Residents Offered Shares in Solar Roofs

24/06/2015 at 11:07 am | Posted in Solar power | Leave a comment
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Local people will be able to buy shares in solar roofs that Community Energy Birmingham Ltd. is installing this summer. Moseley Exchange and Ackers Adventure are important centres of social action whose electricity costs will be reduced by the panels. A meeting 7.30pm on 2nd July at the Moseley Exchange will explain to those interested in investing how to do this, and use some of their savings to create these Community Power Stations, and receive a reward payment for the next 20 years. There are income tax advantages as well for investors. Details are on the website of Community Energy Birmingham




Walking Champions

19/06/2015 at 3:20 pm | Posted in Walking | Leave a comment

BHIOP was recently given a certificate in recognition of being a Walking Champion in Birmingham, at a ceremony on Wednesday 17th June. This was from the charity Living Streets, which we worked with to run a Community Street Audit. This identified barriers to pedestrians along the Moseley Road – we found plenty. The report of Living Streets with their recommendations was given to the City Council and some of the things in it may be implemented it seems. we shall watch for this, as pedestrians often feel like their space is being taken by everyone. BHIOP has also responded to a Council consultation about the future of advertising boards on the footway, and we asked that they do not block the way or the view to the detriment of people trying to walk in safety.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison visiting the Living Streets project in Birmingham.

Public Health Minister Jane Ellison visiting the Living Streets project in Birmingham.

We met the Trees

15/06/2015 at 10:10 am | Posted in Trees | Leave a comment

Of Balsall Heath And learned their names and how to recognise them
Meet the Trees

Walk finds 21 types of tree in Balsall Heath

12/06/2015 at 10:39 am | Posted in Trees | Leave a comment

Our Tree Walk on 7th June found 21 types of tree growing in streets, parks and gardens. For a supposed inner city area, there certainly are a lot! and we learned how to recognise them and notice what they are doing. It was so good, we are doing it again, but walking in another direction to see what we can find this time. Sunday 14th June starts 2pm at Balsall Heath library, next to the swimming baths on Moseley Road. Children must be supervised by adults as there are busy roads. Only cancel if raining at the start.Trees in BH

Meet the Trees of Balsall Heath

01/06/2015 at 1:32 pm | Posted in Gardens, Trees | Leave a comment

Meet the Trees of Balsall Heath
Come on our Tree Walks to learn more about the beautiful trees that are all around us. Free event. All welcome (but children must be under your supervision, some busy roads). Just turn up – unless it is actually raining.
Sunday 7th June meet at 2pm (to Edward Road) And Sunday 14th June meet at 2pm (to Clifton Road) Both walks start from outside Balsall Heath Library, Moseley Rd. Lasts 1 hour. Led by John Newson.
Trees in BH

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