[20.11.20] A message from Cllr Pauline Hamilton.
We would like to enlist your help in attracting new COVID Community Champions.
As you may have heard, Birmingham City Council launched the COVID Community Champion network in September as a way of sharing the most up-to-date Public Health guidance across the city. It is important to make sure our communities are able to access important information on the coronavirus and how they can protect themselves, their families and friends.
Through local knowledge, and by being part of the affected communities, our Champions can help us access areas and groups of citizens which are difficult to reach by wider campaigns.
428 Champions have signed up so far and the results have been encouraging, with regular updates, webinars and social media interaction forming part of a growing conversation in helping to keep out people and our city safe.
However, there are still a number of wards in which uptake could be improved, and that is why we are asking for your help. If you know of any individuals who would be enthusiastic about becoming a COVID Community Champion, and supporting their communities, please share this link, which contains full instructions on how to join.
Thank you for your support.
With warm wishes
Cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health, Chair Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 virus crisis, we are postponing all forthcoming events.
Several local community groups are being set up to help the elderly and vulnerable with their basic needs if they have to isolate for long periods. We trust that those that are fit and able will contribute to these initiatives.
Birmingham City Council is working with Birmingham Voluntary Service Council (BVSC) to create a co-ordinated community response. Go here for further details.
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Just to let residents know that Edgbaston Croquet Club in Richmond Hill Road is now open for play (although our club house is still closed). We have three superb international size lawns (each one the size of two tennis courts) and our sport is particularly suited to social distancing. At present we are limiting games to singles only, which effectively means each player has an area the size of a tennis court to him or herself! When we are able to properly open we will be delighted to welcome visitors and hopefully new players. Esther. 31.05.20
I’ve been quite busy, digitising my entire negative & slide collection, getting my guitar out (not played for quite a while), re-learning my 1967 Grade VIII piano pieces, working remotely by recording parts with my Saxophone Quartet and finally getting to grips with creating tracks in GarageBand using my FP4 stage piano as a MIDI controller! Keeps the brain active! Jonathan. 27.04.20