As Sport England unveil plans to tackle inactivity, Birmingham is leading the way thanks to a range of FREE initiatives aimed at getting Brummies off the couch.
Birmingham City Council’s gold winning parks’ team celebrate the work of local artist Willard Wigan and grass root sport with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show entry – a display designed to inspire people to take the all-important step to becoming more active. ‘One Small Step’ uses Willard’s tiny needle sized artworks as its starting point […]
Friends of Sheldon Country Park, local students and residents have helped prune the new fruit trees at Sheldon Country Park’s 26 tree community orchard as part of a free pruning workshop put on by Helping Britain Blossom. The pruning workshop was Helping Britain Blossom’s second event at Sheldon Country Park as they recently provided fruit […]
The IAAF World Indoor Championships drew to a close in Portland yesterday (March 20) as the USA handed the baton to the UK who will host the next edition of the event in 2018 at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena. Birmingham previously hosted the Championships in 2003 as well as the European Indoor Championships in 2007, giving […]
Birmingham residents are big urged to follow in the footsteps of Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah by running – or walking – around Alexander Stadium in aid of Sport Relief. The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile returns to the city on Sunday, March 20, and is organised by Birmingham City Council’s events team with funding from […]
A once derelict swimming pool has been transformed into a vibrant and welcoming community hub, thanks to a £4 million project involving staff from Birmingham City Council, Acivico, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Balfour Beatty and people from the local community. Primarily financed by HLF and Tesco, through the sale of the former Stirchley Community […]
Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation to a range of charities. The market closed on Tuesday (22 December), with stallholders donating produce such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages. Birmingham City Council has been working with CSPAN to provide the food to charities such as Sifa Fireside, St Basil’s, Bethany […]