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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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