Meetings this week in Sheldon

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Howard Selwyn, Chairman, Sheldon Residents Association.

The next meeting of the Sheldon Residents Association is this Thursday the 16th July 2015 at King George V pub in Common Lane, the meeting will start at 7.30pm.

Why not come along and meet the committee and other local residents. Sheldon Residents Association are trying to improve people’s lives in the Sheldon area. You can have a coffee, or something stronger if you prefer, you will be amongst friends.

There is always in attendance  a local Sheldon Councillor, he or she will be noting any concerns of the local residents and then progressing them through the various departments for action.

B26 supporting all of our community groups in Sheldon.

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Birmingham in Bloom – call for council tenants to enter this year’s comp

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Each year, Birmingham City Council celebrates its tenants and leaseholders who help keep estate neighbourhoods around the city looking good through their gardening efforts by hosting the Birmingham in Bloom competition.

The 2015 comp is now open for entries in seven categories – both for individuals and community groups – with some great prizes on offer for winners at both district and citywide level.

The categories are:

  • Best front garden
  • Best back garden
  • Best communal garden
  • Best balcony, baskets or pots
  • Best community vegetable patch
  • Best individual vegetable patch
  • Best individual vegetable containers

Support Birmingham’s estates by spreading the word.

Winners from around the city’s ten districts will be invited to an awards ceremony at the Council House, Victoria Square in November where the overall citywide winners are announced. Their creations are traditionally featured in the council’s newspaper, Forward and in the local media too.

How to enter

  • Fill in a 

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Historic baths reborn as community hub

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A £3.3 million project to transform the historic Stirchley Baths into a community hub for South Birmingham residents is almost finished – with the grand opening planned for the autumn.

The derelict Grade II-listed building, built in 1910, has been closed to the public since 1988, but will re-emerge with a host of new facilities including a multi-purpose hall for sport, recreational activities and functions, meeting rooms, café, cinema room and classrooms.

Money for the renovation and refurbishment – which is preserving and reinstating many original features – has come from the sale of the former Stirchley Community Centre and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Stirchley has a number of active local groups who will benefit from the new hub – with arts and crafts, heritage initiatives, film nights and outreach work already pencilled in.

Local people have been involved throughout the building work through site visits, volunteering opportunities, online blog…

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