Archive for October, 2015
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 […]
Shocking new figures reveal over 10,000 Birmingham households would be lifted out of poverty if they went smoke-free.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The second phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (October 28)
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 […]