Public Meeting – “Your City Centre – Looking to the Future” – Monday 15 October

The Birmingham City Centre Neighbourhood Forum ( the CCNF) is holding a (free) public meeting, on 15th October 2012 at 7pm in the Museum and Art Gallery Learning Zone. .

The agenda:

1. West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner

Police & Crime CommissionerThis new role will be filled by a prospective candidate chosen by the Birmingham electorate on 15 November. . .Many people don’t know why this is happening and what is to be achieved, so now is your opportunity to put your questions to those who should know. Four candidates will present their case for election and take your questions. The candidates at the meeting will be:

Matt Bennett (Conservative)

Cath Hannon (Independent)

Bob Jones (Labour)

Mike Rumble (Independent)

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2. The new Library of Birmingham (LoB)

Library of BirminghamThis is to open in September 2013. The exterior is all but completed and inside is a hive of activity with the fitting of interior walls, staircases, cabling, etc. Then will come adaptation to the new uses of a 21st century library as well as installation of the books and archives.

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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. .

3. CCNF AGM and Election of Committee

This brief section will report on major activities of the past year, a financial statement and election of the new Committee. There will be an opportunity for city centre residents who wish to get even more involved with improving our city centre life to stand for election to the committee at this short AGM. We need volunteers!

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Light refreshments will be available at 6:45, ready for the meeting to start at 7pm. We will finish before 9pm.The meeting will be in the Museum and Art Gallery Learning Zone, which can only be accessed via the Great Charles Street Entrance….see map:

Map showing Great Charles Street entrance to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

The  City Centre Neighbourhood Forum is a voluntary, non-political, organisation of Birmingham City Centre residents. To find out more about us please click About

All City Centre Residents welcome! Please come along!

Although you can just turn up on the night, it would be very helpful to us to know how many people are likely to come – please Contact Us if you can! Thank you.

Posted by Geoff Caine