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New Coronavirus restrictions in Birmingham

Here is the link to the Council’s website with the most recent information and the answers to some frequently asked questions.


Moseley in Bloom Newsletter – 17.09.20

The Moseley in Bloom News no. 23 can be read here, with news of the Pop-up Plant, Produce and (gardening) Paraphernalia Sale on Sunday 20 September and advice on growing your own vegetables.

Please send any horticultural or environmental stories or news to add to the final letter of the year that will be produced next week by Carol Miller



Heritage Open Days / Birmingham Heritage Week continue

You can find information on the websites here and here.

On Sunday 20 September 2-5pm both the Dovecote Garden and Moseley Park will be open for socially distanced visits. Why not plan to visit them as you go to and from the Moseley in Bloom sale at the top of Chantry Road?


Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery reopening 07.10.20

Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery is reopening on Wednesday 7 October.  You can find all the details here.

The new opening times are from Wednesday – Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Free timed tickets must be booked in advance here.

The Edwardian Tearooms will be open to eat in or takeaway. You can see Cold War Steve’s huge Birmingham collage – Benny’s Babbies – on display in the gallery for the first time since it launched online in lockdown.

Tickets will be free but, if possible, visitors will be asked to donate to help Birmingham Museums Trust secure its future during very difficult financial times.

There will be new safety measures in place, including limiting capacity through the new ticket system, one-way routes around the galleries with entry via the Gas Hall entrance on Edmund Street, masks to be worn throughout visits, hand-sanitising stations throughout the building, and enhanced cleaning regimes.


Birmingham City Council Weekly Update – 11.09.20

The wide-ranging local and national Birmingham City Council Weekly update issued on Friday 11 September 2020 can be read here.
Included is the link to the City Council advice about the new restrictions announced in Birmingham to drive down the Covid-19 infection rate.

The most recent guidance from Government issued on Friday evening can be read here.

Government guidance for businesses is here.

Section 5 on page 6 includes guidance on how the ‘rule of 6’ applies to venues following Covid-19 secure guidelines. The City website also provides advice here.  This is kept updated as Government guidance changes – the most recent changes were made on 10 September.

Don’t forget that if you want to check you can see the infection rate for the city as a whole by putting in ‘Birmingham’ here.

And you can see the weekly rate for your postcode by using the map in the bottom right hand corner of this page here.