Sarah Kirby

SAFE – Keeping Birmingham at the heart of water safety

By on 31/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

More than 100,000 schoolchildren in the Birmingham area will be safer at the seaside thanks to a new initiative launched in response to a tragic double drowning on the Welsh coast last summer. Birmingham City Council, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and others organisations have formed a new working partnership as the city aims to […]

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Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People appointed

By on 29/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy announces appointment of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People.        “Following on from last week’s announcements about our revised Corporate Leadership Team (CLT), I’m pleased to confirm that Colin Diamond CBE has been appointed to the role of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People. […]

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Strategic Director for Finance & Legal to leave city council

By on 28/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for Finance and Legal, Jon Warlow, has announced he is to leave the authority after eight years. During this time the council has seen a difficult period of national spending reductions and he has overseen a series of budgets which have already led to the Council saving over £560 million […]

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Celebrating our staff on World Social Work Day

By on 21/03/2017 in Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Watch @BhamCityCouncil social workers’ stories on world social work day #WSWD17 #Brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/opZ73xImZ2 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) March 21, 2017 Cabinet members Brigid Jones and Paulette Hamilton salute Birmingham City Council’s social workers on a very special day. On World Social Work Day we need to recognise the really important role that social workers […]

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Birmingham to name Stella Manzie as Interim Chief Executive

By on 20/03/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Stella Manzie is set to be appointed Interim Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council.  A vastly experienced public servant, Ms Manzie has been chief executive at four major local authorities, was appointed to the Board of Her Majesty’s Treasury to contribute expertise about public service delivery and is a former senior civil servant with the […]

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On CSE awareness day, make a pledge to help stop abuse

By on 17/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

People in Birmingham are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse. Councils across the West Midlands, including Birmingham City Council, along with West Midlands Police are supporting national CSE awareness day on Saturday (18 March). Organised by the national charity NWG Network, which […]

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Driving up the quality of adult social care in Birmingham

.@PauletteHamilto talks about driving up the quality of adult social care in #Brum: https://t.co/SelYTiKNIK #LocalGov pic.twitter.com/172EqigOlY — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) March 17, 2017 Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, talks about how we must work together as we seek to drive up the quality of adult social care in Birmingham… We […]

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Motor Neurone Disease Charter signed by city council

Birmingham City Council has agreed to adopt the motor neurone disease (MND) Charter in support of local people living with this terminal disease and their carers. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that can leave people locked in a failing body, unable to move, talk and eventually breathe. It kills around a third of […]

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We were right to be ambitious about reducing NEETs

By on 08/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Following the Chancellor’s budget speech today, which talked about equipping young people with the skills they need, Cllr Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, points to the work the local authority is doing to help young people, particularly NEETs. “Skills level in the city region will have a major impact not just on […]

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How apprenticeships can take you anywhere

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about the importance of apprenticeships ahead of addressing a national apprenticeship event in Birmingham   National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect time to highlight our continual drive to retain talent within Birmingham. We want to strengthen our local economy by ensuring we have the right […]

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