This is us! The Bromford Theatre Group’s tribute to our community

The Bromford Theatre Group pantomime has become a tradition in our community life together. Always performed in December, it has become an anchor point in our year. During the pandemic it was one of the many things that had to be suspended, and the loss was immense. The theatre group took on a new life … More This is us! The Bromford Theatre Group’s tribute to our community

Bringing Santa to the streets – the story continues to grow

Many neighbourhoods around the world have a tradition of Father Christmas visiting their streets. Here in the UK on a cold winter evening as the darkness sets, the quiet street will be pierced by the sound of very merry Christmas tunes, followed by the lights of a trailer converted into a sleigh. Riding the sleigh … More Bringing Santa to the streets – the story continues to grow

Community Building starts with a doorstep, a street or a block. Don’t overcomplicate it!

The last 6 months have reassured me that community building starts with a doorstep, a street or a block. Don’t overcomplicate it #ABCD #COMMUNITYBUILDING pic.twitter.com/vYV1ER07MD — Paul Wright (@LeanLeft_Wright) September 5, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Recently I posted a tweet saying that the last 6 months had reassured me that community building starts with a doorstep, a … More Community Building starts with a doorstep, a street or a block. Don’t overcomplicate it!

A story of a plum tree – but who do we share the fruits with?

This blog is written by Penny Hall, one of the team of street connectors in Firs, Bromford and Hodge Hill. The reflection was originally written for Hodge Hill Church. Here is a story about a little plum tree… A man in our neighbourhood had an idea that if lots of people planted fruit trees in … More A story of a plum tree – but who do we share the fruits with?

Gaining a deeper awareness of Abundance through the Covid-19 lockdown

The deeper we get into ‘lockdown’ here in the UK the more I am noticing abundance in my neighbourhood and with my neighbours. We are at the end of week 5 of lockdown, and during this time I have been blessed with an opportunity to slow down a little. Restricted in many ways from the … More Gaining a deeper awareness of Abundance through the Covid-19 lockdown

How a table and chairs became a symbol of unity, joy, resilience and hope during Covid-19

The Bluebell wood walk is a ½ mile trail through the top edge of Bromford from Comet Park to the Paddock. Called Bluebell woods because once a year it floods with Bluebells, which is a wonderful sight. It is a place we’ve been promoting for years but up until the past few weeks remained a … More How a table and chairs became a symbol of unity, joy, resilience and hope during Covid-19

Having a different conversation, a Good Life Conversation

Whilst recently attending a social research conference, I remembered that nearly 8 years ago we undertook a community research project here in Firs & Bromford. It was in the very early stages of Big Local, with the end goal of having a neighbourhood plan written through a greater insight and understanding of our communities ‘passions’, ‘wants’ … More Having a different conversation, a Good Life Conversation