Archive for July, 2015

Sustainable schools – saving money and the planet

By on 31/07/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Lorraine Cookson, Senior Behaviour Change Officer with the Climate Change and Environment Team reflects on the Sustainable Schools Programme Just before the schools broke up for the summer holidays I had the pleasure of welcoming children and staff from nine of our Sustainable Schools to a special awards ceremony at the Council House. Excited children […]

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Why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham

Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture, talks about why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham. First of all, let’s deal with the obvious: this year’s cuts to the Library of Birmingham’s opening hours have been hugely controversial and difficult. It is an extraordinary, iconic building and service that’s helped […]

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Media Watch – July 31

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Travellers in 50 caravans invade park (Birmingham Mail) Large numbers of travellers in more than 50 caravans have taken over a popular Birmingham park (Sheldon Country Park). Quotes Cllr Paul Tilsley and a council spokesman both explaining the travellers are due to leave on Sunday. Germans to create skilled jobs […]

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Recruitment starts for senior council roles

The first phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (July 30)

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Media Watch – July 30

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Minicab drivers’ go-slow protest in bus lane row (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, BBCWM) Minicab drivers are to hold a ‘go-slow’ around Birmingham city centre today in protest over plans to ban them from Broad Street bus lanes. Quotes council spokeswoman explaining that the demonstration is over more rigorous enforcement of […]

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Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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Media Watch – July 29

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Assessment failure over 300 children at risk of sex exploitation (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has failed to properly assess more than 300 youngsters identified as being at risk of sexual exploitation. The council explained that they wanted to look beyond the basic figures and therefore extra figures were included […]

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Be wise owls and start walking Birmingham

By on 28/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, hopes Birmingham’s owl invasion can encourage more people to put their best foot forward on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

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Dog owners urged not to stray from their responsibilities

By on 28/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Britain is apparently a nation of dog lovers but, according to Birmingham’s dog wardens, more than 25 strays a week are being found on the city’s streets. Despite a 26 per cent drop in the number of stray dogs found in 2014/15 (1,375 compared to 1,874 in 2013/14), wardens were still on average having to […]

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