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Think Hedgehog!

By on 01/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Willows Hedgehog Rescue has joined forces with Birmingham City Council and other councils across the West Midlands to raise awareness of the dangers that brush cutters and ‘strimmers’ can pose to wildlife, especially hedgehogs. Many hundreds of hedgehogs every year are seriously injured, sometimes fatally, by the use of line trimmers or ‘strimmers’.  Hundreds of […]

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Plan ahead for a fantastic weekend

By on 24/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People planning a fantastic weekend in Birmingham are being reminded to plan ahead for their visit. The eyes of the world will be on the city this weekend as the Rugby World Cup comes to town in the form of South Africa, Australia, Samoa and Uruguay at Villa Park. The new light and airy New […]

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Birmingham Rugby World Cup fanzone prepares to welcome fans

By on 14/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Fans can experience the excitement and atmosphere of the Rugby World Cup with thousands of others at Birmingham’s official fanzone, which opens in Eastside Park on Friday (18th) ready for the opening game between England and Fiji. The fanzone is free to enter and will be open from Friday, September 18, to Sunday, September 20, […]

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Birmingham welcomes the world to Super September

By on 11/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

September is going to be a fantastic month in Birmingham as the city showcases its many attractions to regional, national and international guests. Super September will bring together arts, entertainment and sport alongside the opening of two major milestones in the transformation of the city centre – the opening of New Street station and Grand […]

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Birmingham scoops Gold with Heart of England Awards

By on 10/09/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has scooped another Gold at the Heart of England in Bloom awards in the Large City category today (Thursday 10 September). It follows last year’s win which has secured a place in the UK finals of Bloom this year, representing Heart of England in Bloom. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward […]

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Historic Bull Ring Markets are here to stay

By on 27/08/2015 in Blog, Deputy Leader, Video News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director Place, looks at what makes Bull Ring Markets – the oldest in the country – a ‘hidden’ gem in the city’s retail scene. The countdown to Super September – a month of events, including the opening of Grand Central shopping centre and a new John Lewis store, expected to draw […]

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Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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New app for public notices launched

By on 19/08/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Anyone with an interest in browsing public notices can now access some of those issued by Birmingham City Council as part of a new smartphone app trial. Birmingham Notiz, developed in partnership with Trinity Mirror Group (parent publisher of titles including the Birmingham Mail), gives users the opportunity to examine a limited range of planning […]

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Your chance to become a Birmingham Ambassador during Super September

By on 04/08/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Volunteers are being sought to become Birmingham Ambassadors during a month of high profile events expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors to the city in September. Birmingham Ambassadors will be the public face of the city for visitors during key events such as the Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park on September […]

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Recruitment starts for senior council roles

The first phase of recruiting to a number of senior roles at Birmingham City Council starts today (July 30)

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