Community First

Brierley Hill needs its bloomers

An appeal is going out for residents, community groups, schools and business to support their town by becoming ‘bloomers’ and adopting one or more of the planters which will be brightening up Brierley Hill this summer.

New Community Radio to kick off in Brierley Hill following Community First grant

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.

Tiny Tots toddlers group recommended for £820 by Community First Brierley Hill

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.

Community First Brierley Hill – panel meeting 19th November 2013 – all welcome

The Community First Brierley Hill is a government programme which has allocated funding for voluntary and non-profit making groups in the Brierley Hill area. The next meeting of the panel – made up of local residents – will be considering applications from Age Concern UK, Brierley Hill Community Radio, Learning 4 Life and Outreach. Meetings are open for everyone in the local community to attend, and this posting contains the agenda and links to the papers the panel will be considering.