April 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Fallen tree blocks Moseley / Kings Heath road

Miracle escape as storm brings down huge tree across Kings Heath road

A taxi driver and his two passengers had an extremely lucky escape as the storms felled a huge tree across Queensbridge Road.…


Added by Editor on April 29, 2012 at 14:30 — No Comments

Appeal for Kings Heath people to join social inclusion debate

Hello All

I have been requested to provide a list of local names representing key

community groups and lead practitioners in Moseley and Kings Heath  who

shall be able to contribute to a discussion concerning Social Inclusion and

Diversity of Place. The discussion will take place on May 1st and is not

expected to last more than half an hour or so.

In attendance will be Ifor Jones, Director of Constituencies, Homes

and Neighbourhoods, Birmingham City…


Added by Editor on April 28, 2012 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Easy Gym aims to jet in to Kings Heath with cut-price challenge to LA Fitness

A new gym company, operating under the famous EasyJet-style banner of Stelios Haji-Ioannou, is set to open in Kings Heath.

The company has agreed terms on the former MFI store at the station end of Kings Heath High Street and…


Added by Editor on April 23, 2012 at 21:00 — No Comments

Who wants your vote - and who can't be bothered?

So which of the candidates are really interested in your vote?

Which ones are standing just to make up the numbers?

And which can't be bothered - perhaps because they have no real chance of winning?

Can you guess?

Every April, as soon as the local election candidates are published, we write to every single one of them and ask them to send us a statement - so we, via the local website, give them a chance to say why they think local people…


Added by Editor on April 23, 2012 at 9:00 — No Comments

Coming soon to the mac in April and May

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Added by Editor on April 21, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

Birmingham hoping to score in romance stakes where Edinburgh failed

Panda couple move into new love nest

After two giant pandas at Edinburgh Zoo hit the media headlines by failing to 'get it together' at mating time, keepers at Birmingham's Nature Centre…


Added by Editor on April 20, 2012 at 16:30 — No Comments

Deadline for making sure you can vote

If you're not on the electoral roll to vote in next month's elections (you should have received a polling card by now if you are) today is the final day for geting your name on the register.

Here's a link to the election registration forms for…


Added by Editor on April 18, 2012 at 10:00 — No Comments

What is Kings Heath’s Energy Future?

Dear Friends,

I’m delighted to invite you to the launch of our new report! It looks at the opportunities for saving and generating energy in our community.

The report includes:

  • how we fit into the ‘big picture’ of peak oil and climate change
  • opportunities for using less energy in our…

Added by Editor on April 16, 2012 at 21:23 — No Comments

Residents meeting to discuss Vicarage Road shops

Agenda 25th April

Colmore Junior & Infant School Hall

7- 8pm

8 - 8.30 Chance to chat to Cllrs/Invitees/residents


There are two sets of shops in the Vicarage Road area- one area is in the Brandwood Ward(Chip shop/One Stop/Tandis Hair flower shop) and the other is in the Bournville Ward( post office/off licence /Raj Store /Fast fit etc. The Coop has recently been given planning permission to create new small store which is welcome by some, but not by…


Added by Editor on April 16, 2012 at 21:08 — No Comments

Full list of city council election candidates for Kings Heath

There are four Birmingham City Council wards for Kings Heath - Moseley and Kings Heath, Brandwood, Billesley and Bournville.  Each of these is represented by three councillors, one of whom faces re-election this year.

Click this link to see ward boundaries

The elections are on Thursday 3…


Added by Editor on April 5, 2012 at 23:00 — No Comments

Planning applications update - March 2012

Some recent decisions shown on our planning applications page

  • Hot food takeaway, Vicarage Rd - refused
  • Illuminated 48-sheet posters, Lidl, Silver Street - part refused, part allowed
  • Expansion of nursery, Vicarage Rd - approved
  • Latest application in - extension at King Edward Camp Hill School for Girls

Added by Editor on April 3, 2012 at 21:34 — No Comments

Volunteer as an Active Travel Champion

Active Travel Champions

Are you a keen walker or cyclist? Do you think you could inspire people to walk and cycle more often?

Sustrans is looking for people to volunteer as Active Travel Champions.


We need champions to give advice about walking and…


Added by Lisa Hartley on April 3, 2012 at 16:35 — No Comments

Olympian task for guerrilla knitters of Kings Heath's Hare and Hounds

The so-called guerilla knitters of Kings Heath are planning to mark the London Olympics this summer with a colourful woolly make-over for a Birmingham landmark.

The group, based at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath previously decorated a local roundabout in…


Added by Editor on April 3, 2012 at 13:30 — No Comments

Easter and April events and activities at the mac

This April we're bursting with activities and shows for all the family over the Easter break, whether it's chasing down monsters or exploring dance for the first time. We've also got innovative new theatre from young company Idle Motion and Birmingham Rep - and that's just for…


Added by Editor on April 3, 2012 at 13:13 — No Comments

Family fun with the National Trust this Easter school holidays

Family events within 20 miles of Kings Heath during the Easter school holidays

Family Activity Days - 'Step into Spring'

Dates:3 April 2012 11:00am

Price:Per Item…


Added by Editor on April 2, 2012 at 21:24 — No Comments

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Rogue Traders (Doorsteppers)

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Hello AllI don't know if its only me, but I have had problems with people knocking my door telling me that I needed work done the last one was a Mr Martin Brown anyone heard of him or had any…Continue

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