Thursday 28th September 2017 at St Francis Centre, Wretham Road

After the success of the 2016 ceremony, there was strong interest on who will win this year’s range of categories. The nomination period was extended to cover the summer holidays with the Awards night held in late September.

The judging panel included previous winners from 2016 and had record number of nominations to decide from.

This is an article by a popular Handsworth blog about the event: http://www.insidehandsworth.co.uk/2017/10/the-flowering-of-lozells/

Congratulations to the below winners of the 2017 Lozells Community Awards:

Business of the Year

A Lozells business, who offer the best customer service and also take care of the local area.

Specs Direct, Lozells Road.


Community Group of the Year

The voluntary/community organisation who make the biggest impact to the lives of local people.

Villa Cross Soup Kitchen, Lozells Road.


Leader of the Year

An individual who has stepped up to empower others and taken charge to make life in Lozells better.

Eddy Aigbe of Lozells Methodist Community Centre.


Health & Wellbeing Award

Someone/an organisation whose work has improved the health & wellbeing of local people.

Sunu Miah, Volunteer Football Coach.


Community Safety Award

Someone who’s taken effective action to make Lozells safer.

Ali Xaaji, School Crossing Patrol on Nursery Road.


Longstanding Service Award

Someone who has dedicated many years to improving life in Lozells.


Primary School Pupil of the Year

A pupil who has excelled at school despite facing hardship & challenges.

Halima Ali of Anglesey Primary School.


Secondary School Pupil of the Year

A pupil who has excelled at school despite facing hardship & challenges.

Arzu of University of Birmingham School


Teacher of the Year

A teacher who inspires her/his pupils and relates effectively to local families.

Liz Coleman of St Francis Catholic Primary School.