Sarah Kirby

Birmingham’s response to the terrorist attack in Barcelona

By on 18/08/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Message from the Lord Mayor of Birmingham following yesterday’s attack in Barcelona. Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “I am saddened and appalled that terrorists have struck once again, killing and injuring innocent people in Barcelona.  On behalf of the city and the people of Birmingham I send deepest condolences to the families and friends of […]

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Eurostar arrives in Brum as training for National College for High Speed Rail

National College for High Speed Rail receives donation of Eurostar ‘power car’ from Alstom Former high-speed train will be used for virtual reality training at the college in Birmingham Birmingham today welcomed a symbol of the city’s and region’s future employment prospects with the delivery of a newly refurbished Eurostar power car – the latest arrival […]

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Understanding your options – advice for A-level students

By on 17/08/2017 in Blog, Cllr O'Reilly, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today. Thousands of students across Birmingham will today be getting exam results. Congratulations to all those who achieved the results they wanted for their university or career path of choice. And well done to all […]

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Waste collection dispute – statement

By on 16/08/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Statement in response to announcements by Acas and Unite A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “The Acas statement in connection with the waste and refuse dispute does not represent the council’s  position until these matters are considered at the council’s Special Cabinet Meeting  on 24th August 2017 . The decision on the waste reorganisation taken […]

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Refuse collections – An open letter to citizens

By on 11/08/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Dear citizen of Birmingham, First and foremost we want to apologise for the continued disruption to city residents as a result of the ongoing industrial action by Unite the union in relation to refuse collection services in the city. In the final week of July we launched a three-week recovery plan to ensure we visited […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (Friday 4 August 2017). The Panel advises that it should now step aside due to […]

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Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel publishes letter to DCLG

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s improvement progress since February 2017. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on the Council’s own progress report Priorities, persistence, progress also published today which is described by the Panel as a credible account […]

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Search for developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield begins

By on 03/08/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The search for a development partner to lead one of the largest city centre regeneration opportunities in Europe has formally commenced. Birmingham City Council, together with property consultants Cushman & Wakefield, have launched the search for a developer to transform Birmingham Smithfield, the site of the city’s former wholesale markets. The selected developer will work […]

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Birmingham Children’s Trust takes next step forward

By on 18/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

A report setting out which services will be transferred to Birmingham Children’s Trust is to go to the city council’s cabinet. The trust is currently in a ‘shadow’ period in order to test governance arrangements with the council, prior to full transition in April 2018. It will operate as a wholly-owned company. As well as […]

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Birmingham ‘Rights Rangers’ promoting children’s rights

By on 13/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Children across Birmingham schools have been learning all about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – and how they can embed these values in their daily school lives. Working with Unicef, schools are working towards the Rights Respecting School award. So far 191 schools have received training, with 116 achieving their Recognition […]

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