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9 August 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

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


Broad Street

To progress the extension of the Birmingham West Midlands Metro towards Edgbaston, from Monday 2 September, additional sections of Broad Street will be closed to vehicles and bus services will be diverted. The many hotels, bars and restaurants in the area remain open for business as usual. Public transport, walking or cycling remain the best ways to travel into and around Birmingham.

Five Non-Executive Advisors have been formally appointed as part of the city council’s new improvement model.

Outline proposals for the second phase of housing regeneration in Perry Barr have been approved by the council's Planning Committee, including 400-500 new homes, associated public open space and a new secondary school for 1,260 pupils.

Illegal cigarettes worth more than £4,000 have been seized during a day of action led by the council'sTrading Standards team and West Midlands Police.


Heritage Week

Eleven days of varied and fascinating events – from exhibitions and walks to open days and workshops are part of Heritage Week, from 12-22 September.

A key fixture on the IAAF Diamond League, the Muller Grand Prix Birmingham is set to bring the best athletes in the world to the city for a jam-packed afternoon of world-class athletics on 18 August.

Find out more about Birmingham's journey to cleaner air and the Clean Air Zone at a Community Information Road Show in the Bullring shopping centre (Lower Mid Mall, near Costa Coffee) on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 August (10am-8pm) and Saturday 31 August (9am-8pm).

Cycling into and around Birmingham continues to become easier and safer; if you haven’t yet tried out the new blue cycle routes, how about getting together with friends and family to give them a go this summer? Birmingham’s network of canals and Green Routes are also wonderful places to explore by bike.

If you're looking for days out over the summer holidays, remember that travel card holders can add friends and family for a small amount when travelling by bus or train. You can also save money on admission to lots of local attractions when you arrive by train or bus.

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Review of polling districts and polling places

The council is conducting a review of its polling districts and polling places to ensure that electors have reasonable facilities for voting that are accessible. The review will not consider ward boundaries or parliamentary constituencies. Find out more.