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Public Space Protection Order now in force



Festive fun at the Pump

Pump Xmas event

Come and have your say!

Ward Meeting Notice

Big Gig at The Pump set for 31 October

Big Gig At The Pump

New training opportunity at The Pump

Initiate it!

The Lost Village, Morris Men and a whole lot of Punch!



The Reawakening Lea Village Festival takes place this coming Saturday, 25 May, from 2pm to 5pm.  Come and join performers, dancers, artists and residents to celebrate the story of Lea Village!

It will be a fantastic day bursting at the seams with arts activities, fun filled happenings, and exciting performances for all ages. This traditional festival with a modern twist will include face painting, pottery and finger puppet workshops, Punch and Judy shows, Morris dancing, Lea Village’s Got Talent and much more.

The Festival will also feature the premiere of The Lost Village – a community film written by and starring local residents.

The Village Cafe is joining in the fun by providing a barbeque and bouncy castle and The Pump Cafe on Kitts Green Road will also be open for coffee and cake.  If you fancy learning more about the rich history of the area, why not book yourself onto the first ever Lost Village Tour as part of the Birmingham Architecture Festival?

With activities happening within a one minute walk from Lea Hall train station, (just 6 minutes on the train from Birmingham New St) or 35 minutes on the No.14 bus from Birmingham, why wouldn’t you come and experience the now re-awakened Lea Village?

Click here for more info!

February Ward Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Ward Committee will be held next Monday, 11 February at The Pump, Kitts Green Road, starting at 7pm.

Items on the agenda include updates from the local police and Environmental Health Officer. There will also be presentations from local youth support organisation Fitcap and the Reawakening Lea Village team.

All residents are very welcome. Hope to see you there!

Community activities at St Richard’s Church

If you live in the Lea Village or Kitts Green areas of the ward, you might like to know about the tremendous range of community activities taking place at St. Richard’s Church, on Hallmoor Road.

Take a look at their weekly programme by clicking here.

What’s on at Glebe Farm Library?

I was really pleased to  meet up with the pensioners’ club at Glebe Farm Library earlier this month for a discussion about local issues.

Glebe Farm Library is just over the border from Shard End Ward (literally a matter of yards over) and is well used by residents of the Glebe, Kitts Green and Lea Village.  The Library hosts a wide range of activities for all ages.  You can find out more about what’s on offer by clicking here.

WiSHing for a fresh start?

The WiSH Project is an initiative to help local people overcome obstacles and get back into work.  They currently have a team of Outreach Coaches working in Shard End Ward who provide advice and support, helping residents to access employment, training and educational opportunities.

The team will be hosting an “Employment Extra” event at St Richard’s Church in Hallmoor Road, Kitts Green, on Thursday 23 February.  It’s a chance for local people to find out more about the WiSH Project and get advice from the WiSH coaches on a whole range of issues, including:

  • Money matters
  • Help with your CV
  • Childcare
  • Training
  • Support with job searches
  • Advice on volunteering
  • Benefits
  • Self employment

The event is open to all people living in the B33 and B34 postcode areas and takes place between 10am and 3pm.  For more information, please call the WiSH team on 0121 255 8304.