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31 May 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

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




Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold for the eighth year running at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 for a display recognising the need for action on climate change. See pictures of the display in our album here.

The 2019 European Parliamentary Election was held in the UK on Thursday 23 May. See the results for the West Midlands region and for the Birmingham City Council area on the website.

Consultation on the Perry Barr highways scheme is set to begin. The £27.1 million project – which includes the removal of the A34 flyover, the retention of the A34 underpass and the replacement of the A34/A4040 roundabout with a four-arm signal junction – was approved by Cabinet on February 12.

This June we're teaming up with Love to Ride and Cycling UK to celebrate everyday cycling for everyone! Ride anywhere, anytime in June and log it on the Love to Ride Birmingham site to go into the draw for amazing Summer of Cycling prizes.

Five Ways underpass will close to all traffic from Monday 3 June to allow for construction of the next phase of the Birmingham Westside Metro extension. The area will be busy - plan ahead and use public transport, walk or cycle to travel whenever possible. 


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Birmingham Coffee Festival is on at the Custard Factory on 7, 8 and 9 June. The three days bring together the top 40 independent coffee shops and coffee culture experiences from the local area and beyond.

BBC Good Food Show Summer and BBC Gardeners World Live take place from 13-16 June at NEC Birmingham.

The Nature Valley Classic tennis tournament returns to the Edgbaston Priory Club (15-23 June) with the strongest line-up in its 38 year history. Current world No.1 Naomi Osaka, world No.5 and defending champion Petra Kvitova and British No.1 Johanna Konta are all confirmed to play

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Cannon Hill Park on 16 June (11am-4pm) to welcome the new Lord Mayor, Councillor Mohammed Azim to office with a fun packed day for all the family to enjoy.

Enjoy the Birmingham Indian Film Festival from 21 June-1 July. The festival presents a carefully curated selection of the very best new independent cinema from the Indian subcontinent.

Foodies Festival, the UK’s biggest food festival, returns to Birmingham's Cannon Hill Park 21, 22, 23 June with a mouth-watering summer festival, live music, workshops, masterclasses and of course top chefs.

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Rea Valley Urban Quarter Consultation
Birmingham City Council has started a public consultation on ambitious plans to transform 73 hectares of the city centre and would like to have your views.

It’s proposed that the Rea Valley Urban Quarter will become a vibrant mixed-use area delivering jobs, homes and a network of green spaces and pedestrian routes.

A series of drop-in sessions will be held where the documents will be on display and officers will be available to answer questions. Have your say.