Kris Kowalewski

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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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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WMCA election results – by Birmingham ward

By on 11/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The following are links to documents that break down the Birmingham element of the 2017 West Midlands Mayoral election results on a ward and constituency basis: ROUND ONE ROUND TWO

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Hall Green and Perry Barr by-election results – May 2017

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

The following are the results for the election of one councillor in the Hall Green and one councillor in Perry Barr wards on Thursday, 4 May 2017. HALL GREEN Alan Blumenthal – UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 462 Tanveer Choudhry – Liberal Democrats – 1889 Liz Clements – Labour Party – 3138 Gareth Courage – […]

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City announces 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

A Birmingham bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 has today been endorsed by the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Company – on the same day the UK Government has said it was ready to work with cities interested in hosting the Games. At a meeting on Friday (April 21), the Birmingham bid company reviewed […]

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Evening session added to World Indoor Champs in city

IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 – evening session added The IAAF Council yesterday approved the addition of a special high jump session for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on the evening of Thursday 1 March, which means that the championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham, will now be a four […]

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Fun, free outdoor activities on offer with return of Parklives

Parks across Birmingham are set to play host to thousands of fun, free activity sessions as ParkLives returns to the city for a fourth year. Delivered by teams from Birmingham City Council in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain, ParkLives sessions help bring local parks to life with activities that help to bring communities together and […]

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City tips gear up for summer season with extended hours

Extended summer opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will come into effect from April 1. Working in partnership with Veolia, the council is pleased to confirm that “green lanes” will be operational for people with garden waste ONLY at the following sites: Lifford Lane: Kings Norton, B30 3JJ Perry Barr: Holford Drive, Perry […]

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£500 prize on offer to film-makers in Zero Hero Challenge

Birmingham City Council is launching the Zero Hero Challenge for students to make their mark on how to reduce waste and there’s £500 Amazon vouchers up for grabs for the winner. Birmingham is a student city, with over 65,000 students from over 150 countries currently in Higher Education. In a bid to reduce waste across […]

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