Average speed enforcement (ASE) camera project

By on 13/06/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

UPDATE: Please note that the cameras went live on August 8 – find out why here.  New ASE cameras will be installed and switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on July 18, it has been confirmed. A plan to reintroduce camera speed enforcement on the roads of Birmingham and Solihull was formally agreed late last […]

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Finding new ways to invest in arts and culture

By on 04/04/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham is launching a Cultural Investment Inquiry to look at new ways of investing in the arts and culture sector. Working together, the partners (including Aston Business School, Birmingham City Council, Culture Central, Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and Arts Council England) will draw heavily on the commercial and analytical skills of the city’s business […]

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Library of Birmingham is a global hit

By on 23/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

  Visitors from around the globe have been singing the praises of the Library of Birmingham. Simply click on the map above to see what people think. Councillor Penny Holbrook, cabinet member for learning, skills and culture, said: “Since the Library of Birmingham opened it has been attracting visitors from within the city, around the UK […]

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Greater Icknield transformation vision

By on 22/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A vision for the sustainable transformation of the area between the City Hospital and Edgbaston Reservoir has been approved. The Greater Icknield Masterplan provides guidance on how over 60 hectares bordering the west side of the city centre can be developed. It is the largest brownfield housing-led redevelopment proposal in Birmingham, with the potential to […]

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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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City throws hat into the ring to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By on 30/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham is announcing its intention to officially enter the race to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and those looking to bring the global sporting event to the city are calling on the entire region to get behind the bid. With the full support of Birmingham City Council, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the […]

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Bringing community wealth to Birmingham

By on 28/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

A ground-breaking Birmingham project aims to stop millions of pounds ‘leaking out’ of the city economy every year.

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre – another milestone

The new £7.5million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, due to open in summer 2017, reached another milestone on Friday with the Topping Out ceremony. Representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the ceremony to celebrate the highest point of building work being completed and were also […]

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Lord Mayor joins university in celebrating 10 years in China

Celebrations have taken place in Shanghai this week, marking 10 years since Birmingham City University established a representative office in China. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice led the festivities on Monday 26 September, addressing senior academics and graduates from the University, along with members of the British Council in China, local stakeholders […]

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Birmingham crowned Most Enterprising Place in Britain

By on 24/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham crowned this year’s ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ Birmingham, Liverpool, Broxbourne and Kent win Enterprising Britain awards The awards celebrate local initiatives to back business and growth Birmingham and Liverpool of the winners will go on to compete in Europe-wide enterprise competition Birmingham has been named the ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ by the […]

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CEnTSA Financial Abuse Safeguarding Conference – 27 Sept 2016

By on 23/09/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A conference to highlight the financial abuse of adults at risk is to be held at Villa Park in Birmingham next week (27 September), organised by Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA). The conference, which takes place on Tuesday 27 September, will look at the role that Trading Standards can play within a multi-agency approach to […]

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Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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Council shortlisted for Living Wage Champion Awards

By on 23/09/2016 in Cllr Mahmood, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016. The awards recognise Living Wage employers that have made great contributions to communities and industries by implementing and celebrating the Living Wage.                     The Living Wage Foundation offers […]

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Time to get on your bike in Birmingham

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on how Birmingham Cycle Revolution is gathering momentum across the city If, like me, you were one of the many people who attended and took part in HSBC Birmingham BikeFest last weekend, you will know what a fantastic event it was and will have enjoyed the […]

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How Birminghan can Step Forward in a post-EU Britain

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about meeting counterparts in Rotterdam and how Birmingham needs to Step Forward in a post-EU Britain. It should go without saying that jobs and skills are key to tackling the many problems faced by cities and most importantly their citizens. Earlier this week I was […]

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