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Birmingham has retained its Purple Flag Status for Another Year

Its  what?

Well essentially it means that the city is managing its night-time experience and thus helping overcome any negative public perceptions that may exist.

Purple Flag is an organisation which aims to raise the standard and broaden the appeal of centres between 1700 and 0600. City centre management groups have to apply for this and the city is then assessed overnight by a  trained Purple Flag Assessor. If deemed to be acceptable the city is given the Purple Flag accreditation.

How this affects the city I don’t know but I assume it’s essential for Birmingham’s reputation where it matters, eg with investors, party conference organisers, etc.

The City Centre Neighbourhood Forum is Staging a “Mustn’t Miss” Meeting on 15 October

On the Agenda:

Elected Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs)

Several candidates for this crucial new politically based post will present the reasons why they should be elected to do whatever they think the job is. If you have any questions they’ll answer them.

Library of Birmingham (LoB)

Simon Dingle, Operations Director of the LoB construction for developers Carillion plc, will describe the build project in terms of Project Progress to date, Highlights so far, Work Required to Complete and the Challenges involved.

Brian Gambles, Assistant Director Culture of Birmingham City Council and Chief Executive of Library of Birmingham Development Trust, will talk of the facilities and services to be provided.

This is a Free Public Meeting to be held:

Monday 15 October 2012 7pm to 9pm
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, Learning Zone, Great Charles Street Entrance

(Light Refreshments served from 6.45pm)

Library of Birmingham Site Snapshot for October Released


It’s all getting quite posh inside. Now we can start to see what a treat we have in store when it opens next September – yes almost another year! Click on image for larger view.
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