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Take Your Wedding to The Next Stage this Summer – be the First to Hold Your Wedding at Symphony Hall, Birmingham

For one week only… Symphony Hall – widely considered one of the finest concert halls in the world – is promoting its exclusive event space for Asian Weddings. The prestigious concert hall, which has never hosted a wedding, will now be opening its doors to couples planning their nuptials later this year. Bride and Grooms […]

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Published on: Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

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British Cycling National Circuit Race Championships – Traffic Management

The City Council are seeking to promote an event in our area and see your views on a Cycle Race which will promote Westside on a national arena. This may, however, require the road outside of your premises to be closed. We provide an extract from an early document which is yet to be finalised, […]

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Published on: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

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WOWs 2016 Are Here!!! NOMINATE Your Favourite

The Wonders Of Westside Awards 2016 (WOWs 2016), the successor to the Best Of Broad Street Awards (BOBS), are here! Get ready to have a night filled with mischief and fun with the Westside community. The event will be taking place on Sunday 24th January 2016 at the International Convention Centre from 18:30-23:00. Nominate your favourite bar, […]

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Published on: Friday, September 18th, 2015

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Businesses Vote ‘Yes’ For Westside BID

It is with great delight that Westside Business Improvement District would like to announce that businesses in the area have voted in favour of the BID for a five year term. With an overwhelming 99.75% ‘yes’ vote, Westside businesses have collectively decided, within a six week period (since 12th June 2015), that they would like […]

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Published on: Monday, July 27th, 2015

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The Big Hoot 2015

You may have noticed there are number of colourful owls in the Westside area. This is all a part of ‘The Big Hoot Project’. The Big Hoot is a ten week public art event,  incorporating all districts of Birmingham.  Starting today, Monday 20th July, there 89 large owl sculptures have  landed all over Birmingham, all individually created […]

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Published on: Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

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Temporary Traffic Management Plan Success

Following the post yesterday about the problem of cars leaving the area after evening events and Westside Business Improvement District introducing a temporary traffic management plan, we would like to give you an update. In conjunction with the City Council, Barclaycard Arena, and QPark,  a measured plan was initiated by the BID to reduce the time of […]

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Published on: Saturday, June 27th, 2015


Walk Of Stars Meets Walk Of Heroes

  Westside Business Improvement District will be unveiling the ‘Walk of Heroes’ on Monday 22nd June 2015. On the same day, a Walk of Star will be presented to Dad’s Army Star Ian Lavender.       Special Guests, Lord Mayor Councillor Raymond Hassall, Professor Carl Chinn (MBE) and Walk of Stars Chairman Jasper Carrot […]

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Published on: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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Ballot Launch Lunch Update

On Monday 8th June,Westside Business Improvement District (BID) held a Ballot Launch Lunch on the Symphony Hall stage. The event was to enlighten anyone who wanted more information about what the BID does, and to explain what the ballot process will entail.   Chairman Sam Lawrence, spoke about the achievements of the BID, from being instrumental […]

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Published on: Friday, June 12th, 2015


Ballot Launch Lunch at the Symphony Hall; Special Guest Jasper Carrott

Westside Business Improvement District will be holding our Ballot Launch Lunch on Monday June 8th, for members of the BID. The event will be held on the stage of the Symphony Hall, from 12pm – 1.30pm, with our Walk of Stars Chairman, Jasper Carrott as special guest.   Jasper will speak about the added value that […]

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Published on: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

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Ballot Update – Topical News

Following the recent stories about Westside Business Improvement District, BID manager Mike Olley has released the following statement: “I welcome Councillor Victoria Quinn ‘calling in’ the Cabinet’s decision to support Westside BID, and I’m confident this scrutiny will reveal the BID as a hard-working, much-loved organisation that operates with thorough integrity. “Let me clarify the […]

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Published on: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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REMINDER – Paradise development traffic restrictions on Broad Street

From the evening of Saturday 31st January, further restrictions will be introduced due to the Paradise Development. These affect Broad Street which will be closed to inbound private vehicles from Bridge Street to Paradise Circus. The route will remain open to buses and hackney carriages only.

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Published on: Friday, January 30th, 2015


Paradise Development & Traffic Update

Image courtesy Paradise Circus Limited Partnership The Birmingham Connected Team of the city Council has issued the following for general publication. As the first phase of the redevelopment of Paradise in the heart of Birmingham city centre is now well under way, we wish to take this opportunity to provide an update on progress with particular […]

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Published on: Friday, January 30th, 2015