The local candidates standing for election to Birmingham City Council at the upcoming local government elections will be at a hustings event on Wednesday, 18 April 2018. The event starts at 7.30pm and takes place at Kings Heath Baptist Church hall (opposite Asda), 80 High Street, B14 7JZ. Come along to hear what the candidates have to say.
Owing to growing local concerns regarding crimes and community safety Moseley, Kings Heath and Brandwood Neighbourhood Forums invite you to our own Question Time on Wednesday 28 March at 7.30pm at Queensbridge School. It is advised to book (free) by 20 March to guarantee admission as the event is likely to attract large numbers. For details and booking process visit:
The first hour will be pre-submitted questions based on concerns raised in local areas. To send questions in advance please email email@example.com by 20 March. There will also be some time for questions from the floor. Doors open at 7pm.
Moseley and Kings Heath Community Partnership have announced the next meeting date for residents to discuss issues affecting School Road and the surrounding streets.
The meeting takes place at 7pm on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 at:
Kings Heath Primary School
Join Dr Xand van Tulleken and residents this Friday, 1 December 2017 for Kings Heath’s Clean Air Day – a BBC experiment to see if we can reduce air pollution on the High Street.
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.
Councillor Claire Spencer has launched a day of action on Saturday 21 October about parking locally. She has asked us to inform residents and is requesting that people actively support it by printing off a petition sheet and getting signatures on or around their own street. The petition says:
“We, the undersigned, would like Birmingham City Council to explore the possibility of a Kings Heath-wide residents’ parking scheme, to include Newport Road, as part of a collection of measures (including improved public transport and cycling routes) to reduce parking pressure on our streets.”
“Our parking issues in Moseley, Kings Heath and beyond stem from having more cars than there is space for cars. And while I think we all understand that public transport needs to improve for this to happen, there is no solution to these issues that does not involve people giving up (some of) their cars.
“However, streets without driveways near to the centres of both Moseley and Kings Heath are finding it harder to park anywhere near their homes, and I understand (living as I do on Addison Road) the frustration that that brings. People are increasingly telling me that they would like residents parking, and I would like to make a case to Birmingham City Council’s Highways Department that they should start to work out how that could work.
“So, on Saturday October 21st, I would like people to volunteer to collect signatures from their street to make the case for a residents parking scheme in Moseley, and another in Kings Heath.
“It will work like this:
- Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know which street (or part of a street) you plan to do, and with whom;
- I will let you know if anyone else has already signed up to do that street so that you can work together in such a case, and direct you to the petition sheets;
- On Saturday October 21st, you take your sheets and gather as many signatures as possible;
- Make arrangements to return them to me — either by dropping them at my house or at Moseley Exchange;
- I will present the petitions to Full Council in November, for the attention of the Cabinet Member and the Highways Department.”
Full information is on Claire’s blog.
Feel free to leave comments here but it might be best also to send them directly to Claire Spencer at the email address above.