Birmingham City Council

Northfield District

Who we are and what we do

Northfield District is made up
of four wards: Kings Norton, Longbridge, Northfield
and Weoley.
We operate a range of services which are detailed below:

Important Notices

West Heath Library Temporary Closure

Due to health and safety concerns, West Heath Library is temporarily closed for repairs. For further information regarding re-opening date, please call 0121 464 9812.

Alternative library services are available at Northfield, Kings Norton, Frankley and Weoley Castle. Please ring either 0121 464 1664 or 0121 464 7676 to check about opening hours.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Proposed Draft Savings For Northfield District

The document attached below shows the proposed draft savings for Northfield District for the financial years 2014/15 and 2015/16. If you would like more information please e-mail northfield@birmingham.gov.uk

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Northfield Citizens Advice Bureau

Northfield Citizens Advice Bureau is now based within Northfield Library, 77 Church Road, Northfield, Birmingham, B31 2LB.
Opening times: Wednesday and Thursday 9am - 4pm
They can be contacted by telephone on 08444 77 1010 (or 0300 330 0650 if you are using a mobile phone).

District Services

Welcome from Executive Member and Head of Northfield District

Contact the Housing Office - northfield.housing@birmingham.gov.uk


District events advert
Visit our new events website to find out
what's on in Northfield and across the city.

Contact the Neighbourhood Office

Contact the District Office

Contact your Local Councillors

Meeting rooms for hire

Visit our meeting room hire page to find out what facilities we have available at competitive rates.

How you can be involved

If you live or work in Northfield, we want you to be involved in running loal services . You can raise issues which concern you and contribute to decision making in a number of ways:

  • District Committee - The key decision making body for Northfield District and part of the Governance Framework for the City Council.
  • Ward Committees - Provide a mechanism for members of the public to become involved in the decisions that affect their neighbourhood.
  • Democracy in Birmingham - District and Ward Committee reports and decisions can be found here.
  • Soap Box - Your chance to speak for three minutes at either a District or Ward Committee and to meet your Councillor

INVOLVE

Involve Young People's Group no longer exists. However, there is a newly formed Northfield District Youth Council, at the Factory Young People's Centre, Devon Way, Longbridge, B31 2TS.

Details of previous successes are below:

Funding Opportunities

Community Chest
For 2013/14 all Wards in the city have received a reduced allocation of £50,000.

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 your Ward Support Officer, Marcia Greenwood at marcia.greenwood@birmingham.gov.uk or telephone 0121 464 3650.

Community Chest - All Wards are now closed for applications

Community First
The Community First Programme is a national programme which runs over four years until 2015. Twenty seven 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. Your District Ward Support Officer can give you more information on this.

Other Funding Opportunities

Children in Need Grants

BBC Children in Need's processes for applying for a grant have recently changed and there are also new application deadlines. Please check the Children in Need website for more information.

Funding for Environmental Projects
Community Groups based in Birmingham can apply for a small grant of up to £1,000 for projects which will improve their local environment. Grants are awarded twice a year – in June and December. Please check the Birmingham EnviroGrant Scheme web page for more information and application form.

Activities and Events

Visit our what's on guide for events in Birmingham.

Local Services

Sport and Leisure Facilities

Libraries
Including Citizens Advice Bureau within Northfield Library (9.00-4.00 Wed/Thurs only)

Community

Your Views

Please give us your views. We would like you to tell us what you think of our services. It’s always great for us to hear when things go right but crucially, it’s important for us to know if we get things wrong.

Arts Champions

Is your neighbourhood having an arts crisis? Do you need inspiration, support or a chance to take part? Birmingham City Council has teamed up with the city's flagship arts companies to bring the arts closer to you. The Arts Champions are inspiring, engaging and enthusing local communities by promoting the arts and supporting new intitiatives across the city.