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Vélo Birmingham launches at NEC Cycle Show

The inaugural Vélo Birmingham was launched officially at the NEC Cycle Show today (September 22) following a teaser campaign that generated more than 30,000 pre-registrations. Organised by CSM Active in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the event will combine a 15,000-capacity, 100-mile closed road sportive with the third edition of the Birmingham BikeFest, the free cycling […]

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Birmingham scoops gold in Heart of England in Bloom awards

By on 19/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has won a Gold in the Large City category and Cannon Hill Park picked up the Mike Garwood Memorial Award in this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “Since 2005 we have consistently achieved Gold Awards for our floral displays across the city.  […]

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Birmingham bidding for Olympic stars return

By on 16/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Fresh from their successes at the Olympic Games in Rio, American and Jamaican athletes could be heading back to Birmingham to prepare for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Birmingham City Council has spoken to USA Track and Field about bringing their Olympic stars here to train at Alexander Stadium, while the University of Birmingham […]

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Community groups urged to bid for £500,000 arts funding

By on 14/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Arts groups and organisations wishing to engage with residents in Aston and Newtown can apply for grants from a £500,000 funding pot, it was announced today (14 September 2016). Following the closure of The Drum, in Aston, earlier this year, Birmingham City Council has worked with Arts Council England and local stakeholders, to identify priorities […]

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BikeFest returns to Birmingham

Families are being invited to get pedalling at the HSBC BikeFest 2016, the free cycling festival which returns to Birmingham for its second year on Sunday, September 18. Organised in partnership with Birmingham Cycle Revolution, the event takes place in Victoria Square from 9am to 4pm and aims to encourage and inspire families in Birmingham […]

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Nine fun ways to be active for FREE in Birmingham parks this summer

By on 04/08/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

If you’re looking for FREE fun activities in Birmingham this summer, look no further than ParkLives.

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Team GB badminton squad prepare for Rio in Brum

By on 21/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Team GB’s badminton squad and some of Europe’s finest players were preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this week. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, met some of the players during a break in training earlier today (21 July 2016), including Kirsty Gilmour and Rajiv Ouseph, to […]

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Work begins on new leisure centre in Erdington

Today sees the start of works to rebuild Erdington Leisure Centre, one of three existing leisure centres across the city to be replaced by Birmingham Community Leisure Trust (BCLT), working in partnership with Birmingham City Council (BCC). A fourth centre at a new site at Icknield Port Loop in Edgbaston will also be built and […]

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Could you be Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate?

The Library of Birmingham, along with local writer development group Writing West Midlands, is looking for a talented poet to become Birmingham’s next Poet Laureate. Alongside the city-wide search for a successor to Adrian Blackledge, the hunt is also on for a new Young Poet Laureate to follow on from Serena Arthur. Anyone living, working […]

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Grab your FREE racket with Birmingham’s latest activity initiative

By on 05/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Inspired by Wimbledon? A City Council backed initiative plans to hand out thousands of tennis rackets in a bid to get Brummies active.

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