New lease of life for Richmond Gardens, Soho Hill, Hockley

community garden located on Soho Hill in Hockley will be given a new lease of life. Richmond Gardens has been leased by Ruskin Mill Trust as part of the New Standard Works project in the Jewellery Quarter. The gardens will provide valuable outdoor teaching spaces as well as an opportunity for students to learn about growing food and healthy nutrition. The More...

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By MH On Thursday, July 9th, 2015
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Something Old Stirring at the Standard Works

Elisabeth Johnson (Head of Operations at The Standard Works) tells The Hockley Flyer that that during excavation work, the builders found a spoon embedded in the concrete floor – as there was a hallmark visible More...

By MH On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Warstone Lane & Key Hill Cemeteries – Restoration Plans

Raised stone plinth and hard surfacing showing the Chapel’s historic footprint. Plans have been submitted to transform Warstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries, both in the Jewellery Quarter. The plans include More...

By MH On Wednesday, June 24th, 2015
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Birmingham Library – New Cultural Partnership with British Library

A new cultural partnership between the British Library and the Library of Birmingham was been announced on 22nd June 2015. It follows discussions with the British Library about ways in which the two organisations More...

By MH On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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First JQBID Festival Takes to the Streets this Summer

This summer sees the Jewellery Quarter host another festival the first organised by the Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) – a weekend of events that celebrate the diversity and creativity More...

By MH On Monday, June 8th, 2015
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Pen Room to Introduce Admission Charges

From June 2015 The Pen Room will be charging for admission: Adults Gift Aid Admission £2.20 (including 10% voluntary donation). Adults Admission £2.00. Under 16s free admission. Charges for special events etc More...

By MH On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Illegal Signs – Warning’ – Flyposter ordered to pay £1,500

The Chamberlain clock with a few balloons for a Jewellery Quarter Festival A Staffordshire man was ordered to pay £1,500 after illegally flyposting adverts onto traffic lights in Erdington at Birmingham Magistrates More...

By MH On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Motorists Advised of City Centre Road Changes

A new set of temporary road measures supporting the Paradise redevelopment in Birmingham city centre is due to come into operation. Starting on May 10, there will be access changes affecting the Paradise Circus More...

By MH On Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
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Nelson Primary School – Ofsted Rating Good to Outstanding!

‘Nelson Primary School would like to share their good news with the local community regarding their recent Ofsted Inspection. “Our school is a located in Ladywood, the heart of Birmingham. It has 320 pupils More...

By MH On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Symbolic Bricks Mark Assay Office Birmingham History – and Raises £12,000 for Charity

The structure of the new Assay Office Birmingham building has altered the skyline on Icknield Street, near Spring Hill and the blue brick exterior is almost complete. The end of March 2015 saw the addition of some More...

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