Just a quick post to remind residents that our Neighbourhood Police Team have a very useful webpage, which you can access here.
The page includes contact details for the officers covering each of the neighbourhoods within the ward, together with local news and other useful info.
You can also follow the team’s day to day work across the area on Twitter: @ShardEndPolice.
The next meeting of the Shard End Ward Committee will be held on Monday 29 October at Castle Bromwich Methodist Church, School Lane, starting at 7pm.
These meetings are a chance for residents to find out more about the latest local developments and to have their say about community issues. The local police team will also be attending to take questions about their work in the area.
Hope to see you there!
The next meeting of the Shard End Ward Committee will take place on Monday 30 July, starting at 7pm, at Yardley & District Rugby Club, in Cole Hall Lane.
Items on the agenda include:
- An update from the local police
- The latest on the former Yardley Sewage Works site
- A report back on the work of the Midnight Bus
- The proposals for the Cole Valley walking & cycling route (see my previous blog post here for details
All Shard End Ward residents are welcome to attend. Come and find out more – and have your say!
The next meeting of the Shard End Ward Committee will be held at Shirestone Community Primary School on Monday 5 March.
These meetings are open to all local residents and are a chance to find out more about what’s happening in the area and to raise any issues or concerns in your neighbourhood. You can view the full agenda by clicking here.
Community First is a £30 million national programme to fund community projects. Administered by the Community Development Foundation, the fund is open to both new and existing community groups. Shard End Ward is entitled to a £152,000 share of Community First funding over the next four years.
It is a matched fund programme, which means that every £1 provided in funding must be matched by a similar amount of in-kind donations (this means donations of cash, services, free products or volunteer time).
To access the fund, the ward has to set up a Community First Panel made up of local residents, businesses and elected representatives. This Panel has the job of inviting local groups to make bids for the funding and then making recommending which projects should be supported to the Community Development Foundation, who have the final say.
I’m one of the Panel members and we are really keen to get a good range of applications from across the whole of the ward. The Panel has now set up a website: www.communityfirst-shardend.com, where you can find out more about the scheme and make an application. So, if you’ve got an idea for a local project, or need to find some funding for a group or initiative, please take a look!