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Birmingham boosts 2022 Bid with Baton visit

The Queen’s Baton Relay will visit Birmingham on Sunday 20 August. Counting down towards the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, the Baton’s visit is in recognition of Birmingham’s own Commonwealth Games ambitions as it bids for 2022. Many of Birmingham’s iconic landmarks and showcase sports events will feature in the Queen’s Baton Relay’s visit and […]

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Leamington Spa bowled over to be part of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Bid

Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park, home of Bowls England and the English National Bowls Championships, has been revealed as the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls venue for Birmingham’s 2022 Bid. The royal titled town’s international standard greens are the annual home of the National Bowls Championships and have hosted two women’s World Bowls Championships, […]

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Refuse collections – An open letter to citizens

By on 11/08/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Dear citizen of Birmingham, First and foremost we want to apologise for the continued disruption to city residents as a result of the ongoing industrial action by Unite the union in relation to refuse collection services in the city. In the final week of July we launched a three-week recovery plan to ensure we visited […]

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Basketball and Urban Street Festival at heart of Brum bid

Birmingham’s Victoria Square would transform into a sporting and cultural landmark for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, as the bid team unveils the city centre location as the venue for 3×3 Basketball and 3×3 Wheelchair Basketball. Set against the historic backdrop of the Council House and Town Hall, 3×3 Basketball in the open-air of Victoria […]

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Villa Park: spectacular 2022 venue

Rugby 7s is a fantastic showcase of sport, demonstrating energy, skill and passion, with both players and fans actively engaging in the game. As one of the Midlands’ premier sports stadiums that successfully hosted Rugby World Cup fixtures for the 2015 Championship, Villa Park Stadium, with 42,700 seats and home to English Football League club […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (Friday 4 August 2017). The Panel advises that it should now step aside due to […]

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Search for developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield begins

By on 03/08/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The search for a development partner to lead one of the largest city centre regeneration opportunities in Europe has formally commenced. Birmingham City Council, together with property consultants Cushman & Wakefield, have launched the search for a developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield, the site of the city’s former wholesale markets. The selected developer will work […]

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Young athletes back the Birmingham 2022 bid

Five talented young Midlands athletes from a range of sports gathered in Birmingham yesterday (July 31) to reveal why they are backing Birmingham’s 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. The athletes also took the opportunity to celebrate Birmingham’s achievement in being shortlisted for the final phase of assessment in the UK Candidate City Selection Process for a […]

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US athletics stars take part in city Sports Festival

To coincide with USA Track and Field’s training camp in Birmingham, a community sports festival took place in the city’s Perry Park – right next door to the Alexander Stadium, where some of the world’s best athletes are fine tuning their preparations for the IAAF World Championships in London. The sports festival was organised by […]

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USA Track & Field back in Birmingham ahead of IAAF World Championships

By on 28/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

More than 150 athletes, officials and staff representing USA Track & Field (USATF) are staying in Birmingham at the end of July, ahead of the IAAF World Championships, with the city hosting the official training and preparation camp for the team, which includes eight individual gold medallists from the 2016 Rio Games and four defending […]

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