Tea & Social at the Sons of Rest – six months on!

In May this year, a small band of us got a few supplies from the local shop, and served some tea and coffee to a handful of passers-by in Handsworth Park. Now, six months later, we've expanded to serving upwards of thirty regular and new visitors every Wednesday with home-made soup and snacks, fresh fruit … Continue reading Tea & Social at the Sons of Rest – six months on!

Community Connections in Handsworth

With Kalpana outside the Sons of Rest, Handsworth Park. There are community initiatives that take months of planning, multiple funding applications, steering committees, consultations, business plans and long evaluation. And there are times when you just need to put the kettle on... Today was our third weekly drop-in coffee session at the Sons of Rest … Continue reading Community Connections in Handsworth


Let's be honest, there was never any chance of anyone except incumbent Labour candidate Hendrina Quinnen sweeping the vote here. The results in Handsworth tell a picture, and quite a disturbing one at that.. The total number of votes cast was 1,686. There are over 7,000 registered voters. 5,314 voters... didn't. Labour win because voters … Continue reading Results

Eid Mubarak

The years of COVID have been so difficult for everyone of us who wanted to gather in celebration. Now at last families and friends are able to join in important dates again, and so I wish all my neighbours Eid Mubarak.