Shabana Mahmood MP Visits the POD

Today the POD had a very important visitor, Shabana Mahmood MP took time out of her busy schedule to meet some of the Nechells residents who use the POD. Shabana was very impressed with the work that we do here at the POD and the support that we give to the Nechells community. Everyone was…

Festive Wreaths

On Tuesday 18th December we will be holding a Festive Wreath Makings sessions at the POD Feeling Festive, Feeling Creative ? come and join us at one of our Festive Wreath Workshops taking place on Tuesday 18th December at.9am-12 noon and from 1pm-4pm here at the POD Surprise your family and friends, decorate your own…

FiN Trip to Webbs in Wychbold

We had the FiN Christmas trip today, the weather was sunny and bright and we all had a lovely day at Webbs Garden Centre. There was a restaurant, gift shop, Christmas decorations, a farmers market and craft and clothing stores. Everyone enjoyed the day and we all got back to Nechells safely on the POD…

Festive Wreath Making

Our Festive Wreath making session was a great success today, we had a morning and an afternoon session and everyone produced a beautiful wreath to take home for their front door or to remember a loved one. Ken and Toni Whittaker ran the sessions and brought all the materials with them, along with their new…

Festive POD Lunch

Today we held our festive lunch celebration, we were joined by Councillor Chaudry Rashid, colleagues from West Midlands Police and West Midlands Fire Service. We had a great response from our local residents in Nechells and the Arts and Craft Group who meet at the POD every Monday afternoon held a raffle to raise funds…

Healthy Living Parent Forum and FiN Meeting

Maggie Smith from CSV visited the POD today to talk about Bowel Cancer. Community members from the Parent Forum and the FiN (Friends in Nechells) came together for an excellent presentation and DVD covering this difficult topic. If you would like any further information please call into the POD for leaflets and further details on…

Brrrrrr it’s cold outside

We had the first heavy snowfall of the year today, schools asked parents and carers to collect children at lunch time as weather conditions deteriorated. Temperatures dropped to minus 3 and everyone scurried to get home to get warm and get out of the swirling snow that formed gentle drifts in the grounds of the…

Freshwinds Winter Warmers Donation

Freshwinds, a Birmingham based charity, donated some beautiful hand made blankets and scarves for distribution by the POD. Today we asked our FiN (Friends in Nechells) group at the end of their Plus Fit Session if they would like them and they were delighted to take them home to keep warm, especially after the snow…

FiN visit to Heartlands Academy

Heartlands Academy hosted a visit and laid on a super fish and chip lunch for some of the FiN group today. The Principal Mrs Jones and Community Director Mrs Buckingham welcomed the Nechells residents and talked about the wonderful new school and all the opportunities that there are for the young people today. Several of…