Archive for the ‘young people’ Category
By Revd Helen Jobling
Lozells Methodist Community Centre invites you to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee with them.
Saturday June 2nd 11am – 1pm Children’s Craft activities getting ready to party. 8 years plus. Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult.
Sunday June 3rd ‘The Big Lunch’ 3.30 – 6.30pm bottom of Lozells Street. Bring food to share.
Thursday June 7th. Half term fun 11am – 2pm. 8 years plus. Under 8s to be accompanied by an adult.
Visit the animals at Dudley Zoo during the Easter Holiday. There are hundreds of animals to see, including tigers, monkeys and giraffes. Watch the penguins at feeding time, the sea lions in their enclosure and meet the animals on the farm.
This trip is part-funded by the Lozells Neighbourhood Forum, funded by the West Midlands Police Property Act Fund. Tickets are therefore available at the subsidised price of £5 per adult/child (normally £11.80 for adults and £9.50 for children), and under 3’s go free.
To book your ticket(s), please bring your payment to:
Tuesday 27th March 9.00 -10.00am at Lozells Recreation Group, Graham Street
Friday 30th March 9.15am to 10.15am – Community Room at St Francis School
Please note that spaces are limited, so all tickets will be issued on a first come first served basis. Once booked, tickets will be non-refundable.
If you have any questions, please come along to the registration/payment morning at the time and date outlined above.
A group of organisers will be taking the number 74 bus to the zoo on the morning of the trip. The bus will leave from the Hockley Hill bus stopand will drop off passengers directly outside the zoo entrance. If you would like to join the group on this journey, please notify one of the organisers when handing in your payment so that we can provide you with further information.
All of those taking the bus to the zoo will be responsible for their own travel fare.
Alternatively, you can arrange your own transport/travel to the zoo. Again, if you wish to do so, you must notify one of the organisers so that we can provide you with details of how you can collect your ticket(s).
In 2007, Birmingham City Council submitted a number of bids to the Government’s Youth Matters initiative to build high quality dedicated buildings for young people aged 13 – 19 years. Two of the council’s bids were successful. The new buildings are located in the Lozells end of the six ways round-about near us and another in Longbridge. Costing around £5 million each, and estimated to be finished sometime in the Spring of this year with young people able to use them by the Summer.
A number of local youth and community organisations have been working with the council to develop the plans for the building near us and are most likely to be some of the voluntary sector agencies delivering services from there. They include the Bangladeshi Youth Forum, St Georges Community Hub, Young Disciples amongst others. A more precise list of who will do what in the building has not been published, although it is envisaged – as it always is hoped with new builds – a range of statutory and voluntary sector organisations would offer services. When we hear more, we will let you know.
There have been ongoing engagement with potential service users of the building – i.e. local young people associated with these groups, but the Forum is disappointed Council leaders in charge have not shared news and information widely to local residents and other community leaders who are naturally pleased for the investment locally. However, they have offered to attend future Forum Community meetings to share more news.
After the closure of Holte Community Leisure Centre back in Christmas 2010 by the Ladywood Constituency, the news of a bespoke facility in our area is very welcomed although this new building will not be open to all. Children younger than 13 years and anyone over 19 years will not be catered for. In early 2011, the new mega school building was opened replacing the old Holte, Lozells and Mayfield school sites. The Forum agree our school children deserve high-tech education facilities, but previous promises the new school building will open for at least some community leisure use have not materialised over a year on.
The Forum would like to hear your views and comments regarding this story, so please do get in touch.
With the clocks recently going back and the darker nights firmly upon us, officers in Lozells and East Handsworth would like to encourage local residents to think about their home security.
Statistics show that burglary offences traditionally rise during the winter months, with many people leaving their proprty insecure or failing to follow a few easy to apply crime prevention techniques.
To help secure your home during the winter months, please consider the following advice.
- Consider purchasing a timer switch for your lights. These are inexpensive and ensure homes are not left in darkness to alert burglars to an empty property.
- Always ensure that windows and doors are securely locked when ot in use. An opportunistic burglar only needs a few seconds to enter an insecure property and steal your belonging.
- Remember to cancel any milk or newspapers that you usually have delivered if going away for a few days. A burglar may notice these and be alerted to an empty home.
- Keep sheds, out houses and garages locked – your tools could be used to break into your home.
- Neighbourhood Watch is an effective way to keep your home and local community safe. You can find details of how to join or set up a scheme from the partnerships officer at your local station. Please call 0345 113 5000 for details.
Sergeant Lucy Bird, responsible for policing in Lozells and East Handsworth, said: “Figures have just been released to show that there have been 2,300 fewer victims of burglary so far this year compared to last. By following the helpful advice above, you can help us to further reduce this figure and ensure that your home remains as safe and secure as possible this winter.”
For more crime prevention advice, daily police updates and interaction, please visit us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/brumpolice.
For further advice about keeping your home secure, please visit: www.safer-homes.org.
Contact your local Neighbourhood Policing Team with any intelligence or information regarding crime at email@example.com or on 0345 113 5000 ext 7862 6712.
Stark Statistics; ‘ nearly half (47%) of those aged 55+ in Britain cannot walk to their nearest GP’s – surgery, while 58% cannot walk to their nearest bank.2 ‘
taken form the Living Street Website, a charity which supports pedestrians to reclaim the streets ,to make you live, work, shop and play in safe, attractive and enjoyable spaces. For More Information see http://www.livingstreets.org.uk/take-action/ – – possibly start our own Lozells Walking or Jogging Club.
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