Charges now live for Birmingham's Clean Air Zone

Charges now apply for non-compliant vehicles which drive through Birmingham's Clean Air Zone. Payment must be made within the allocated timeframe or a Penalty Charge Notice will be issued. Find out how to pay the charge

Visiting the German Market? Check before your travel

Brum Xmas markets Published: 5th Nov 2021

Birmingham's annual German Market and Ice Rink have returned this year, but remember to check before you travel!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Birmingham, which can mean only one thing... the Christmas markets are here!

Birmingham's Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Birmingham Ice Skating rink have returned to the city and will be running until the end of December.

Both events are taking place within the city centre and fall within the Clean Air Zone. It is important to plan before you travel if you plan on visiting the markets and ice rink this year.

The city centre will be extremely busy in the run up to Christmas so maybe consider leaving the car at home and using public transport, walking or cycling if this is possible. Further information is available on our travel advice page.

If you need to drive into the city centre, please ensure you carry out the following:

Please note that if you do need to drive in and miss any deadlines for payment, you will be subject to a fine.