Sarah Kirby

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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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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Making the case for fairer adult social care funding

By on 07/02/2017 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, reflects on her meeting with the new under-secretary for community health and care. In August last year, I wrote to the David Mowat MP, congratulating him on his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care.   I set out concerns that […]

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Birmingham school praised for tackling FGM

By on 07/02/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

West Midlands Police has praised a Birmingham school for tackling the issue of FGM in the classroom – and helping safeguard young girls from the barbaric practice. Bordesley Green Girls’ School delivers assemblies to students from Year 7 in a bid to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation – and has even included it in […]

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Let’s Step Forward to improve the skills of our city

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, explains why we all need to Step Forward to help improve the skills of our city. Skills levels in the Birmingham city region will have a major impact not just on future economic growth but on ensuring we pursue inclusive growth that reaches out to all citizens […]

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Crowdfund Birmingham to help vulnerable people

Birmingham City Council is launching Crowdfund Birmingham, on the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder and wants to hear now from local organisations interested in raising money through crowdfunding.  Birmingham City Council has set aside £470,000 from its Community Innovation Fund to provide match funding to pledge on projects that will benefit the people of Birmingham. Pre-registration […]

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Final independent financial review report on 2017/18 savings

The second and final report from the LGA-co-ordinated independent financial review team is now available. Commissioned jointly by Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Improvement Panel, the review looks at the way the city council has developed its 2017/18 savings proposals. The first stage of the review took place in mid-December 2016, with the report […]

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Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, to retire

By on 25/01/2017 in Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, has today announced that he will be retiring this summer after 14 years with Birmingham City Council. Peter will take early retirement in July although he will stand down from his role as Strategic Director for People on 31 March. Between April and July he will be seconded to […]

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Birmingham care leavers to get council tax exemption

By on 24/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has today confirmed it will introduce a council tax exemption for care leavers. Recommended by the Child Poverty Commission, the city council immediately set the process in motion, resulting in today’s announcement. The 100 per cent council tax exemption will be mandatory for care leavers until age 21 and discretionary until age […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 22

By on 22/01/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

  Gritting crews are heading out on the roads tonight at 6pm. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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