Moseley Together Newsletter

Today’s news items come from the first weekly newsletter produced by Moseley Community Development Trust (MCDT).

Over the last eight months the local news has been produced by Fiona Adams and the Moseley Society. During what has been an incredibly difficult time for all, Fiona has continued to keep abreast of what was happening both here in Moseley and beyond, to share the invaluable local news updates that have helped keep our community informed and connected during these difficult times.

Here at MCDT we’d like to say a huge thank you to Fiona and the Moseley Society for so quickly picking this up and ensuring we were all kept informed over the last few months, and we know many of you have reached out to thank Fiona personally.

We’d also like to thank Bharat Karavadra and Ray Tier for their ongoing support behind the scenes.

We know we have big boots to fill, so please bear with us! Do continue to send any ideas or information that you think should be shared over to Emily and the team at  news@moseleytogether.org.uk

 

New Moseley Shop Local Website

Looking for inspiration for Christmas presents this year either for loved ones or a gift to yourself?  Take a look at the Moseley Shop Local website here.
The website has been set up in response to the current lockdown restrictions that meant many of our high street shops had to once again close, and arts markets were cancelled.  It’s been a difficult year for many local businesses and makers, so this year why not see if you can find the perfect gift whilst also supporting local businesses?
There are over 40 businesses currently listed and we hope to add more over the coming weeks.
This project is being led by Moseley Community Development Trust as part of our work with Moseley Together.  See the website.

Toy Donations

Thrive Together Birmingham is joining forces with the Edgbaston Foundation and Birmingham PlayCare Network to collect gifts to keep Christmas special for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in Birmingham with their Toys4Birmingham appeal.
For information on how to donate new or nearly new toys, see the Toys4Birmingham notice here or visit their website here.
The Moseley Exchange will be collecting toys for this appeal: unwrapped new or nearly new toys, crafts or books can be dropped off before 11th December to: The Moseley Exchange, 149-153 Alcester Rd, Moseley, B13 8JP.

Birmingham COVID Dashboard 14-20.11.20

Birmingham City Council’s COVID dashboard for the week 14-20 November can be read here.

The rate of cases and percentage of positive tests have decreased, slightly, when compared to the previous week. However, rates of cases have risen in the over 60yr age group and we continue to see workplace outbreaks which is reflected in case rate being highest in the 30-64yr age groups.

Birmingham City Council’s Public Health team reminds us that spread often happens in the household, and provides recommendations here on how we can all reduce spread at home. We are also reminded the NHS urgently needs more donors at the Birmingham Donor Centre. By building blood stocks now, we can all help the NHS through the critical winter period: you can register online and book an appointment here.

The current national restrictions remain in force until December 2nd, when the country is expected to be placed into a revised tiers system. We will include details of any changes to the guidelines for our area in upcoming newsletters.

 

Moseley Farmers’ Market: Saturday 28th November

Moseley Farmers’ Market will be held again this month, on Saturday November 28th, in the centre of Moseley Village!
When visiting the market, please observe and respect social distancing, and you are advised to wear a mask. Please note the Arts Market will not be going ahead this time, due to the current restrictions, but you can still visit Moseley Park and Pool for their free open day on the same day as the Farmers’ Market.
The market will have as many of their usual stalls as possible, selling a huge range of produce to cater for everyone’s needs; whether it be fruit and vegetables, cheeses and wine, pies, beer or samosas. Everything available is guaranteed to be local and the produce is reared, grown or processed by the stallholders: it’s a certified real Farmers’ Market.  See their website here.