Welcome to Ladywood District
This page may be referred to as www.birmingham.gov.uk/ladywood
Ladywood District is made up of four wards: Aston, Ladywood, Nechells and Soho.
Cllr Yvonne Mosquito
Welcome from the Local Executive Member Councillor Yvonne Mosquito and District Service Integration Head Lesley Poulton.
The Ladywood District Committee is determined that local residents will have access to good quality public services and facilities in their communities, and will act on their behalf to ensure that all public services are held to account for the services they provide and the way they use their resources in our area.
We will also seek to bring together all the different council services and other agencies working in our neighbourhoods, so that they can work more effectively to improve our estates and public areas.
You can contact the Ladywood District Team at:
Ladywood District Office
Summerfield Community Centre
Winson Green Road
Telephone: 0121 464 9464
Spring Hill Library is temporarily extending its opening hours. As from Monday 4th February 2013 until Saturday 31st August 2013 the opening hours will be as follows:
Monday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday 12.00pm - 7.00pm
Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Temporary closure of Birchfield Library for refurbishment work
Birchfield Library will close on Friday 10th May 2013 at 5pm for approximately four months. This is to enable major refurbishment work to be carried out, which will greatly improve the library space and appearance. During this time Aston Library's opening hours will be extended.
Books can be returned to any other Birmingham Library. Please see the Birmingham Libraries website for information.
Local Hero Award nominated by you…
Birmingham City Council's 'Local Hero' Award recognises the work of council staff who provide excellent customer care. If you have benefitted from such a service we would love to hear from you.
The nominated member of staff could work in any department of the council. They may be a helpful neighbourhood advisor, a friendly librarian, a conscientious park keeper, a favourite carer, a hospitable housing officer or a star teacher.
The nominee may have ‘saved the day' by helping you out of a difficult situation, given a consistently high standard of service over a long period of time or just put a smile on your face and made your day.
We would love to hear your stories. Visit www.chamberlainawards.co.uk for further details.
Our Priorities for 2012/13
- Reduce fly tipping and graffiti
- Encourage street champions
- Promote local pride through community initiatives
- Engage with private landlords and Registered Social Landlords to improve the quality of the local neighbourhoods
- Enhance the street scene and green open spaces
- Monitor the impact of the Better Environment steering group action plan
- Secure funding for environmental improvement interventions
Children and Young People
- Create a forum for young people within each Ward and engage young people in decision making
- Support partners and stakeholders to work together to enhance and sustain holiday and after school activities for 5-11 year olds
- Encourage partners and stakeholder to work together to promote opportunities for youth enterprise, and provide a platform for positive programmes
- Consult with hard to reach vulnerable groups such as senior citizens by engaging with them to identify their community needs and concerns
- Hold a District Convention
- Organise community dialogue events within priority neighbourhoods
- Provide support through community development and neighbourhood development
- Increase number of residents accessing and benefiting from cultural and arts opportunities
If you live or work in Ladywood, we want you to be involved in running local services there. You can raise issues which concern you and contribute to decision making in a number of ways:
- Ward Committees provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
- If you would like to contact your Local Councillors please click on the relevant ward, Aston, Ladywood, Nechells, and Soho.
- There are a number of Neighbourhood Forums in each ward in the district, involving a wide range of people.
- Send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
For 2012/13 all wards in the City receive a Community Chest allocation of £100,000. This allocation enables the wards to fund schemes which support ward and neighbourhood working or contribute to extending community engagement, cohesion and empowerment.
Projects supported through this fund must also demonstrate that they support one or more of the outcomes in Birmingham’s Council Plan 2008 -2013 and Birmingham’s Community Strategy 2026.
Generally, any properly constituted organisation may submit a project proposal. You should first talk with the District Ward Support Officer to find out about what outcomes and locally identified priorities the Ward or District Committee is likely to support and the money that it has available. For further information please contact Pat Whyte, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 303 5674.
The Community First Programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. 27 Wards in Birmingham have funding through Community First. The programme is independent of Birmingham City Council and is managed by a national organisation, appointed by the Government, called Community Development Foundation. Community First funding is distributed by a Community First Panel established in the Ward. A list of Community First Panels along with other information about this programme and how to access funding is available on the Community Development Foundation Website.
There may be a number of other funding opportunities available, such as Big Lottery Funding for example. For further information please contact Pat Whyte, District Ward Support Officer on 0121 303 5674.
Activities and Events Calendar
This calendar gives details of all of the activities and events taking place within the district each month that are organised by the district team and our partners. If you would like to receive the monthly calendar by email then please contact us using the above details above. Find out more about events in Birmingham, and register your own events, on our new and improved 'Whats On' pages.
Sport and Leisure
Aston Park Pavilion - Football Pitches, Cricket, Room Hire. For Further Information Contact 0121 675 4743/4746.
Nechells Community Sports Centre - Pulse Point Gym, Aerobic / Fitness Classes, Court / Indoor Activities - Badminton, Table Tennis, Netball, Basketball.
Newtown Pool and Fitness Centre - Pulse Point Gym, General Swimming.
Small Heath Leisure Centre - Pulse Point Gym, Power Point Gym, Ice Gym, Aerobics / Fitness Classes, Strokes, 5-A-Side Football, Badminton, Squash, Strokes Swimming Instruction, Women Only Swimming, Men Only Swimming, Strikes Football Academy.
Ladywood Health and Community Centre - Room Hire, Music Studio, Art & Crafts Room, Wood Work Shop.
Nechells Green Community Centre - Function Rooms for Hire, Sport Hall.
Newtown Community Centre - Meeting Rooms, Main Hall, Lounge, Kitchen Area, Sports Hall.
Stanhope Hall Community Centre - Room Hire, Play & Stay Sessions.
Summerfield Community Centre - Aerobics, Dance Studio, Netball Courts, Meeting Rooms for Hire, Table Tennis, Pulse Point Gym.
Aston Park Play Centre - After School Club, Playschemes During School.
Newtown Play Centre - After School Club, Playschemes During School.
Sara Park Play Centre - After School Club, Playschemes During School.
Small Heath Play Centre - After School Club, Playschemes During School.
Musgrave Road Play Centre - After School Club, Playschemes During School Holidays.
Nechells Play Centre - After School Club, Playschemes During School. For Further Information Contact The Centre On 0121 326 6785.
Aston Library - Wheelchair Access, Dyslexia Information Point.
Birchfield Library - Dyslexia Information Point, Wheelchair Access, Study Space, Disabled Toilet and Baby Changing Room, Free Internet Access.
Bloomsbury Library - Community Room, Study Space, Dyslexia Information Point, Public Toilet, Wheelchair Access.
Small Heath Library - Hearing Aid Loop, Sight Impaired Facilities, Wheelchair Access, Study Space, Public Internet Access.
Spring Hill Library - Sight Impaired Facilities, Wheelchair Access, Dyslexia Information Point, Study Space, Public Internet Access.
Customer Service Centres
Ladywood Customer Service Centre - Appointment Service Operated.
Newtown Customer Service Centre - (Including Housing Advice Service).
School Crossing Patrols
Cabinet and Committee Report and Decisions
Council Tax and Benefits
Waste and Recycling
Parks and Open Spaces by District and Ward
Services for Children, Young People & Families
Information Zone for Older People
Disability Information Zone
Bereavement Services (including cemeteries and crematoria)
Jobs with Birmingham City Council
Family Information Service
Information about external links on birmingham.gov.uk
Arts Champion - Fluid Space Arts