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Lifeguard Training Available! 

9 May 18

Do you want to train as a lifeguard? It’s a great way to keep fit, gain new skills and confidence and help your local community! Moseley Road Baths CIO can pay some or all of your training costs if you agree to work as a volunteer lifeguard at MRB.


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Important update for swimmers – changes in April 

22 Feb 18

Here is an important update from Karen Leach from the Moseley Road Baths Charitable Incorporated Organisation, who will be taking on the running of swimming facilities at the Baths from the start of April.


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Saving energy, water & hard-earned cash at MRB 

19 Jan 18

A guest blog by Phil Beardmore Moseley Road Baths is a beautiful treasure of a building.


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Seeking a new chairperson or co-chair for the new charity – MRB CIO! 

5 Jan 18

Great news that as of 21st December we now have a registered charity, Moseley Road Baths CIO (charitable incorporated organisation) which will take on responsibility for running the baths.


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Celebrations as Moseley Road Baths exceeds Fundraising Target 

14 Dec 17

Moseley Road Baths celebrated its 110 th birthday this year and received £36,495 in gifts to keep the swimming pool open! £26,495 of this amount was via the Crowdfunder campaign which finished on Wednesday 6 th December, and £10,000 was from …


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Your memories – Part 2 

30 Nov 17

Here are some of the Birmingham swimming memories you’ve shared with us.


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A last minute backer – the Crowdfunder continues! 

22 Nov 17

EXCELLENT NEWS! Crowdfunder informed us earlier today that a last minute backer has come forward to offer some match funding to our campaign.


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You did it! Now for the final push! 

20 Nov 17

We are completely overwhelmed by the support of each and every one of you who has generously contributed to the Moseley Road Baths Crowdfunder!  We hit our target of £13,552 with five days to go before our fundraiser comes to an end.


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December closures and Tuesday evenings 

13 Nov 17

Here are some dates for your diaries to make sure you don’t turn up at the pool only to find it closed! First up, there are staffing issues on Tuesday evenings, which mean that Tuesday evening sessions will be cancelled on the 14th November and …


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Your memories – Part 1 

7 Nov 17

One of the best things about campaigning for Moseley Road Baths is getting to hear so many memories about what a special place it is for so many people.


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Life-long learning at Moseley Road Baths 

3 Nov 17

Kat Pearson writes about her experiences in the campaign to save Moseley Road Baths.


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Vote for us for the Aviva Community Fund 

25 Oct 17

We have a project set up on the Aviva Community Fund page and would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to give us your vote: https://www.


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Can you help with a clean up? 

25 Sep 17

The Friends of Moseley Road Baths coalition with the Action Group, National Trust, Historic England, World Monuments Fund and Birmingham City Council is in the process of producing a comprehensive business plan to aid the retention of swimming at the…


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Heritage Open Day 

4 Sep 17

Following Birmingham City Council’s decision to keep MRB open until March 2018, the Friends of Moseley Road Baths are able to organise another open day as part of Birmingham Heritage Week .


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Celebrating a reprieve! 

27 Jul 17

On Saturday, members of the Friends of Moseley Road Baths and our supporters gathered for a celebratory swim and cake to mark the exciting news that Moseley Road Baths will remain open beyond the end of this month.


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Bright new future for Moseley Road Baths! 

28 Jun 17

PRESS RELEASE BRIGHT NEW FUTURE FOR MOSELEY ROAD BATHS The Moseley Road Baths Coalition is delighted that Birmingham City Council has taken the decision to keep Moseley Road Baths open for swimming until the end of March 2018.


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All eyes on 27th June… 

26 Jun 17

Hope for Moseley Road Baths? Many thanks  to everyone who signed Moseley Road Baths Action Group’s petition to help save swiming at MRB – well over 2000 signatures now and still rising! We downloaded the petition on 10th June in preparation for…


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Sign our petition 

24 Apr 17

Can we get our petition up to 1,000 or more by the end of the month? We appreciate how many of you have signed petitions over the years, but we believe that a strong show of support NOW will help us make the case for keeping the Baths open beyond its…


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March Open Day – last chance to see? 

7 Mar 17

Our Last Ever Open Day? With Moseley Road Baths due to close in June 2017, the next open day on Saturday 18th March could well our last event at the baths for the foreseeable future.


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Interview with David Taberer 

11 Jan 17

Just before Christmas we asked you to come along to the Baths on a Sunday morning to share your thoughts about the building.


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Why do you love Moseley Road Baths? Interviewees needed! 

12 Dec 16

The World Monuments Fund have asked the Friends to produce a short video in which users and supporters of the baths talk about why Moseley Road Baths are important to them and why the building and the swimming baths should be saved.


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World Monuments Fund Watch Day 

3 Oct 16

Save the date folks…


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Pool of Memories – A Short Documentary 

28 Apr 16

We’ve very happy to share this film from Johnathan Jules – Student Documentary Film Maker and Pool Lifeguard!  We think it brilliantly captures the beauty of the building and the issues it now faces.


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PRESS RELEASE: $15,000 cash boost for World Monuments Fund ‘Watch Day’ 

27 Apr 16

The continuing campaign to keep Moseley Road Baths open has received a cash boost.


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PRESS RELEASE: Team appointed for Moseley Road Baths Options Appraisal 

11 Apr 16

Hope for historic Balsall Heath baths   A project to breathe new life into Moseley Road Baths in Balsall Heath is a step closer after winning financial support from Historic England.