22 reasons Brum should get 2022 Commonwealths

With the decision due soon as to whether an English Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be submitted and, if so, whether it will be Birmingham which becomes the UK’s Candidate City, the bid team has today compiled a list of 22 reasons as to why Birmingham should be selected. With a population of […]

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Weekender encapsulates spirit of cultural programme for 2022 bid

Just 22 days ahead of Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender (from 22 – 24 September), the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team unveils its cultural programme for the Games. Comprising a dazzling blend of traditional and contemporary arts from the region and the wider Commonwealth, the cultural programme will showcase Birmingham 2022’s urban, contemporary […]

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Waste collection service update – August 31

In order to protect its legal and financial position, the council is issuing redundancy notices to the Grade 3 Leading Hands in the refuse service – as approved by Cabinet on 27 June. The notices will be received on Friday 1 September. The council wishes to continue its ongoing discussions with trades unions through ACAS […]

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‘Fly the Red Duster’

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, will fly the Red Ensign – or ‘Red Duster’ as it is known – tomorrow at 10am (Friday 1 September) outside the Council House in Victoria Square. This will be in advance of Merchant Navy Day which raises awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.  The […]

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Brand new leisure centre opens in Erdington

A brand new sports facility in north Birmingham opens to the public on Monday 4 September. The new Erdington Leisure Centre – designed to provide the whole community with a fresh, modern exercise and recreation venue – features a 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, a 70-station gym and a community room/studio space.  A wide […]

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Heritage Open Days at Stirchley Baths

By on 30/08/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

On Sunday 10 September, Stirchley Baths, a community hub on Bournville Lane, Stirchley, will be showcasing its heritage as an Edwardian swimming baths and public washhouse.  Visitors are invited to pick up a diving brick in the deep end, add their stitches to a community tapestry and put their knowledge to the test during this […]

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Bus lane enforcement cameras set to go live

The next phase of bus lane enforcement cameras are set to go live in Birmingham – with a clear warning to motorists: cross the line, pay the fine. Bus lane cameras will be located along the B4128 in Bordesley Green, A5127 and A38 Lichfield Road and Tyburn Road, and on the A441 Pershore Road. Bus […]

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Best of British business backs Birmingham bid

The Birmingham 2022 bid team today unveiled its plans to showcase the best of UK industry and business to a global audience, as part of its 2022 Commonwealth Games bid. Business Expo 2022, and the associated five-year Enterprise and Industry Programme building up to it, would form a key part of the legacy left by […]

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Flytipper jailed for dumping waste across Brum

By on 23/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Two Birmingham men who ran an unlicensed waste collection service received prison sentences totalling 40 months after admitting to 16 offences at Birmingham Crown Court today (23 August 2017). Andrew Smithson (31), of Cranleigh Place, Perry Barr, pleaded guilty to nine fly-tipping offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, and three further offences under the […]

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Stars of screen and sport back the 2022 bid

Hollywood stars Julie Walters and David Harewood are joining with over 60 top sports stars to back Birmingham’s bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Multi-BAFTA Award winning actress, Dame Julie Walters, DBE, was born in Edgbaston, Birmingham and raised in Smethwick. The two-time Academy Award nominee, star of multiple big screen films including Billy Elliot, […]

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