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Last chance to vote for Birmingham’s Community Flag

By on 24/06/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

If you would like to have a say in the design for a Community Flag for Birmingham – which include references to the city’s heritage and industrial past – you have until Sunday 28 June to cast your vote at birmingham.gov.uk/community-flag  The winner(s) will be announced week commencing 13 July and they will be presented […]

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day in Birmingham

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will mark Armed Forces Day with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 27. Running from 11am to 5pm, the event will include a wide range of stalls and activities, including a paintball range hosted by the Army cadets. Veterans’ organisations represented on the day will include the Royal […]

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Centenary Square design competition winner revealed

By on 17/06/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The winner of a competition to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces has been named as Edinburgh-based Graeme Massie Architects. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council, attracted nearly 200 entries from architects and designers around the world, all […]

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution Bike Week showcase

By on 15/06/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) is celebrating the return of National Bike Week from June 13 to 21 with an entire week of pedal powered fun. Bike Week is an annual, nation-wide opportunity for organisations to promote cycling and show how easily it can become part of everyday life. The dedicated week aims to get people […]

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Birmingham Youth Champion named

By on 09/06/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Kerry Jenkins has been named as Birmingham City Council’s first ever Youth Champion. The announcement was made today (June 9) by Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture. Cllr Jenkins’s responsibilities will include listening to and engaging with the city’s young people on a wide range of issues, ensuring that their […]

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Stars line up for Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix

By on 04/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Olympic champion Mo Farah heads a star-studded line-up at the Sainsbury’s Birmingham Grand Prix, which takes place on Sunday, June 7. He will be joined by the likes of Olympic, European and Commonwealth long jump champion Greg Rutherford and world former Olympic 400m champion Christine Ohuruogu, as well as a raft of other British stars. Taking […]

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Funding boost for new changing rooms at Cofton Park

By on 03/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has secured a share of £16.5 million National Lottery funding from Sport England to help build new changing rooms at one of the city’s parks. The council has been awarded £78,169 grant funding towards a £300,000 scheme to build the new facilities at Cofton Park, where there are football pitches. Work is […]

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Ring Road improvement works move forward

By on 27/05/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The next phase of a works programme designed to improve traffic flow and  boost safety for pedestrians and cyclists on Birmingham’s Ring Road is due to start next week. Contractors are set to begin construction operations at Bordesley Circus and Curzon Circle on June 1. The works are part of a £14.05 million programme of […]

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Birmingham Youth Champion announced

By on 26/05/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has announced its first ever Youth Champion to make sure young people in the city have their voices heard. The councillor taking up the role will be named shortly, with their responsibilities being to listen to and engage with young people on a wide range of issues. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member […]

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Shortlisted Centenary Square designs go on public display

By on 21/05/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People will have the chance to view and have their say on the final shortlisted designs in an innovative competition to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces when they go on display this week. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City […]

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