October 2012 Blog Posts (13)

Kings Heath funny-men buzz with laughter for plight of the bumble bee

Two Kings Heath comedians are taking to the stage in a special gig devoted to saving the honey bee.

James Cook and Mickey Sharma join the line-up for the Friends of the Earth fundraiser this Tuesday evening at the Glee Club in the Arcadian Centre

"Bee numbers in Britain have fallen dramatically in recent years, but we intend to save them with a little help from a few very funny people," says Julien Pritchard of Birmingham Friends of the Earth.

"Bees are…


Added by Editor on October 22, 2012 at 18:29 — No Comments

Double fireworks celebration for Kings Heath

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Lucky residents of Kings Heath will have two spectacular firework celebrations to choose from this…


Added by Editor on October 22, 2012 at 16:30 — 3 Comments

Community Health and Well-being Event

Wednesday 24th October

The Hub Hazelwell, B14 7NH

10am - 2pm

View event leaflet…


Added by Editor on October 17, 2012 at 12:30 — No Comments

Community Baking

We spent an exciting and useful day last Weds with Tom Baker (Loaf - http://www.loafonline.co.uk), local rising star entrepreneur and owner of an independent bread shop on Stirchley High St (near Maryvale Rd) and a Cookery School that's becoming increasingly popular. You can spend the day learning to make pasta, jams & pickles, or the skills of butchery/fishmongery - and afterwards sit down to an informal dinner at which you share the food…


Added by Jan Tchamani on October 15, 2012 at 19:30 — No Comments

Major route serving Kings Heath to close until May 2013 while new bridge is built

A major route in and out of Kings Heath is to be closed until next May while a new bridge is built over the River Rea.

Dogpool Lane, which links Avenue Road to the Pershore Road, will close on Monday 22 October for 30 weeks.

The work creates a 3km (two mile)…


Added by Editor on October 11, 2012 at 10:30 — No Comments

New U3A Group for Kings Heath & Moseley

Moseley and Kings Heath are hoping to set up a U3A branch - a launch will be held on Nov 6th at 2pm, at the All Saints Centre, Vicarage Road, Kings Heath.

No need to book, just go along on the day and find out more!

"U3As are self-help, self-managed lifelong learning co-operatives for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue…


Added by Lyndsey Michaels on October 10, 2012 at 18:09 — 2 Comments

Social Inclusion at the Grove Road Social Centre

Our Social Inclusion Project (funded by Awards for All, part of the Big Lottery Fund) aims to provide meaningful creative, therapeutic and healthy social activities for people over 50 who live on the estate or nearby. One of BCC's new objectives is to encourage over-50s living near a communal lounge like ours (behind and between Cocksmoor House and Brandwood House) to join in with activities, and we love it when our neighbours turn up!

At the moment we can provide (until end April…


Added by Jan Tchamani on October 8, 2012 at 18:39 — No Comments

How did I come to be here and what am I doing???...

First of all, thanks again to the person who picked up on a tweet of mine earlier today and suggested I come here. Fortunately I'm used to Ning networks so it hasn't been difficult.

I'm a tenant on the Grove Road Estate (sheltered council housing for over-50s in Cocksmoor House and Brandwood House just behind the Red Lion), 55 and married for the past 5 weeks to a wonderful man I met when I moved onto the estate a couple of years ago. He and I help do things for the tenants: organise…


Added by Jan Tchamani on October 8, 2012 at 18:26 — No Comments

Kings Heath one step away from gold medal as Britain in Bloom national awards announced

Kings Heath only just missed out on a gold medal in its competition debut as the results of the national Britain in Bloom contest were announced tonight.(Saturday 11.20pm)…


Added by Editor on October 7, 2012 at 1:00 — No Comments

New venue for Moseley Round Table fireworks

Kings Heath firework display moves down the road for 2012

The organisers of what has long been regarded as the biggest fireworks display in south Birmingham have moved the event to a new venue for 2012.

Moseley Round Table has been behind the charity bonfire night at Kings…


Added by Editor on October 5, 2012 at 19:00 — 3 Comments

Flavour of Zimbabwe comes to Kings Heath

There's a lunch event with a difference this weekend as a charity dedicated to supporting asylum seekers brings a flavour of Zimbabwe to Kings Heath.

The Birmingham Community Hosting Network (BIRCH) says it has had several Zimbabwean guests who are part of this support group - and one of the current guests who is an excellent chef.

For this Saturday's lunch she will cook some very tasty fat cakes, beans and…


Added by Editor on October 5, 2012 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Battle of the cashpoints as Vicarage Road shops face up to competition

Traders in Vicarage Road, Kings Heath, are preparing to face the competition after planning permission was granted for the derelict garage at the end of the parade to be turned into a new Co-Op store.

While the refurbishment of the eyesore garage with a new building to match its neighbours has been welcomed by some residents, local independent shopkeepers are worried about their future.  A greengrocer, Post Office/convenience store and florist could all lose trade to the new…


Added by Editor on October 2, 2012 at 23:30 — No Comments

Kings Heath Village Square celebrates its first birthday

From Rosie Miles

Come and celebrate the first anniversary of Kings Heath Village Square

Saturday 13th October 2012 11am in the Square!

Hear about the renovated Edwardian lamp post and the completion of Rosie Miles’s poem ‘You enter’.…


Added by Editor on October 2, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

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