Archive for June, 2017

Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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Shopkeeper told to pay £228,737 in proceeds of crime

By on 29/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham trader who was found to be in possession of illegal cigarettes and tobacco, has been ordered to pay £228,737 after a proceeds of crime hearing at Birmingham Crown Court today (29 June 2017). Pritpal Singh Khurana, 38, who ran M&S News, 62-64 Herrick Road, Washwood Heath, had pleaded guilty to 10 offences under […]

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Birmingham celebrates its mental health professionals

By on 29/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Bridget Sullivan-Blakeney (above) talks about her role as an AMHP   Cllr Paulette Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, and Mental Health Champion, praises the work done by Birmingham City Council’s Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs). Our social workers who are also Approved Mental Health Professionals (AMHPs) do a fantastic job, one that […]

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Plan to help better manage money

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, writes on the upcoming launch of the Birmingham Financial Inclusion Partnership’s new strategy document (on June 28) and how it is being applied at a grassroots level… In the current tough economic times, we hear all too often about the struggles […]

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Birmingham praised by Stonewall for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 28/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council impresses in Stonewall Education Equality Index Index measures success of local schools and inclusion of LGBT issues Local authority provides fantastic online support for LGBT young people Stonewall, Britain’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has again named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for […]

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IAAF World Indoor Champs team unveils official mascot

Ruby the Red Panda, the official mascot for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, has been unveiled today with the help of World Championship 1500m silver medallist, Hannah England. Ruby made her first ever appearance at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, which is just a few miles from  Arena Birmingham, the venue for the […]

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Arts Council funding for city’s cultural sector

By on 27/06/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced £88.7 million investment in Birmingham’s cultural sector – with funding for 37 arts organisations across the city over the next four years (2018-2022). Cllr  Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:  ‘I am delighted to support the announcement from Arts Council of significant further investments into the […]

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Cowboy builder is jailed for two years

By on 27/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A Staffordshire builder who took cash in advance for unfinished construction work was given a 24 month prison sentence, at Birmingham Crown Court today (27 June 2017). Scott Devlin (44), of Robinson Close, Tamworth, trading as Magical Kitchens and Builders, pleaded guilty to four offences under the Fraud Act 2006 and one offence under the […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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