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

Travellers banned from Swanshurst Park

Birmingham City Council has been granted an injunction banning travellers from pitching camp in Swanshurst Park. Travellers who park their caravans on the park in future could be found guilty of contempt of court. This could lead to them having assets seized or even to them being sent to prison.

The action follows a number of occasions on which travellers set up camp in the park. Local residents found their presence intimidating and the travellers usually left large quantities of fly-tipped rubbish behind when they were moved on. The cost of cleaning up after these camps had to be met by the city council.

Councillor Karen McCarthy was quoted in the Birmingham Mail, saying “The court order was only made possible because residents were prepared to make statements, provide the evidence so the council officers could make the case.”

New way to gather evidence of anti-social activities in Kings Heath

A new public shared drive on Google Drive has been started to enable local people to gather evidence of anti-social activities. It covers all areas of Kings Heath. The shared drive “is a way for the people of Kings Heath to collectively gather evidence for change, particularly relating to bad driving and parking, but also on fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour, and other issues.”  No doubt other issues could include anything to do with street design, pavements etc

Residents are invited to take a photograph, if possible, and to add it and other information to the relevant street’s folder in the shared drive. If you haven’t used this before please don’t be put off it is very easy to post  pictures and comments.

Given the volume of recent comments about inconsiderate parking and reckless moped drivers, it seems likely that the site will become very busy very quickly.

To access the shared drive please visit:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0BwBQKk7uJaXQcEQ3NXJqRk4wdlE

There are also notes on etiquette when using the shared drive.

More participants for networking event

The 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.

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

Networking event – sources of help and support

The networking event being organised by Kings Heath Residents’ Forum on 7 October 2017 will give local people the chance to find out about organisations offering advice, help and support in the area. Most of the spaces for organisations have already been filled although there are still a few available.

Among the first to confirm attendance was Age UK which provides help for older people. The range of advice and support includes information on the benefits individuals are entitled to, how to find help at home and guidance  on health conditions. If you, an elderly friend or relative needs help or support, Age UK representatives will be on hand to explain what the organisation does.

Members of Moseley and Kings Heath Shed will also be at the event, explaining what the organisation does and how older men and women in the area can join in the activities. The Shed itself, in Kings Heath Park, is a fully equipped workshop providing the tools needed for woodwork, metal-work and working with glass. Again, representatives will be at the networking day to explain how people can benefit from taking part in the Shed’s activities.

The event will also include youth groups, fitness groups, the Police and local Councillors.

Event information:

Date: 7 October 2017

Opening hours: 10am to 2pm

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