A once derelict swimming pool has been transformed into a vibrant and welcoming community hub, thanks to a £4 million project involving staff from Birmingham City Council, Acivico, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Balfour Beatty and people from the local community. Primarily financed by HLF and Tesco, through the sale of the former Stirchley Community […]
Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation to a range of charities. The market closed on Tuesday (22 December), with stallholders donating produce such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages. Birmingham City Council has been working with CSPAN to provide the food to charities such as Sifa Fireside, St Basil’s, Bethany […]
Webcast archive from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel meeting on 14 December 2015.
Reports relating to the fact that no formal CONTEST board meetings have been staged in this municipal year are running in the media today. The city council’s full response to the reports about CONTEST (a group which looks at counter-terrorism measures) is as follows: A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Regrettably, the Contest Board has […]
A unique multimedia art installation honouring the 2,241 Birmingham citizens who lost their lives during World War Two will be launched in the city centre next week. Birmingham suffered four nights of consecutive heavy bombing, which destroyed much of the city’s Victorian architecture, including the old Market Hall. To commemorate the 75th anniversary of this […]
Birmingham City Council is set to approve the continuation of the construction of Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre at cabinet on 17 November, following delays to the demolition of the existing building. The existing building has been beset with asbestos contamination problems, resulting in an emergency demolition contract being applied to entirely demolish the structure. […]
Proposed plans for the new Erdington Leisure Centre have been shared as part of a public consultation process. The £6.5 million investment will include a six-lane 25m swimming pool, learner pool, workout studio for classes, gym, sauna and steam facilities, changing facilities plus a community room. The new building will be located on Orphanage Road […]
The second phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (October 28)