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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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Birmingham praised by Stonewall for tackling homophobia in schools

By on 28/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council impresses in Stonewall Education Equality Index Index measures success of local schools and inclusion of LGBT issues Local authority provides fantastic online support for LGBT young people Stonewall, Britain’s lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, has again named Birmingham City Council as one of the best local authorities in Britain for […]

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IAAF World Indoor Champs team unveils official mascot

Ruby the Red Panda, the official mascot for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, has been unveiled today with the help of World Championship 1500m silver medallist, Hannah England. Ruby made her first ever appearance at the Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park, which is just a few miles from  Arena Birmingham, the venue for the […]

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Arts Council funding for city’s cultural sector

By on 27/06/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Arts Council England (ACE) has announced £88.7 million investment in Birmingham’s cultural sector – with funding for 37 arts organisations across the city over the next four years (2018-2022). Cllr  Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said:  ‘I am delighted to support the announcement from Arts Council of significant further investments into the […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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Business charge for vans at city tips

A plan to make it as easy as possible for residents to dispose of waste at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will see businesses using vans charged to dispose of their waste from 10 July 2017. The proposal, devised in recognition of the fact it is the law for firms to have suitable waste […]

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Birmingham City Council to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

By on 22/06/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s residential tower blocks are to be fitted with sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Council and Capita announce flexible partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43 million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the council and its residents. The proposal, due to go to the council’s Cabinet on June 27, keeps the core […]

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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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