DREAMS 2nd August 2013

Today was the last day of the summer activity programme at the POD, we made sea creatures, played the drums, learnt all about making candles and enjoyed team sport activities in the sunshine. We would like to thank Adele and her team of artists from WFS (Workshops for Schools) for all the great activities, Oli…

ICAN B7 Community Fun Day 3rd August 2013

The Nechells community fun day took place in Bloomsbury park today. The event was organised by the ICAN B7 group which includes people from all 3 sectors (Statutory, Voluntary and Business) who are working together to help make Nechells a better place to live and work. It was a great day, the sun shine, the…

FiN Trip to Blenheim Palace

Twenty seven of us visited Blenheim Palace today, the sun shone and we had a great day. There were lots of things to see, we started with a nice cup of tea, then we had a tour of the house with our guide Liz Chapman. We learnt about the secret lock and key on the…

Very Sad News

We are saddened by the tragic death of one of our nearest neighbours. Craig was a regular visitor at the POD, he attended some of our courses and came to community lunches and often just popped in for a cup of tea and a chat. Craig was polite cheerful and honest and although he had…

Chamberlain Awards Photo Shoot

Just before the summer holiday Danny nominated Zenia our EAZ/POD CIC office manager on behalf of the FiN group for a Chamberlain Award under the Local Hero category. The group said that ‘Zenia is like a fairy, granting all our wishes and sprinkling magic dust wherever she goes making us laugh and smile’ Out of…

Welcome to the POD Thomas George

We were visited today by a beautiful new baby boy and his proud mum Joanne. Thomas George was born on 4th September 2013 at 9.04am and weighed 10lb 12 and a half oz. Congratulations to Mum and Dad and Thomas’s four brothers and three sisters on the safe arrival of such a contented baby he…

Flash floods at the POD

This morning the heavens opened and we received some much needed rain but probably not this much all in one go! The play areas and car park were flooded and we had our own outdoor shower falling from the conference roof. The thunder and lightening continues as we update our site and at least now…

Nechells Clear Up

There was a big clear up in Nechells today, the event was organised by Churches Together in Nechells and brought together volunteers from the local community, statuatory and voluntary organisations. St Matthew’s Church and the POD were used a bases for briefings, distribution of litter picking equipment, refreshments and bathroom facilities. The event ran from…

Community Health Champions Training Course

The Communuity Health Champions Birmingham training programme facilitated by Freshwinds as part of their Community Cohesion Programme began at the POD today, the course will run for four weeks and covers several modules including understanding the basic principals of public health, the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and health awareness. Participants will then volunteer to…