Kris Kowalewski

Council and Capita announce flexible partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43 million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the council and its residents. The proposal, due to go to the council’s Cabinet on June 27, keeps the core […]

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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Statement on Paul Dransfield

By on 21/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Paul Dransfield to leave council following significant contribution to city and council life Paul Dransfield has announced he is set to leave Birmingham City Council after 10 years, and a previous 23 years in the Midlands. Paul has a distinguished history of service with the council including working as Deputy Chief Executive. Since early 2016 […]

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City to observe Grenfell Tower silence today

By on 19/06/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update: 1.30pm 19 June   Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “Today we held a minute’s silence in Victoria Square outside the Council House for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Rev Peter Sellick also led prayers to remember all victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and recent terror attacks, including the attack at […]

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Birmingham signals “green light” for clean air drive

A collaborative partnership led by  Idox Transport [formerly Cloud Amber] with CheckedSafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency InnovateUK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city. The 12-month Greenwave pilot project, which started in April 2017, will provide fleet vehicle drivers with an app to […]

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Response to Unite ballot on waste management

By on 31/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, in relation to an announcement from Unite that they plan to ballot members in relation to the development of a Future Operating Model for waste management services. Jacqui said: “As has been widely reported, the council needs to save […]

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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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