7 April 2022
EDGBASTON RESIDENCES: Edgbaston Residences Site Newsletter
Please find HERE the latest edition of the Edgbaston Residences Site Newsletter (April ‘22). This outlines key updates with the Edgbaston Residences and Stadium Redevelopment.
CRICKET: Discounted T20 Tickets
Members have received a dedicated discount code to a T20 fixture specifically for you to share with the organisation / residence association that you represent. We hope you enjoy!
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE PLATFORMS: WMNow and Street Safe (information from West Midlands Police).
WMNow is a free community messaging system that delivers up to date information from police and partners direct to your inbox. From updates on crime, to local news, appeals and safety advice.
Residents can sign up & flag an interest in the Commonwealth Games. West Midlands Police will be using this to share messaging regarding Birmingham 2022 so people are up to date with what’s happening. https://www.wmnow.co.uk/
Street Safe will be to help support our local communities. This is a pilot service for anyone to anonymously tell us about public places where they have felt or feel unsafe, because of environmental issues, eg street lighting, abandoned buildings or vandalism and/or because of some behaviours, eg being followed or verbally abused. https://www.police.uk/pu/notices/streetsafe/street-safe/
Please note: *’StreetSafe’ is not for reporting crime or incidents.
FOUNDATION: Wellbeing Wednesday’s
There is still a chance to sign up to our FREE 12 week weight management programme taking place every Wednesday at Edgbaston from April 6th. The sessions will involve a health and wellbeing workshop delivered by a trained coach, and an active cricket session delivered by a Edgbaston Foundation cricket coach. Sign up via the self-referral form here: www.momenta.health or call 0121 289 4805
31 March 2022
We’d like to inform you about two upcoming Edgbaston Foundation initiatives and kindly ask you to share details with those that are relevant within your network:
Game Changer | Every Wednesday from April 6| Edgbaston Stadium | All ages
A FREE 12 week weight management programme. The sessions will involve health and wellbeing workshop delivered by a trained coach, and an active cricket session delivered by a Edgbaston Foundation cricket coach.
Sign up via the self-referral form here: www.momenta.health or call 0121 289 4805
Access2Cricket | April 19 – 22 | Edgbaston Stadium | Job seekers aged 17-24
FREE 4 day course for unemployed young people aged 17-24 who want to learn more about careers in the event operations, hospitality and stewarding sector. This programme connects young job seekers with industry professionals working at Edgbaston, whilst supporting them to become interview ready!
Sign up here: sport4life.org.uk/edgbaston2022
25 March 2022
There is free entry to Warwickshire’s three-day red ball friendly match with Worcestershire at Edgbaston, which gets underway at 11am on Monday 28 March.
Entry to the ground will be through the main reception, with gates opening from 10am each day. Seating will be available around the ground and food and refreshments served in the Tom Dollery Lounge.
For non-Warwickshire members, pay and display parking spaces can be accessed at Queen’s Ride, across the road from Edgbaston, by the MAC at Cannon Hill Park.
West Stand Upper and the Skyline Terraces will be closed for this match. Please note that the friendly taking place at the Edgbaston Community Sports Ground (Portland Road) is closed to supporters.
Please feel free to share with your wider networks 😊
22 March 2022
Edgbaston Foundation is hosting the Birmingham Jobs Fair at Edgbaston Stadium on Wednesday 30th March between 9:30AM-4:00PM.
This free event is in collaboration with Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Combined Authority, and Job Centre Plus and is part of the Edgbaston Foundation’s commitment to support our local communities into employment.
We kindly ask you to share this flyer with your wider network. This small action will help to ensure that the citizens who will benefit most are reached.
Birmingham Jobs Fair will have something for everyone:
Meet with employers face-to-face
Employment support and guidance
CV writing and interview tips
Mental health support
Interviews on the day
Advice and support will be available for everyone, no matter your employment status:
Whether you have just left school or college;
Or you have been affected by redundancy;
If you’re in a job and looking for a step up in your career,
Or if you’d like help to connect to self-employment support to bring a new venture to life!
There will be over 60 stands with employers from major sectors including:
Construction / Rail
IT and digital
Administration / customer service
Latest jobs available in the Commonwealth Games 2022 supply chain
Opening times: 9:30am-4pm
Address: Edgbaston Stadium, Edgbaston Road, Birmingham, B5 7QU
Disables access is available to all areas.
Parking is allocated on a first come first serve basis. Car park is accessed via Pershore Road.
Book a time-slot via this Eventbrite Link: Birmingham Jobs Fair – 30 March 2022 – 9.30am to 4pm (time slots) Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite
3 February 2022
We’d like to share key dates below regarding the upcoming season.
MEETING: Dedicated Commonwealth Games Community Liaison Group Meeting
Following the discussion at the last CLG meeting we have arranged a dedicated Commonwealth Games focused meeting on March 2nd 2022, 18:15 – 20:00.
We will be joined by representatives from Birmingham22 for our upcoming CLG meeting (dedicated to the Commonwealth Games) on March 2nd starting at 18:15. This will be face-to-face at Edgbaston Stadium.
We are inviting you to submit topics of interest / questions to help shape the agenda. Please follow this link to RSVP and provide your input (optional) https://forms.gle/ontrC4WW25c1a7wX8 before Monday 21st Feb at 5pm
CRICKET: 2022 Fixtures
Please see here the complete list of cricket fixture for this 2022 season. All games hosted at Edgbaston are highlighted in blue and our major matches are highlighted deeper blue.
Please note this does not include the Commonwealth Games fixtures. The Commonwealth Games T20 schedule is available here.
13 January 2022
Happy New Year – this is set to to be an exciting one with Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games. We’re getting in touch to share some exciting information about Commonwealth Games related community projects, a grant available for low-income households and 2022 meeting dates.
COMMUNITY INITIATIVE: ‘In Common Photo Project’ – WINVIC / Midlands Art Centre
PATRIZIA – the developer and owner of the new rental apartments being built next to Edgbaston Stadium – is working in collaboration with Midlands Arts Centre (MAC) and artist/photographer Maryam Wahid on this photography project designed to mark the Commonwealth Games by highlighting the experiences of people with a Commonwealth heritage and the contributions they are making in the city today. Portraits taken by Maryam, along with brief biographies about those featured in the images, will appear on the hoardings surrounding the building site on Edgbaston Road and Pershore Road.
The project seeks to acknowledge and celebrate individuals with a Commonwealth heritage living and/or working in and around Edgbaston. Whether you are a shopkeeper, business owner, work in health or education or the arts/culture sector and would like to get involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your story, including a brief background on your links to the Commonwealth, perhaps through a parent or grandparent.
Find out more detail here: https://macbirmingham.co.uk/news/2021/12/9/want-to-star-in-a-photo-exhibition-celebrating-the-commonwealth
Please note – more photographic sessions have been added for early February (exact dates TBC)
COMMUNITY INITIATIVE: Community theatre about Women, Girls & Cricket – Women in Theatre
A Thousand Threads will include community theatre productions, involving different community casts, in Edgbaston, Ward End and Smethwick, who come together to perform at MAC in July 2022. The productions will involve live performance, accompanied by a soundtrack with lots of pre-recorded scenes & speech, with newly composed music.
Women in Theatre are keen to recruit women & girls of all ages & backgrounds to be part of the community cast:
To rehearse & record sections of the soundtrack.
To rehearse & perform in the Edgbaston Production – which will be outside at Selwyn Road Playing Fields.
To rehearse & perform as part of a larger community cast for flagship shows at Midlands Arts Centre.
Women in Theatre work in an inclusive and friendly way and very much want the experience to be uplifting and fun for all involved. No previous acting experience is necessary.
If you are interested in getting involved please contact email@example.com for more information.
COMMUNITY FUND: Gateway Family Services CIC Household Support Funds
Gateway Family Services provide health and wellbeing support to families and are based in Edgbaston. They are now offering eligible low income households across Edgbaston (Bartley Green, Harborne, Edgbaston, Quinton) to apply for a one-off payment of up to £150 grant to help with food, energy and other essential costs. If there are any families you are familiar with that could use this support a referral can be made via the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEETING DATES: Community Liaison Group Meetings
There are three CLG meetings provisionally scheduled to take place in April, July and October. The exact dates will be confirmed in due course.
CRICKET: Domestic Fixtures
We hope to be in touch in the next few weeks with the domestic cricket fixtures which will complete this seasons schedule.
Please feel free to forward this information to your networks and anybody that might be interested in getting involved in these commonwealth games community initiatives, or may require the additional support from the household support fund.