Thursday, March 29, 2007

Forum Community Project Bid

The Kingstanding Forum, on being offered the opportunity to compete with five other Forums in the Birmingham area for financial assistance to prepare a sustainable project which would enhance aspects of health and safety issues in the Kingstanding ward, have enthusiastically accepted the challenge. As the format of the project that the Forum adopt is to benefit the community as a whole all residents are invited to post their comments on kingstaning4u blog site. If the Forum are successful a financial reward of £10000 will be made available to put the project into action. comments are also welcomed to email the Kingstanding Forum Chairman.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Have your say 2007

Welcome to the blog site which, as ever, is 4u, young old and all residents of Kingstanding. Some things never change. You can please some of the people some of the time but you can not please all of the people all of the time. But to help all people involved in groups and agencies concerned with the infrastructure in place in kingstanding use this blog to let them know what you think.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Kingstanding Neighbourhood Forum

The forum would like to take this opportunity of informing all Kingstanding residents wishing to access this blog site and its sister web site that internet access is available by apointment at KINGSTANDING LIBRARY.

We would also ask anyone who may have any old photographs of Warren Farm Island particularly any showing the pre-fabs which existed on the island post war which we may borrow or copy.

Kingstanding Housing Steering Group

Mr All Doody and all members wish the residents of Kingstanding a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Christmas Message

Mr Derrick Hailling and all members and volunteers both present and future of the Kingstanding Forum want to take this opportunity to wish all Kingstanding residents a Merry Christmas and a Happy and prosporus New Year

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Kingstanding Neighbourhood Forum

Would you like to join a committee to discus
developing the area known as
"conker island"
on Warren Farm Road
If so please e-mail us;
Even if you don't fancy being on the
committee tell us your age and what you
would like to see happen to the island.
Multi Games Area-Children's Play Area-Football Area
More Flowers-Benches-Lighting-Fun Days or Carnivals
Or whatever crazy idea you come up with
We are interested in what you have to say.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Community watch patrol

Another successful community watch walk took place on Tuesday 21st November and dates and times of next walks are as follows:
  • Friday 1st December at 7:0pm
  • Monday 11th December at 7:0 pm
  • Thursday 21st December at 7:0 pm- SHORT ROUTE and then back for mince pies

For all interested contact Derrick Hailing at who will meet new volunteers at Kingstanding Leisure centre between 6:30 and 7:00 pm on the above dates.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Kingstanding Neighbourhood Forum

The Kigstanding Forum are hoping to develop the area known by local children as "Conker Island" on Warren farm Road, it's a very large traffic island that used to be home to about 20/30 pre-fab's years ago, it is now looking sad and worn out and in need of some T.L.C.

The forum have been able to acquire a small amount of funding to make a start on giving the island a new lease of life, we are having a feasibility study by the parks dept to cost the project before we carry out consultations with the local community. To get the project started we are hoping to install some benches and repair some of the pathways as soon as possible. We are also going to plant 5000 spring bulbs with the help of local schools. This is taking place on Monday 13th November and Tuesday 14th November. All the 6 schools in Kingstanding are sending some children to take part. We also have young people from the Youth Inclusion project.

What is good about working together like this is it creates a sense of community and for some of our younger volunteers it is their first taste of active citizenship.

We shall be asking local residents what they would like to see on "Conker Island" if we are successful in securing more funding. Like elsewhere in Kingstanding, Warren Farm Road has it's share of problems but we hope that with a little thought and understanding and help from residents and working with other agencies throughout the area we can make something of this project for all people.