Top waste tips for Christmas

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place, blogs on what citizens can do to better manage their bins over the busy Christmas period… As we near Christmas, we are mindful that in order to give our hardworking bins crews some well-deserved time off, we don’t collect bins on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the Bank […]

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Syrian refugees – reflections one year on

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, writes about his thoughts on how Syrian refugees have started to rebuild their lives in Birmingham after the first individuals under the UN’s approved scheme started arriving in the city a year ago this week… The story of the Al Baarinis, as reported in a […]

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Charter for Social Responsibility goes from strength to strength

By on 13/12/2016 in Blog, Cllr Mahmood, News with 0 Comments

See how the Bham charter for social responsibility is going from strength to strength, and its next steps: #brum — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) December 13, 2016 Councillor Majid Mahmood, cabinet member value for money and efficiency, has announced the next stage of Birmingham City Council’s Charter for Social Responsibility. The Charter continues to […]

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Working together to help rough sleepers

By on 28/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham city Council, Jacqui Kennedy, talks about St Basils’ Sleep Out, sleeping rough and a coordinated approach. On Friday night I joined hundreds of people for St Basils’ Big Sleep Out.  This is an annual event which brings people together to sleep out for the night in plastic covered […]

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Investing in social work leadership

By on 17/11/2016 in Blog, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Chief social worker at Birmingham City Council Dr Tony Stanley talks about why we need to invest in our social work leadership. It is great news that Birmingham children’s services is to host an initiative aimed at improving social work leadership practice – if we want to keep improving social work, we must keep improving […]

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Birmingham and Frankfurt celebrate their 50th anniversary

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on the city’s relationship with Frankfurt ahead of celebrations to mark their partnership’s 50th year. Birmingham is known as the city of a thousand trades, but throughout history our civic leaders have sought to grow the city and its reputation ever further. In 1966, Lord Mayor […]

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Why Find it in Birmingham is good for business

Find it in Birmingham (FiiB) is the city council’s procurement portal where we buy the goods and services the council needs to go about its business and we do our best to make sure we keep the Birmingham pound local. All evidence suggests that buying from local small businesses will help the local economy, which […]

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Tough times ahead but we will succeed together

By on 09/11/2016 in Blog, Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel with 0 Comments

Leader of the Council Cllr John Clancy and Chief Executive Mark Rogers reflect on the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s report and letter.

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Working to improve air quality in Birmingham

By on 07/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on the work Birmingham City Council is doing towards introducing a Clean Air Zone as well as the implications of a High Court ruling regarding the Government’s air quality plans. There has been a lot in the press over the past week about how the Government […]

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Parks – the beating heart of our city

By on 02/11/2016 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, blogs on a parks summit she is hosting today at Highbury Hall… When is a park not a park? No, this isn’t a riddle found in a Christmas cracker – it’s a very current and important question for Birmingham, which is well worth a […]

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