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BiNS says: Yes to an Elected Mayor for Birmingham

Although we agree Birmingham is not shit, I think you’ll agree that it could be a lot better in some areas and that the current council system is either not trying or not working on them. We’re lacking jobs, there’s money wasted on huge vanity projects like the new library, the promotion to the rest of the country and the World is still poor. Independent research says that elected mayors can help with stuff like that and don’t cost any additional money. The no campaigners seem to have few coherent arguments and only scare stories. Go check them out, and remember that it only seems to be politicians that are doing okay out of the current system that are saying ‘no’.
So I ask you to consider a vote for an elected major, please. It’s Brum’s chance to have a strong voice to talk to central government and the rest of the World.

We need a mayor, like New York has, like London (although a better one), someone to stick up for us. Vote yes. Vote Brum.

Yes to an elected mayor campaign news

Two announcements from those campaigning for a Yes vote in the referendum to give Birmingham an elected mayor. First a free event (with a clichéd name unfortunately) at the Town Hall, featuring campaigners and potential candidates of all political stripes. They say:”2-4 on Sunday the 15th…

FlixFixer — a new type of cinema at the Custard Factory

FlixFixer is Social Cinema at the Custard Factory Theatre. “It allows you to choose movies you love, find a venue to screen them and invite friends, family or other like-minded film-lovers to share in a screening where you set the…

Don’t Lose Your Head, Carry On

From Birmingham News Room: “Curators from Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery have secured funding to restore sculptor William Bloye’s 1934 statue of the Greek God Pan, which formerly had pride of place the West garden at Aston Hall. Just one…

The Russians aren’t coming

“New maps revealed” says the Mail and although I think I’ve seen these before, Soviet era Russian maps of Brum are surely not new anyway. They are pretty interesting tho’, and apparently have “military targets” down at Fort Dunlop. You’ll…

Panda Lack Incident

Devastating news from the Nature Centre, where the Red Pandas have been shipped off to Bristol. Replacements are Coatis — apparently also members of the raccoon family and known as “snookum bears”: Info from this new blog about the nature centre…

Spit and Sauce, Us

Got a chance yesterday to pop into the mac (still a week or so before the opening, and work being done all over the building) and taste the catering. Yum. The building re-opens to the public on May 1st, with…