Free Bikes for Residents – check now if you are eligible!

Free bike application process open

Residents can now apply for a free bike as part of the Big Birmingham Bikes programme. Birmingham City Council has announced that 2,000 adult bikes will be given away. The announcement says that priority will be given to families who plan to cycle together. A child’s bike bank will be launched later in the year.

In order to qualify for a free bike, people must live within an eligible postcode. You can check whether your postcode is eligible here. (There is a postcode checker at the bottom of the page.) The page also explains the other requirements that must be fulfilled before you can qualify for a free bike.

The application form can be accessed from here.

Help Save Baverstock School

‘Save Baverstock School’ are organising a protest on Monday 30 January at 7pm outside the school’s main entrance. 
Everyone is invited to support the campaign to keep the school open by joining this peaceful demonstration. 
Please try and join parents and community members.
Please click link below
 letter-to-christine-quinn-save-baverstock  a Template letter to Christine Quinn (Regional Schools Commissioner) which lists the main reasons why this school should remain open.If you would like to help save the school then please just type your name at the bottom of the Template Letter.  

Then you can either print it out and post it or  email it directly to the Commissioner.

Instructions for emailing
1. Open template -scroll and print name –
2. To email it – click and highlight complete letter -right click cop – then right click on her email address (at top) press paste and then send

Thanks very much for circulating this information as widely as you can.

with very best wishes

Karen Osborne
Chair
Brandwood Forum

Help and support for Men with depression

If you live in the Birmingham area and want to know what local support services are out there then why not check out The Urbrum Waiting Room

Need help? Call our helpline…

5pm–midnight, 365 days a year

Nationwide

0800 58 58 58

Call the ‘Campaign Against Living Miserably’ helpline

Our helpline is for men who are down or have hit a wall for any reason, who need to talk or find information and support. We’re open 5pm–midnight, 365 days a year. For more info about the helpline service and call costs visit our helpline page. Please note: Our texting service is no longer available. If you are in need of text based support, please use our webchat facility.

Nationwide

0800 58 58 58

Webchat

 Opening hours are 5pm-midnight every day, so please come back again during those times. Otherwise, please call our helpline or use our agency list and issues pages (linked below) for info and support.

We need to get men talking.  It’s vital.  It’s the only way we’ll ultimately #SaveTheMale. CALM’s work in that regard is legendary.

Free Football sessions every Tuesday 4-6 at Dawberry Fields Park- JUST TURN UP!!

I’m delighted to announce that I have secured some funding for some football( only taken me 2 years!) so have organised free 2 hour football sessions for 11- 18 years olds ( girls as well!!)
every Tuesday ) 4-6 pm at Dawberry Fields Park.
Needless to say if not enough young people attend then we will look to fund something else instead so…please spread the word!!
Please click below for more information or just turn up!

Brandwood Forum Football Poster

Free Football sessions for 11-18 years olds every Tuesday 4-6 at Dawberry Fields Park

I’m delighted to announce that I have secured some funding for some football( only taken me 2 years!) so have organised free 2 hour football sessions for 11- 18 years olds ( girls as well!!)
every Tuesday (starting 9th June) 4-6 pm at Dawberry Fields Park.
Needless to say if not enough young people attend then we will look to fund something else instead so…please spread the word!!
Please click below for more information or just turn up!

Brandwood Forum Football Poster