St Paul’s Community Trust this year celebrates its 30th anniversary — thirty years of uninterrupted service. In fact, it’s even longer than that — the thirtieth birthday marks only the date of incorporation and charitable status.
St Paul’s actually began in 1973 and has its origins in three groups that joined forces to establish a nursery, an adventure playground and a small school. It grew out of a desire amongst Balsall Heath residents to make a better future for their children. St Paul’s really is a story of grassroots community action. From these small beginnings in voluntary endeavour, St Paul’s has grown to be an unmistakeable part of the Balsall Heath landscape — and one of the area’s largest employers and providers of services.
A couple of weekends back it was St Paul’s Spring Fayre. The weather was glorious and there were events at both St Paul’s main building and at St Paul’s Venture — a beautiful spot, for anyone who isn’t familiar with it, with its lovely custom-built nursery and urban farm. There were cooking demonstrations, a recreation of a Victorian classroom, games for the kids, plants and great food on sale and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
Congratulations to everyone at St Paul’s on their 30th+ Anniversary!