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SPRING 2019 – dates to be announced

Kings Heath CIC will be resuming work on painting the railings at the Avenue Road railway bridge this spring when the weather warms up.  We have work sessions on Sun day mornings and on a weekday evening, weather permitting

Kings Heath Community Interest Company (KHCIC) is a community group which aims to bring the Kings Heath community together to improve the local area.

This is Phase 1 of our project to improve this uncared-for place that forms a connection between Highbury Park and Kings Heath Park, and is used by anyone walking between the parks and other nearby points. The railing panels have weathered and rusted significantly over the years, so we’ve taken on the challenge of making them look a nice shade of green, to spruce up the area, as it were.

We hope that you will be able to join us for some work sessions in the spring. All involvement is welcome. There are things other than painting that you may be able to help with, for example supporting and helping to publicise the work sessions. Further community works at the Avenue Road Railway Bridge might include flower planting, graffiti removal and improvements to the brickwork.

If you would like to know more please contact Katy Stone at kingsheathcic@gmail.com. We will publicise dates in due course.

Thank you

New Year, New Look

We’re refreshing our website with a new, more streamlined look that should make it easier for you to find what we’re up to. The new theme works well on both  mobile and desktop displays. It’s still got a few tweaks to work out, but overall, this is our new look!

Passionate about the Heath? Join us on October 11th to discuss a new project!

Are you passionate about Kings Heath? Do you want to collaborate with like-minded Heathens on the local topics that are important to you?

We are working with BirminghamWeAre to give Kings Heath a totally different social media platform, but we need enthusiastic and like-minded Heathens to help us get it off the ground.

We are meeting on Thursday (11th October) at The Station @ 7pm to discuss this in more detail and to get as many people on board as possible.

So, if you are a member of a local society or organisation that would like to have your voice heard, or you are a business that would like to engage with the community, or a passionate resident that wants to collaborate with others for the further improvement of our great suburb, please come along.

The meeting is open to anyone and everyone, but in particular we’d like to see passionate residents who are interested in a social media platform that brings the community together.

Update on Kings Heath Christmas Light pledge funds

Dear Pledger

We are writing to you with an update on the status of the Christmas lights in Kings Heath this year. As you are probably aware, the reason we began this crowdfunding page is because we were informed that the normal way in which the Christmas lights are funded in KH was not going to be possible in 2017.

The Kings Heath Business Improvement District (BID) would normally fund the lights, so when their representatives informed us back in September that they wouldn’t be able to fund the lights this year we set about raising the funds with the help of the community. However, since September there have been some changes at the BID and we are delighted to say that they are now in a position to fund the lights as normal. We are thrilled that they are putting on the lights as their budget means there will be more lights in Kings Heath than we could have realistically provided.

This means that your generous pledges are no longer going to be needed for the lights in Kings Heath this year, so we are giving all pledgers the option to have their money refunded in full. If you are happy for us to use your pledge towards future events and community activity in Kings Heath, then we would be delighted to put this money to good use. We are already planning the Kings Heath Festive Frolic on Saturday 16th December (see more on our FB / Twitter pages) and other events will follow.

We cannot refund the money directly through the crowdfunder website, so if you would like the refund please email khciccontact@gmail.com and we will arrange the refund for you. If you are happy for us to use the money for other events there is no need to do anything. We would like to get all this tied up as soon as possible so we will assume that if we haven’t heard from you by the end of Tuesday 5th December that you are happy for us to use the money for other community events.

Thanks again for your support with this project, we feel that this project helped to ensure the lights in KH in 2017 and without your support it wouldn’t have been possible.

From the Kings Heath Community Interest Company