Category Archives: Local News

Opportunity for training around Money Management

The Ladywood Community Advice service are teaming up with CASA who are offering a 10-week training course for local residents, giving you chance to learn how to help others to manage their money better and brush up on your own skills at the same time.

The course gives a training package designed to enhance your money management skills and become an ambassador for local residents as well as support to identify areas of development to help you overcome barriers to employment and debt matters.

If you think this might be of interest to you you can find out more at a coffee morning at the Ladywood Project, Ladywood Health & Community Centre, St Vincent Street West, B16 8RP, this Thursday 15th October, 9:30am.

Or for more information contact Sarah on 0121 440 7451.

Birmingham Museums looking for local Ambassador

There’s an opportunity to get involved with Birmingham Museums as a ‘Collecting Birmingham Ambassador’ with a deadline for applications today, Friday 28th August.

If you are passionate about your city; want to help tell the stories of your local community; are a good people person; and enjoy using social media then this could well be the role for you.

The opportunity is specifically for people who live in the Ladywood district (including Aston, Nechells and Soho) and more details, including how to apply, can be found here:

Crazy Coffins Exhibition


As well as the parliament of owls that have descended on Birmingham as part of the Big Hoot, Ladywood has some more home grown artwork to enjoy this summer.

The Coffin Works on Fleet Street in the Jewellery Quarter are launching a new exhibition this Saturday, produced in partnership with Crazy Coffins and a group from the Ladywood Project.

The exhibition will feature local people’s designs for their own crazy coffins, representing how they’d want their own lives to be celebrated.

Pop down to the Coffin Works between 1st August and 27th October to see the exhibition for free.

Monument Road

Monument Road Development
picture supplied via Birmingham Council

Construction of the new homes on this City Council owned site off Monument Road/Cawdor Crescent (Ladywood Ward) commenced in October 2014. This prestigious development is being constructed by Galliford Try on behalf of ‘The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust’ and will consist of 45 new properties for rent and sale. It is anticipated that the rented properties on Monument Road will be concluded by the 23rd November 2015. The properties will start to become available from July 2015.

Initial indications are that the buyers will have been identified for all the new homes for sale before the first property is completed in July.

The tenure mix of the properties is 23 for council rent,22 for sale.

Rented properties – 6 x 2 bed apartments, 2 x 2 bed houses, 11 x 3 bed houses, 4 x 4 bed houses

Sale properties – 12 x 2 bed apartments, 5 x 3 bed houses, 5 x 4 bed houses

Thanks to Birmingham Council for this article

Icknield Port Loop Regeneration … news

This regeneration project covers an area of land at Icknield Port Loop, bounded by Ladywood Middleway, Icknield Port Road, and Wiggin Street, Birmingham. The aim is to create a new high quality largely residential community on the outskirts of the City Centre which will add to the vibrancy and vigour of the of the existing communities in Ladywood

Planning permission was granted on 20 September 2013 (Ref: 2011/07399/PA) for:

‘a mixed use redevelopment of up to 1150 dwellings, retail, service, employment, leisure and non-residential institutions uses together with hotel and community facilities, open space, landscaping. The development will include associated works to roads,cycleways, footpaths, car parking and canal crossings.

The development is being led by the Canal and River Trust (CRT) and Birmingham City Council (BCC) who are currently are seeking a private sector partner to commence construction works. It is anticipated that a construction partner will be selected later this year.

Thanks to Birmingham City Council for this article