The Street Connectors

"Creativity is just connecting things" (Steve Jobs). This is our story of a journey to build community in Firs & Bromford by connecting people, places, ideas, talents, skills, hopes and dreams

Street Connectors - Firs & Bromford

Our Journey

Welcome to our ‘Street Connecting’ story

Hi everyone.  This blog has been created to tell our story.  It’s a story of our journey to connect things together in our neighbourhood.  Our neighbourhood is Firs & Bromford, an outer estate in Hodge Hill in the East of Birmingham.

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(A skyline view of Firs & Bromford taken from the soon to be demolished Warstone Tower, Summer 2019)

We are a group of people who want to nurture what we call community by getting out onto our streets to actively find creative ways to connect together people, places, groups, ideas, energy, hopes and dreams.  It’s that simple…or is it?

For us Street Connecting is…

  1. Developing ways to bring people together (what we call street level events).
  2. Asking the question ‘If we could find 1 or 2 other people in your neighbourhood to help what would you love to make happen?’
  3. Listening to concerns and fears but following that up with ‘well what we gonna do about it?’
  4. Unearthing the talents and skills of our neighbourhood and bringing these together to create something very special.

So this is our collection of stories, reflections, laments, shout outs, and general snapshots of our journey.  Enjoy 🙂

Village Green

(A Street Event outside the Hub, Bromford Drive, Summer 2017)

Street Connecting in Firs & Bromford is delivered by Open Door Community Foundation Visit ODCF Website and is part of the ‘Together We Can!’ Project working in partnership with Worth Unlimited Visit Worth Unlimited Website and Firs & Bromford Neighbours Together Visit FBNT on Facebook.

Street Connecting is co-funded by Big Lottery Reaching Community and Big Local.