Our Scene CIC has been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to support the delivery of projects identified as priorities within the Ward Plans of Brandwood & Kings Heath and Billesley Wards in partnership with the Neighbourhood Development and Support Unit.
During the whole of 2023 we will be working with local councillors, residents, community groups, stakeholders and partners, the police and council services within these wards to shape, coordinate and deliver a selection of environmental improvement projects which find solutions for some of the issues and concerns identified by residents around the way our streets look and ‘low level’ community safety. We will also run a variety of projects and activities which seek ways to improve the quality of life for people through increased access to and activities in our wonderful green spaces.
Our work will align with the strategic priorities set out in the new (currently draft) Ward Plans (2022-2026) which have been informed by people who live and work within the respective wards.
If you have ideas or comments or want to get involved, please contact Suze by email:
We started this commission with Birmingham City Council in January and have more projects coming up later in the year.
Here are the projects we have made a start on so far!
We are currently speaking to local residents and council and other services about three environmental improvement projects.
Improving the alley between Kings Road and Dawberry Road
and creating a community garden in the fly-tipping grot spot on Dawberry Road that runs alongside the alley. https://ourscene.org/growing-dawberry/
Transforming the Cinder Path alley between Dawberry Fields Road/Hartons Way and Dawberry Road from alienating to awesome!
The Neighbourhood Development and Support Unit at Birmingham City Council are administrating a small grants fund which closes at the end of June.
So far some cracking projects have been awarded grants across both wards.
If you would like to find out more about what projects are eligible, click on the button below.
Please talk to your local councillor or the Neighbourhood Action Coordination team at Our Scene CIC before submitting an application to check what funds are still available.
Active8 is a free coordinated scheme in Brandwood & Kings Heath and Billesley wards designed to connect people with opportunities to contribute and make a difference in, with and for their neighbourhoods and communities from time to time and on an ‘ad hoc’ basis.
The project is about mobilising a few more residents to support the amazing existing community and voluntary-led groups in the wards.
If people don’t have much free time or can’t commit to regular volunteering, they can join Active8 for some neighbourhood action!
You can sign up as:
We wanted to take support into the community and have piloted a new approach to see if we can reach more people and connect them to advice and information on their doorstep.
It was a very blustery and wet day on our first attempt! Watch this space for other events popping up around the wards.
True to our main CIC objectives, we will also be doing what we love to do best – connecting people! We will explore ways of bringing together and showcasing all the brilliant voluntary and community-led organisations and assets across the wards to increase the collective capacity of the third sector. First priority…. to throw a party to recognise all the voluntary action which is already happening across the wards.
Both Ward Plans in Billesley and Brandwood & Kings Heath identify actions around community safety. As part of this Neighbourhood Action Coordination project we can coordinate and support the initial set up of a few groups, so please get in touch if you want to find out more.
Ring 07477 125517 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Scene CIC has been commissioned by Birmingham City Council to support the delivery of projects identified as priorities within the Ward Plans of Brandwood & Kings Heath and Billesley Wards in partnership with the Neighbourhood Development & Support Unit.