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2 November 2018

Birmingham Bulletin

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


Household recycling centre


Birmingham's five Household Recycling Centres have now switched to winter opening hours.

UK city leaders have met in Birmingham to share knowledge and expertise on preventing and countering radicalisation and extremism leading to terrorism.

A major project to re-connect Birmingham’s communities with the city’s Shakespearean heritage has won National Lottery support.

If your child is due to start reception class in September 2019, please make sure you apply online by 15 January 2019.


poppy day


Remembrance Day is especially poignant this year, as we mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. It’s Poppy Day on Tuesday, 6 November and more than 300 military personnel will be helping The Royal British Legion raise funds in Birmingham.

On Remembrance Sunday, 11 November, Lord Mayor, Cllr Yvonne Mosquito, will lead a two-minute silence at the Remembrance Sunday Parade. This year, it’s in Cathedral Square: more details will be available soon.  Plus, from 11am-6pm, 500 Birmingham pupils will take part in the theatrical performance Homecomings, at New Street Station.

Find all the fireworks displays you need to light up your Bonfire Night!

There’s an Apprenticeship and Opportunities event for 16-25 year olds at the Factory Young People’s Centre, in Longbridge, on 7 November.

Birmingham City University is celebrating the launch of Once Upon A Time In Birmingham: Women Who Dared To Dream. The free event will take place at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, on 7 November, where women featured in the book will discuss the past, present and future of inspiring females influencing Birmingham.

The Shout Festival, celebrating the diversity of Birmingham’s LGBT cultural community, is on from 8-18 November.

Soak up the Christmassy atmosphere at The Frankfurt Christmas Market, which is back in the city from 15 November.

The nations invited to compete at next year’s Gymnastics World Cup in Birmingham on 23 March have been announced. It’s right on our doorstep, so come and see the world’s best gymnasts in action!

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Birmingham City Council and partner organisations are consulting on an application for a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) to help address antisocial behaviour in the city centre. Please give us your views on the application by 11 November here.

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