There’s still time for you to have your say…and help develop the brand for Commonwealth Games
Posted: Tue, 23 Oct 2018 14:08
– Sport Birmingham are urging locals and grassroots community organisations to get involved
– Be part of the #2022voices conversation with the chance of winning tickets to the Games
Birmingham 2022 is asking locals to have their say and help shape the Commonwealth Games, which will takes place 27th July – 7th August 2022.
Earlier this month drop-in events took place at Birmingham Grand Central, Merry Hill, Dudley and StarCity with many Birmingham and West Midlands residents sharing what they think about their city, the Games and how local communities might benefit and get involved.
John Crabtree, Chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, said: "With the Commonwealth Games secured for our region, we want as many local people as possible to help us write the next chapter in our story. We'd like communities right across the West Midlands to be the heart and soul of Birmingham 2022. This is why we're starting a conversation that's aimed at ensuring our residents, visitors and even expat Brummies have every opportunity to help shape the brand that will represent the City and the Games in 2022."
Throughout the 22-day appeal, ideas and comments received will be collated to identify key themes suggested by the people of Birmingham and the West Midlands. These will inform the design process ahead of a major new brand being launched in early 2019.
Mike Chamberlain, Chief Executive of Sport Birmingham said 'We're urging Birmingham residents to share their thoughts to help make Birmingham 2022 a campaign that truly represents our city.
We know Brummies are passionate and have a lot to contribute and it is therefore important that the Commonwealth Games in 2022 is truly representative of the local voices that make Birmingham such as a vibrant place to live and visit'
The Roadshows have now concluded, however residents can post a video, picture or message on social media and tag their post #2022voices. You can also complete a short survey at https://www.birmingham2022.com/2022voices/
Additionally, collection boxes will be available at 10 locations around the city including libraries and leisure centres, for those without access to the internet, with postcards for people to write about their thoughts and be part of the public consultation.
A selection of all responses received during the campaign will be displayed on a dedicated #2022voices page on the Birmingham 2022 website. The deadline for responses is 2nd November 2018.
Collection Box Locations
- Wyndley Leisure Centre, Clifton Road, Sutton Coldfield B73 6EB
- Kingstanding Wellbeing Centre, Dulwich Road, Kingstanding, B44 0EW
- Nechells Wellbeing Centre, Rupert Street, Nechells B7 5DT
- Northfield Leisure Centre, Bristol Road South, Northfield B31 2PD
- Harborne Leisure Centre, Lordswood Road, B17 9QS
- Handsworth Library, Soho Road, Handsworth B21 9DP
- South Yardley Library, Yardley Road, B25 8LT
- Kings Heath library, 2 High Street, Kings Heath B14 7SW
- Ward End library, Washwood Heath Road, B8 2HF
- Library of Birmingham, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2EA