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Peace Event in Summerfield Park 14th August – A Great Success

The event has been a great success, there were several thousand people in the park. The atmosphere was respectful , and united. The message was ‘One City’, ‘One Voice for Peace’ . The event attracted widespread media interest both nationally and internationally to hear the message of peace from Birmingham.

The family, community and public leaders gave inspiring speeches which were well received by those at the event. Strong community spirit was shown when six local doctors from the community offered to work at the event alongside the team from St John Ambulance.

Cllr Mike Whitby, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “After some of the terrible scenes witnessed over the last week, this was a great opportunity to show how United Birmingham is. “I would like to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication shown by all of those involved with the planning of this event – there hasn’t been much time to get ready, but by standing shoulder to shoulder, we are showing the world what the real Birmingham is all about.

United Birmingham worked with Birmingham City Council, the West Midlands Police and other partners to organise this event in only 36hrs, it attracted a large crowd and media interest across the world.

The crowds in the park have now dispersed.


Update @ 4pm Sunday 14th August
People have started to arrive at Summerfield Park it is very peacful and there are no traffic problems in or around the area.


update @ 6pm 14th Aug

United Birmingham has organised a peace event in Summerfield  Park, starting at 3pm, which is open to all-comers and supported by faith and community organisations.   Birmingham City Council has lent its support to by helping assist the planners of the community-led event in partnership with West Midlands Police and other key agencies.  Those planning to attend by car are being asked to remember that Summerfield Park is situated near to many residential properties – so motorists are being asked to park responsibly and respect the fact that people may need to enter and leave their homes on the day.   Access to Gillott Road and Summerfield Crescent is being restricted to residents only.
 And subject to demand, bus operator National Express has confirmed extra services will be provided on existing routes from the City Centre to the Dudley Road area, to help people get to the venue with ease.
The  is  – fully backed by all faith and community groups – is being staged under the banner of “One city, one voice for peace”.

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