Ward Plan

This evening was the opportunity for residents of Handsworth to develop a new Ward Action Plan. Going straight from work, from solving problems to hearing about more problems! The last ward action plan was written in 2018, covering issues like reducing fly-tipping and waste, addressing concerns around HMOs and exempt accommodation, crime and antisocial behaviour, … Continue reading Ward Plan

Handsworth Ward Forum 28.Jun.22

Last night I attended the Handsworth ward forum in the sports hall. Half an hour into the meeting, there were 13 residents in attendance, out of a population over 12,000. I was a bit disappointed. I don't blame residents for not going though: It wasn't widely advertised - you have to opt in to an … Continue reading Handsworth Ward Forum 28.Jun.22

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.