Full lineup of community groups for networking day 7 October 2017

Kings Heath Residents’ Forum is organising a networking day on Saturday 7 October 2017. The purpose is to give residents a chance to meet local organisations and individuals who can provide advice, help and support in the area. The full list of participating groups is:

For more information about each group or individual, click on the name.

There is no charge for the networking day – all you need to do is to walk in, join in and benefit from all the information that will be available.

Event information:

Date: 7 October 2017

Opening hours: 10am to 2pm

Location: Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Road, Kings Heath, B14 7DB

Full house for networking day 7 October 2017

20171007_networking_event_posterAll spaces for organisations at the networking day being organised by Kings Heath Residents’ Forum are now taken. As a result, local residents will be able to talk to a wide range of organisations that provide help, advice and support.

Among those present will be local councillors and representatives from the Moseley and Kings Heath Neighbourhood Team of West Midlands Police. Others such as Friends of Kings Heath Park, Highbury Community Orchard and Lifford Lane Community Project will be explaining their work as well as recruiting members. In addition, organisations such as All Saints Centre and Friends of Kings Heath Community Centre will be offering activities for a variety of age groups.

A full list of participating groups will be published next week.

There is no charge for the networking day – all residents need to do is to walk in, join in and benefit from all the information that will be available.

Event information:

Date: 7 October 2017

Opening hours: 10am to 2pm

Location: Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Road, Kings Heath, B14 7DB

More participants for community networking event 7 October 2017

Networking event posterThe list of organisations taking part in the networking event being organised by Kings Heath Residents’ Forum on 7 October 2017 continues to grow. The day is being organised to give residents the chance to find out about groups that provide help, advice and support. A range of groups will have displays at the event. Local people will be able to move around, gathering information on subjects that interest them.

Age UK and Moseley and Kings Heath Shed have already been featured as participants. One of the other groups that’s expected to attract attention is Moseley and Kings Heath neighbourhood Policing team. Members of the team will be present to discuss issues of concern to local people.

The newly formed Friends of Kings Heath Park will also be present, explaining how residents can get involved in making Kings Heath Park a family-friendly, community green space for future generations.

There is no charge for the networking day – all people need to do is to walk in, join in and benefit from all the information that will be available.

Event information:

Date: 7 October 2017

Opening hours: 10am to 2pm

Location: Kings Heath Community Centre, 8 Heathfield Road, Kings Heath, B14 7DB

Firefighter extinguishing the burning polytunnel

Fire at Highbury Orchard Community group site

A fire has destroyed a significant part of the orchard that has been created in a neglected corner of the Highbury Estate by the Highbury Orchard Community. The Fire Service was called out late on the afternoon of 25 August 2017 and, although the fire was put out within an hour, it destroyed one side of the wooden enclosure, a polytunnel and part of the surrounding area.

There have been a number of attacks by vandals over the summer and the suspicion is that the fire was caused by vandals.

A cleanup is being organised on Wednesday and Thursday 30 and 31 August 2017. Volunteers are needed to help with this work.

In addition, the project needs donations of materials and cash to help with the rebuilding work.

Here’s a list of the materials needed.

If you prefer to donate cash, there’s a donate button on the Highbury Orchard Community’s home page.

This is a volunteer group that is doing invaluable work in our community. Any help that can be provided will be gratefully received.

Photo by Highbury Orchard Community