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1 June 2018

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news, events and competitions from Birmingham City Council.

News

Windrush Garden


The council scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the seventh year running, with a display recognising and celebrating the legacy of the Windrush Generation.

The Windrush Generations free exhibition, at the Library of Birmingham until 30 June, celebrates the city’s Caribbean communities. Birmingham school children met members of the Windrush generation when they opened the event last month.


In light of the recent flooding that affected a number of areas across the city, the council prepared advice to share with relatives, friends and neighbours. Why not also sign up to the free emergency messaging service Birmingham Community Alerts and find the information to help keep you prepared in case of any other emergency? 


It’s Volunteers Week 2018, from 1-7 June. The week celebrates the contribution millions of volunteers make across Birmingham and the UK, every year. For example, last year alone, volunteers contributed 62,101 hours to our parks service. You can find out more on our website. Get general advice about volunteering or pop along to a volunteering fair on 4 June.


If you have planned – or are thinking about planning – a community clean-up, you can email GreatBritishSpringClean@birmingham.gov.uk for free litter pick-up kits.


It’s Scams Awareness Month during June. Trading Standards Officers will be on-hand to give advice on 12 June, 12-1.30pm, at Sutton Coldfield Library and on 20 June at the Library of Birmingham, 10.30am-3pm.

Events

Dance Festival


Birmingham International Dance Festival presents a vibrant programme of international dance in venues and public spaces across the city, from 1-24 June.


Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s Fun Family 5 is on 16 June at Sutton Park. This is the second annual 5km sponsored walk to support the hospital. Find out more about taking part.


BrindleyPlace Family Festival on 16 June, held in aid of Cure Leukaemia will include Brindleyplace Dragonboat Race and a jam-packed schedule of family fun.


Birmingham City University’s Inspired Family Festival will welcome families for an action-packed day of free and fun-filled events and activities for all ages, between 11am and 4pm on 9 June.


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