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JQBID Team Complete Dementia Friend Training

The Jeweller Quarter Development Trust teams (JQBID, JQTH and JQ Cemeteries Project) completed online training in 2020 to become Dementia Friends.
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Free Webinar on the Birmingham Clean Air Zone

Learn more about the Birmingham Clean Air Zone, including new rules and exemptions, in a joint webinar by JQBID and Birmingham City Council. Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone will come into force this summer and includes the Jewellery Quarter. High-polluting vehicles entering the area will have to pay a daily charge from the 1st June 2021. ... Read more
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Put The Kitchen Scissors Down – How To Care For Your Lockdown Hair With Hazel & Haydn’s Dale Hollinshead

This guest blog post is written by Dale Hollinshead, owner of the award-winning Hazel & Haydn salon in the Jewellery Quarter. We’ve all been there – the temptation to make drastic changes to our hair by ourselves is at an all-time high – but stop. Step away from the box dyes and kitchen scissors and ... Read more
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Laptop Donations for St Paul’s Church

St Paul’s Church is looking for donations of old or surplus laptops from the local JQ community to support online English language lessons.  In the next couple of weeks, St Paul’s Church in the Jewellery will be running English classes for members of our community who are Farsi-speaking. The vast majority only have access to ... Read more
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Pig & Tail Kitchen Rental

The Pig & Tail Pub is offering their professional kitchen for hire during lockdown to any budding food entrepreneurs! We are reaching out to offer a great opportunity, our kitchen at The Pig & Tail is lying dormant. So, we would like to offer our space for rent to help someone expand and develop their ... Read more
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Christmas Tree Recycling Points

Looking to start the New Year on the right foot? Why not recycle your Christmas Tree for FREE. Give your old tree a new life and take advantage of the tree recycling points provided by Birmingham City Council – free of charge for citizens. From January 1st to 24th, trees will be accepted at the following ... Read more
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#ItGetsLighterFromHere – spreading a little light in dark times

Joining forces to spread a little happiness and hope on the darkest day of the year, hundreds of organisations across the Midlands will be sharing videos responding to the prompt, “It Gets Lighter From Here”. Reminding us all that these dark times will pass.  The 21st of December is the shortest day of the year ... Read more
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NAJ Lobbies to Support Local Jewellery Industry

In recent weeks, the NAJ’s President and Chair have written to the Birmingham Mayor and Member of Parliament for Birmingham Ladywood, calling for ‘urgent action’ to support NAJ members in the jewellery quarter. Writing first to Shabana Mahmood, local MP for the Birmingham Ladywood, NAJ President David Doyle and Chair Gary Wroe call for support ... Read more
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Bright Minds Christmas Appeal for Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Bright Minds Daycare is on a mission to keep Christmas magical for all of Birmingham Children’s Hospital patients and families with a heartwarming Christmas video. To give a little something back this year, the little superstars at Bright Minds – a leading independent childcare provider in the Midlands – have created a joyful Christmas performance ... Read more
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Betts Group celebrates 260th anniversary with move to responsibly sourced gold

One of the UK’s oldest family-run businesses has marked its 260th anniversary by announcing the use of responsibly sourced gold in all of its manufactured gold products. The Betts Group, which was formed in the Jewellery Quarter at the dawn of the industrial revolution, has revealed that it is now using ‘Single Mine Origin’ (SMO) ... Read more
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Answers are demanded as trade in the Jewellery Quarter is brought to a halt due to a protest of over 1000 people

The Jewellery Quarter Business Improvement District (JQBID) is demanding answers from Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police, as to why this protest was allowed to happen so close to Christmas and why there was no substantial notice given to traders.
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Leaders back Chamber’s call for £2bn in returned Covid cash to be reallocated

Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce’s call for the Chancellor to ring-fence more than £2bn in returned Covid-19 support cash to aid the hardest-hit firms has been backed by a coalition of business and political leaders.
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