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Tuesday, March 29, 2005
  Weddings in The Council House
Although the Evening Mail and Radio WM are interested in this story, the editor of www.icbirmingham.co.uk declined to publish the article about Weddings in The Council House.

The City Council has decided to allow people to have civil ceremonies in The Council House. They have been allowed at Highbury for some time. However, the Charities Commission are bouncing up and down about what happens at Highbury (because it is a charitable trust). Also it is something that people might like to have as an option.

The idea is that The Council House belongs to the citizens of Birmingham. It is, therefore, appropriate that Citizens of Birmingham should be able to make use of the banqueting suite for their events. (Within the constraints of booking and also the payment of the appropriate fee.)


The last wedding I went to was that of (Labour) Councillor Mike Olley at Birmingham's CoE Cathedral (St Philips). This was attended by one Labour MP, about four Labour Councillors and three Lib Dem Councillors.


I can understand that people who would wish a civil ceremony would be pleased to have the opportunity of The Council House*.

* In Birmingham "The Council House" is not "a Council House". It is the headquarters of the City Council. There is also a Town Hall.

Thanks to Birmingham Picture Library for the images.
 
Comments:
There's a town hall? Is it the building that's been under renovation for as long as I can remember? :-)
 
John, why isnt the council house a council house? What else should it be than the hq of the council?

Oh, hang on, do you just mean it isn't one of those suburban semis from the 1950s? But surely that's why it is THE C H in caps?

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