Lack of stairs only escalates the inactivity problem

By on 28/04/2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, makes the case for more stairs as Birmingham faces up to an inactivity crisis. Listening to the news this morning, I was interested to hear that the escalators at New St Station are in urgent need of repair. Well here’s a novel idea: Why not take the […]

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Protecting Our Parents: Shining a light on a huge issue

By on 14/04/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Service Director for Health and Wellbeing, Alan Lotinga, reflects on deserved recognition for TV Documentary series Protecting Our Parents. As someone who has worked in social care for over 25 years, my job is never dull or predictable. But this is the first time I’ve ever blogged about a BAFTA nomination. That’s exactly […]

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The race is on

By on 23/03/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Future Council This morning the first progress report on our implementation of the recommendations of the Kerslake Review is published by the Independent Improvement Panel. The Panel has sent a letter to the Leader of the Council and also published a short supporting report – both of which can be found here: As you will know from earlier […]

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Birmingham is bouncing back

By on 16/03/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, wrote:  Last week I joined the Greater Birmingham delegation at MIPIM, the world’s largest and – arguably – most important property conference and exhibition. The event, which attracts 21,000 property professionals from 93 countries, provides one of the region’s best opportunities to match investors with our development opportunities […]

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Basic Need for school places anything but a basic issue

By on 12/03/2015 in Blog, Cllr Jones with 0 Comments

Cllr Brigid Jones blogs on an issue that is always of huge interest to parents and young people across the city – school places

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Your chance to shape the future: the importance of voting

By on 05/02/2015 in Blog, Elections with 0 Comments

On National Voter Registration Day (February 5), Birmingham City Council Chief Executive Mark Rogers reflects on why it has never been more important to use your vote – including making sure you are registered to do so in the first place. With both the general and local elections now just a matter of months away, […]

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Healthy resolutions for 2015

By on 31/12/2014 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

As we prepare to bid farewell to 2014 and usher in the New Year many of us will resolve to lead healthier lifestyles. Quit smoking, drink less, lose weight, exercise more… Whatever you want to do, it’s important to be realistic and set achievable goals. We asked our Public Health team for their advice. Cabinet […]

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Protecting the vulnerable in a time of cuts

By on 19/12/2014 in Blog, Cllr Cotton with 0 Comments

Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, on the challenge of protecting vulnerable people at a time of massive Government cuts. One of the main reasons I got into politics in the first place was to protect the most vulnerable people in this city. So to be a cabinet member at a time […]

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Budget consultation goes digital

By on 12/12/2014 in Blog, Cabinet, Leader with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore explains how Birmingham City Council is embracing technology as part of the #BrumBudget15 consultation. Throughout my political career interaction with the people of Birmingham has been face-to-face, either on doorsteps, at advice bureaux or in public meetings. I value this important interaction, as I’m sure every politician in the city does. Now, […]

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Not sporty? You can still be active in Birmingham

By on 01/12/2014 in Blog with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Head of Community Sport and Physical Activity Karen Creavin insists being physically active in Birmingham isn’t always about sport. The thing about being physically active is that there’s no one-size fits all. For some people it means walking the dog, running or swimming. Others join a team for netball, football or cricket, […]

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