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Last chance to apply for a FREE bike

By on 26/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Would-be cyclists have just days left to apply for the next stage of a FREE bike giveaway in Birmingham. Hundreds of people across the city have already put their names into the hat for Big Birmingham Bikes, with the first wave of 1,500 cycles already allocated. Now applicants have a second chance, with another 1,500 […]

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Media Watch – March 25

By on 25/03/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories HSBC headquarters to relocate from London to Birmingham (BBC, FT, Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Midlands Business Insider, City AM, Citywire) The headquarters of the personal and business arm of HSBC bank will relocate from London to Birmingham, it has been announced. Why HSBC’s move to Birmingham is […]

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Gritting alert – March 24

By on 24/03/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

It may be spring but temperatures are set to drop overnight, so the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at 8pm. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following […]

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Response: Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 23/03/2015 in Improvement Plan, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, and Mark Rogers, welcome the sign off by the Independent Improvement Panel of the ‘Organisational Improvement: Year One Action Plan’.

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Letter from Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel to Sir Albert Bore

By on 23/03/2015 in Improvement Plan, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan Draft assessment of Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan Dear Albert, Thank you for meeting with the Panel on 18th March to discuss the Council’s Improvement Plan. We were also pleased to meet separately with Councillor Robert Alden, the Leader of the Conservative Group, and Cllr Tilsley, the leader of the […]

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Independent Improvement Panel signs off City Council’s Improvement Plan

By on 23/03/2015 in Improvement Plan, News with 0 Comments

The government-appointed Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has today signed off the Council’s Improvement Plan. The Plan responds to the recommendations made by the Kerslake report, published last December. Draft assessment of Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan In a letter to Councillor Sir Albert Bore, Leader of the City Council, the Chair of the Panel, John […]

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This week’s council meetings: March 23-27

By on 23/03/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Taking pride in where we live

By on 19/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, has been out and about in Birmingham city centre with the council’s Head of Environmental Health, Mark Croxford, and litter enforcement officers to see some of the litter hotspots and the role that people who live and work in or visit the city can […]

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Health chief issues air pollution warning

By on 19/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham public health officials have issued a warning to people with lung and heart problems as the city braces itself for higher than average levels of air pollution over the next few days. The warning comes as Britain braces itself for a potentially dangerous cloud of air pollution blowing in from Europe and mixing with home-grown smog. […]

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Correction: Child sexual exploitation report

By on 18/03/2015 in News, Rebuttals with 0 Comments

A report in today’s Birmingham Mail (March 18) inaccurately claims that ‘almost 500 children in Birmingham and the West Midlands have been identified as victims of sexual exploitation in just six months’. The report is based on an assessment into the extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the West Midlands is published today to […]

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