Archive for May, 2016

Big Birmingham Bikes boost for city charity

Young people from the St Basil’s Youth Council enjoyed a bike ride in the city earlier this week (May 27) as a gesture of thanks for the support they have been provided by the Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB) scheme

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Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor will highlight voluntary sector

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Carl Rice – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (24 May). He was elected councillor for Ladywood Ward in May 1987 and has held many roles in his 29 years as a councillor – most notably Chair […]

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Post Channel 4 Dispatches statement

By on 27/05/2016 in News with 0 Comments

‎A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We remain absolutely committed to providing the best service for children and families in Birmingham. We have also been honest about the historic and well publicised failings of children’s services. Our over-riding priority, therefore, continues to be that all our children are well protected and well looked after and, […]

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Response to Holding Notice on Birmingham Development Plan

The Government has issued a Holding Notice on the Birmingham Development Plan using its powers under the new Housing and Planning Act. Councillor John Clancy, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “Clearly it is very disappointing that the Government has chosen to make this decision in spite of the positive outcome of the independent planning […]

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Birmingham rogue landlord put tenants’ lives at risk

By on 26/05/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (26 May 2016) to failing to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and to 10 breaches of the House in Multiple Occupation Management Regulations. Salih Mahfood Hassan Mohamed, age 49, of Newton Road, Sparkhill, was fined and has to pay a total […]

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Taking Pride in Birmingham’s communities

As Birmingham marks Islam Awareness Week and prepares for the annual Birmingham Pride festival, new cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality Cllr Waseem Zaffar celebrates the contributions of these communities to the city. Cllr Zaffar said: “Birmingham is a fantastic, diverse, tolerant, warm and friendly city that welcomes people from all over the world and helps […]

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Birmingham’s international visitors pass the million mark

By on 25/05/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham achieved a record-breaking one million international visits last year – more than ever before.

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Ramadan advice for Birmingham diabetics

By on 25/05/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged not to put their health at risk by fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan.

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New Cabinet and Committee roles confirmed

By on 25/05/2016 in Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet was confirmed at its Annual General Meeting yesterday (24 May 2016). The new Cabinet membership is set out below: Cllr John Clancy is the Leader Cllr Ian Ward is the Deputy Leader Cllr Brigid Jones is the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Schools Cllr Lisa Trickett is the Cabinet […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards for 2016

By on 24/05/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year they were given to: broadcaster Ed Doolan, charity worker Kim Douglas, environmentalist Peter Laybourn and musician Jeff Lynne. Ed Doolan was nominated in recognition of his outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its […]

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