Tag: Big City Plan

More Big City Planned

From the Big City Plan consultation document (still no results of that consultation, by the way): “Birmingham could create a new way of building smart neighbourhoods.  The ‘Birmingham House’ idea should reflect the needs of modern living but builds on…

Big City Relief

So, the big city plan has been a stunt for comic relief? Lenny Henry has been playing Mike Whitby all along. Seriously, happy red nose day to Peter Schmeical and the rest of the fundraisers.

Big City Plan – Last Week

It’s the last week to get your comments in to the consultation on the Council’s Big City Plan. You can email, phone, or send an old fashioned letter (all the contact details are at the link above), but Friday (6th…

Bright Lights, Big City

You know how big and complex Birmingham is, well it is. Very. Sometimes things like even knowing who owns a building is tricky (that falling into itself one by the Silver Blades opposite the indoor Market  — I’m guessing the…

Step aboard the Big City Plan Bus today

The “Beyond Midnight” bus, which has more info about the Big City Plan (that will decide what happens in Birmingham over the next 20 years), is in the city centre today and Highgate tomorrow. Only just heard about this and…

Westsiiide, Aii

If Eastside wasn’t an awful enough name, the latest Big City Plan stuff introduces us to Westside. And it’s associated Ali G connotations. What next? The area between the Turks Head and the Royal Mail Sorting Office becomes Northside, and…

Mike’s Big City Tips

I’ve held off mentioning much of the Big City Plan, launched on Wednesday, until I had chance to read it. So often these sorts of initiatives – you know, one’s where there have been consultants – sound great then have…