December 2010

Throughout last year many residents have got together each month to form a local resident network looking at local issues within the neighbourhood. The group has agreed to continue next year and will in 2011 focus on environmental issues.

The resident network is chaired by Selwyn Clarke and open to all Handsworth residents. If you’re interested in getting imvolved and would like to see further environmental improvements than please come along.

The next meetings will be:

Monday 24th January at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station
Monday 21st February at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station
Monday 21st March at 7pm @ Handsworth Community Fire Station

I found a wonderful website to report any problems in your Street.

All you do is use the link below and click on the map, find your Street and enter the problem. It could be graffiti, faulty street lights, fly tipping etc.

I think its brilliant, have a look.

During the winter months gardening activity reduces and the green waste collected also reduces considerably. Therefore, there will be no green waste collections from 26 November 2010 until 7 February 2011. For further information please visit

The Nishcam Civic Centre are offering free NVQ training in customer service training if you’re interested in taking up this opportunity contact:

Shuminder Mann/Gurjit Bains
6 Soho Road,
B21 9BH
0121 515 4229 or visit

Photo from Colin Hanno

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