…to theneighbourhood.info.  A website resource that aims to connect the many neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood forums in Birmingham.  Helping to share experience and learning, enable access to useful information and advice, and provide an overview of forum activity in the city.  You can join the site and log in at the foot of the page.

On this website you will find:

Free Trees for Neighbourhood Groups

Neighbourhood, community and youth groups and schools can get free trees from The Woodland Trust.  The woodland conservation charity is offering the packs of trees for delivery in November 2013:

The Small Copse Pack contains 30 native trees (birch, rowan and cherry) which are suitable for planting as a small wooded area.

Short Hedgerow Pack contains 30 plants of the following species: 6 of each – Hawthorn, Hazel, Holly, Dog rose and Dogwood which can be planted as a traditional hedgerow and provide an excellent habitat for wildlife.

Medium pack contains 105 saplings in 5 themes – wildlife, year-round colour, wild harvest, wetland and future firewood.

Large pack contains 420 saplings in 5 themes – wildlife, year-round colour, wild harvest, wetland and future firewood.

Groups have until September 13 to apply, but are advised to apply as soon as possible as stocks can run out before the deadline.  Further information including planting requirements and how to apply is available at the The Woodland Trust.


Summer Walks in Fox Hollies Park

Acocks Green Neighbourhood Forum is advertising neighbourhood walks organised as part of Centro’s Smart Network, Smarter Choices program designed to promote walking as a sustainable, healthy choice.

The walks last an hour and meet every Monday lunchtime, 1pm at Acocks Green Library, Shirley Road during August and September.


Further information from walks@healthexchange.org.uk or tel: 0121 633 0007

Social Media Surgeries in Brandwood

Do you have any questions about social media – blogging, Facebook and TwitterIf so, residents in Brandwood are invited to come to Brandwood‘s social media surgery or book in atsociamediasurg.com on Thursday 5th September 12:30pm-1:30pm  at the Brandwood Centre where there will be experts on hand to answer your questions.

Just drop-in or contact The Team atBrandwood Centre, 157 Allens Croft Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham  B14 6RP  tel: 0121 443 3310  Brandwoodcentre@yahoo.co.uk for details.

A435 Unconference 16 March 9.30 – 2pm

Residents and businesses in the A435 Alcester Road/Moseley Road corridor from Highgate through to Kings Heath are invited to an Unconference facilitated by local Councillors on Saturday 16 March at The Friends’ Institute at 220 Moseley Road, B12 0DG.  It’s a chance for anyone to raise issues, suggest solutions or just come along to listen and take part.   

The Unconference Agenda and discussion will arise from the attendees on the day – you just need to turn.  Your input determines the success of the day.  In order to keep costs down, people are asked to bring their own refreshments.

If you have any access issues or special/particular requirements – including if you are blind or partially sighted or having an hearing impairment, please contact the organisers in advance by calling 0121 675 7925 or write to: Hywel Ruddick, Hall Green District Office, 12 Court Road, Sparkhill, B11 4EA or e-mail hywel_ruddick@birmingham.gov.uk