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Denver delegation sees best of Birmingham

By on 26/05/2017 in Blog, Video News with 0 Comments

Waqar Ahmed, Prevent Manager for Birmingham City Council, blogs about a fact-finding delegation that the city hosted from the USA over the last week (May 18-25)… Last week the council welcomed a delegation from the US cities of Denver and Aurora who are visiting Birmingham to learn about our approach to challenging extremism in all […]

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Library of Birmingham hosts Czech artist Pavel Brázda’s first UK exhibition

By on 25/05/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham will host the first UK exhibition by leading contemporary Czech artist Pavel Brázda next month. Pavel Brázda Is Here – organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Birmingham City Council and the Ikon Gallery – will open on Thursday (1 June) and run until 1 July 2017. The exhibition presents […]

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My year as Lord Mayor

The following blog by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is an extract from his annual report marking the end of his year as Lord Mayor, and presented to council on 23 May … Having been a member of Birmingham City Council for thirty years I will be honest and say that I have not […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards 2017

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, who is now the new Deputy Lord Mayor – presented them to: Anawim – a charity for vulnerable women; Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid – which supports survivors of domestic violence; […]

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New Lord Mayor to support Dementia UK and Whizz Kidz

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May). She was elected as a councillor for Four Oaks Ward in 1982 and then elected as the first female leader of the Conservative Group of the […]

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National Clean Air Day in Birmingham

By on 23/05/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Employers, schools and communities in Birmingham are being urged to get involved in the first ever National Clean Air Day next month. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day […]

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Birmingham brings back sixth Gold from Chelsea

By on 23/05/2017 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventions. Darren Share MBE, who led the team for Birmingham City […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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Proud to support Pride

By on 22/05/2017 in Blog, Video News with 0 Comments

  Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, blogs on this weekend’s Pride event in Birmingham, and her new role as a champion for LGBT issues within Birmingham City Council… With the showpiece event in the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender calendar coming up this weekend (Birmingham Pride, May 27-28), I thought now was an […]

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General Election 2017 – candidate info + polling stations

By on 12/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Below is a link to the Statement of Persons Nominated document for each of the ten Parliamentary constituencies that fall within the Birmingham City Council area. Statement of Persons Nominated Polling stations will be open on election day (June 8) from 7am until 10pm. Every registered voter should receive a polling card with details of […]

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