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4 October 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

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


Car free schools


A pilot scheme which will see roads around six Birmingham schools closed to motorised traffic at the start and end of the school day has been launched.

Four pioneering Brummies are to have new roads named after them in recognition of their achievements. The roads are in Erdington and Selly Oak.

The council is investing in eight new redeployable CCTV cameras – which can be used in different areas of the city (based on data intelligence and local need); this follows the decommissioning of a number of the council’s Community Safety CCTV cameras.

Birmingham’s chargeable bulky waste collection service is now taking ten items instead of the previous six – or up to 20 bags of household waste which can include garden waste.




It’s Black History Month. The annual commemoration of the history, achievements and contributions of black people in the UK is held every October. You can check out the range of local events to mark the month at the dedicated website.

The Bedlam Arts and Health Festival, until 12 October, is a celebration of how the arts improve people's wellbeing.

It’s sure to be a laugh-a-minute at Birmingham Comedy Festival, from 4-13 October.

It’s Birmingham Open Studios on the weekends of 5/6 and 12/13 October where 67 artists will exhibit their work at 33 venues, from 11am-5pm. The festival is free and family-friendly.

Birmingham Tech Week, from 7-13 October, will highlight Birmingham’s burgeoning tech scene and focus on a number of innovative topics.

Fierce Festival celebrates theatre, dance, music, and more, in out-of-the-ordinary spaces in Birmingham, from 15-20 October.

Diwali on the Square to celebrate the Festival of Light takes place on Saturday 19 October, in Victoria Square, from 11am-6pm.

The Fast Forward Festival on 24 October is a national disability and arts festival celebrating inclusion and challenging expectations around disability and the music industry. 

We're delighted our 'Homelessness in Birmingham' film has been nominated for Best Documentary at this year's Birmingham Film Festival. Join us for a FREE viewing at Millennium Point on 2 November, at 2pm.

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