Category Archives: Community

Hundreds turn out for John Taylor Hospice Family Walk and Fun Day

Brightly coloured balloons lined the streets of Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield as families walked together in memory of loved ones and in support of John Taylor Hospice. Nearly 150 people gathered at the Hollyfields Centre in Erdington to join the Birmingham hospice’s annual Family Walk and Fun Day. The ever-popular fundraising walk, now in its sixth year, raises money to provide

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How to link local people to new infrastructure projects

How can an area’s ‘micro’ assets – its people and neighbourhood groups – be connected to ‘macro’ developments taking place? A project in the west Midlands is connecting locals, including asylum seekers, to a new hospital development, as Conrad Parke explains. What is Urban Innovative Actions? Urban Innovative Actions (UIA) is a European Commission initiative giving urban areas funding to

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