At its November meeting Brierley Hill Civic Society heard a spending speech from canal expert and enthusiast Graham Fisher MBE and then discussed progress on the Brierley Hill in Bloom project and the forthcoming Brierley Hill Christmas festival. A record 28 people attended the meeting – which is open to anyone who has an interest in our town past, present and future.
A fantastic music and dance line up for the Brierley Hill Christmas Festival on Saturday. Come along and support us at The Moor Centre, Insight House, ASDA and Brierley Hill Market.
Why not spend a bit of creative time?
Drop in to do a free mask making session at Brierley Hill Library. Who knows this could start you on a career like the famous mask makers of Venice (pictured)!
There is no need to book and all materials are provided.
Do you usually go for full on lights at Christmas? Are you a business or a residence in Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett? If so, this could be the competition for you! Cash prizes and extended deadline!!!!
Come and join a host of crafters and community organisations at a very festive Fair. Be greeted by Anna and Nobby, two adorable Donkeys who will spend a few hours stabled at the front door! There is a wide range of quality craft stalls for you to make a start on your Christmas shopping, live […]
On November 19th the Community First Brierley Hill panel met in public to consider grant applications from six organisations. Recommendations were made to fund five of these with grants totalling £4,370. This blog posting contains the minutes of the meeting.
Age UK Dudley has been recommended for a £750 Community First grant after expressing concerns about older people in Brierley Hill, feeling lonely and missing family and loved ones who have passed away, during the Christmas period.
The grant will help to contribute towards organising a Christmas Party.
Stourbridge’s prestigious What? Centre has been recommended for a £750 Community First grand to extend its work with unemployed young people to Brierley Hill. The grant will contribute towards the cost of running one on one counselling session from Brierley Hill library.
Plans for a new, internet based Community Radio station in Brierley Hill are on track following the recommendation of a £850 grant from the town’s Community First panel.
Owned and operated by local people from the Brierley hill area, volunteer roles at BHCR provide students and trainees with a chance to learn professional-level skills in all areas of media production. They can learn to make documentaries or mix live music. They can find out how the record industry works with radio stations and can develop interview skills, design their own cd cover, learn how the process of uploading their music online with mp3 tabs and covers included.
The Tiny Tots parent/carer and baby/toddler group which meets at Albion Street Church, Brierley Hill has been recommended by Brierley Hill’s Community First panel for a grant of £820 towards its activities. Free of charge for the past 4 years during term time, the group has successfully provided a safe, enriching environment for young children and their care givers. Positive relationships have been formed within the community and attendance has grown with consistent members and newcomers joining regularly. The grant will help to enhance the provision, structured sessions of music time were offered weekly last term which had a very positive impact on the children and the numbers of people attending.