Kings Heath - A Community of Passion in Birmingham

Kings Heath is a neighbourhood five miles south of Birmingham City Centre. It became a 'village' in the 18th century and many in the community continue to refer to it as a village.


This space is devoted to showcasing this community through posts, a wonderful gallery of photography and through maps and trails. 

Coming soon!

Feature on Kings Heath in development.

In the meantime, take our gallery and links.

Project dates

29 Mar 2018 - On-going

Passions

People & community

Contact

Your Place Your Space

Jonathan Bostock

0121 410 5520
jonathan.bostock@ yourplaceyourspace.com

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18 Aug 2018 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Introducing

KingsHeathWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!

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With a combined reach of 100,000, YourPlaceYourSpace is delighted to welcome Kings Heath as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about Kings Heath.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Kings Heath!

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KingsHeathWeAre - a FreeTimePays Community of Passion and digital portal for people who want to make a difference!





With a combined reach of 100,000, YourPlaceYourSpace is delighted to welcome Kings Heath as a Community of Passion. Together with our People with Passion, this digital space will be used to showcase all that's great about Kings Heath.

Take the full post to find out more and see how you can get involved.

Connect with us and promote the passion that is Kings Heath!


KingsHeathWeAre is a Community of Passion that utilises YourPlaceYourSpace digital engagement and social media to deliver real change and positive social impact.

KingsHeathWeAre delivers a digital space for people who are passionate about Kings Heath and want to do whatever they can to help their community.

At KingsHeathWeAre, we help connect people where passions are shared; we give people FREE access to their very own digital space where they can promote their passion; and we recognise people for the contributions they make through the allocation of Passion Points. Interested? Connect with us HERE.

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The reach of YourPlaceYourSpace is huge and is growing with Communities of Passion being rolled out across the UK. 

Companies and organisations keen to support People with Passion play an essential role and we have a range of partnership, sponsorship and advertising packages available.

We can even go as far as to set groups and networks up with their own portal so they can grow their own branded Community of Passion linked to their own website or social media account.

View our Partnership arrangements or connect with us HERE.

Now let's show you what you get with FreeTimePays. 

FreeTimePays

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

With FreeTimePays, we help people take their passion to the next level by giving them access to a suite of digital tools and applications.

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There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Passport, Community Workspace and Community Matchmaker. Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is YourPlaceYourSpace gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

FreeTimePays is here for people who really want to become involved in their community or with their particular passion and for those people who are really serious about making a difference. It’s our job at YourPlaceYourSpace to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the great ideas with those who have the potential to turn an idea into something that really does make a difference.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways.

They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a YourPlaceYourSpace Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the opportunity to take up offers and win prizes.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, YourPlaceYourSpace is able to help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. YourPlaceYourSpace will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or project.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share in building evidence, acquiring knowledge and developing plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of facilities and tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for YourPlaceYourSpace is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at YourPlaceYourSpace to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Matchmaker is where the dreamers can join with the dream makers – with those who are more than happy to put their support, their resources, their connections, and their wealth of experience behind the idea and behind the passionate people responsible for coming up with the idea.

These are the community drivers, the investors, the philanthropists, the funders of great initiatives, the Lottery, and those from local government and the public sector who are responsible for the provision of public services.

These are the people and the organisations who are in positions of making things happen for those who are passionate and inspired to want to make a difference.

For more detail on what is provided by YourPlaceYourSpace connect HERE.

KingsHeathWeAre

KingsHeathWeAre will grow as a shared space for the many individuals, communities and businesses that will want to connect and share in their passion for their community.

Their work, their ideas and their proposals can be pulled together in the one collaborative space giving them access to a huge resource bank for sharing images, documents and web links. 

In this space people can chat in a secure environment if they wish; they can set up and promote events; or they can communicate with any of the YourPlaceYourSpace Communities through creating and submitting posts. 

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We would be delighted to tell you more.

Contact Jonathan Bostock at jonathan.bostock@yourplaceyourspace.net or connect HERE with YourPlaceYourSpace for more information on sharing your passion for Kings Heath.

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60 passion points
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14 Aug 2018 - YourPlaceYourSpace
Introducing

KingsHeathWeAre - where people with passion make all the difference! Join Us!

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At KingsHeathWeAre, we're building the largest Community of Passion for people who want to make a difference and want to create an impact.

To do this, we're giving 'People with Passion' in Kings Heath free digital space so they can take their passion to the next level and make a difference for themselves and for others.

Read on.

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KingsHeathWeAre - where people with passion make all the difference! Join Us!





At KingsHeathWeAre, we're building the largest Community of Passion for people who want to make a difference and want to create an impact.

To do this, we're giving 'People with Passion' in Kings Heath free digital space so they can take their passion to the next level and make a difference for themselves and for others.

Read on.


Why Kings Heath?

Kings Heath is made up of people who love where they live, who are passionate about their community and who really can be called 'People with Passion'.

They are people who don't just want to make a difference, they are people who really can make a difference. Just imagine what can be achieved if such people are given a digital space where they can take their passion to the next level and connect with others who share that passion.

That's where YourPlaceYourSpace comes in.

FreeTimePays

FreeTimePays is an impact focused digital platform and social media channel specifically for people who want to make a difference and help create a positive social and economic impact.

FreeTimePays is the social media of choice for 'People with Passion'.

FreeTimePays is a digital platform that gives people access to a suite of engagement tools.

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There are three components to FreeTimePays.

There’s Community Passport; Community Workspace and Community Matchmaker. Operating right across the platform in recognition of the valuable contribution being made by users is YourPlaceYourSpace gamification. This takes the form of points and rewards for passions shared.

FreeTimePays is here for people who really want to become involved in their community or with their particular passion and for those people who are really serious about making a difference. It’s our job at YourPlaceYourSpace to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together; those who create the great ideas with those who have the potential to turn an idea into something that really does make a difference.

Community Passport

Passport is a personal space which registered members can make their own. With a passport, members can choose to get involved with their passion and participate in many different ways.

They can view regular content and posts; sort and save this content by type or by passion; they can collect points for giving their views through polls and surveys, attend events or even join a discussion.

With a YourPlaceYourSpace Community Passport, members can follow inspiring people and they can learn more about their community and their passion by following regular ‘Did you Know’ features. And the more they decide to do and the more they get involved, the more points they collect and the greater the opportunity to take up offers and win prizes.

Community Workspace

With their unique Community Workspace, YourPlaceYourSpace is able help those who are inspired and serious about taking things to the next level. YourPlaceYourSpace will give these people their own access rights environment where they can work on their idea or project.

In this digital space they can work alone, or bring in others to share in building evidence, acquiring knowledge and developing plans. This is the ideal space for working on the business; working on the idea; working on the initiative.

A range of facilities and tools can be found in workspace and users can effectively utilise this space for collating documents, photos, videos and web links, for opening up discussion and chat with others, or for running surveys and analysing results.

Community Matchmaker

The whole focus and rationale for YourPlaceYourSpace is MAKING A DIFFERENCE. It’s our job at YourPlaceYourSpace to provide the tools and functionality that helps bring together those who create the GREAT IDEAS with those who have the potential to turn an IDEA into something that really does MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

Matchmaker is where the dreamers can join with the dream makers – with those who are more than happy to put their support, their resources, their connections, and their wealth of experience behind the idea and behind the passionate people responsible for coming up with the idea.

These are the community drivers, the investors, the philanthropists, the funders of great initiatives, the Lottery, and those from local government and the public sector who are responsible for the provision of public services.

These are the people and the organisations who are in positions of making things happen for those who are passionate and inspired to want to make a difference.

For more detail on what is provided by YourPlaceYourSpace connect HERE.

KingsHeathWeAre is digitally connected to BirminghamWeAre and benefits from the huge following already created by this Community.

Let's tell you what has been happening at BirminghamWeAre.

BirminghamWeAre

In 2015, BirminghamWeAre set up an account on twitter to keep the people of Birmingham updated on a new impact focused digital space and portal being built (at that time) by YourPlaceYourSpace for people who are passionate about making a difference and creating a positive impact.

In just a couple of years, the reach of, and interest in, BirminghamWeAre has grown significantly. For example, over 0.7 million impressions is now typically achieved every month by BirminghamWeAre through social media.

As well as a shared passion for Birmingham, many followers of BirminghamWeAre are also keen to make a difference, whether for themselves, through their jobs or for others in their community. We refer to these people as People with Passion.

Due to the significant passion that exists in Birmingham, and as a way of helping people take their passions to the next level, BirminghamWeAre.com was established as the first Community of Passion by YourPlaceYourSpace in 2017.

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BirminghamWeAre.com is a digital 'shout out' space for people to promote their passion and connect with people who share that passion. 

But let's get back to our plans for KingsHeathWeAre

KingsHeathWeAre

KingsHeathWeAre.com will grow as a shared space for the many individuals, communities and businesses that will want to connect and share in the passion that is Kings Heath.

Their work, their ideas and their proposals can be pulled together in the one collaborative space giving them access to a huge resource bank for sharing images, documents and web links. 

In this space people can chat in a secure environment if they wish, they can set up and promote events or they can communicate with any of the YourPlaceYourSpace Communities through creating and submitting posts. 

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This space will provide unlimited access to the latest engagement tools for conducting surveys, polls, online group discussions and conversations

We will also be announcing details of Passion Points, a FreeTimePays form of gamification that recognises and rewards people who get involved and help make the difference.

We would be delighted to tell you more.

Contact Jonathan Bostock at jonathan.bostock@yourplaceyourspace.net or connect HERE with YourPlaceYourSpace for more information on sharing your passion for Kings Heath.

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Squares and public spaces
15 Jun 2020 - Elliott Brown
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The Classic Car Meet at Kings Heath Village Square on the August Bank Holiday Monday 2019

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On Monday 26th August 2019, I was changing buses from the 50 to 11A, when I spotted a Classic Car Meet at Kings Heath Village Square near All Saints Church, so went to check it out, before walking to the next 11A bus stop on the Vicarage Road. Was a variety of classic cars there that day. It was the August Bank Holiday Monday.

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The Classic Car Meet at Kings Heath Village Square on the August Bank Holiday Monday 2019





On Monday 26th August 2019, I was changing buses from the 50 to 11A, when I spotted a Classic Car Meet at Kings Heath Village Square near All Saints Church, so went to check it out, before walking to the next 11A bus stop on the Vicarage Road. Was a variety of classic cars there that day. It was the August Bank Holiday Monday.


Classic Car Meet at Kings Heath Village Square

Kings Heath Village Square opened in October 2011, and is suitable for any kind of event. During normal times, the square was available for hire. The square is at the corner of Vicarage Road and High Street in Kings Heath near All Saints Church.

On Monday the 26th August 2019, it was the August Bank Holiday Monday, and one such event was using the square. There was a Classic Car Meet on that day.

I had got off the no 50 bus and was going to switch to an 11A when I spotted this car meet and went to check it out before getting my bus home that day.

This view was taken from the 11A bus as it waited at the lights. Wythall Transport Museum were also having their usual Bank Holiday Weekend heritage bus rides up and down the Alcester Road. There was an old Metrobus to the right. Which I didn't notice until I first saw this photo on my computer.

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When I first arrived I saw this Ford F 150 pick up truck, made in 1977. It originally came from Texas.

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Another view of the Ford F150 from the 11A bus.

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This is a Austin Six from 1929.

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This Riley Elf was near the bushes close to Vicarage Road.

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This old car was either a Rover 2000 or the Rover P6.

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Various old cars near the All Saints Centre including the T48 Corsa Spyder.

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A line of about 5 classic cars. The red car to the left was a 1977 Triumph Stag Mk II.

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On the Labyrinth in the middle of the square at the time was this live band. With a drum kit and a guitar.

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Close to All Saints Church was a 1966 Volvo Amazon.

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The orange car with the boot open was a 1972 MGB GT.

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Next up was this Volkswagen Type 2.

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A classic Volkswagen Beetle

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For a similar post click: Austin Seven's in Victoria Square (April 2012).

 

Photos taken by Elliott Brown.

Follow me on Twitter here ellrbrown. Thanks for all the followers.

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80 passion points
Environment & green action
30 Nov 2018 - Christine Wright
Gallery

A Sunday morning snapshot of Kings Heath.

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I'd just bought a new lens for my camera, and was dying to try it out before the autumn colours faded! Sunday 18th November dawned bright and sunny, giving the perfect opportunity for a photo-walk around Kings Heath.

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A Sunday morning snapshot of Kings Heath.





I'd just bought a new lens for my camera, and was dying to try it out before the autumn colours faded! Sunday 18th November dawned bright and sunny, giving the perfect opportunity for a photo-walk around Kings Heath.


Many of the trees had already dropped their leaves, but the magnificent oak trees are always the last to put on a golden display. Wheelers Lane looked particularly splendid.

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'Welcome to Kings Heath' says the sign. The cropped view through the 85mm lens was just right for capturing the line up of two of Kings Heath's vertical features: Sainsbury's multistorey car park and the elegant tower of All Saints Church.

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Kings Heath High Street - shops and traffic.

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Sunday morning, and many worshippers were at the services in 'All Saints' Victorian Anglican church and 'St Dunstan's'  1960s Roman Catholic Church 

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Look up to see the interesting features of the Kings Heath shops and pubs.

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Look up to see unexpected people standing out above the crowd!

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The sun picks out a row of very handsome houses, and an independent hairdresser and foam shop in Heathfield Road.

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Looking across the High Street from Heathfield to York Road. The Hare and Hounds pub plays a central role in Kings Heath life and entertainment, and is a central feature of the high street.

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The sun lights up the pretty entrance to the Kitchen Garden Cafe in York Road.

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Walking on down Waterloo Road, the telegraph poles with their tangle of wires catch my eye.

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The Stained glass studio is an attractive feature on the corner of South Road and Grange Road.

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The row of Edwardian villas in Grange Road, leading up to Kings Heath Park. I've not thought about the road name before, but I guess that 'The Grange' must have been the original name for the house and grounds in what is now Kings Heath Park. 

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Into the park, to be met by this sunlit blaze of autumn colour, autumn leaves on trailing branches hanging over the pond, and pretty collections of autumn leaves in the tree roots.

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My new lens is particularly good for these dreamy close up shots.

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It was lovely to see the number of parents in the park, helping their children to learn to ride bikes, or playing football together.

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Don't forget the dog walkers too!

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A final look across the park to the big Park House, before I set off home along Howard Road.

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Back to Howard Road East, and more glorious oak trees.

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The last stretch home, walking along the path that was a field boundary long before 'the King's Heath' was engulfed by the city.

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70 passion points
People & community
10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall
Gallery

Highbury Hall - Summer 2018

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This was the first Digbeth Dining Club / Hare and Hounds event held at Highbury Hall on 29 April 2018. The summer I remember looked quite different to this photo! However, the weather didnt put us off and hundreds descended on the beautiful grounds to enjoy delicious street food and groovy music. Hopefully we will see more of these events in 2019.

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35 passion points
People & community
10 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall
Did you know?

Avenue Road Bridge - Railings

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Kings Heath CIC and some friendly volunteers have been spending time over the last year painting the railings under Avenue Road Bridge and tidying up the surrounding area. We haven't finished yet, but hope to finish by the Summer 2019. Get in touch with us if you would like to help with this initiative.

kingsheathcic@gmail.com

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30 passion points
People & community
07 Oct 2018 - Kate Goodall
Gallery

Kings Heath Volunteers

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Much of the work done in Kings Heath, is lead by fantastic volunteers, who undertake all sorts of projects under the radar, from gardening, to maintenance and painting. Here are just a couple of volunteers that are very communtiy driven - can you tell who they are?

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40 passion points
People & community
31 Jul 2018 - Kate Goodall
Gallery

Fighting for Air filming - Kings Heath CAN

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Peter Edwards (Birmingham University) and James Connolly (Gorilla Coffee Cafe) having fun between takes for Fighting for Air documentary filming in October 2017. This lead to the set up of Kings Heath CAN (Clean Air Network) seeking to improve the air quality in the area.

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