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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 21 November 

20 Nov 17

Correction of date on title of earlier post… On Tuesday 21 November, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 18 July 

20 Nov 17

On Tuesday 21 November, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Birmingham Connected Update – November 2017 

17 Nov 17

 This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Employment Fraud Alert 

14 Nov 17

Job seekers are being targeted by fraudsters trying to obtain personal and banking details from them.


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A Walk Through the New Centenary Way Walkway 

11 Nov 17

The walkway was completed over Friday night and opened early on Saturday 11 November as planned.


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Change to Broad Street Buses on Sunday 12 November 

10 Nov 17

From Sunday, 12 November, Broad Street buses will return to their usual route along Broad Street/Centenary Square in both directions.


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Walkways from 11 Nov: Live Updates 

10 Nov 17

This post continues the reporting on the closure of Fletchers Walk and the opening of a new walkway along the eventual Centenary Way on Saturday 11 November.


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Walkways from 11 Nov: A Race Against Time 

8 Nov 17

On Saturday 11 November at 7am, Fletchers Walk will be closed for demolition.


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Burglaries Occuring Lately in Lea Bank 

5 Nov 17

This information has been sent on behalf of West Mids Police.


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Walkways from 11 Nov: City Centre to Broad Street 

3 Nov 17

On Saturday 11 November, Fetchers Walk will be closed for demolition.


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Homes of High Performance Cars Targeted by Thieves 

2 Nov 17

It seems that high performance versions of cars with non-exotic marques are being targeted by robbers.


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Police Advice on Fishing: How to Protect Yourself 

28 Oct 17

Fishing – Here’s what you need to know.


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Police Advice to Avoid Crime & Anti-social Acts 

26 Oct 17

Raise your awareness of adverse actions of others as the days get shorter and darker.


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Broad Street Road Closure Now 

19 Oct 17

Birmingham Connected has just issued the following news on road closures in Broad Street.


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Pedestrian Diversion onto Broad Street 

12 Oct 17

The Midland Metro Alliance has issued the following news.


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Great Birmingham Run Means Road Closures 

10 Oct 17

The Great Birmingham Run, aka Birmingham International Marathon, takes place this Sunday 15 October and involves city road closures.


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Paradise Roads and Pedestrian Routes Opening Soon 

10 Oct 17

Birmingham Connected has made public some key dates for changes around the Paradise Development in the next 5 weeks.


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Centenary Square Redevelopment Update 20171006 

8 Oct 17

The buildings bordering Centenary Square continue to grow in number.


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Your Experince of Velo Birmingham is Needed 

2 Oct 17

By all accounts the Velo cycle event was a success, especially for the 15000 riders and on locking enthusiasts.


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Velo Cycling Event Bus Diversions 

23 Sep 17

Sunday 24th September 2017, will see the West Midlands playing host to a new 100 mile closed-road cycling event – Vélo Birmingham.


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Velo Cycling Event for Charity 24 September 

13 Sep 17

Sunday 24th September 2017, will see the West Midlands playing host to a new 100 mile closed-road cycling event – Vélo Birmingham.


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Birmingham Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2017+ 

13 Sep 17

Homelessness is a growing problem in our towns and cities with people having to sleep rough on streets and other public places.


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City Living Survey – Your Help Needed 

16 Aug 17

A University of Birmingham Masters student would like you to give your views on the quality of city living in Birmingham.


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Birmingham Connected UpdateExtra dated 14 August 

15 Aug 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and important information for the city.


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Summer at Winterbourne Gardens 

9 Aug 17

The wet and sunny Summer so far has done wonders for our “public” parks and gardens.


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M6 J6/A38(M) Closures EVERY Day During Summer 

18 Jul 17

Birmingham Connected wishes us to emphasize aspects of of these closures as below.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 18 July 

17 Jul 17

On Tuesday 18 July, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Roundhouse Restoration Project News 

13 Jul 17

The National Trust and Canal & River Trust are working in partnership to restore the Roundhouse at the north end of Sheepcote Street and make great use of this historic and architecturally outstanding building.


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Five Ways Underpass Overnight Closures in July- Metro 

12 Jul 17

In preparation for the Metro tram network extending to Edgbaston by 2021 some structural surveys are required at the Five Ways Underpass.


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Police Rounding Up Those Wanted for Crimes 

11 Jul 17

Today the force is operating in strength in your area .


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Centenary Square Redevelopment Update 

11 Jul 17

The developers of the revamped Centenary Square have published their first newsletter about the project.


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Stay Safe with Crime Prevention Tips 

11 Jul 17

The West Midland Police Communication team just added some new home security films to their YouTube channel (crime prevention playlist).


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Two Jazz Festivals in Birmingham in July 

3 Jul 17

The Birmingham Jazz Festival runs from July 14th to 23rd  2017.


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Birmingham Connected Update – June 2017 

30 Jun 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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Council to Fit Sprinklers in Tower Blocks 

22 Jun 17

The Leader of Birmingham website has issued the Birmingham City Council’s  intentions regarding fire suppression measures for it’s tower blocks.


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Ryland Street One Way Road Closure 

22 Jun 17

No exit from Ryland Street into Broad Street.


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New Crowded Places Guidance launched 

20 Jun 17

This new guidance is primarily aimed at those with a responsibility for security at crowded places and those who own or run businesses, organisations, amenities or utilities.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 18 June 

19 Jun 17

On Tuesday 18 June, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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National Clean Air Day Events – Thursday 15 June 

13 Jun 17

Why not visit the organised events? Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed.


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Vehicle Online Shopping Fraud 

12 Jun 17

Online ordering of vehicles can be a chancy business as fraudsters have used it to relieve honest buyers of their money.


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Scenes from City Ride – Today 11 June 

11 Jun 17

There must have been hundreds of all ages and sizes  turning out with their bikes for the 5km bike ride on a city road circuit.


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Midland Metro Closure in Wolverhapton 

7 Jun 17

The Midland Metro Alliance has today  issued the following press release.


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Wedding Services Fraud 

7 Jun 17

With the upcoming “Wedding Season”, and for those individuals who are considering making plans for next year and beyond, you should be aware of the potential risks of fraud involved.


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HSBC City Ride – Sunday 11th June 2017 

7 Jun 17

A city bicycle event to join in.


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Smishing Fraud Alert 

6 Jun 17

Smishing – the term used for SMS phishing – enables criminals to steal victims’ money or identity, or both, as a result of a response to a text message.


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London Terror Attack – WMP Working with the Met 

6 Jun 17

West Midlands Police is working closely with the Metropolitan Police and other organisations and will take “any steps necessary to keep people safe”, says Chief Constable Dave Thompson.


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How Can You Fight Terrorism? 

4 Jun 17

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Scammers Using WannaCry Attack to Lure Victims 

24 May 17

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Beware of Holiday Fraud Cyber Scams 

17 May 17

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18:30 Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May 17

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update STOP PRESS at 18:30 – the bomb has been detonated and all road closures have been lifted except Priory Road.


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Update on WW2 Bomb Near Spaghetti Junction 

16 May 17

LATEST NEWS WW2 bomb update Aston Expressway remains closed while Army bomb disposal experts make the area safe.


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Ransomware Cyber Attack – How to Avoid 

15 May 17

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Birmingham Connected Update – May 2017 

11 May 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.


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M6 Junction 6 Gravelly Hill Viaduct Concrete Repairs Tomorrow! 

10 May 17

We have this evening received notice of these road works.


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Fire Fighters Support “Slower is Safer” Campaign 

9 May 17

This article describes  the part being played by our Fire Fighters to support the Slower is Safer campaign for Birmingham’s roads.


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Tourists Targeted by Fake Police Officers 

4 May 17

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WMNow – 2 Way Exchange Between Police & Community 

18 Apr 17

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A City Centre Event You’ll Not Want to Miss 

12 Apr 17

A FREE PUBLIC MEETING  about the CITY CENTRE, featuring…Lord Mayor Carl Rice…


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 11 April 

11 Apr 17

On Tuesday 11 April, members of the Committee of the City Centre Neighbourhood Forum (CCNF) will be holding a Drop-in session in Café Nero in Brindleyplace from 6pm onwards.


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Birmingham Connected Update – April 2017 

5 Apr 17

This is the latest update containing transport news and information for the city.