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Noisy tenant sentenced for anti-social behaviour breach

By on 26/06/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham County Court has today (Friday 26th June 2015) given a custodial sentence of 20 weeks to a city council housing tenant for continuously breaching his Anti-Social Behaviour Order

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Women’s Aid 35th birthday celebrated by councillors

By on 21/05/2015 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

A number of Birmingham City Councillors lent their support to an event celebrating 35 years of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid

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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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Birmingham’s new Child Poverty Commission launched

By on 19/03/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

‘Birmingham should be a city where every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ is the ambition of Birmingham’s new Child Poverty Commission launched today (March 19). The commission’s work is being driven by statistics that show child poverty in Birmingham is at unacceptable levels where a third of children are living in poverty, […]

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Ready to support Universal Credit claimants

By on 17/03/2015 in Cllr McKay, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Benefit claimants will be offered Birmingham City Council’s fullest support possible when the next stage of the Government’s welfare reforms are introduced next month. Universal Credit is being rolled-out from April 13 – eventually consolidating six existing benefits into one backdated monthly payment. Government estimates are that there will be 17,000 new claims for Universal Credit […]

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HGV and cycle safety campaign comes to Sutton Park

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

Members of the public will have a chance to sit in the driver’s seat of a HGV and experience first-hand the blind spots faced by drivers of large vehicles as part of a road safety event in Sutton Park this weekend. The city council&#146s Birmingham Cycle Revolution team will be on hand for the Birmingham […]

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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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Stonewall ranks Birmingham City Council number 59 in UK

By on 16/01/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been recognised as one of the best employers for lesbian, gay and bisexual people, having leapt 32 places to reach number 59 in the country according to Stonewall, the leading LGBT charity. Colourful lanyards (cords for ID passes) and an electronic newsletter formed a key part of a campaign to establish […]

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Response to Fox TV comments on Birmingham

By on 12/01/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

The following is an official response from the council to comments made by a “terrorism expert” on Fox TV in relation to Birmingham: Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion, Equalities and Community Safety, said: “These curious comments clearly have no foundation, and it’s good to see an apology has been issued. “Birmingham’s an […]

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First Night campaign launched

By on 18/12/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

A campaign to support refuges in Birmingham has received a huge response with generous donations received to help victims of domestic abuse and violence, who may leave their homes at Christmas. The ‘First Night’ campaign which has been launched by Birmingham Community Safety Partnership for the fourth year running, aims to raise awareness of the […]

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