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New Cabinet confirmed

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet has been confirmed, with Cllr Paulette Hamilton named the new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care.

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Bringing Birmingham’s empty properties back into use

By on 22/04/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Two empty properties in Erdington and Brandwood are going to auction next week following the successful intervention of Birmingham City Council’s Empty Properties Team. The three and four bedroom houses in Bilberry Road, Brandwood, and Slade Road, Erdington, were identified by the team as part of a group of ten properties that had been neglected […]

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Adult social care peer review results to be presented to cabinet

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

The results of a peer review looking at the performance of adult social care services in Birmingham will be presented to cabinet. The review by the West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) took place in February this year and looked at service provision and transformation, what is working well and what […]

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Plain packaging vote ‘A victory for public health’

By on 11/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

The historic decision to introduce unbranded cigarette packaging in England has been hailed a ‘a massive victory for public health in Birmingham’. Following a series of public consultations, MPs this afternoon voted in favour of the introduction, meaning that from next year every packet will look the same except for the make and brand name, with […]

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Dream holiday beckons as Brum nurse swaps ash for cash

By on 10/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Ex-smoker Theresa Mimnagh is looking forward to the trip of a lifetime Down Under – after saving thousands of pounds by giving up cigarettes.

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New service to smooth move into adulthood

A new service that will smooth the transition to adulthood for children with disabilities is being piloted by Birmingham City Council

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Plain packaging: Don’t let our children down

By on 09/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health bosses urge MPs not to put the interests of big business before the health of the nation’s children when they vote on unbranded cigarette packaging.

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Pupils join fight against underage alcohol and tobacco sales

By on 03/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is turning to the city’s schools for reinforcements in the battle against underage alcohol and tobacco sales. Trading Standards and Public Health officials are supporting the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Create a Campaign’competition, which calls on teams of young people aged 12-15 to get creative in the fight against underage sales. The ‘Create […]

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Consultation over additional licensing for landlords

Plans to consult with residents and landlords over additional licensing for privately rented properties across the city have been approved by cabinet members. In part, the proposal to widen the council’s licensing scheme has been raised by councillors in Selly Oak and Erdington districts responding to concerns by local residents.  The council would also like […]

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MP Burden hails Birmingham’s Active Parks scheme

By on 18/02/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Northfield MP Richard Burden has nominated a Birmingham scheme tackling inactivity and obesity for a Government health award. Launched two years ago, Birmingham’s highly acclaimed Active Parks initiative offers free activities in parks across the city. Building on the success of the award-winning free physical activity Be Active scheme, Active Parks now operates in over […]

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