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Volunteer Cadet Leaders Wanted

West Midlands Police Cadets organisers are looking for adults who can be positive role models for young cadets; volunteers who can help to guide and support young cadets to be the best that they can be, to help them become active citizens with a voice, achieving and pushing through any boundaries to reach their full potential. Adults who can listen, support and encourage, motivate, inspire and care. Could that be you? If so, please contact kristina.burns@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk for more information.

 

Avoiding Online Holiday and Travel Fraud

Following a year of travel bans, quarantine, uncertainty and missed holidays, many of us are desperate to get away for a break, whether it’s a holiday in the sun or a weekend by the sea in the UK.

But cybercriminals are busy thinking about holidays and travel too; not taking them but exploiting your desperation for a break, with fake websites, advertisements, emails, social media posts, texts and phone calls for holidays, flights, accommodation or pilgrimages that don’t exist.

Avoid disappointment and financial losses when booking a trip: start by reading expert tips on searching and booking holidays and traveling safely and securely in the leaflet here, or online.

 

EU Settlement Scheme – Children’s Applications

We hope our regular subscribers will forgive us for including another reminder that the deadline for the EU Settlement Scheme is fast approaching on 30th June 2021. Adults must apply before their children, but an adult’s Settled or Pre-Settled Status will NOT automatically transfer to their children, so each child must have their own application. Children born in the UK who are not British citizens will also still need to apply. More information on applications for children can be seen here.

Need help applying to the European Union Settlement Scheme? Birmingham City Council is running an appointment-only service to help scan and verify ID documents for the application process, with more details here. Get FREE support and advice from community organisations here, including Settled, an independent charity providing free and trustworthy information, advice and support in different languages to EU citizens in the UK. Settled can be contacted by email: advice@settled.org.uk or by phone on their multilingual helplines; see the Settled website here for full details.

 

Highbury Sustainability Festival – Tomorrow Sunday 13th June

Sharing eco-friendly, family-friendly, sustainable ideas and accessible community arts at Highbury: The Chamberlain Highbury Trust invites you to a free, interactive, accessible community festival on the Highbury Estate in Moseley’s Highbury Park On Sunday 13th June 2021, 11am to 4pm.

“The Chamberlain Highbury Trust has undertaken the first phase of a gardens restoration project at Highbury bringing back historic features, connecting the Grade *II listed mansion to the park and making the path network and driveway more accessible to more people. We are hosting this festival to share our pledge to make Highbury sustainable, our commitment to protecting its wildlife and plant species and our promise to our community to keep providing quality accessible events and opportunities. Our Sustainability Festival will be a creative and interactive festival where visitors will spend time outside experiencing the changes made to the estate. Along the way they will encounter activities, displays, art works and performances. There will be space for visitors to share their ideas and goals to become more sustainable as well as ask questions and be inquisitive about small changes that can make a big difference.”

For more information on the event, see the poster here, and the website here.

Moseley in Bloom Pop-Up Plant Sale – Sunday 4th July

Moseley in Bloom will be holding their next pop-up plant sale in July.

  • When: Sunday 4th July, 2-4pm
  • Where: 50 St Agnes Road, B13 9PN

Plants and garden paraphernalia will be on sale, and Moseley In Bloom can now take cashless payments with their new card-reader.

Prior to the sale donations of plants, seedlings and paraphernalia can be dropped off at 15 Thornley Close B13 9UQ. Or bring them on the day. Note – donations must be easily portable.

Further information on the poster here and enquiries to: doctorcarolmiller@gmail.com