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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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City is first in UK to sign new Faith Covenant

By on 11/12/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is the first local authority to respond to a call from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Faith and Society for all local authorities across the UK to sign a newly developed ‘Faith Covenant’. The City Council and faith group representatives signed the Covenant at a public launch held at the […]

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Are you ready for winter?

***UPDATED Tuesday 6 January 2015 (tomorrow’s event cancelled)*** Birmingham City Council is working with Kwik Fit as part of a national winter driving campaign between the auto repair chain and Road Safety GB. Free sessions are being staged for motorists to underline the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and safety checks – so motorists can […]

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City solicitors help college students with safety tips

By on 27/11/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Students at Bournville College picked up free bike lights and road safety advice as part of its Be Safe week. Solictors Philip Edwards and Rayner Grice from the Birmingham office of Clarke Willmott attended the event to urge cycling students to keep safe by lighting up their bikes on dark winter nights. They were joined […]

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