West Midlands Police have launched a public consultation, called Policing Today, asking for views on access to non-emergency police services.
The consultation is part of a 12-month review, looking at new and more efficient ways of delivering community policing. As well as an online survey, the police will be conducting face-to-face interviews with the public, and a footfall analysis in local police stations.
Commissioner Bob Jones said: “In recent years we have seen a decline in the use of front offices by members of the public as they engage with us via a number of different platforms. Whilst making savings is not the motivator for this review, we continue to face a significant funding gap and every penny we can save will help us to protect front line services and keep bobbies on the beat − protecting the community. ”
The online survey closes on Wednesday 2 July, and any changes will be implemented from 2015 onwards.
When: Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June 2014
Where: Alfie Bird’s, Custard Factory, Digbeth, B9 4AA
Tickets: £20 day / £35 weekend (available online here)
Enjoy your favourite songs by all the best alternative tribute acts including:
More acts are being added all the time, so make sure to visit the Glastonbrummy Facebook page to keep up to date!
Where: Green Street Arts, 22 Green Street, Digbeth, B12 0NB
Opening night: Friday 20th June at 18:30
Exhibition continues: Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June, 14:00-17:00
The interactive exhibition will showcase contemporary documentary street photography from Ella Elizabeth Carman, Megan Sheridan and Jesska Jones, along with live street art from the likes of Liskbot and setdebelleza. There will also be a soundtrack of live music continuing into the evening.
For more information, see the flyer below or visit the Facebook event page.
When: Saturday 14th June 2014, 15:00-20:00
Where: Friction Arts, The Edge, 79-81 Cheapside, Digbeth, B12 0QH
Tickets: Free! Register online here
Beatfreeks is a youth engagement consultancy which creates opportunities for young people through arts, media, training, social enterprise and leadership.
To celebrate their first birthday, Beatfreeks are spoiling their current, past and potential supporters, partners, collaborators, innovators and team, with a day full of positive vibes and treats!
Expect a big BBQ, jam sessions, performances from guest artists, DJs, live bands and some very special visuals. Beatfreeks will also be launching their rebrand.
Although this is a free event, please register your attendance online here. Everyone is welcome to bring food and/or drink to share with others.
When: Saturday 21st June 2014, 20:00-03:00
Where: Next▢Door, Unit 2, Lower Trinity Street, Digbeth, B9 4AG
Tickets: £15 advance (available online) or £20 on the door
Madame Moonshine is back with another retro evening of musical merriment, spirited dancing, and spitfire cocktails.
Dynamite Dolls and Chipper Chaps – your country needs you! So brush off those war time worries, forget those ration woes and be-bop with the swinging bands, jitter bug and jive with some wonderful WAFs, have a grand old time with some dashing soldiers, swing with some American sailors, or fraternise with the factory girls.
Loose lips might sink ships, but all allies are invited to dress to impress and enjoy the live music, DJs and amusements at Madame Moonshine’s spiffing air-raid shelter!
For more information, visit Design my Night. Tally ho!
When: Saturday 21 June, 10:00-16:00
Where: The Custard Factory, Gibb Street, Digbeth, B4 9AA
The Birmingham Antiques & Vintage Bazaar just keeps getting bigger!
The full-day free event features an array of vintage and antique treasures, cafés and pop-up vintage tea shops, along with live independent music on the Lakeside stage. But don’t worry if you can’t make it this time, the Bazaar will return to Digbeth again on the following dates:
For more information, click here to visit the B2B website, or call 01636 676 531.
Running over 14 days, with events all across the city, BASS has certainly pumped it up a gear for 2014! A number of events are taking place in Digbeth, including a special screening of 1980s British reggae film Babylon at the Custard Factory on Wednesday, which will be followed by a Q&A with its star and former lead singer of Aswad, Brinsley Forde.
We’ve given a taster of the festival’s Digbeth offerings below, but check out the BASS14 website for full event listings.
Monday 2nd June, South and City College Digbeth Campus
Bass Informs Sessions
Wednesday 4th June, Custard Factory Theatre
Film Screening: Babylon
Saturday 7th June, Next▢Door
D&B Silent Disco
Monday 9th June, The Digbeth Institute
Friday 13th June, Custard Factory Theatre
When: Monday 9th June 2014, 18:00 onwards
Where: Old Crown Restaurant, High Street Deritend, Digbeth
The next meeting of Digbeth Residents Association will be taking place on Monday 9th June at 18:00 in the Old Crown on Digbeth High Street. Please find an agenda for the meeting below.
This is a special meeting, in that the one formative item on the agenda is the subject of shisha lounges. We do hope you are able to attend.
If you have any questions or would like to submit apologies, please do email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turning Point is a national health and social care provider offering a free Community Navigator Support Service.
This consists of free one-to-one support and signposting help for people in vulnerable groups such as the elderly who may be isolated, people with physical or learning disabilities, people with mental health or other long term health conditions, along with their carers.
The services has been working in partnership with many Digbeth institutions such as Irish in Birmingham, SIFA Fireside, and St. Martin’s, but DRA would like to raise awareness of the service amongst residents who may know of a neighbour, family member, or friend, who could benefit from emotional or practical support.
For more information, please click here to visit the website, or have a read of the leaflet below: