Category Archives: Digbeth Residents Association

Digbeth Community Awards 2016

The Digbeth Community Awards were announced at the December 2016 DRA meeting. Unfortunately, the winners were unable to attend to receive their awards in person, but we’ve been on a bit of an (extended) recce to visit all our winners … Continue reading

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Digbeth Needs You!

Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive of NCVO, recently wrote a new year letter, and I wanted to share a few points with you: “One thing is very clear in my mind. That is that if we are to build a … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – A bridge too far?

Recently we published Digbeth Residents Association’s comments in response to the planning application for Connaught Square. Joe Holyoak focused on the development in his latest column in the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, and we’ve included some choice comments below: … Continue reading

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January 2017 Meeting of DRA

When: Monday 9 January 2017, 18:00-19:30 Where: The Old Crown Restaurant, High Street Digbeth, B12 0LD Digbeth Residents Association invite you to their first meeting of 2017, to be held at the Old Crown on Monday 9 January. Representatives for … Continue reading

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Birmingham Budget Consultation 2017

When: until 18 January 2017 Birmingham City Council need to make big savings due to financial challenges. A public consultation regarding the proposed budget has been opened to learn if they’re making the right choices. The budget consultation paper (1.3 … Continue reading

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Connaught Square – Comments

By now, hopefully everyone is aware of the plans for Connaught Square (the land bounded by Digbeth High Street, Rea Street, Bradford Street and Stone Yard). After consultation with Digbeth residents and other parties with an interest in the area, … Continue reading

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December 2016 Meeting of DRA

When: Tuesday 13 December 2016, 18:00-19:30 Where: The Old Crown Restaurant, High Street Digbeth, B12 0LD Digbeth Residents Association invite you to their final meeting of 2016, to be held at the Old Crown on Tuesday 13 December. This meeting … Continue reading

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Expensive Digbeth

So, you see this headline in the Birmingham Mail: Revealed: The most expensive areas to rent in Birmingham. You would be forgiven for thinking the rest of the article continued with a list of the usual suspects (Harborne, Sutton Coldfield, … Continue reading

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Birmingham Bach Choir

When: Sunday 18th December, from 15:30 Where: St Alban the Martyr Church, Conybere Street, Highgate, B12 0YH Free (optional collection for the church roof restoration fund) As Christmas draws ever closer, the Birmingham Bach Choir are readying for their annual … Continue reading

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The Forum, Smithfield

The Forum – the first development as part of Birmingham’s huge, ambitious and landmark Smithfield project – was launched recently, with a ceremonial concrete pour by city leaders. Based on Pershore Street on the former Silver Blades ice rink site, … Continue reading

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