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

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

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.

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.

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.

Kings Heath Residents’ Forum public meeting and AGM 20 September 2014

We will be hosting a public meeting – ‘Your generation My generation’ – at All Saints Centre (Main Hall) on Saturday 20 September 2014, 11am-1:30pm.  This will be followed by our Annual General Meeting (AGM) from 2-3pm.

The meeting is free for all to attend. The venue is wheelchair-accessible.

We are holding the meeting to give you some information about what is going on in Kings Heath for our youth and seniors. We are looking in particular at the provision of support and services in the area. This includes youth activities, lunch clubs, etc.

It would be great if you could come on the day to see what Kings Heath has to offer you (or your children, parents, grandparents, friends and neighbours).

What is happening on the day?

AGE UK will attending to provide advice and general information.

CircusMASH are on a mission, striving to drive circus arts within the West Midlands region. That’s right folks… Circus in Birmingham! A bag of fun, they specialise in developing lives by promoting the opportunity of positive change through circus arts and performance for adults and children in the West Midlands. They will be giving a presentation at 11am.

NeighbourWatch will be on hand to provide some security advice.

Sainsbury’s will show how they have been working with a local community youth group as part of their business charity work.

Kings Heath Explorer Scouts will be attending to let you know about all their activities and trips.

Councillor Lisa Tricketts has agreed to attend to answer questions or provide advice.

Following the open meeting, there will be the Kings Heath Residents’ Forum AGM from 2–3pm.

We would really like you to stay for the AGM so that you can hear what we have been doing about litter in Kings Heath, road safety, planning applications and the bingo hall to mention a few.

Paul Slatter is planning to attend to talk about timebanks. Timebanks are ways for people to provide services to others and get something back in return. They help people volunteer their time to someone else and get anything back without going into any financial arrangements. For example, someone could mow your lawn for you and you could make them a cake.

Kings Heath Residents’ Forum is run by residents for residents. We are unpaid volunteers. We are funded by a grant from Birmingham City Council.