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Welcome to Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum website! The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum is the independent voice of the residents of the Jewellery Quarter, representing everyone and doing all we can to make the Quarter the best possible place to live. We want to keep you informed about life in the Quarter and to hear from […]

The Pen Museum wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The Pen Museum has received £90,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) towards a project set to see the museum secure its future and introduce new generations to this largely unknown part of Birmingham’s past. The project will develop the museum’s spaces and volunteer workforce, and when it opens in August 2016 will include new exhibitions, […]

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Your last chance to respond to Boundary Commission proposals (deadline: Feb 8th)

The deadline for making comments to the Boundary Commission regarding their proposals to re-draw the Wards in Birmingham is February 8th. You only have a few days left to make your voice heard. The Local Government Boundary Commission has made proposals to change the Wards within Birmingham City Council’s administrative area. This would see the […]

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Boundary Commission proposals: thanks for your feedback

Thank you for all your comments on our response to proposals to change the Wards within Birmingham City Council, which will see the Jewellery Quarter become part of a new Winson Green Ward. Details of the proposals can be found here The JQNF response can be found here There has been quite a lot of interest […]

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UCB submits planning proposals for Phase II of its campus redevelopment

University College Birmingham has submitted proposals for a new scheme in Charlotte Street and George Street in the Jewellery Quarter. It forms phase two of their £90 million campus redevelopment, which has already seen new facilities opened (McIntyre House) in September 2014. There will be partial demolition of 9 Charlotte Street and 12 George Street […]

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Jewellery Quarter to move to Winson Green (part 2 of 2)

The Jewellery Quarter is to become part of a new Winson Green Ward, represented by 2 Councillors. We’ve outlined the details in a separate post. These proposals are out for public consultation. The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Forum is minded to object to these proposals, on the grounds that: The Jewellery Quarter and Winson Green are […]

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Jewellery Quarter to move to Winson Green (part 1 of 2)

The Local Government Boundary Commission has made proposals to change the Wards within Birmingham City Council’s administrative area. You may have seen reports in the news about this.  Birmingham Post has a very good primer on the subject. To summarise the proposals: Birmingham City Council is currently divided into 40 Wards, with 3 Councillors for each […]

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Staycity Aparthotel due to open in 2016

As 2016 opens, so will one of the Jewellery Quarter’s newest developments.  Part of the development of Newhall Square, the new Staycity Aparthotel is located on Charlotte Street, next to the Travelodge hotel and the newly opened Co-op. Staycity, who already operate an Aparthotel in The Arcadian Centre, have spent £17 million on creating 170 […]

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Birmingham City Council Leadership Hustings

The Labour Party in Birmingham is electing a new leader, following the resignation of Sir Albert Bore. Five candidates have declared their intention to stand for the post. This is of course an internal Labour party vote, but the result affects the whole city, its businesses and its citizens. @NewsinBrum has organised a hustings at […]

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JQ Christmas Lights Switch On (with fireworks!) | Fri 13th Nov

The JQ kick starts Christmas 2015 with the Jewellery Quarter Christmas Lights Switch On on Friday 13th November 4 – 7pm! (Lights: 6pm) This year, the JQBID has extended it’s Christmas lights to over 100 across the Quarter, including a 30ft Christmas tree in Golden Square. To mark the occasion they are bringing back our […]

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Ladywood Ward Forum | Wed 11 Nov 7pm

Below is information about the next Ladywood Forum Meeting, hosted by Birmingham City Council Local residents are invited to come along to the LADYWOOD WARD FORUM 11 November 2015 at 7pm at Ladywood Health & Community Centre, St Vincent Street West B16 8RP Starting with a news report from TNT Ladywood News and main item […]

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