Why partnerships are essential for the Library of Birmingham

By on 31/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

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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Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel progress report

By on 05/06/2015 in Improvement Plan, Leader, News with 0 Comments

A six-month report has been prepared for the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel. This provides an update on the progress that Birmingham City Council is making against each of the recommendations made in last year’s Kerslake Review. The panel is monitoring this progress and will be holding their first public meeting on 11 June in the […]

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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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Sustainable schools – saving money and the planet

By on 31/07/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Lorraine Cookson, Senior Behaviour Change Officer with the Climate Change and Environment Team reflects on the Sustainable Schools Programme Just before the schools broke up for the summer holidays I had the pleasure of welcoming children and staff from nine of our Sustainable Schools to a special awards ceremony at the Council House. Excited children […]

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Media Watch – July 31

By on 31/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Travellers in 50 caravans invade park (Birmingham Mail) Large numbers of travellers in more than 50 caravans have taken over a popular Birmingham park (Sheldon Country Park). Quotes Cllr Paul Tilsley and a council spokesman both explaining the travellers are due to leave on Sunday. Germans to create skilled jobs […]

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Today’s Birmingham City Council meetings – July 31

By on 31/07/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of today’s Birmingham City Council meetings. https://birmingham.cmis.uk.com/birmingham/Meetings.aspx

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Recruitment starts for senior council roles

The first phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (July 30)

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Media Watch – July 30

By on 30/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Minicab drivers’ go-slow protest in bus lane row (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post, BBCWM) Minicab drivers are to hold a ‘go-slow’ around Birmingham city centre today in protest over plans to ban them from Broad Street bus lanes. Quotes council spokeswoman explaining that the demonstration is over more rigorous enforcement of […]

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Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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Media Watch – July 29

By on 29/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Assessment failure over 300 children at risk of sex exploitation (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has failed to properly assess more than 300 youngsters identified as being at risk of sexual exploitation. The council explained that they wanted to look beyond the basic figures and therefore extra figures were included […]

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Be wise owls and start walking Birmingham

By on 28/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, hopes Birmingham’s owl invasion can encourage more people to put their best foot forward on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

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