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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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Thoughts on latest fly-tipping stats

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, reflects on the latest fly-tipping statistics nationally, which were published by Defra recently… Mention the word fly-tipping to anyone, and you are likely to provoke a mixture of emotions from anger to concern to despondency. Whenever I see a pile of illegally dumped rubbish, […]

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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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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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Cleaner, greener steets and the GB Spring Clean

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, offers an update on the council’s Cleaner Greener Streets campaign and how it links in with the Great British Spring Clean, which is being officially held nationwide this weekend (March 3-5)… It’s roughly a year since we started our Cleaner Greener Streets campaign, launched […]

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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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Tackling tenancy fraud helps people who need houses

By on 30/01/2017 in Blog, Bulletin with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s service director for housing transformation, Rob James, explains why tackling tenancy fraud is so important and how people can help – Most people will be aware that there is a national housing shortage and all councils need to house people in an affordable and acceptable way.  In Birmingham we’ve built well over […]

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Cities planning for industrial success in the home of Birmingham’s Joseph Chamberlain

By on 26/01/2017 in Blog, Cllr Clancy with 0 Comments

The Core Cities group of leading UK councils will meet in Birmingham’s Highbury Hall, the ancestral home of Joseph Chamberlain, for an ‘industrial strategy summit’ tomorrow.

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