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8 March 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

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




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Proposed 'heads of terms' that would bring an end to the industrial dispute affecting Birmingham bin collections were discussed by the council's Cabinet today, read full details here.

Birmingham City Council and Birmingham Children’s Trust have been awarded £485,845 from the Government’s Supporting Families Against Youth Crime fund. The new funding will help support earlier interventions to turn young people away from gangs and crime in Birmingham.

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities, has made a statement regarding protests at Parkfield School

The completion of works to improve Ashted Circus, which handles nearly 75,000 vehicles daily, has been marked with an opening ceremony. Construction started in February 2018 and has taken a year to complete.

The council is supporting public health partners for No Smoking Day on Wednesday 13 March. Join the millions of people who have given up smoking using the smokefree support. Get help quitting using the free NHS app


Women who dared to dream


On Sunday 10 March join Waterstones Birmingham for their Once Upon a Time in Birmingham: Women Who Dared To Dream book event. Celebrate the achievements of thirty of the most inspiring women from the city and hear from some of the women who played an instrumental part in the book’s creation. For a limited time you can get 1/3 off this brilliant book via The Emma Press website, using the code IWD-2019.  

Join The University of Birmingham Arts & Science Festival (11 - 17 March) for a celebration of ideas, research, culture and collaboration.

Meet your favourite authors, discover astonishing books and find interactive storytelling fun at at Bournville Book fest from 14 - 21 March, Birmingham's only dedicated children's book festival for 0-12s.

This year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday 17 March from 12noon. The parade – which is organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee, will include pipe and drum bands, along with vintage motorbikes, classic cars and Willie “Fergus” Finnegans massed tractors plus many decorated floats.

MAC Birmingham have free panel discussions, workshops and performances reflecting on public history and heritage during a weekend of events for Legacies of the First World War Festival: Diversity on 22 and 23 March. 

The Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k is back on Sunday 26 May. For everyone aged 15 and over, whether you want to run, jog or walk.  Soak up the atmosphere and be motivated around the course by music, entertainment and support from the community.

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Clean air strategy


Clean Air Strategy consultation

Birmingham City Council believes that every person who lives and works in Birmingham has the right to clean air. But poor air quality in the city is contributing to hundreds of early, preventable deaths and making many existing health conditions worse. Have your say on our public consultation here.