Average speed enforcement (ASE) camera project

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

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 year and now the final preparations are complete, the cameras are ready to be installed after […]

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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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Birmingham canals boost after towpath improvements

Data shows an average 37 per cent increase in the number of people using towpaths for leisure purposes and commuting Canals in Birmingham are now more popular than ever thanks to a £14 million project to improve 54km of towpath in and around the city centre. The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Birmingham City […]

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Agreement to reduce city centre fundraisers begins

By on 01/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A new agreement to reduce the number of face-to-face fundraisers operating in Birmingham city centre comes into effect today (1 July 2016). The Public Fundraising Association’s (PFRA) street fundraising site management agreement with Birmingham City Council will initially run for three months. The strong, voluntary agreement between charities, Birmingham City Council and the Public Fundraising […]

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Battle of the Somme centenary events

Birmingham City Council supports commemorative events marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, both in Birmingham and France. This evening (Thursday 30 June), on the eve of the anniversary, Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice joins guests of Albert Town Council in France in remembrance of all those who died, reaffirming a shared […]

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Any questions? Join our Waste Strategy webcast

Citizens, businesses, community groups and anyone else with an interest in how waste is managed in Birmingham can have their say during a special webcast on Tuesday (July 5). The session is part of the consultation over the aims and principles that will underpin the city’s waste strategy for the next 20 years. A panel […]

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Plan to fight child poverty is launched

Birmingham should be a city where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential and not let poverty be a barrier to success – that is the ambition of the Birmingham Child Poverty Commission’s report launched today (June 30). The report provides a series of recommendations aimed at reducing child poverty in Birmingham and […]

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Turkish flag at half-mast for victims of the terror attack

By on 29/06/2016 in Bulletin, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is flying the Turkish flag at half-mast at the Council House, Victoria Square today in memory of the victims of yesterday’s terror attack at Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Carl Rice has sent the following message of condolence to the Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan: “I am shocked and […]

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Have your say on city Waste Strategy

The overarching aims and principles for how Birmingham should manage its waste over the next 20 years have been published in a new document, out to public consultation from today (June 29). A Waste Strategy for Birmingham sets out the city council’s vision and ambition for new ways of managing resources to deliver against an […]

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Money advice service to open at the Indoor Market

By on 27/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A community money advice service, designed to help those who struggle to get credit – and are therefore more likely to go to loan sharks – will be launched by members of Birmingham City Council’s Financial Inclusion Partnership on Thursday (June 30). Birmingham Money is a joint venture between Advance Credit Union, City Save Credit […]

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Former council employee jailed for fraud

By on 24/06/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has supported the successful prosecution of a former housing officer for fraud. Zara Danyaal, aged 36, of Warwick Road, Acocks Green, and a former senior housing needs officer for Birmingham City Council, was today (24 June) jailed for three years for fraud at Birmingham Crown Court alongside her sister, Samara Malik, aged […]

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Armed Forces Day to be marked in Birmingham

By on 24/06/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Armed Forces Day will be marked in Birmingham with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 4pm. Veterans organisations represented on the day will include the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and the War Widows Association, who will have stalls with displays and information about […]

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