Latest Secretary of State response to Improvement Panel

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has written a response to a letter he received from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel on August 4. The full letter sent by Mr Javid today (September 11) can be downloaded by clicking here. The original letter from the Improvement Panel […]

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Statement from Cllr John Clancy

The following is a statement issued by Cllr John Clancy this afternoon (September 11): “It has become clear to me that frenzied media speculation about the Birmingham waste dispute is beginning to harm Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Labour Party. I can see no end to such speculation, as ill-informed as much of it […]

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Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes

Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a two year house-building programme worth nearly £19 million at a meeting on Wednesday 13 September. The programme will see the council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – deliver 107 new homes for social rent and 24 new homes for sale on […]

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Birmingham welcomes Commonwealth Games decision

Birmingham today (7 September 2017) welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) to recommend it as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Ian Ward, Deputy Leader and Chair of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Committee, said: “This is a great endorsement by the UK Government of Birmingham’s credentials to […]

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Council House complex and BM&AG feasibility study

By on 07/09/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Plans for major modernisation works to the Council House complex and redevelopment of Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery have taken a step forward with a contractor-led design team being appointed to conduct a feasibility study for the project. Birmingham City Council has appointed contractor, Bouygues and a design team led by local practice Associated Architects […]

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Drive to get more men into social work

By on 05/09/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Social work charity Frontline has launched a recruitment campaign to attract more men into social work.  Currently the child protection workforce is predominantly female, with only 14 per cent of roles taken up by men, whilst more than half of the children in care and those subject to child protection plans are boys. Birmingham City Council […]

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22 reasons Brum should get 2022 Commonwealths

With the decision due soon as to whether an English Bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games will be submitted and, if so, whether it will be Birmingham which becomes the UK’s Candidate City, the bid team has today compiled a list of 22 reasons as to why Birmingham should be selected. With a population of […]

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Weekender encapsulates spirit of cultural programme for 2022 bid

Just 22 days ahead of Birmingham’s largest arts festival, Birmingham Weekender (from 22 – 24 September), the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games bid team unveils its cultural programme for the Games. Comprising a dazzling blend of traditional and contemporary arts from the region and the wider Commonwealth, the cultural programme will showcase Birmingham 2022’s urban, contemporary […]

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Waste collection service update – August 31

In order to protect its legal and financial position, the council is issuing redundancy notices to the Grade 3 Leading Hands in the refuse service – as approved by Cabinet on 27 June. The notices will be received on Friday 1 September. The council wishes to continue its ongoing discussions with trades unions through ACAS […]

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Brand new leisure centre opens in Erdington

A brand new sports facility in north Birmingham opens to the public on Monday 4 September. The new Erdington Leisure Centre – designed to provide the whole community with a fresh, modern exercise and recreation venue – features a 25-metre swimming pool, a teaching pool, a 70-station gym and a community room/studio space.  A wide […]

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