Bike Train to city centre

24/09/2012 at 11:18 am | Posted in Cycling | Leave a comment

I was happy to join the Bike Train again as it rolled through Moseley and Balsall Heath, taking us into the city centre. Riding together certainly makes cars give way to the ‘train’. This is a generally frightening city for cycling in, and most people will not do it until they are made to feel safer. Bike Trains are one approach – they have run in Brighton every day for some time. Thanks for Pushbikes, Sustrans and Friends of the Earth for supporting this run. Just a little, little input for time and publicity costs could really get bike trains running in Birmingham.


Renaissance in Balsall Heath

19/09/2012 at 2:52 pm | Posted in uncategorised | Leave a comment

Many thanks to the Old Print Works for hosting our AGM of Balsall Heath Is Our Planet. The building is certainly coming back to life and giving a great example of the creativity that can revive older buildings with heritage value. The food from the ORT Cafe was just what we wanted, and having this facing onto the Moseley Road, opposite our gloroius swimming baths is a huge step forward. The maintenance of opening hours at the Library is also helping keep the area alive.

One can now have a good day out in Balsall Heath.. Links to Old Print Works and ORT Cafe




BHIOP Annual General Meeting

04/09/2012 at 3:29 pm | Posted in uncategorised | Leave a comment

You are invited to the  Balsall Heath Is Our Planet

 Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 11th September 2012

Please let us know if you can attend to help renew the organisation and hear about progress on our projects and future plans. Do bring a friend, guest or partner if you like. We would like an idea of numbers for catering..

6.00 Start – at the Old Print Works, Moseley Road, Balsall Heath (opposite the swimming baths, parking in Edward Road, walk through the courtyard to red Reception door)

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available

6.20 Annual General Meeting business of BHIOP (a registered company and registered charity)

  • Election of trustees
  • Adoption of annual report and accounts 2010-11

6.45 Report on project progress, and slide show, with discussion of future plans

Finish by 8.00


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