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Broad Street – Traffic Restrictions Notification 

20 Apr 18

Gas Street and Broad Street junction closure Sunday 22 April.


Local news
Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 17 April 

16 Apr 18

On Tuesday 17 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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Brum’s Spectacular Commonwealth Games Closure Display 

15 Apr 18

If you missed the closing Commonwealth Games ceremony, then one thing you must do today is watch Birmingham’s brilliant contribution… Click http://www.


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Fraud Alerts from WMP- Bitcoin,etc, Investment Frauds 

14 Apr 18

A new alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Fraud Alerts from WMP – Phone Fraud Alert 

13 Apr 18

A new alert from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Crescent Theatre – Another Local Gem of Birmingham 

11 Apr 18

Its amateur status, let’s you get involved with a vast variety of volunteer activities and hence meeting other people like yourself with common interests.


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Fraud Alerts from WMP – West Midlands Police 

6 Apr 18

Two new alerts from about fraudulent practices threatening innocent people.


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Volunteer Help to Our Police and Add Interest to Your Life 

4 Apr 18

Do you see yourself volunteering for West Midlands Police to add interest to your life by helping augment their services?  The force is  now recruiting volunteers to join their organisation.


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Josh’s Wepage 

2 Apr 18

this is josh’s map of the world…


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“LoveBrum” Supports Gem Projects Across Brum 

1 Apr 18

LoveBrum, a registered charity, supports projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led delivering change and outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.


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Birmingham Connected Update – 20 March 2018 

26 Mar 18

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Connected update containing transport news and information which we hope you will find useful.


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On Street Parking and Car Parks in Birmingham 

24 Mar 18

Find where to park, when and the cost.


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How to Protect Your Facebook Privacy 

24 Mar 18

You may find The Cambridge Analytica data breach revelations unsettling or scandalous and very worrying and, indeed threatening the very use of Social Media in the future.


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Protected: Marches and Meetings City Centre This Saturday 24 March 

23 Mar 18

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.


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How Birmingham is Tackling Homelessness 

22 Mar 18

A new article on the Leader of Birmingham website explains what the City Council is doing to grapple with the increasing problem of Homelessness in our city.


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ACT Now – You Can Help Defeat Terrorism 

20 Mar 18

West Midlands Police are backing a national campaign that launched today, to encourage communities to help defeat terrorism.


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Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 20 March 

19 Mar 18

On Tuesday 20 March 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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Local Roads Improvement – Live Consultations This Week 

11 Mar 18

There are face to face consultations happening this week locally at which you can find out what local road changes are proposed and why.


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Road Improvement Scheme Consultations 

7 Mar 18

“In partnership with Transport for West Midlands and Midland Metro Alliance, we are currently consulting on a number of changes to road layouts, mostly to improve access for public transport.


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The Ladywood Living With Hardship Initiative 

7 Mar 18

Two of the current Councillors of the Ladywood Ward have formed “The Ladywood Living With Hardship Initiative”.


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Peace Gardens in Bath Row Again in Need of Attention 

2 Mar 18

The really wonderful and revered Peace Gardens in Edgbaston are having to be used by rough sleepers as a toilet..


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Birmingham Connected March 2018 Update 

2 Mar 18

Welcome to the latest Birmingham Connected update containing transport news and information which we hope you will find useful.


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Homelessnes In Our City – How You Can Help 

1 Mar 18

Homelessness, Living on the Streets, Rough Sleeping and Hardship is unfortunately very common in our city today.


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A Photo Journey Of Today’s City Centre Developments 

27 Feb 18

Wandering around the city centre it would seem that demolition for future highly desirable reconstruction is all happening at once and now! Why? Well, as funding is obtained it makes sense that  multiple contractors do their jobs in parallel-time if…


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Birmingham Jazz Festival Celebration Dinner 

24 Feb 18

An evening of jazz and culinary delights in support of the Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival held annually in July… All proceeds go to the Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival.


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Reminder….Public Meeting on HS2 and Homelessness 

22 Feb 18

On Saturday 24 February at the Hyatt Hotel – it’s FREE! Latest news: City Centre Councillors Albert Bore and Kath Hartley have now said they will attend the meeting.


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M6 J6 to J8 Northbound Repair Work Anounced 

21 Feb 18

Birmingham Connected this afternoon (Wednesday 21 February)  issued a notice of M6 North road works.


Local news
Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 20 February 

19 Feb 18

On Tuesday 20 February 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.


Local news
A Free Public Meeting About HS2 and Homelessness 

15 Feb 18

On Saturday 24 February, key people will give expert insights into these important subjects in Birmingham.


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War On Litter in Birmingham Ladywood Constituency 

5 Feb 18

Our city centre MP Shabana Mahmood, fed up with litter dumping, is asking for our help in fighting this problem.


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Broad Street Restrictions Explained 

29 Jan 18

It is my observation that the first day of the Broad Street Restrictions did not go too well in spite of the street marshals working very hard to advise and direct drivers who found that the route they may have taken for years  was no longer …


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Broad Street Restrictions from Monday 29 Jan 2017 

28 Jan 18

Further information of restrictions around Broad Street complete with illustrative map.


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Birmingham Connected Update – January 2018 

26 Jan 18

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


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“HS2 in Birmingham” Website Launched 

25 Jan 18

This week a new website has been launched which will enlighten those, in Birmingham (and further afield), who find fascination in the prospect of high speed rail travel between Birmingham to London.


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Council Supports Homeless Rooms Birmingham 

19 Jan 18

Council supports website helping homeless people make the right move.


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Improve Your Internet Security For Free 

15 Jan 18

This information has been sent on behalf of Action Fraud (National Fraud Intelligence Bureau).


Local news
Next Drop-in Session This Tuesday 16 January 

15 Jan 18

On Tuesday 16 January 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.


Local news
Five Ways Underpass and Broad Street Restrictions Postponed 

3 Jan 18

We previously reported that they were to come into force on Monday 8 January 2018 but we have just been informed by Midland Metro Alliance that this  has been postponed pending further discussions with the City Council.


Local news
Five Ways Underpass and Broad Street Restrictions 

2 Jan 18

To accommodate the Metro tram extension to Edgbaston new traffic restrictions have been announced by the Midland Metro Alliance.


Local news
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.


Local news
Birmingham Connected Update – November 2017 

17 Nov 17

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


Local news
Employment Fraud Alert 

14 Nov 17

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


Local news
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.


Local news
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.


Local news
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.


Local news
Police Advice on Fishing: How to Protect Yourself 

28 Oct 17

Fishing – Here’s what you need to know.


Local news
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.


Local news
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.


Local news
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.


Local news
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.