult to get into a house.
  • Think about how easy it is to get to the back of your house. If you have a side gate, put a bolt on it.
  • If you have tools in your garden shed, make sure the shed is locked when the tools aren’t being used. A spade or a fork can be used to break into a house.
  • Think about registering valuable items (wide-screen televisions, computers, jewellery, etc.) with the UK National Property Register.
  • If you’ve got foliage that screens your front doors or windows from the street, think about cutting it back so that anybody at the front of your house can be seen easily.
  • Think about outside security lighting so that anybody approaching your house will be very noticeable from the street.

If you do see anything suspicious, call 101 and tell the Police.

If a crime is actually in progress, call 999 immediately.

Places available at lunch club

Posted by Kate Wilcox:

A few places are available at the All Saints Church Elders Lunch Club. The club runs every Wednesday as a social event for older people in Kings Heath. They do not need to be members of the church in order to be part of the Club’s lunches.

Members arrive at the All Saints Church Community Centre at 2 Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, B14 7RA every Wednesday at 12 noon. The lunch lasts for an hour with soup, sandwiches, desserts, tea and coffee available at very reasonable prices.

The emphasis is on providing a welcoming and friendly place for older residents to enjoy a sociable lunch and make new friends.

If you or an older relative would like to join the lunch club, call Liz Turner on 0121 604 6086. If you have difficulties getting there under your own steam, help will be provided to sign up with the Ring and Ride community bus service.