Council calls for public to reclaim city's nightlife

By on 12/08/2011 in News

With calm returning to Birmingham following unrest earlier in the week, Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council has urged the public to reclaim the city's streets and get back out enjoying the city's evening and night-time attractions.

The call comes with more than 5,000 tickets already sold for over the weekend at leading entertainment venues such as The Hippodrome Theatre, O2 Academy and Glee and Jongleurs Comedy clubs.

Cllr Whitby, said: “There is no better way for the city to stand up to troublemakers and help restore normality, than for its people to get back out there and enjoy socialising and working in Birmingham

“We have a world-class range of restaurants, clubs, theatres and bars in the city, appealing to all sections of society. Our visitor and entertainment economy provides vital jobs and investment within the city, and I am determined that we do all we can to get these fully functioning once more.”

Bars, restaurants, cinemas and a wide range of other venues are also expected to re-open as usual tonight, ready for a weekend which would typically see millions of pounds spent in the local economy by visitors.

Evening reopening of businesses will also provide a huge range of further entertainment and dining options for more than 25,000 fans flocking to Edgbaston each day to see the on-going Third test between England and India.

Hundreds of fans are also expected to flock to Broad Street on Sunday where Formula One legend Nigel Mansell will be inducted onto Birmingham's Walk of Stars.

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