Every month we invite community groups to promote their organisation through a small stall. It's a great way to raise awareness of their activities and can often lead to new leads and avenues for all involved. Here we feature this months stall and showcase stalls from the past markets.
The stall is free and any community organisation/charity can apply to host the stall. Understandably it gets booked up very quickly, so if you are interested get in-touch via the contact page or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kings Norton Nature Reserve - February Market
Kings Norton Local Nature Reserve is part of a ribbon of open space along the River Rea between Northfield and the historic village of Kings Norton, easily accessible by public transport and including part of the Rea Valley Cycle Route. Once part of a system of canal feeder reservoirs, mill races and other water courses, including one of Birmingham’s few rivers, the area is now a haven of wildlife in a variety of habitats: wetland, riverbanks, open water areas, meadows and grazing.
Colleagues from the nature reserve will be at the market in February.
The Friends group undertakes regular practical work, through weekly “Tuesday WorkOut” working parties and frequent clean-up days. They have been successful in obtaining a number of grants to develop the site, and are a registered charity (number 1122293).
St Nicolas’ Place Garden Plants
St Nicholas Place colleagues will be bringing their plant produce to the market in October - come along and see what they have.
Kings Norton Housing Liaison Board
Kings Norton Housing Liaison Board will be here on the 11th August - if you have an issue you would like to raise come to the market.
Kings Norton Tennis Club
The tennis club supported our July market and great fun was had by all - including a founding member of the market; John Bodycote!
Lovely racket John, bet you hardly miss a ball with that....
South Birmingham Community Radio
John McQuaid, from the radio station was at the July Market, handing out promotional literature and providing a much needed 'amplified voice for the market, King Norton Tennis Club, The Historical Society and St Paul's School activities.
St Paul's R.C. Primary School
The school were at the market again in July displaying some of the produce grown by the children.
Kings Norton History Society
The chair of the society supervised a stall at the July market showing interesting historical images of people and places around Kings Norton.
MAY 2018 onwards
The college has been working along side the Market for the few months and ran the May market. they did so well most of the market supervisors retired for a sit down and coffee. The students will be back over coming months to help with with the market.
This is a part of a community based business project that year 13 students are undertaking. Come and support our future 'Alan Sugars'.
Friends of Historic
The Friends of Historic Kings Norton had use of the Community Stall on the Market again in July. We were able to publicise our existence to a wider audience as well as meeting and greeting several of our existing friends. It tied in nicely as well with our own regular book sale in St Nicolas Place on the same day which always attracts good crowds and gets us frequent donations.
We will be back!
Friends of Kings Norton Nature Reserve
The Friends of Kings Norton Local Nature Reserve (FKNNR) act as an informal pressure group to lobby for environmental improvements in and about the reserve, with a weekly working party on site (the Tuesday WorkOut) to manage the Reserve to increase biodiversity and habitats and to enhance its value for both people and wildlife. We also provide a focal point for local consultations on future developments by the City.
Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees is a community group of people preparing to welcome and support Syrian refugees locally. We're seeking volunteers to help give furniture, clothes, some essential supplies, translation etc, plus, very importantly, friendship.
Made with the help of Syrian refugees and in partnership with Pershore College, BRWR have produced their very own delicious apple juice. What’s more, you can help us raise money by buying some to enjoy.
It’s a charming accompaniment to any Christmas meal. Tasty with turkey, scrumptious with sprouts! And a delectable gift for anyone. No added rubbish.
The apples used for RefuJUICE were hand-picked from a local orchard by volunteers. These quality ‘gleaned’ apples had been rejected (for no good reason) and were set to simply fall off the trees and rot.
We worked with some of our new Syrian friends to turn these apples into a mouth-watering memorable drink to raise funds.
Full of goodness, 2 year shelf life, beautifully presented. Juicy!