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Balsall Heath - a community of shared passions

FreeTimePays is here to support the great work of people, businesses and voluntary organisations in Balsall Heath..  FreeTimePays will help you follow your passions.  Share them with others, take your ideas forward, maybe consider setting up your own business.  We can help in so many ways across so many of your passions.  So if you live or work in Balsall Heath and want to make a difference for yourself, for others and for your community, register with us.  It's all free!

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Gallery

Photography
14 Apr 2018 - Daniel Sturley

The City Skyline from Balsall Heath

There's a great spot in Balsall Heath looking back at the city centre, lots of new construction is continuously adding more shapes to the skyline. Here a photo by Daniel Sturley, send us yours to add to this Birmingham skyline photography feature.

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Inspiration

People & community
14 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays

Abdullah - an inspiration & one of our 'People with Passion' announces he's stepping down as Balsall Heath Forum CEO

“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!”

 

This from Chief Supt Bas Javid is one of the many fitting tributes paid to Abdullah Rehman, as Abdullah  announces that he is stepping down as Chief Executive at Balsall Heath Forum.

 

Take our article to read more of the tributes paid to Abdullah. 

 

Take our Project link for more posts on Abdullah, one of Birmingham’s inspirational ‘People with Passion’.

 

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Abdullah - an inspiration & one of our 'People with Passion' announces he's stepping down as Balsall Heath Forum CEO


“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!”

 

This from Chief Supt Bas Javid is one of the many fitting tributes paid to Abdullah Rehman, as Abdullah  announces that he is stepping down as Chief Executive at Balsall Heath Forum.

 

Take our article to read more of the tributes paid to Abdullah. 

 

Take our Project link for more posts on Abdullah, one of Birmingham’s inspirational ‘People with Passion’.

 


Abdullah’s announcement .......

 

“I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has supported me at the Balsall Heath Forum over the past 16 yrs.  It is now the right time for me to stand down as CEO and allow the forum to enter a new chapter. It has been a journey I will never forget.” - Abdullah Rehman

Abdullah Rehman - profile

 

“Best of luck Abdullah - been a pleasure working with the Forum under your leadership. Look forward to working with you in whatever capacity in the future.” – Waqar Ahmed

 

“Won't be the same without you...Balsall Heath owes you a lot. You certainly helped to make my work easier. Best wishes for the future and I hope pur paths will cross again #legend” – Amelia Murray, Street Intervention Team Manager

 

 

“Good luck Abdullah. You should be rightly proud of all you have done for Balsall Heath.” – Moseley Forum.

 

 

“Thanks for all you’ve done. Wishing you all the best for what’s next and look forward to keeping in touch.” -  Andrew Smith, Director of Interfaith Relations

 

 

“Abdullah Rehman MBE = legend!” – Chief Supt Bas Javid

 

“Very saddened to hear this. Brother you’re a legend Balsall Heath forum will never be @BalsallHeathF without you. Deep down I know you can ever walk away. It lives deep inside you. You’re an inspiration to many. I salute you my brother living legend in our community.” – Javed Iqbal, Local Community & Charity worker

 

 

“Best wishes for the future, Abdullah.” – Future Leaders

 

 

“Wishing you every success for the future and all you pursue. Been a pleasure to work with you and look forward to seeing that continue in some guise. God bless.” – Amrick Singh, Centre Director, Nishkam Centre

 

“You have been an inspiration and a force for good within the community. Thank you for all that you have done, your support, challenge and selfies. Good luck with the next chapter.” – Chris Johnson, West Midlands Police

 

 

“Good luck you should be proud of your achievement to date.” – Sheraz Yaqub, Programmes & Project Lead, Birmingham City Council

 

 

“Sad to read this, you will leave a big void, you have done incredible work in transforming Balsall Heath and your legacy will live on.” – Springfield Neighbourhood Police Team

 

 

“You will be missed! Best of luck in whatever is coming next.” – Conservative Councillor, Edgbaston Ward

 

“Best wishes Abdullah” - Mick Gillick, Corporate Learning & Development

 

“You are a very inspiring person.” – Daniel Brown

 

 

For more details on our 'People with Passion' initiative in Birmingham go to 'People with Passion' or email jonathan.bostock@freetimepays.com. 

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Activity for you

Digital services
13 Feb 2018 - FreeTimePays

Book a 'Show & Tell' with us - time to suit you!

Let us give you a full tour of the FreeTimePays digital platform - this can be arranged on-line or we will come and see you. We can give you a demo login so you can see for yourself the amazing tools and applications available. See for yourself what your community would see and experience with FreeTimePays.
02 Jan 2018 to 28 Feb 2018
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday (20 minute demos)

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People & community
08 Jan 2018 - FreeTimePays

Become a BirminghamWeAre Associate or Partner

Half hour meetings including full tour of Community Workspace. Choose your time and email Jonathan.
09 Jan 2018 to 11 Jan 2018
4pm - 7pm every day
The Distillery, Sheepcote Street, Birmingham B16 8AE

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Gallery

Photography
18 Dec 2017 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham's canals - View the most amazing gallery of photos!

Take the article below to see some amazing photography taken along the canals that run through and around Birmingham.  All the photos have been taken by people who are passionate about their City and all it offers!  This is just a selection, much much more to come.

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Birmingham's canals - View the most amazing gallery of photos!


Take the article below to see some amazing photography taken along the canals that run through and around Birmingham.  All the photos have been taken by people who are passionate about their City and all it offers!  This is just a selection, much much more to come.


Photo by Chris Fletcher

 

Photo by Hanny Foxhall 

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Daniel Sturley 

 

Photo by Chris Fletcher

 

Photo by Damien Walmsley

 

Photo by Elliott Brown 

 

Photo by 'Mac' McCreery 

 

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Inspiration

Voice for the young
14 Dec 2017 - FreeTimePays

Great inspiration shown by young people in Balsall Heath!

Wonderful & inspirational few hours last night in the company of Balsall Heath residents, guests, Lord Mayor and dynamic & inspired young people - well done Balsall Heath Forum for putting on a great show. 

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Gallery

Photography
13 Dec 2017 - FreeTimePays

The winter that was in Birmingham! Superb gallery of photography (Dec 17)

Take the article below and enjoy a selection of some wonderful photography captured by followers of Birmingham We Are. Opportunities like this don't come around that often so we have created a digital gallery of some beautiful photographs for your enjoyment. We'll keep the project and gallery open just in case we get some more of the same!

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The winter that was in Birmingham! Superb gallery of photography (Dec 17)


Take the article below and enjoy a selection of some wonderful photography captured by followers of Birmingham We Are. Opportunities like this don't come around that often so we have created a digital gallery of some beautiful photographs for your enjoyment. We'll keep the project and gallery open just in case we get some more of the same!


By the canal in Birmingham on Saturday night were early signs of what was to come. Photo: Damien Wamsley (09/12/17)

 

Sunday was a great day for huskies in Birmingham. Here's 'Polo'! Photo: Debbie Power (10/12/17)

 

Canal at Brindley Place looking beautiful! Photo: Daniel Sturley (10/12/17)

 

For some, it was the City they headed for! Photo: Chris Fletcher (10/12/17)

 

For others, it was a winter's wonderland in the Park! Photo: Tim Cornbill (10/12/17)

 

Some were catching a cold like Birmingham's Floozie! Photo: Tammie Naughton (10/12/17)

 

A few just knew what the canal would offer. Photo: Hanny Foxhall (10/12/17)

 

A Birmingham winter wonderland by the canal - It just had to be worth another entry! Photo: Hanny Foxhall (10/12/17)

 

It was picture postcard time in Northfield! Photo: Richard Franks (10/12/12)

 

With blue skies, it was magical in St. Paul's Square, Birmingham. Photo: Elliott Brown (11/12/17)

 

And not one to be outdone, here's St. Philip's Cathedral. Photo: Simon Thomas (11/12/17)

 

A beautiful reflection in a ball on the festive tree in Brindleyplace. Photo: Daniel Sturley (10/12/17)

 

The canal, snow and monochrome photography - beautiful! Photo: Mac McCreery (10/12/17)

 

Picture perfect along the canals in Birmingham. Photo: Chris Fletcher (10/12/17)

 

And for the final word - our Birmingham Bull Ring bull wisely with his coat on! Photo: Tammie Naughton (10/12/17)  

 

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News & Updates

Voice for the young
03 Dec 2017 - FreeTimePays

Aftab Chughtai to attend Dynamic Youth Awards in Balsall Heath, Birmingham

Chair of the West Midlands Police Independent Advisory Board, Mr Aftab Chughtai MBE, will be attending the Balsall Heath Dynamic Youth Awards  on13th December 6pm at the Balsall Heath Church Centre.

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News & Updates

Voice for the young
01 Dec 2017 - FreeTimePays

Dynamic Youth Awards attracting some considerable attention

Waseem Zaffar will be attending Balsall Heath Forum's ' Dynamic Youth Awards' on 13th December 6pm at Balsall Heath Church Centre 

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News & Updates

Civic pride
28 Nov 2017 - FreeTimePays

Birmingham Gems calendar for 2018 - it's arrived!

The much aniticipated arrival of the Birmingham Gems calendar for 2018 has come!  3,000 calendars have been produced with the help of generous sponsors and you will be able to obtain your own copy from a large number of distribution points across the City. Details of stockists to be produced soon. Take the article below to view the calendar, our great photos of Birmingham and our fascinating facts included by the Birmingham Museums Trust.

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Birmingham Gems calendar for 2018 - it's arrived!


The much aniticipated arrival of the Birmingham Gems calendar for 2018 has come!  3,000 calendars have been produced with the help of generous sponsors and you will be able to obtain your own copy from a large number of distribution points across the City. Details of stockists to be produced soon. Take the article below to view the calendar, our great photos of Birmingham and our fascinating facts included by the Birmingham Museums Trust.


 

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News & Updates

History & heritage
30 Oct 2017 - FreeTimePays

Photos selected for Birmingham Gems 2018 Calendar - they're fantastic! Take a look.

We'd love to add your logo and your bio as a sponsor of the 2018 Birmingham Gems Calendar - this time supporting the work of Birmingham Museums Trust. Let's get your brand out there on the walls of 1000s of offices and homes, promoting and supporting all that's great about Birmingham - its history, its heritage and its future!  

 

Take the article below and view the photos selected for each month of 2018.

 

Call +121 410 5522 and speak to Jonathan about adding your logo and sponsoring the calendar.

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Photos selected for Birmingham Gems 2018 Calendar - they're fantastic! Take a look.


We'd love to add your logo and your bio as a sponsor of the 2018 Birmingham Gems Calendar - this time supporting the work of Birmingham Museums Trust. Let's get your brand out there on the walls of 1000s of offices and homes, promoting and supporting all that's great about Birmingham - its history, its heritage and its future!  

 

Take the article below and view the photos selected for each month of 2018.

 

Call +121 410 5522 and speak to Jonathan about adding your logo and sponsoring the calendar.


 

SPONSOR LOGOS INCLUDED ON INSIDE COVER

 

 

SPONSOR LOGOS INCLUDED BELOW EVERY MONTH OF THE CALENDAR 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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News & Updates

Community safety
25 Oct 2017 - FreeTimePays

Enjoy this halloween but please be mindful of vulnerable people!

Just such great advice from West Midlands Police and PC Tracey Pickering - Enjoy your Halloween, but please be mindful of vulnerable people! Brilliant poster for this as well. Look after your neighbours and your community.

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Activity for you

Voice for the young
24 Oct 2017 - FreeTimePays

Great work Balsall Heath - support our youth!

Celebrating the great achievements of the youth of Balsall Heath and Birmingham. Guest speakers, free refreshments and VIP guests.
13 Dec 2017
6pm onwards
Balsall Heath Church, 100 Mary Street

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Introducing

People & community
23 Oct 2017 - FreeTimePays

Dynamic Youth Awards in Balsall Heath to take place 13th December 2017

What a great event planned by Balsall Heath Forum for 13th December in celebration of youth and their achievements. Email: admin@balsallheathforum.org.uk. Contact: Abdullah Rehman.

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Inspiration

People & community
10 Oct 2017 - Abdullah Rehman

Introducing Abdullah Rehman MBE – anti-hate campaigner who does so much for community

Abdullah Rehman is an anti-hate campaigner who works tirelessly for the good of Birmingham and his community 

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Introducing Abdullah Rehman MBE – anti-hate campaigner who does so much for community


Abdullah Rehman is an anti-hate campaigner who works tirelessly for the good of Birmingham and his community 


Abdullah Rehman is chief executive of the Balsall Heath Forum and was awarded an MBE in the 2016 New Year Honours List in recognition of his services to community.

 

 

Abdullah was brought up in Balsall Heath and considers the neighbourhood to be an excellent example of all that is good about the city of Birmingham, where people from all faiths and backgrounds can get on, regardless of creed and colour.  This is what motivates Abdullah to carry on doing what he does best in motivating others around him through the leadership he displays and through the work he carries out for the benefit of the community.

 

 

For Abdullah, his father was his biggest inspiration who always showed kindness, compassion and generosity to others around him in the city of Birmingham.

Abdullah Rehman founded the Balsall Heath Forum in 1992 and has been its chief executive for many years. Abdullah continues to raise funds for community schemes and works tirelessly with police and political leaders of all parties to improve his community.

 

 

Abdullah is an active campaigner for anti-hate and supports the work of many organisations such as Tell Mama UK and The Olive Branch.     

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People & community
18 Jul 2017 - FreeTimePays

Community unites against hate crime

It is communities that continue to force out the dangers of hate crime!  The more we work together, the more we share, the more we continue to keep it out!  

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People & community
26 Jun 2017 - FreeTimePays

Abdullah with a Birmingham legend

Abdullah meets a Birmingham #CommunityWeAre legend who stood up and spoke out against hate - guess who!

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People & community
25 Jun 2017 - FreeTimePays

BirminghamWeAre - CommunityWeAre

Eid Mubarak to all across Birmingham.  Great community spirit shown by community with emergency services coming together to enjoy the celebrations,

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Gallery

Photography
11 Jun 2017 - FreeTimePays

View from City Centre over to Balsall Heath

Horrible weather but a nice view looking past the new Holiday Inn over Highgate & the Central Mosque towards Balsall Heath. Photo from Daniel Sturley.

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Environment & green spaces
12 May 2017 - FreeTimePays

Oranges & Lemons at Balsall Heath

Balsall Heath branches into fruit & Veg says Sanjay who works there “We are trying to stock some more unusual fruit and vegetables, as well as flowers”. “Gardeners may like to try them out, given that they have already been given a flying start”. Take the Our Planet blog link below for more. 

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Environment & green spaces
12 May 2017 - FreeTimePays

Balsall Heath is 'our planet'

Balsall Heath Is Our Planet is a community initiative that aims to cut the carbon emissions of our inner city neighbourhood.  Take the link below to find out more.

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Voice for the young
12 May 2017 - FreeTimePays

Free Pizza - if only I was under 26 years old!!!

Go along and have your say to the neighbourhood plan youth hub at Balsall Heath. At BirminghamWeAre we will ensure young people have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives and their communities.  

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Activity for you

Voice for the young
12 May 2017 - FreeTimePays

Giving a voice to young people in Balsall Heath, Birmingham

Are you aged between 14 and 25 and live in or close to Balsall Heath? Go give your views on the neighbourhood youth hub at Balsall Heath.
14 May 2017 to 23 May 2017
Various time slots for age groups (see link)
Balsall Heath Forum

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Introducing

People & community
12 May 2017 - FreeTimePays

Balsall Heath - so full of floral colour

Balsall Heath Forum is home to an oasis of plants and flowers.  Go along - it's really worth it - great offers - and advice on 'grow it yourself'.  Wonderful community feel.

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