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Last updated: Aug 10, 2018 at 07:36 am

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Whew, it was a hot July – but it did help encourage visitors to the Jewellery Quarter . Everything seems to have gone to schedule and can be regarded as yet another successful event.

One of my favourite pictures from the Festival is of the Church completely filled with a congregation – Dennis Claringbull, I am sure, would have been thrilled to have seen this!

Did you see the film about the Jewellery Quarter, featuring me? It was part of the ‘Hive’ Hub and has been spread far and wide. It will be quite exciting when The Hive starts work on the larger display room where I am sure they will appreciate help with the displays planned there. I understand they are awaiting more HLF to go ahead with this project.

Some of the flowers on the lamp posts suffered badly during the heat but hopefully will recover.
St Paul’s Church has almost finished its refurbishment and the new planters in the churchyard are now fully planted – the old ones simply fell apart so had to be replaced.

We are still awaiting news of the improvements to the two Cemeteries – it has gone a bit quiet – and what about the Street Racing – so difficult to get any news out of the Council at the moment.

400th Issue
The Hockley Flyer has a ‘special’ anniversary – 400th Issue in November – if you want to write anything please let us have it a.s.a.p. Thank you in advance.

Bye to Russell & Mark
Sadly, we have ‘lost’ two of our colleagues at the Council – Russell Poulton (Conservation) and Mark Gamble (Planning) who have both now moved to ‘Pastures New’ although Mark still works for the Council. We would like to say how much the Jewellery Quarter has appreciated their hard work on our behalf over many years and wish them both well for the future.

New Magazine on The Block
No doubt you will have noticed a new magazine on the block.
This replaces the ‘Quarter Life’ magazine which was produced by Barques Design and the new magazine is entitled ‘JQLife’ and is produced by ‘Digitalglue’. It is the official magazine of JQDTBIDS and is a life-style magazine.

The first issue featured Marion Wilson from Birmingham’s Assay Office and the second issue will feature no other than myself! The features are entitled ‘In their own Words’.


Marie Haddleton