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19 Rail Travel - Increase in Capacity 19 Illegal Placarding Crack Down 20 Daisy Grace to ‘SHINE’ 20 Spring Fair is Still On 22 BAJ - Winners of Design

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Betts Metal Sales Café Neo Jewellers Arms The Jewellery Business Renatex Ltd

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24 BAJ Upcoming Luminosity Exhibition 24 IJL 2021 Cancelled 25 Get Tested to Reduce Risk of Further Lockdown

26 Chamberlain Clock Removal in Photos 27 Rapid Charging Network for Electric Vehicles

27 Cocaine Recovered by Police from JQ Flat

28 Birmingham Heritage Week 29 Gold for The Hive 38 Latest Covid-19 News

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I just cannot believe it is so nearly Autumn already - where did the summer go? Coronavirus - So many changes and so much confusion - the rules made by 'experts' change day by day and sometimes even by the hour, will it ever return to 'normal'? Er - what was normal?

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Police -v- Traffic Wardens.

We are getting many complaints that the JQ is not being 'policed effectively'. Since the closure of the Vyse Street Police Station, there has been an increase in crime in the area, a lot caused by youths on mountain bikes and recently a valuable motorcycle was stolen which fortunately had a tracking device so was soon discovered - abandoned. When walking around the JQ one cannot help noticing one, or even two, traffic wardens operating in almost every street, but it is exceedingly rare to see a policeman, even the two community policemen. I think it is time that this situation is improved.

Street Clutter

When Andy Munro was head of the JQ Regeneration Partnership his team regularly reported on what signage etc existed on every street in order to get rid of street clutter as some signs were 'missing' and others completely irrelevant and even misleading. There are now many such signs which could be removed. See item on illegal signs.

Final Draft of 'Neighbourhood Plan'

I can't urge you strongly enough to read this document (don't bother with the Plain English' version unless you have a microscope handy!) and comment on it within the time limit. Details inside. Marie Haddleton Editor


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Short Courses Restart at BAJ Birmingham The British Academy of Jewellery is pleased to announce that it has opened admissions for three of its popular short courses at its Birmingham campus. Learners can now sign up for BAJ’s Stone Setting for Beginners, Wax Carving: Practice and Casting Theory, and Jewellery Manufacturing for Beginners programmes. ‘Aimed both at students enrolled

‘The Jewellery Quarter Neighbourhood Plan The JQ Neighbourhood Plan is an opportunity for the community to help shape policy and have their say on the future of the area. Neighbourhood planning was introduced by Government through the Localism Act in 2011. It is a document which contains a set of planning policies before being submitted to the Local Authority (Birmingham City Council) where it will hopefully be adopted into planning policy following a referendum of businesses and residents. 'We want the Jewellery Quarter of

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in jewellery-related courses and professionals already working in the jewellery industry, the three-day Stone Setting for Beginners course offers learners a thorough introduction to stone setting techniques. Over the course of the program, students will learn to deal with a wide range of settings and styles, adding an invaluable skill to their jewellery making repertoire and opening their creative horizons to new and exciting possibilities. The Wax Carving: Practice and Casting Theory course teaches students fundamental practical wax the future to be a vibrant and characterful area with excellent connectivity and opportunities for both traditional and modern businesses We want to create a high-quality urban realm, with green spaces and well-kept streets that are not dominated by cars We want attractive, distinctive retailers to join the already expanding leisure and cultural offering in this area We want to provide a range of places to live that residents want and need and contribute to community life We have developed a draft Neighbourhood Plan that aims to achieve the points above, but we need your help to see if we are on the right lines’. To view the full plan and to leave feedback please visit

carving skills for jewellery making and provides an introduction to casting theory. During the five days of the course, students learn the whole carving process, from preparing different kinds of wax and carrying out a variety of carving techniques, to finishing wax for casting. To top things off, students complete the course with a piece that is suitable for casting. Finally, BAJ’s Jewellery Manufacturing for Beginners short course introduces students to basic jewellery making techniques. Ideal for learners with an interest in jewellery making who want to gain some practical experience before committing to a longer course, the programme gives learners the opportunity to make a silver pendant from start to finish over the course of three hands-on sessions. On all three courses, training is carried out in small groups, meaning that learners can receive individual, personalised guidance from our world-class tutors, in a safe environment adapted for social distancing. Upon completion of any one of the short courses, learners receive a BAJ certificate and will be well placed to pursue further jewellery training through intermediate programmes at BAJ or to apply to their Jewellery Fundamentals diploma programme’.

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West Midlands Railway (WMR) and London Northwestern Railway (LNR) introduced thousands of extra seats into the timetable from Sunday 6 September as passenger numbers across the rail network continue to rise. Rail operators significantly reduced services in March in response to the pandemic, with passenger numbers dropping by 95% at the height of the lockdown. Services have been stepped up twice since May and with

Illegal Placarding Crack Down A recent crackdown on illegal placards has seen Birmingham City Council send warning letters to 35 businesses advertising without permission on the city’s street furniture such as lampposts. The blitz began in early July and is part of the ongoing engagement campaign to help deliver cleaner, greener,

increased numbers travelling, LNR is once again adding more trains as part of a timetable focused on capacity and reliability. The enhanced timetable is the most significant step up in rail capacity since lockdown and will see the introduction of longer trains running modular routes to boost reliability.

• Train frequency on Birmingham’s Cross-City Line increases from three to four trains an hour on the majority of the route and will be the maximum six carriages in length • Services on the Birmingham-Hereford and Birmingham-Shrews-

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for West Midlands Railway, said: “This timetable is the most significant step up in our capacity since lockdown. We’re adding thousands of extra seats to give our customers the space to travel with confidence. We’ve taken all the aspects which made our lockdown timetable work so well and expanded them as increasing numbers of customers continue returning to the railway. This simpler timetable will be more reliable for passengers with longer trains to help social distancing.”

streets in Birmingham. Now Trading Standards officers have collated the details of the offending operators and attempted to engage with them to remind them of the law and advised them to take down any other offending signs. Officers will continue to monitor the city’s streets and if repeat activity is discovered, they will not hesitate to move to the next stage – enforcement action. Ultimately, the maximum penalties upon conviction are a fine of £2,500 in the case of an individual or £20,000

in the case of an organisation or body such as a business. Cllr John O’Shea, Cabinet Member for Street Scene and Parks at Birmingham City Council, said: “Placarding is a plague upon our communities here in Birmingham and causes damage to street furniture. It is also littering our street scene and is providing those that do it with an unfair advantage over those who pay to advertise their products and services lawfully. We are also concerned that some unscrupulous businesses may use this type of advertising to hide behind an un-registered telephone number. When we carry out operations like this, we are willing to give businesses a chance to reform their ways – the trading conditions are tough because of the coronavirus pandemic and we will support business, but once a firm is on our radar acting illegally, there will be no second chance if they are caught disrespecting our environment.” To report any concerns in relation to placards or flyposting, visit: www. birmingham.gov.uk/flyposting

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Rail Travel Increase in Capacity

bury lines increase to two trains per hour in the peak • Snow Hill Line services increase to six trains per hour while services to Birmingham International increase to two trains per hour • Services between Walsall and Rugeley step up to two trains per hour both peak and off-peak. In order to improve reliability, Chase Line trains will remain selfcontained in the West Midlands rather than continue through to London Euston.


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Spring Fair is Still On

Daisy Grice Twisted Tales combination pendants

Daisy Grace to ‘SHINE’ Birmingham based, award winning jewellery designer maker and school of jewellery alumni Daisy Grice of Daisy Grice Jewellery has been chosen as one of eleven designer makers hand-selected to take part in Shine 2020, the Goldsmiths’ Centre’s annual new talent selling showcase of jewellery and silversmithing. Shine is a celebration of up and coming designer makers from across the UK and this year, the exhibition is a digital-only event, in response to the changed circumstances and consumer patterns. Each maker not only gets the chance to sell their work, but they will also be supported through an intensive online skills training program, delivered by the Goldsmiths Centre. The showcase opens on the 17th September with a press and buyers preview and will then be open to the public 18th September – 22nd December 2020. Alongside the showcase there will also be online Meet the Maker events. Daisy will be showcasing her dark style ‘Twisted Tales’ collection which she creates by the fusion of

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traditional bench skills and modern technology, combining highly polished sterling silver, laser sintered nylon and black diamonds. Daisy says “I am thrilled to have been selected as one of 2020’s Shine designer makers. Now more than ever emerging designers need the support of the jewellery industry and this is an amazing opportunity, giving me the chance, to not only be part of an online showcase of UK talent but also learn from experts in their field to build on my current knowledge and refine my online marketing and selling techniques.”

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BAJ - Winners of Design Competition Supporting NHS The British Academy of Jewellery is delighted to announce the winners of its Pins of Praise design competition, launched in support of NHS staff and volunteers working to save lives during the Covid-19 pandemic. Open to both BAJ students and the general public, the competition challenged participants to use their CAD skills to design a brooch pin that will be sold to raise money for NHS Charities Together, a membership organisation representing and supporting over 250 NHS charities. Designs were judged by a panel of professional jewellers and NHS workers, who selected one winner from the external entries and three from the BAJ community. The winning external design came from Elisabeth Barton, while Caitlin Rawe, Jacqueline Chisholm and Kristina Lindsay were selected as the student winners. BAJ was thrilled to receive such a wide range of imaginative entries and would like to thank everyone who took part in Pins of Praise. The competition’s exacting judging criteria were a reflection of the extremely high quality of all the designs that were submitted. Elisabeth’s winning design, which

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features two hands holding each other in the outline of a heart, was inspired by the experiences of members of her own family working on the frontline of the NHS during the pandemic. “After talking to my NHS family members about how they felt working through this time, the main words that they


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used were unity, community and togetherness,” explained the designer. “I felt the holding of hands was the best way to symbolise these words. Putting them in an outline of a heart shows the love and pride that we have for the NHS in the UK.” Elisabeth, who has 10 years’ experience in the jewellery industry and has run her own CAD design business since 2019, also added that she “was pleased to see a jewellery competition that showcased CAD and 3D printing skills. Although this new technology is widely used within the trade they do not necessarily get recognised as a discipline within their own right,” highlighting BAJ’s commitment to industry-relevant education. Jewellery Fundamentals student Kristina Lindsay’s brooch also focuses on the image of holding hands, symbolising the care offered by NHS workers. Caitlin Rawe, on the Jewellery Design & Manufacturing Diploma, designed a beetle holding a heart aloft in its pincers, while Jacqueline Chisholm, studying on the Preparation for the Jewellery Industry course, combined a folded facemask with botanical elements. “The entries were all amazing, with such a high standard of creativity – I loved that there was such a variety and range of ideas. They all had outstanding features, so it was so hard to choose just three,” said Pins of Praise competition judge Tim Haddon, an NHS paramedic working with the East Midlands Ambulance Service. The winning Pins of Praise designs will be produced and sold through the BAJ website, with all profits going to NHS Charities Together. BAJ is pleased to be able to support the medical community at a time when the invaluable contribution of health workers is more important than ever. The Covid-19 pandemic has been challenging for everyone, but the tireless efforts of frontline NHS workers and volunteers during this time are deserving of our utmost gratitude and respect,” commented Kate Rieppel, Head of Academy at BAJ. “The Pins of Praise competition is BAJ’s way of thanking the members of the healthcare community for their hard work and sacrifice during the pandemic.”

‘New Normal’ Opens New Worlds for Messe München’s locations Since March, when the Corona pandemic brought a halt to events in Germany and across Europe, the Sales Team at Messe München Locations has been working tirelessly on acquiring new customers for the future; and one thing is clear: Interest in holding events at the venues of Messe München over the coming years continues to be very strong. Shortly after the official lockdown and the ban on events in Germany, a number of departments at Messe München started to think about alternative event for-mats, to develop ideas and assess external inquiries for the use of the locations of Messe München during the Corona period. Within a shor t space of time an open-air drive-in cinema, the Autokino+, was set up on the outdoor area to the north of the Messe München exhibition centre. Also, the ICM – Internationales Congress Centre München opened its doors as a venue for state law examinations organized by the Ministry of Justice, and the MOC Veranstaltungscenter hosted the examinations of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Running in parallel with these initiatives, the team continued its efforts to attract new customers for the coming months and years – with success.

Monika Dech, Deputy Managing Director of Messe München, is pleased that “many event organizers are already, even in these unusual times, choosing our locations for events in the medium and long term. This is impressive confirmation of our excellent reputation in the sector and also of the fact that people in the world of business and commerce are most definitely looking to get back to direct, personal contacts at trade exhibitions and congresses.”

Hyper Bowl from June to September 2020:

As early as April, a new kind of format was attracted to the exhibition centre – this is the ‘Hyper Bowl’, a mixed reality studio featuring a 270° LED wall, which can be used for filming, photo shootings and product presentations. The Hyper Bowl is set up from midJune to the end of September in Hall C5; the organizers are Frank Foerster of TFN GmbH and Holger Amann of Fournell Veranstaltung-stechnik.

In March 2021 it all goes digital

For next year, too, another new customer has come on board: GPEC® digital, a leading trade fair for digitization of internal security, to be held on March 24 and 25, 2021 at the Messe München exhibition centre, specifically in the Conference Centre Nord and in Hall C6. More than 2,300 participants from 28 countries and about 190 exhibitors from over 20 countries are expected to take part.

More Information W: www.messe-muenchen.de

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BAJ Upcoming Luminosity Exhibition The British Academy of Jewellery is pleased to announce its next exhibition, Luminosity, which will display a broad spectrum of exciting creative talent from the BAJ community, running from 7th September.

Our talented team at BAJ may have been working from home over the past few months, but that does not mean that they have stopped creating. In these uncertain times, the act of artistic creation has served not only as a welcome distraction, but also as a way of connecting with others by sharing a creative vision. Many members of the BAJ community have used this time to reflect, explore new creative avenues and

reconnect with their artistic passions. With this in mind, the BAJ asked their team members to share their creations from recent months. With submissions including everything from jewellery to drawings, photographs and even poetry, the broad range of exhibits on display will aim to inspire, challenge, and provoke discussion about the importance of making as a positive creative outlet. Kate Rieppel, Head of Academy at the BAJ, commented: “We are proud to see the talented members of the BAJ team come together as a community to celebrate the power of creativity during challenging times; to share their creative inspirations with one another and express their unique reflections from this period.” Students coming to BAJ in September can discover the Luminosity exhibition first-hand at the Academy’s campuses in London and Birmingham from Monday 7th September. External visitors are invited to discover the exhibition online from 14th September.

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IJL 2021 Cancelled Following the cancellation of IJL 2020 on 9th June; Reed Exhibitions has announced that International Jewellery London (IJL) will not take place in 2021 as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. They state: ‘Both the UK live events and jewellery industries are in uncertain positions and whilst we are

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confident that they will return in due course, a combination of these factors have led us to this decision. We have made this announcement at an early stage to give clarity to all of our partners as they continue to navigate this global pandemic. IJL is one of our valued brands and we will continue to stay close to and monitor the industry as the situation becomes clearer over the coming months. Thank you to everyone for all your support of IJL’.

Jewellery Quarter Funnny Moment 'Now where the bloody hell am I going to perch in the Jewellery Quarter."


West Midlands councils today stressed that testing will be key to preventing further COVID-19 lockdowns across the region and urged citizens and businesses to play their part. As large parts of northern England woke to new local lockdown rules one morning, council leaders and public health bosses have made it clear that widespread testing is now more important than ever to reduce the prospect of similar action in the West Midlands. Birmingham, Coventry, Sandwell, Solihull, Dudley, Walsall, and Wolverhampton councils are urging people who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have come into contact with anyone who has tested positive to get tested. The seven local authorities also reiterated the importance of businesses contacting Public Health England as a case is identified – either confirmed or suspected – in a staff or customer. Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward said: “As we’ve seen with Leicester and now the north of England, this pandemic is far from over and there’s no room for complacency. Testing is absolutely essential if we’re going to limit the spread of the virus

across the West Midlands and save lives and every single one of us can play a part - anyone with symptoms, however mild, must ring 119 or go on the NHS website to book a test. We are working with the Department of Health to expand the number of testing sites across the region and increase opportunities for walkthrough testing as well. By testing you get the reassurance of knowing if you have Covid-19 or not and you get the right advice to keep you and your family safe. “We are also seeing across the region that workplaces are becoming sources of outbreaks and spread, but if public health are contacted quickly when managers find out about the first suspected or confirmed case then the right advice can be given and we can control things quickly. In most cases this also means the business does not need to close and things can be controlled. Staying silent means the virus spreads, putting staff and customers at risk, and where businesses haven’t stepped up and reached out for help quickly there have been outbreaks that have grown and impacted on the wider community.”

People can help to fight the virus in the following ways:

• If you develop symptoms, you must continue to follow the rules to selfisolate with other members of your household and order a test to find

Businesses should:

• Contact Public Health England as soon as a case is identified – either confirmed or suspected – in a staff or customer. • This should be reported to Public Health England as soon as possible by ringing 0344 225 3560 and pressing 0 then option 2. • Reporting a suspected or confirmed case as a business as soon as possible means that Public Health can support your firm to contain and avoid spread. Cllr Ward added: “This is in everyone’s interests and it’s not just about diagnosing individual cases; it’s about understanding how widely the virus has spread. We can identify hotspots and act to contain and control the virus. “Individuals and businesses can all play a vital role and it’s essential that we all follow Public Health England’s advice on reporting cases promptly.”

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Chamberlain Clock Removal in Photos On the 22nd August 2020, the Chamberlain Clock was removed in order for clockmakers Smith of Derby to begin the extensive restoration project. Photos: Mark Haddleton

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As part of its commitment to cut carbon emissions, Birmingham City Council will start the roll-out of 100% renewable energy electric vehicle charge points across the city from Autumn 2020. Major investment has been secured by the council to support electric vehicles in the city, including £2.92 million from the Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and through its newly procured Electric Vehicle (EV) Network Development Partner, ESB EV Solutions. Over the next two years, an initial network of 394 ‘fast and rapid’ charge points will be installed across Birmingham, focusing on the city centre to support the electrification of Birmingham’s taxi fleet – but also

Cocaine Recovered by Police from JQ Flat £78,000 of cocaine was recovered from a flat in the Jewellery Quarter on Tuesday (25 August 2020). Officers from the neighbourhood task force executed a warrant at a flat on Legge Lane after receiving information from members of the community around anti-social behaviour and drug dealing. The drugs were recovered in the search, as well as an Audi RS4 from

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accessible to the general public and local businesses. This initial network development will allow electric taxis, cars, and vans to get moving quickly, picking up a significant charge in less than 30 minutes (depending on vehicle type). This will outside the property and Buddy Treadwell, aged 22, of Nearmore Road, Shard End has been charged with possession with intent to supply

enable the expansion of the current charge point network and allow for further investment, where a pay-for-use model will be introduced across the network in the coming months following deployment of the first chargers. BCC will work with ESB EV Solutions to develop and deliver a complete charging strategy for the next 12 years. This will set out plans for a truly city-wide EV charging system, focused on meeting the specific needs of all communities throughout Birmingham. Charge points will be deployed at key locations designed to provide Birmingham’s businesses and residents with a world-class EV charging experience The electric vehicle charge point locations will be chosen based on a detailed assessment of predicted local demand, to ensure that the charge points provide maximum benefit to EV drivers. The network will support the uptake of EVs in Birmingham and represents a significant step in the city’s journey towards its net zero emissions future. Councillor Waseem Zaffar, BCC’s Cabinet Member for Transport and the Environment said “This is huge news for our city, and a major step in supporting our climate emergency commitment to cut carbon emissions. What’s more, it will be a key driver in supporting the electrification of Birmingham’s taxi fleet which is a major step in us improving air quality in the city centre. This is a complete overhaul of our electric vehicle offering and I’m looking forward to seeing the first charging points being installed later this year.” September 2020

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Birmingham Heritage Week

Over 30 events are taking place in the Jewellery Quarter as part of Birmingham Heritage Week, as the JQBID shines a spotlight on one of the most historic areas in the city. From the 10th/20th September the Quarter will be a buzzing hive of activity! With both online and in-person events, Birmingham Heritage Week in the Jewellery Quarter is open to everyone with many events free to attend. Whether it’s debating the future of

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the Quarter’s heritage at a live panel discussion, attending a theatrical tour of the cemeteries, or taking a virtual stroll of a secret rooftop garden, our

dedicated webpage makes it easy to browse - and book onto - all the exciting upcoming events: http://jewellery-


quarter.net/heritage-week. With over 200 listed buildings, and home to the UK’s jewellery industry for over 200 years, the Jewellery Quarter is stepped in history and has a charm all of its own. Wandering the old streets lined with Georgian and Victorian buildings, visitors can explore a wealth of retail options ranging from jewellers and beauty salons to florists and chocolate makers. And not forgetting the over 80 restaurants and pubs that call the Jewellery Quarter their home; this is certainly a corner of the city to savour!

Highlights of Birmingham Heritage Week in the Jewellery Quarter include:

• Unburied Treasure - In conjunction with The Bone Ensemble, take part in a unique performance tour experience, uncovering stories from the Jewellery Quarter Cemeteries. • Carl Chinn Talk - The Jewellery Quarter: A Hive of Activity - Local historian Carl Chinn takes you on a whirlwind tour of the 1900s in Birmingham, from home! Website link • Victorian Do-gooders - A different film every day of the event, about Victorian Do-gooders buried at Key Hill Cemetery. • 100 Years of Camera Making in Birmingham - Explore local historian James Furnival’s collection of historical cameras and photographic equipment made in Birmingham. • Drawn in the Quarter - Join Ed Isaacs for a journey of drawing around the JQ, sketching local buildings and the newly restored Warstone Lane and Key Hill cemeteries.

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Gold for The Hive The Hive Café and Bakery based in the New Standard Works is delighted to announce that it has won Gold at the National 2020 VisitEngland Awards. During an online ceremony on Monday 17th August, the popular community hub claimed the top prize in the Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism category, recognising tourism businesses committed to being sustainable, responsible and ethical in how they operate and interact with customers, the wider community and the environment. The Hive, which is part of the Ruskin Mill Trust family, a nation-wide educational charity that runs schools and colleges for children and young people with complex needs, is housed in the New Standard Works building in Vittoria Street in what was once a jewellery factory, but since its redevelopment it now has a vegetarian organic café, craft workshops, exhibition and event spaces alongside its highly acclaimed food. Suzanne Carter, The Hive’s Community Outreach & Learning Manager at Ruskin Mill Land Trust said, following the win: “This award for the Hive Café and Bakery means so much to all of us who work at The Hive and at Ruskin Mill Trust. It was really unexpected to get the Gold Award, but then what we do here is pretty unique.” This unique approach is evident throughout, with both the café and bakery serving as a social enterprise for the students at Argent College, one of Ruskin Mill Trust’s provisions and housed in the same building. Taking part in a food cycle that sees them grow biodynamic fruit and vegetables on the rooftop garden of the New

Standard Works and compost food waste back onto the farm. “The hard work the staff and students put into the roof top farm just above us means that we are able to serve a fresh and seasonal organic menu, where the ingredients are delivered with student footprints rather than carbon ones!” adds Suzanne. “Providing social opportunities through an inclusive craft programme along with its position as a valuable social enterprise to the students at Argent College, the Hive is a unique part of the local community and proud of its historic links to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter. Far from resting on their laurels, the teams at the Hive, including in the award-winning Café and Bakery are busy working up their plans to re-open in mid-September. We cannot wait to start feeding people again and we will be welcoming visitors to a new exhibition in the Gallery and events for Birmingham Heritage Week, including a Facebook LIVE with our Horticulture Tutor Gary Smith where you’ll get to explore our rroftop from your own home. I’m sure we’ll mention our award once or twice too!” Suzanne added: “This really is such an honour. Thank you to Visit England, the West Midlands Growth Company, to all our customers and community and also to the Jewellery Quarter BID for first suggesting we enter this category, which we ‘would be perfect for’ . Turns out we are!” September 2020

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John Mantle & Sons Ltd Gold & Silver Chain Manufacturers

Source: Courtesy English Heritage

160 Warstone Lane A house and shopping development of c 1867 was built for John Mantle, chain maker, and manufacturer of bracelets, medals and wedding, gem and signet rings. Mantle was operating from these premises until at least 1916. The works comprised a threestorey house with a basement and rounded corner, which fronted on to Warstone Lane, with an L-plan, threestorey workshop to the rear. The yard enclosed by the workshop range was gradually infilled in the 19th and 20th centuries. Probably in the early 20th century, a distinctive workshop one and a half storeys high with tall north-facing windows and large roof lights was built over some of the infill buildings in the yard. In the mid- to late 20th century part of the upper storey of the original workshop range was demolished and

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the entire building was refurbished as offices. Many of the original castiron-framed windows in the workshop range were replaced although some still survive. The cemetery elevation of the house was rebuilt during the same period. Number 160 retains some distinctive features, including the original stair in the house, while the workshop range retains the workers’ entrance from Warstone Parade East, which leads to a stone stair. The workshop range, which runs east-west, has a brick-built chimney that projects from its south front. This chimney was once much taller. The former yard contains a coal hole into which coal could have been delivered for underground storage, this links to a further underground passage, which may relate to the need to provide a draught for the chimney. The building is Grade 2 Listed.

Later occupants of 160 Warstone Lane include:

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John Mantle, The Person Behind John Mantle& Sons Ltd Source: Colin Giles and Jewellery Quarter Heritage Archives

John Mantle born in Kings Heath, later moving to Robert Road, Handsworth, married at 22 and commenced business as a gold and silver chain manufacturer in Unett St, then moved to larger premises at 160 Warstone Lane in1863. He was so successful in business he was able to retire at fifty and the firm turned into a limited liability company - John Mantle & Sons Ltd. He was a member of the old Local Board at Handsworth and took a great interest in the affairs of the parish. In about 1847 he resided at The Woodlands, Handsworth Wood and the wood from which the house and district took their names was of considerable extent and well stocked with pheasants and patrolled by keepers. His wife, three sons and three daughters survived him when he died aged 89 years.


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Edwin Elliott Ltd & The British Optical Lens Co. Source: by David Gardner and Jewellery Quarter Heritage Archives

‘Edwin Elliott was born in Birmingham, in 1878. He started work in a machine shop before going into the jewellery trade, but his eyesight was not up the task, so he became office boy at the Birmingham branch of a firm from Hamburg. He learned German at evening class, also with the help of two Austrian friends. In 1903, one of them returned to Austria and Edwin took over his job which was selling imitation jewellery stones. In 1909 Elliott started his own business at 55, Frederick Street, Birmingham as an importer and manufacturer’s agent, Galalith casein plastics material being one of his imports. He soon began machining the material to his customers’ requirements. He was also agent for a manufacturer of spectacle lenses, but in 1911 he bought them out and developed it into The British Optical Lens Company. Supplies of Galalith dried up because of the First World War but fortunately Erinoid had just started to make casein plastics in England. In 1916 Elliott moved to larger premises in Warstone Lane which took both sides of his business under one roof. After the war, the company expanded the machining of Erinoid casein into beads, knobs, manicure sets, etc. and started to produce compression mouldings in Bakelite. The Warstone Lane premises soon became too small so the company moved to premises in Brearley Street. Here, in 1926 their first transfer moulding press was installed, and Elliott’s became one of the largest suppliers of radio components, claiming to be the first large scale producer of moulded radio cabinets for Telsen in 1928. 1933 saw the installation of an Isoma injection moulding machine the first of its kind in Britain. To cope with demand, Elliott’s bought the moulding section of Messrs. Harrison (Birmingham) Ltd. in Cheapside and became a private limited company in 1935. In addition to custom moulding, a range of items under their own trade-

The Warstone Lane premises were approx where Coffee Tales are situated today.

mark (L-yacht) were produced. The optical and moulding sides of Elliott’s business combined to produce cameras, such as the VP Twin, with its Bolco (British Optical Lens Co) lens - he also moulded cameras for Coronet, including the Midget and Vogue. Optical and moulding operations also combined to product self-selection spectacles for sale in Woolworths (this was eventually stopped by the Optician’s Act of 1958). Business expanded and a new factory covering 18,000 sq. ft was leased at Bescot Crescent, Walsall in 1937.

Elliott’s workforce totalled 700. The optical department at Summer Lane received a direct hit by incendiary bombs in 1940, and suffered considerable damage - a second bomb in 1941 destroyed much of the moulding side (including all company records) - all machinery that could be rescued was transferred to Bescot Crescent. The Summer Lane factory was rebuilt and E Elliott Ltd became a public limited company in 1950. Edwin Elliott did not retire until he was 88 - The business closed in 1982.’ September 2020

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Heritage The Warstone Lane Cemetery Chapel Footprint site will be finished later this year. The finished catacombs and paths in other parts look very smart. (Photos: Mark Haddleton).

Warstone Lane & Key Hill Cemeteries News Warstone Lane Cemetery Chapel Footprint site:

A notice on the unfinished section of Warstone Lane cemetery reads, ‘Chapel Footprint Works, Garden of Memory - working area do not enter’ ‘This is because the completion of this area is slightly delayed. This work in on-going and will be complete during Autumn 2020. We are waiting for delivery of the new stone monument which will form the focus of this area. This item is coming from abroad and has been held up due to the Corona Virus Pandemic. The works are expected to be complete by the end of the year. A JQ Cemetery spokesperson said, “The dimensions of the memorial stone are not a standard size, sadly no British quarry was able to accommodate the order. There will be a plaque on the stone with an engraving of the chapel. The plaque is being made in the Midlands by A. E. Harris.” (founded in the JQ) - now based at West Bromwich.

Drainage

During the heavy rain recently, observers noted the drains were full of the loose material from the new paths. A JQ Cemetery spokesperson said, “The paths haven’t had the loose material swept off them yet, because they have to be laid for 3-4 weeks

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before that can be done. The contractors will be doing the second compaction with the rollers, then sweeping them and clearing the drains before the end of the contract. After that there won’t be any loose material to run off!”

Sundial

S o m e ye a r s a g o, when Colin Giles was making great efforts to clear the pathways, he came across an item which, although in a bad state of repair, was obviously a Sundial. This has been removed for the time being with a view to restoration.

In the meantime, enjoy the open spaces of the cemetery but please take care when moving around, some surfaces are temporary and uneven. Also note you should stick to the footpaths.


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SEPT TO 26 SEPT STEVE EVANS RBSA, SPATIAL MUSINGS 10:00 am 5:00 pm RBSA Gallery

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SEPT UNDERSTANDING PLATING 9:30 Am - 4:30 Pm AnchorCert Group

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OCT UNDERSTANDING JEWELLERY 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AnchorCert Group

OCT UNDERSTANDING COLOURED GEMSTONES 10:00 am - 4:00 pm AnchorCert Group

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SEPT DETROIT SOUL COLLECTIVE 6:00 pm - 2:00 am The Jam House SEPT CARL SINCLAIR TRIO 6:00 pm 1:00 am The Jam House

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SEPT ELLE-J WALTERS 6:00 pm 2:00 am The Jam House

SEPT VIRTUAL EVENT - RESTLESS GRAVES 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm The Coffin Works

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SEPT GABIDDON 6:00 pm - 1:00 am LIVE AT The Jam House

SEPT OSCAR WILDE, OUT AND ABOUT - DON'T GO INTO THE CELLAR 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Warstone Lane Cemetery

SEPT SLOW LOOKING IN THE JEWELLERY QUARTER 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Starts outside the Rose Villa Tavern

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SEPT & 19 THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER 11:00 am - 12:30 pm, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Jewellery Quarter

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SEPT UNBURIED TREASURES 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AND 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Key Hill Cemetery

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SEPT DRAWN IN THE QUARTER 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Starts at The Hive

SEPT UNBURIED TREASURES 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm & 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Key Hill Cemetery

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Tours, Talks & Walks  SEPTEMBER

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SEPT AND 14, 15, 16,17, 18, 19 100 YEARS OF CAMERA MAKING IN BIRMINGHAM - EXHIBITION AND TALKS 10:00 am - 4:00 pm The Hive at The New Standard Works

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OCT AND 25 THE LOST PUBS OF BIRMINGHAM'S JEWELLERY QUARTER 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Jewellery Quarter OCT DISCOVER THE BIRMINGHAM CATACOMBS 11:00 am - 12:30 pm Jewellery Quarter Station Vyse Street

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Property Planning

The ‘Golden Triangle’ and the ‘Industrial Middle’ are the areas protected against inappropriate residential use. A large number of Planning Applications are not in accordance with the Planning Legislation which is there to ‘protect’ the Jewellery Quarter and the trade. Please help the Jewellery Quarter to keep its character by making your ‘official’ protest against such Applications. Note the JQ comes under Soho and Jewellery Quarter with a small amount in Newtown.

New Applications 2020/06593/PA Vacant plot on corner of Hampton Street and Henrietta Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B19 3LS. Application for a non-material amendment to planning approval 2017/00544/PA for incorporation of trickle vents and duct grills, raise in the parapet height for structural stability of the corbel detail, incorporation of dry riser at the buildings front entrance to comply with fire regulations, change to wall finish along cour tyard walkways and removal of PV panels to courtyard elevation redesign of courtyard. 25-08-2020 2020/06541/PA Brown Lion 18 Hall Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6BS. Change of use of ground floor from public house (Use Class A4) to retail or financial and professional services or cafe/restaurant (Use Classes A1/ A2 or A3) and alterations to shop front. 24-08-2020 2020/06447/PA 33 Pitsford Street (former Mr Tyre site) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6LJ. Non-Mater i a l A m e n d m e n t t o a p p r ova l 2019/07542/PA to amend the wording of Condition Nos. 3, 8, 9 and 10 to allow the developer to provide information pertaining to these conditions after construction of the structure/frame has commenced but prior to the detailed facades being constructed 19-08-2020 2020/06374/PA 1 Mary Ann Street Birmingham B3 1RL. Non-Material

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Amendments to approval 2018/10092 for general amendments to the design, clarification of noise survey requirements, together with mechanical and electrical co-ordination. 18-08-2020 2020/06221/PA Land at 46 Hockley Hill Hockley Birmingham B18 5AQ. Display of 1 no. XL Digital Display Screen. 12-08-2020

Awaiting Decision 2020/05890/PA Chamberlain Clock Tower Located in the centre of the roundabout at the junction of Warstone Lane/Vyse Street/Frederick Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18. Listed Building Consent for temporary removal, comprehensive repair and reinstatement of the Chamberlain Clock Tower. 31-072020 2020/05219/PA 47 Kenyon Street Birmingham B3 1UR. Change of use from office (Use Class B1) to retail shop (Use Class A1) and new shopfront. 09-07-2020 2020/04598/PA 6-8 Branston Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6BP. Change of use from industrial workshops to live/work units. 22-062020 2020/04098/PA 50-60 Northwood Street Birmingham B3 1TH. Variation of Condition 7 attached to planning approval 2006/02301/PA to allow amendments to approved plans to remove set back on third floor and increase floorspace of two of the third apartments. 04-06-2020 2020/03506/PA Former Henry's Restaurant 27 St Paul's Square / Cox Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1RB Demolition of existing building (apart from part of rear wall) and erection of a 4 storey building comprising 14 apartments (8 x 2-bed and 6 x 1-bed) and 2 ground floor commercial units for retail (A1), office (A2 and B1), restaurant (A3) and/or health centres/clinics (D1) and associated works. 12-05-2020 2020/03458/PA 24 Pemberton Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6NY. Proposed roof terrace. 07-05-2020 2020/03111/PA 23 Pemberton Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 6NY. Installation of glass lift box and roof terrace. 24-04-2020

2020/02996/PA 23-25 Legge Lane Hockley Birmingham B1 3LD. Erection of a 3 storey building providing 13 one and two bed apartments (use Class C3) and associated works to replace demolished building on Legge Lane frontage. 21-04-2020 2020/02556/PA Land bounded by Lionel Street, Livery Street, Great Charles Street and Ludgate Hill Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3. Construction of a mixed-use development of 6-39 storeys comprising 722 residential apartments (Use Class C3) with ancillary internal and external amenity areas, ground floor commercial floor space (Use Classes A1, A2, A3, A4, B1, D1, D2) and associated works including site clearance, public realm, landscaping and parking. 27-03-2020 2020/02655/PA Land bounded by 51 Northwood Street and Mary Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B3 1TX. Demolition of existing buildings and erection of new part three and part four storey buildings to provide flexible floor space comprising retail (Use Class A1), office (Use Classes A2 and B1), restaurant (Use Class A3), health centres and clinics (Use Class D1) and 27 one and two bedroom residential dwellings and associated cycle parking and landscaped courtyard. 03-04-2020 2020/02609/PA 34 St Pauls Square Birmingham B3 1QZ. Display of 1 no. externally illuminated fascia sign 02-04-2020 2020/01961/PA 34 St Paul's Square Hockley Birmingham B3 1QZ. Listed Building Consent for internal and external alterations including window openings and removal of staircase associated with change of use from private members club (Use Class D1) to offices (Use Class B1) and erection of three storey rear extension 06-032020 2020/01865/PA 34 St Paul's Square Hockley Bir mingham B3 1QZ. Change of use from private members club (Use Class D1) to offices (Use Class B1) and erection of three storey rear extension and creation of window openings. 06-03-2020 2020/01464/PA Land at 25 Legge Lane Jewellery Quarter City Centre Birmingham B1 3LD. Non-Material Amendment to Planning Approval 2015/07814/PA to allow red brick bonding on Block E, minor alterations to floor plans, addition of sub-station, external roof terraces and PV panels. 20-02-2020


New Decisions 2020/05601/PA 18-19 Lionel Street Birmingham B3 1AQ. Prior approval for change of use from offices (Use Class B1[a]) to 20 residential apartments (Use Class C3). Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Approve with Conditions 2020/05319/PA 32 Hylton Street Birmingham B18 6HN. Prior Approval for change of use from light industrial (Use Class B1[c] to 6 residential flats(Use Class C3). Final Decision - Prior Approval Required and to Refuse

2020/05220/PA 47 Kenyon Street Hockley Birmingham B3 1UR. Display of 1 no. externally illuminated fasica sign and 1 no. externally illuminated hanging sign. Final Decision Approve Temporary 2020/04910/PA Beaufort House 94-98 Newhall Street Birmingham B3 1PB. Installation of cladding to south west and east elevation. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2020/04785/PA 32 George Street Ladywood Birmingham B3 1QG. Change of use from office (Use Class B1(a)) to eye clinic with operating theatre facility (Use Class D1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2020/05047/PA 167a Warstone Lane Birmingham B18 6NN. Display of one non illuminated 65 inch LED monitor. Final Decision - Refuse 2020/04748/PA 167a Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NN. Change of use of ground floor retail unit (Use class A1) to clinic (Use class D1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2020/04747/PA 167 Warstone Lane Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6NN. Change of use of ground floor retail unit (Use class A1) to clinic (Use class D1). Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2020/04696/PA Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B18 7BH. Application for Prior Notification for the proposed installation of a 20m high monopole supporting 6 no. antennas and 2 no. transmission dishes, 4 no. equipment cabinets and ancillary works. Final Decision - No Prior Approval Required 2020/04351/PA Islington Gates 2 Fleet Street Birmingham B3 1JH. Installation of replacement cladding to all blocks. Final Decision 12-062020. Approve subject to Conditions 2020/04173/PA 62-64 Albion Street Birmingham B1 3EA. Listed building consent for various internal and external amendments including alterations to office, installation of new staircase, relocation of wc and shower room and replacement windows. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/10135/PA 46-58 Barr Street & 27-33 Great Hampton Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 6AA. Partial demolition of existing buildings and erection of new four-five storey buildings to provide 129 apartments and ground floor commercial unit

fronting Great Hampton Street for A1-A4, B1(a) or D2 use, external alterations to retained building at 30 -33 Great Hampton Street and associated car parking and landscaping. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions 2018/04882/PA Land fronting Northwood Street, James Street, Graham Street, Brook Street, Newhall Street and Regent Place (premises currently occupied by AE Harris & Baker & Finnemore) Jewellery Quarter Birmingham. Partial demolition of buildings, change of use of retained buildings at 109, 123 & 128 Northwood Street from B2 to A1-A4, B1and C3 uses, change of use of retained building at 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1, conversion and erection of new buildings to provide 305 one, two and three bed apartments and 9,132 sqm of non-residential floorspace for A1-A5, B1 & D2 uses with associated parking and landscaping. Final Decision - Approve subject to Conditions

Summary Guide to Use Classes A1 - Shops. A2 - Financial and Professional Services. A3 - Restaurants and Cafes. A4 - Drinking Establishments. A5 - Hot Food Takeaways. B1 (a) - Business. (b) - Research & development, studios, labs, high technology. (c) - Light Industry. B2 - General Industry. B3 - Storage/Distribution. C1 - Hotels C2 - Residential Institutions C2A - Secure Residential Institutions. C3 - Dwelling Houses D1 - Non-residential Institutions. D2 - Assembly/Leisure.

You must register any objections to the above applications online at www.birmingham.gov.uk/planningonline, or writing direct to Planning and Regeneration, Birmingham City Council, 4th Floor, 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham B4 7DJ, quoting the Planning Application number. Remember, there is a restriction against inappropriate housing within the Golden Triangle and the Industrial Middle - but your objections still need to be recorded! September 2020

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2020/00377/PA Harry Smith Building & Gem Building 17-19 & 20-21 Hockley Hill Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B18 5AH. Listed Building Consent for refurbishment of Harry Smith Building and refurbishment and alterations to Gem Building in association with conversion of top three floors to six apartments and retention of commercial uses. 16-01-2020 2019/09845/PA 37-42 Tenby Street Jewellery Quarter Birmingham B1 3EF. Demolition of existing buildings and site clearance and erection of a 3-5 storey development providing replacement premises for Charles Green, ground floor commercial units (Use Classes B1, A1, A2, A3/D2) and 42 one and two bed apartments (Use Class C3) with associated works. 29-11-2019 2019/08214/PA 72-74 Camden Street Ladywood Birmingham B1 3DP. Display of 5 no. non-illuminated lettering signs. 04-10-2019 2019/08214/PA 43-47 Vittoria Street & 9 Regent Place Hockley Birmingham B1 3PE. Listed Building Consent for installation of external lighting. 04-09-2019 2019/04823/PA 41-43 Great Hampton Street Hockley Birmingham B18 6EL. Change of use from retail (Use Class A1) to drinking establishment (Use Class A4), erection of single storey infill extension to rear and associated external alterations 07-06-2019 2018/04885/PA Land at 109 Northwood Street & 199 Newhall Street Jewellery Quar ter Birmingham. Listed Building Consent for demolition of structures attached to listed buildings and conversion of 109 Northwood Street (Harpers Hill Works) from B2 to A1-A4 or B1 uses and conversion of 199 Newhall Street from B2 to B1 use with associated works. 13-06-2018


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is also not fair that those who follow the guidance should lose out to those who don’t, which is why we have launched the whistleblowing hotline so that those who flout the rules do not continue to profit from it.” The new powers will allow the council and police to investigate reports of business premises which are failing to comply with Covid-secure risk assessments and, if necessary, reduce the numbers of people present, restrict numbers in areas of the premises or close the premises.  Offending businesses could also be issued with written warning and if they continue to flout the regulations, they may be served with a direction notice of closure. Businesses can also be reported using the anonymous online form or telephone number. Birmingham Commander Chief Superintendent Steve Graham said: “We are supporting BCC’s efforts to help curb the rise in cases in the city. Along with local authority colleagues, we will be visiting licensed premises that are reportedly failing to comply with the measures to be Covid-secure. We continue to work with partners across the city to help keep everyone as safe as possible as the pandemic continues to be amongst us.” Businesses must enforce Government guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus. This includes ensuring customers and staff comply with social distancing and, unless exempt, that customers wear a face covering where required. Hospitality premises should also not accept

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