Gritters ready to go as winter service starts

By on 30/09/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, launch the city’s winter maintenance service tomorrow (Thursday 1st October) with gritter drivers ready and waiting for the first cold snap of the season. In the five winters since Amey started delivering the service in 2010, the fleet of 25 gritters have travelled 212,000 miles spreading salt on the […]

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Birmingham – our city transformed

By on 28/09/2015 in Blog, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, reflects on the renaissance of Birmingham and what it means for the future of the city. Birmingham has just seen two major milestones in the ongoing transformation of the city, with the opening of New Street station and Grand Central. But when talking about transformation, ‘ongoing’ is […]

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Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil

By on 18/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Final countdown to Birmingham New Street station’s big unveil Network Rail today (18 September) entered the final countdown to opening Birmingham New Street station after a five-year, £750m transformation. Boasting an iconic new atrium over a huge passenger concourse – five times the size of London Euston’s – the station, which opens its doors to […]

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Why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham

Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for skills, learning and culture, talks about why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham. First of all, let’s deal with the obvious: this year’s cuts to the Library of Birmingham’s opening hours have been hugely controversial and difficult. It is an extraordinary, iconic building and service that’s helped […]

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Birmingham Curzon takes major step forward

By on 20/07/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan is set to be adopted by the city council at its cabinet meeting on the 27 July. The masterplan, which was launched for public consultation in 2014, sets out proposals to deliver a world class integrated city centre terminus station – Birmingham Curzon – along with major regeneration across Eastside, […]

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Sutton Town Council consultative ballot – Yes vote

By on 17/07/2015 in News with 1 Comment

The Sutton Town Council consultative ballot, which forms part of a wider consultation, closed at 3pm on Thursday 16 July 2015. In answer to the question – Should a Town Council be established for the Parliamentary constituency of Sutton Coldfield with the City of Birmingham?  – close to 70% of the vote was in favour […]

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Election 2015 – candidates lists

By on 09/04/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The list of candidates contesting Birmingham’s ten parliamentary constituencies and 41 city council seats at the 2015 elections on Thursday 7 May

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Pupils join fight against underage alcohol and tobacco sales

By on 03/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is turning to the city’s schools for reinforcements in the battle against underage alcohol and tobacco sales. Trading Standards and Public Health officials are supporting the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Create a Campaign’competition, which calls on teams of young people aged 12-15 to get creative in the fight against underage sales. The ‘Create […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 11

By on 11/02/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s gritters will be heading out to treat the roads at 7pm tonight. Please take care when you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS feed: http://rss.coveritlive.com/rss.php?altcast_code=f0c64fbec0 West […]

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Birmingham Living Wage: How we did it

By on 11/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Stacey with 0 Comments

Claire Ward – Assistant Director (Workforce Strategy) – blogs on how Birmingham City Council has implemented the Birmingham Living Wage…

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Trading Standards stop sales of dangerous hoverboards

By on 11/02/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers stopped nearly 1,800 unsafe ‘hoverboards’ from being sold to consumers in Birmingham during the run up to Christmas, according to a new report. Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team, working with port authorities across the country, to suspend the sale of the popular gadgets – most of which were being imported from […]

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Birmingham Skills Investment Plan set for approval

By on 11/02/2016 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to approve the adoption of a plan to tackle the long-standing issue of low skills in Birmingham by ensuring people of all ages are equipped with the skills they need to secure sustainable and well-paid jobs. Developed in conjunction with partners, the Birmingham Skills Investment Plan (BSIP) sets out the challenges relating […]

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£59 million investment for Birmingham council housing

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £59 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Tuesday 16 February. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “We currently own and manage 63,138 residential properties and have made substantial improvements to thousands of […]

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School admissions for academic year 2017/18

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

School admission numbers for the academic year 2017/18 are to go before cabinet for approval. Following consultation, a report will ask cabinet to approve admission numbers for all local authority-controlled schools, and to note admission numbers for academies and free schools. While academy trusts and governing bodies set admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria for academies, […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 10

By on 10/02/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s gritters will be heading out to treat the roads at 7pm tonight. Please take care when you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS feed: http://rss.coveritlive.com/rss.php?altcast_code=f0c64fbec0 West […]

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Small Heath school – response to strike action

By on 09/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Jones with 0 Comments

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place at Small Heath school, I wanted to share an email I sent to the regional representative at the NUT expressing my concerns about what is happening there […]

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Leader – we must work with partners to deal with unregistered schools

By on 09/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Clancy with 0 Comments

Council leader John Clancy talks about how the city council must work with partners to deal with unregistered schools, ahead of a verbal report to the education scrutiny committee tomorrow (Wednesday 10 February).   When I met the secretary of state for education recently I gave her an assurance that the continuing improvement of children’s […]

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New head of HR appointed

Birmingham City Council has today (February 9) announced the appointment of a new Human Resources Director to oversee workforce issues for the organisation

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