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Birmingham 2022 organisers to involve local communities in Games planning

The Birmingham 2022 organising committee has launched a campaign which will allow local communities to have their say and help shape the city's Commonwealth Games.

Members of the public have been invited to attend roadshows and get involved online via social media using the dedicated hashtag #2022voices.

“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," said John Crabtree, chair of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee.

"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.”

All comments and ideas received during the campaign – which runs until 2 November – will be used to identify key themes suggested by communities. They will then inform the design process ahead of a major new brand being launched in early 2019.

The Games will take place between 27 July and 7 August 2022.

Noran Flynn, charity development director at local community organisation Nechells Pod, added: "Birmingham 2022 is a huge moment for the city and the people of Birmingham and we all need to make the most of it.

"We know that people feel very passionately about their city and so we are encouraging our community to get involved and share their thoughts, either in person or via social media. I hope that as many members of the public as possible can do the same."

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The Birmingham 2022 organising committee has launched a campaign which will allow local communities to have their say and help shape the city's Commonwealth Games. Members of the public have been invited to attend roadshows and get involved online via social media using the dedicated hashtag #2022voices. “With the Commonwealth Games secured for our region, we want as many local people as possible to help us write the next chapter
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