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3 May 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

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




Birmingham City Council has earmarked 39 per cent of its government Clean Air Fund money for taxi drivers. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, explains why

The council is running a series of events for businesses and organisations impacted by the clean air zone. The events will include information on what this means for operations and staff, preparing the business and fleet, and what support is available.

Efforts in Birmingham to increase the number of people accessing free support for alcohol problems has received a boost following a funding award from Public Health England.

The council and its contractor Engie are celebrating after winning a prestigious national award for their collaborative and creative approach to the housing repairs and maintenance of the city's 62,000 council-owned properties. 




B-SIDE Hip-Hop Festival is back from Friday 3 - Sunday 12 May. The free annual festival celebrates all things Hip-Hop with a great line up of dance battles, high-energy workshops, live music and DJ sets.

The Ramadan Tent Project's Open Iftar 2019 Birmingham will take place from Wednesday 8 May- Friday 10 May, 7.30pm - 10pm, at St Chad’s Cathedral.

The Velo Birmingham and Midlands bike ride takes place on 12 May. The closed road route will take 17,000 riders on an unforgettable journey through the West Midlands. Check out information on road closures.

Viva! Magical Vegan Festival is on 18 May, from 10.30am-6pm, celebrating all that veganism has to offer.

The Independent Birmingham Festival at The Bond returns on 18 and 19 May. Expect a spectacular line-up of pop-up restaurants, cocktail bars, street food, craft beer, fine wine, coffee, independent retailers, and live music from local bands.

Birmingham Pride is on 25 and 26 May. The LGBT festival – taking place in the Gay Village on Hurst Street – is the largest LGBT two-day celebration in the UK. This year’s theme is 'The Love Out Loud Festival’ and is set to be the biggest ever!

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Public Health consultation

Birmingham City Council would like your views on the proposed Birmingham Public Health Green Paper. The paper sets out proposed Public Health priorities for the next four years.

The priorities have been designed to support the shared ambition across the council and its partners in the NHS, Police, Fire Service, and Voluntary and Community Sector to improve the health and wellbeing of local people. The consultation closes on 12 May. Have your say.