Coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council
Welcome to the coronavirus weekly update from Birmingham City Council.
The update lets you know about Birmingham City Council’s services, public health information, general advice on Covid-19, and other relevant news from the council and our partners so that we can keep you informed. If you have friends and family who are not online, please share the information in this bulletin with them.
You can find a full suite of information about Covid-19 on the council’s website.
Due to Covid-19, commemorations to mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day will be held at home. On Fri 8 May, there will be two-minutes’ silence at 11am; and there are online activities throughout the day, including a virtual service at St Martin’s in the Bullring at 2pm, which will be followed by a national toast. Find more information.
As we look ahead to VE Day, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham looks at how virtual celebrations can help bring our communities closer.
Four of Birmingham’s Household Recycling Centres (tips) have reopened with reduced hours and some restrictions (proof of Birmingham residence is required). Please only visit if absolutely necessary. Check details and ‘view the queue’ webcams. (Please be mindful that, due to increased demand on the system, the webcams may run slower.)
The council will introduce measures to increase space for pedestrians on two of the city’s busiest high streets, Erdington High Street and Kings Heath High Street, over coming days.
Cabinet members responsible for homelessness from across the West Midlands local authorities, as well as the West Midlands Metro Mayor, have come together to write to the Government to ask for additional support.
A unique collaboration between Birmingham and Lewisham councils will look at how to address the depth of health inequalities in the black African and Caribbean communities in both areas.
Around 4,500 commercial tenants in Birmingham could miss out on grant funding and are being advised to get in touch the with council if they need further support.