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Balsall Heath is Our Planet

working for a greener neighbourhood

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Street Auditjohnnewson

Mon, 05 Feb 2018 13:40:51 +0000

We are going to have a street audit of Edward Road in Balsall Heath on Wednesday 7th February at 2pm. The idea is to walk the length of the road, noting any problems for pedestrians; such as blocked footway, poor parking,  dangerous crossing,  litter and dumped items. We want to identify who may be able […]

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Open session at Zero Carbon HousejohnnewsonZeroCarbonHouse

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 16:47:58 +0000

It was the most energy efficient house in the country when it was built, right here in Balsall Heath. A house with no bills and no radiators or gas supply! How do they do it? Following a recent BBC programme, the house will again open to visitors on the morning of  Thursday 1st February, 11am to […]

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Clean Air Day – the Kings Heath experimentjohnnewson

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:30:57 +0000

On December 1st, 2017 a Clean Air Action Day took place in Kings Heath, mainly on the High Street/Alcester Road. Measures included removing on-street parking and changing the way the traffic lights functioned, for just one day. Enlisting the help of enthusiasts and sceptics from the local community, BBC TV staged the first ever large-scale experiment […]

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Protect Birmingham CyclistsjohnnewsonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 16:57:53 +0000

People from Balsall Heath joined a column of riders (3rd December) to deliver their petition to Andy Street, elected Mayor of the West Midlands. We rode from the Custard Factory to Millennium Point,  with the Mayor riding along with us, where he received the petition. It was signed by more than 5,000 people and asked […]

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Children of the Treesjemhunt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 16:41:49 +0000

People of all ages turned out to help plant a new generation of trees in Calthorpe Park on Wednesday 22nd November. The trees were paid for by Birmingham Trees for Life, who fund this work in parks. Children from Percy Shurmer Academy wielded their small spades with enthusiasm. Still younger children from St Paul’s Nursery […]

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Community Tree Planting in Calthorpe ParkjohnnewsonMap of Calthorpe Existing

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 15:28:05 +0000

Community Tree Planting in Calthorpe Park To be held on Wednesday 22 November – we start at 10.30am at Calthorpe Well Being Hub, Edward Road corner with Cheddar Road B12 9LF You can help, or just watch and learn more about trees! Following a Tree Survey last summer, we are supporting a morning of tree […]

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Cyclists Sad, but also AngryjohnnewsonP1019521.JPG

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:23:29 +0000

A long column of cyclists rode out of Birmingham University on 16 October and we continued up Pershore Road, to pay tribute near the site where a few days earlier a young doctor from the Children’s Hospital was killed by a lorry . Her partner and colleagues from the hospital spoke very movingly, as people […]

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Free bike, if you need onejohnnewson

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:09:52 +0000

Birmingham City Council is again giving FREE orange-coloured Raleigh bikes to people who need them to get around. Big Birmingham Bikes aims to encourage cycling by giving free bikes with priority given to families who will cycle together, or to apprentices or refugees. Cyclists will be asked to enter a partnership to increase their cycling […]

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Walking route into city centrejohnnewson

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 12:31:24 +0000

Walkers set out from Balsall Heath Library on 9th September with the idea of discovering a safe and quiet walking route into Birmingham city centre. We strode through green spaces down to the River Rea, where we saw some public art and lovely flowers among the grass. Then crossed the Middleway, turning left through more green […]

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Walk to the City CentrejohnnewsonOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 12:19:34 +0000

Walk to the City Centre on Sunday 10th September Let’s discover a safe walking route into Birmingham city centre that goes through green spaces. We want to show that they should be protected and linked up for walking and cycling routes. Please join this community walk and picnic, organised by the Greener Birmingham Coalition. One […]

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