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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Independent Improvement Panel reports on Council’s financial plans

By on 24/02/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s financial plans which will be submitted to the Council for approval on 28 February. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on two reports from an independent financial review team which provided an […]

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Who dumped 110 old fridges in Kings Norton?

By on 21/02/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s squad of waste enforcement officers are appealing for witnesses after  more than 100 fridges were dumped on a Kings Norton road. Officers were alerted yesterday (20 February 2017) that six fridges that had been dumped on Ithon Grove, Kings Norton, but on arrival they found 110 flytipped fridges along the road. Abandoning rubbish […]

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USA Track & Field confirms Birmingham training camp 

By on 20/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of Birmingham’s staging of the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, USA Track & Field (USATF), the governing body for athletics in the US, have confirmed that their training camp will be based in the city ahead of this summer’s IAAF World Championships in London. Councillor Ian […]

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Statement regarding Mark Rogers

By on 19/02/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council, Mark Rogers, has announced that he will be moving on from the role. Mark said: “Birmingham City Council has been on a challenging journey of improvement and reform over the past three years and I am hugely proud of the team I have worked with to deliver much […]

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The IAAF World Indoor Championships – Back in Birmingham  

By on 19/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

In just over 12 months’ time the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 will take place at Arena Birmingham* and more than 400 athletes from 150 countries are expected to compete. Registration for the event, which will be held at the beginning of March 2018, was launched  on Saturday at the Müller Indoor Grand Prix […]

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Week of action to tackle CSE

By on 17/02/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Commuters and young people in Birmingham will be encouraged to get to know the signs of grooming and child sexual exploitation (CSE) during a week of action. Next week, officers from Birmingham City Council, along with regional CSE leads, will be out and about at New Street station raising awareness of this horrific, hidden crime […]

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25 current medallists at Indoor Grand Prix

A total of five Rio Olympic champions will be among 25 current global medallists competing at the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, on Saturday 18 February. Sir Mo Farah will be one of those Olympic champions, as he competes in the 5000m at the Barclaycard Arena. The four time […]

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£183 million investment for Birmingham council housing

Birmingham City Council has approved a £183 million investment into its council housing today (Tuesday 14 February). Cabinet approved £168.626 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties and £14.797 million investment into other programmes, including adaptions, clearance and redevelopment costs within a total Housing Investment Capital fund budget of £358.969 million. Birmingham […]

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After listening to citizens, Birmingham City Council to set 2017/18 budget

Following one of the largest pieces of consultation Birmingham City Council has completed, the 2017/18 proposed budget will be taken to Cabinet on 14th February. The consultation saw over 3,000 people respond and around 100,000 people engaged with during the activity to seek views on the proposals. Following this consultation a number of changes have […]

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