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Olympic master class for young swimmers

By on 14/02/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

London 2012 Olympians, Joanne Jackson and Robyn Nicholls, will be at Cocks Moors Wood Leisure Centre on Monday 17 February to meet and swim with hundreds of children in a master class session to celebrate the launch of a new swimming programme. Jackson, bronze medallist from the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, will team up with Nicholls […]

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New Harborne swimming pool is a splash hit

By on 26/01/2012 in News with 0 Comments

WHAT: Birmingham City Council leader Cllr Mike Whitby and Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Cllr Martin Mullaney, will formally open the new Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre. WHERE: Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre, Lordswood Road, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 9QS WHEN: Saturday 28 January 2012 TIME: 09:30am (speeches at 10am) Birmingham's first new public […]

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Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre rebuttal

By on 23/01/2012 in Rebuttals with 0 Comments

With reference to today’s Birmingham Mail story: Pool too expensive, say users we wish to point out the following: Charges for swimming are set each year by Cabinet – based on benchmarking of public and private facilities across the UK. In Birmingham, the larger swimming pools charge £3.80 for an adult swim in peak times […]

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Media Watch – December 16

By on 16/12/2011 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories PM: We’ll help 4,500 troubled Brum families (Birmingham Mail) A total of 4,500 Birmingham families will be targeted in the Prime Minister’s pledge to ‘turn around the lives’ of Britain’s most troubled families. Cllr Ayoub Khan quoted. Chance to tour new swimming pool (Birmingham Mail) Visitors can have a sneak […]

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Media Watch – September 6

By on 06/09/2011 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Riots Debate (BBC R4 Today) Leader of Birmingham City Council Mike Whitby was a panellist in last night’s debate. The debate was streamed live online and the Today Programme will feature clips throughout the week. Changes to family support services (WM) Cllr Les Lawrence outlined changes to family support services […]

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Sparkhill tender could pave way for future community pools

By on 30/08/2011 in News with 0 Comments

A competitive tender process to build a new community swimming pool and leisure centre in Sparkhill could pave the way for future community pools in Birmingham. On September 5 Cabinet will consider a framework agreement for the Sparkhill tender process, meaning approved contractors can also be considered for future projects. Plans to demolish and rebuild […]

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Enjoy our parks but stay out of the water this summer

By on 18/07/2011 in News with 0 Comments

With the school summer holidays set to begin Birmingham City Council has warned people of the dangers of cooling off in ponds and lakes across the city. As parks staff brace themselves for the busiest period of the year, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture, Cllr Martin Mullaney, has urged residents to play it […]

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Be Active from April 1 2011

By on 31/03/2011 in Factsheets with 1 Comment

We are delighted to announce the new scheme will begin 1st April and continue until 31st March 2012. Be active has now been running city wide in Birmingham since 1st September 2009. The scheme currently has over 300,000 members from Birmingham, which represents about 1 in 3 of the entire population. If you would like […]

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Be Active tackling Birmingham obesity

By on 14/12/2010 in News with 4 Comments

  A groundbreaking Birmingham City Council backed project is tackling the Midlands obesity problem head on. And, as figures released today by the Association of Public Health Observatories reveal the West Midlands has the highest percentage of obese adults in the UK, the team behind Be Active insist they are starting to win the battle in […]

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