Archive for July, 2016

Big John’s Birmingham Mela celebrations at Cannon Hill Park

By on 28/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Big John’s Birmingham Mela returns to Cannon Hill Park on Sunday (31 July 2016), celebrating the city’s South Asian community through its culture, food, sport, art and entertainment. This free family event, now in its 16th year, includes live music from an array of artists, headlined by singer Imran Khan and hosted by BBC Asian […]

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Council supports faith venues after Rouen attack

By on 27/07/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

 Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, has responded in the aftermath of yesterday’s murder of a priest in Rouen to explain the support being offered to faith-based settings closer to home: “Understandably everyone is still shocked and saddened by the murder of Father Jacques Hamel, who is […]

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Harry’s artistic skills send out clear road safety message

By on 27/07/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

A creative schoolchild has put his artistic skills to good use by designing a sign to warn motorists of the need to slow down in Kings Heath High Street. Harry James Lee, a Year 1 pupil at Colmore Infant and Nursery School, in Kings Heath, designed the winning sign in a competition for schoolchildren organised […]

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Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme

By on 26/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme: #green #localgov #brum @AnneShaw10 @LisaTrickett41 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 26, 2016 Taxi driver Ahmednur Hassan has praised an innovative project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner by fitting vehicles with new LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) engines. Birmingham is one of six cities mandated by the Government to […]

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Leader’s appeal to new Transport Secretary

By on 26/07/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council leader Cllr John Clancy has urged new Transport Secretary Chris Grayling to put improved transport links between the UK’s major cities at the top of his ‘to-do’ list.

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£3million hydrogen bus boost for Birmingham

Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Commenting on the support shown for the scheme, Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council said: “It is great that […]

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Trading Standards receive recognition for Hajj campaign

By on 22/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Trading Standards team received recognition for their work in tackling Hajj fraud at the launch of a national Hajj health and safety campaign this week. The Association of British Hujjaj runs an annual Hajj health and safety campaign for pilgrims from the UK performing Hajj, but in recent years it has also […]

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HydraForce reveals £10 million factory at Advanced Manufacturing Hub

By on 22/07/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The first manufacturer to commit to Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub at Aston Hall Road, after building a brand new 120,000 sq ft (11,150 sqm) factory, will officially open its facility today.

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Team GB badminton squad prepare for Rio in Brum

By on 21/07/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Team GB’s badminton squad and some of Europe’s finest players were preparing for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena this week. Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, met some of the players during a break in training earlier today (21 July 2016), including Kirsty Gilmour and Rajiv Ouseph, to […]

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McDonald’s sign litter agreement to clean up city sites

McDonald’s today (20 July 2016) signed a voluntary agreement with Birmingham City Council, promising to pick up litter in the streets immediately around its 18 restaurants in the city. The fast food firm is the latest business to sign up to this pledge, and as part of this McDonald’s restaurants across Birmingham carry out regular […]

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