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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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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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Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2017

By on 11/07/2017 in Blog, Cllr Chatfield with 0 Comments

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equaility, has signed up to a letter from the Remembering Srebrenica organisation on the exact anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995… This year, we are recognising the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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Plan to help better manage money

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, writes on the upcoming launch of the Birmingham Financial Inclusion Partnership’s new strategy document (on June 28) and how it is being applied at a grassroots level… In the current tough economic times, we hear all too often about the struggles […]

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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

By on 15/06/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take to improve air quality across the city. Today (Thursday 15 June), Birmingham will join other cities […]

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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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My year as Lord Mayor

The following blog by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is an extract from his annual report marking the end of his year as Lord Mayor, and presented to council on 23 May … Having been a member of Birmingham City Council for thirty years I will be honest and say that I have not […]

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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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It’s DIY time – so beware of doorstep sales and deals

By on 25/04/2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director of Place, urges people to be vigilant as rogue traders could be knocking on your door as the bank holidays – and DIY season – approaches. While many people look to make improvements to their homes over the spring and summer – be it gardening, double glazing or roof work – […]

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