Archive for October, 2015

£39m retirement village opens in Bournville, Birmingham

More than 300 older people will soon be moving into a £39 million retirement village, thanks to a forward looking partnership between Birmingham City Council, the ExtraCare Charitable Trust, Bournville Village Trust and The Homes and Communities Agency. Bournville Gardens Village is the fourth village to be completed as part of a five-village strategy between Birmingham […]

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Quitting smoking would lift 30,000 Brummies out of poverty

By on 29/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Shocking new figures reveal over 10,000 Birmingham households would be lifted out of poverty if they went smoke-free.

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Work to start on new Erdington Leisure Centre in spring 2016

By on 29/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Proposed plans for the new Erdington Leisure Centre have been shared as part of a public consultation process. The £6.5 million investment will include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool, workout studio for classes, gym, sauna and steam facilities, changing facilities plus a community room. The new building will be located on Orphanage Road […]

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On-road cycle revolution set to begin

A series of schemes to improve cycling along main city routes and quieter “parallel” routes have been approved by Birmingham City Council

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Roadshows to promote new consumer rights

By on 28/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to attend a series of roadshows next month (2 to 6 November 2015) promoting new consumer rights which came into effect with new legislation on 1 October 2015. As part of National Consumer Week, Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards officers will be visiting community venues across the city to provide […]

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Birmingham to lead the way with urban parishes

By on 28/10/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council leader, Sir Albert Bore, has today (28/10/2015) committed the council to work with the parish councils’ movement to develop local devolution deals within the city.  The move follows the decision to create a Parish Council for Sutton Coldfield, with the potential to localise delivery of many local services. Speaking at the annual […]

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Latest round of recruitment starts for senior roles

The second phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (October 28)

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WMCA Scheme submitted to government

By on 28/10/2015 in News with 0 Comments

The shadow West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has submitted its final Scheme and Governance Review to government.

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Safety tips for a happy Halloween and Bonfire Night

By on 28/10/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, urges people to stay safe as the nights get darker and people prepare for Halloween and Bonfire Night parties. This weekend ghosts and ghouls will be ‘trick or treating’ in scary disguises, so here’s some tips from Birmingham Trading Standards to help you avoid any horror stories. Fancy […]

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Birmingham’s regeneration wins national awards

By on 23/10/2015 in Future Council, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The £1 billion transformation of Birmingham, and the work of Birmingham City Council Leader Sir Albert Bore, has won two prestigious awards at a major national property event.

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