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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Builder fined for flytipping offence

By on 28/08/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

A builder who flytipped waste in Birmingham has been ordered to pay £570 today (August 28). Costica Budiana, 47, of Vicarage Street, Oldbury, pleaded guilty to one offence of dumping waste including delivery packets, correspondence, printer boxes and wooden panels on Beeton Road, Soho. He was fined £50 and ordered to pay £500 court costs plus […]

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Comic book fun at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

WILD About Comics returns to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park this Bank Holiday Monday 31st August for more comic book fun. From 11am visitors can take part in a treasure hunt and win some free comics, have their photos taken with Captain America or Black Canary and even meet some of the great cartoonists and artists […]

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Faith Network to be launched in Birmingham

By on 28/08/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Faith group representatives in Birmingham are set to come together for the launch of the city’s new Faith Network. The Faith Network, a new forum for engagement between Birmingham City Council and faith groups and faith-led activity in the city, will be launched in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House, in Victoria Square, on […]

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Name the babies at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Golden Lion Tamarin twins need names – can you help? Born on 27 February to proud mum and dad Cleo and Pablo, the six month old twins urgently need naming. If you’d like to suggest a name – which will go to a public vote – then leave it at reception when you visit […]

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Media Watch – August 28

By on 28/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Super council will not be as radical as Manchester’s (Birmingham Mail, Express and Star) The man spearheading talks over the region’s new ‘super council’ says the political shake-up is unlikely to be as deep as that of Greater Manchester. City chiefs to face public grilling over performance (Birmingham Mail) The […]

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Historic Bull Ring Markets are here to stay

By on 27/08/2015 in Blog, Deputy Leader, Video News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director Place, looks at what makes Bull Ring Markets – the oldest in the country – a ‘hidden’ gem in the city’s retail scene. The countdown to Super September – a month of events, including the opening of Grand Central shopping centre and a new John Lewis store, expected to draw […]

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Media Watch – August 27

By on 27/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories: ‘Summer is no time for green belt consultation’ (Birmingham Post) MP Andrew Mitchell has criticised Birmingham City Council for holding the second round of consultation into plans for 6,000 homes on the Sutton Coldfield green belt during the summer. Quotes Cllr Ewan Mackey, plus council spokesperson saying that the consultation […]

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Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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Media Watch – August 26

By on 26/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Friends and family in final farewell to tragic sisters Lily and Shelley (Birmingham Mail, ITV Central, BBC online) A grieving community gathered to say farewell to two little girls who died after being struck by a car. Cllr Waseem Zaffar quoted in Mail and BBC Brum’s biggest nightclubs shut after […]

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‘World Cup Cricket’ at Stockland Green

By on 25/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Residents and visitors to Stockland Green are invited to take part in the annual Stockland Green World Cup Cricket Day this Bank Holiday Monday at Highcroft Community Centre. Erdington district chair, Cllr Josh Jones said: “This event is one of many organised by the Stockland Green Ward Advisory Board, a group of committed local people […]

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