Tag: Cllr Ian Ward

City announces 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

A Birmingham bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 has today been endorsed by the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Company – on the same day the UK Government has said it was ready to work with cities interested in hosting the Games. At a meeting on Friday (April 21), the Birmingham bid company reviewed […]

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Evening session added to World Indoor Champs in city

IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 – evening session added The IAAF Council yesterday approved the addition of a special high jump session for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on the evening of Thursday 1 March, which means that the championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham, will now be a four […]

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Statement on 2022 Commonwealth Games

The following is a statement from Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, in relation to a statement issued by the Commonwealth Games Federation in relation to the Durban 2022 games: Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are aware of the decision from the Commonwealth Games Federation to […]

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One-year countdown to IAAF World Indoor Championships

In exactly 12 months’ time, Birmingham will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships and so the countdown has officially begun to what will be the biggest sporting championships held in the city for 15 years. The event will see more than 400 athletes from 150 countries come to the city to take part and with […]

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City track gets makeover ahead of 2018 event

By on 07/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

To ensure that athletes at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, have the best possible surface to compete on, the entire infield of Birmingham’s indoor track, including the 60m sprint straight and the run ups for field events, is being replaced. Work started on this track refurbishment, which also includes some upgrading work to […]

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Revised library plans set for approval

Revised proposals for the future of Birmingham’s Community Library service have been drawn up following feedback from citizens during a recent 12-week period of public consultation. Initial plans for a three-tiered service (with opening hours and staff support reduced in tiers 2 and 3) were put forward as part of the council’s effort to respond […]

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Supergraphic celebrates iconic city landmark

Organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, which will be held in March next year, are using the opportunity that comes with hosting a major sporting Championships to profile the city and celebrate some of Birmingham’s best known landmarks.

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£500,000 awarded for Aston & Newtown arts projects

Thirteen local arts and community organisations will receive arts grants totalling £500,000 to deliver projects in Aston and Newtown during 2017-18, it was announced today (6 January 2017). Beneficiaries from these projects will include a wide range of young residents (including early years), budding creative entrepreneurs and producers, and community elders not usually engaged in […]

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Charities benefit from Frankfurt Market donations

Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation of left over foods to local charities. The market closed last week (29 December), and traders donated produce – such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages – which were distributed to charities via a food bank at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub. Birmingham City […]

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Delegation from USA Track and Field visit city

A delegation from USA Track and Field, the governing body for athletics in the US, visited Birmingham on Thursday (October 27), to discuss the details for a proposed training camp, which would be held in the city in July 2017. They visited various sites across the city, including the Birmingham High Performance Centre and Alexander […]

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