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Improvement panel – update

The independent improvement panel met with Leader, Sir Albert Bore, Deputy Leader, Ian Ward, and Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, yesterday (18 March 2015) in the first of a series of monthly meetings, scheduled for 20 May 2015, 11 June 2015 and 10 July 2015. Public updates are expected shortly after each meeting and briefings around […]

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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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Irish contribution to Birmingham celebrated at St Patrick’s Day Parade

The Irish contribution to Birmingham will be the theme of this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade in the city which takes place on Sunday, March 15. Organised by the St Patrick’s Festival Committee in co-operation with Birmingham City Council, the parade begins at noon with a confetti blast. This year’s parade will include pipe and […]

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Birmingham Promise sets standards for services

By on 10/03/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A clear set of service standards that are meaningful for the citizens of Birmingham are set for formal approval by Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on March 16

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Birmingham council housing to get £58 million boost

By on 09/02/2015 in Cabinet, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £58 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Monday 16 February. As part of the ongoing investment, around 6,200 homes are earmarked to get new kitchens and bathrooms, upgraded central heating systems and door, window and roof replacements during 2015/16.  Residents […]

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Shortlist announced for Centenary Square design competition

By on 13/01/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council are pleased to announce the shortlist in the international open design competition to redesign Birmingham’s Centenary Square. A total of 185 entries were received from across the world and judged anonymously during several days of assessment. Five shortlisted […]

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Improved support for whistleblowers

By on 07/01/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

An improved process for anyone with concerns about issues at Birmingham City Council comes into force on Monday (January 12) in the shape of a new council-wide whistleblowing and serious misconduct policy. Staff, citizens or any other concerned individual will be able to contact a central whistleblowing email and postal address or a telephone number, […]

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Centenary Square design competition draws global response

By on 18/12/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

An innovative competition offering architects and designers the chance to redesign one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces has attracted nearly 200 entries from around the world, with the shortlist due to be unveiled in January 2015. The competition, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham […]

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Free flu jabs to protect council services

By on 14/11/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council staff are again being offered free flu jabs this winter after a pilot scheme last year was labelled a success. Last winter over 1,000 city council employees were given free flu jabs in a scheme that contributed to a cut in sickness rates by an average of 1.7 days per staff member. […]

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A Real Birmingham Family

By on 30/10/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A Real Birmingham Family is Ikon’s four-year project with Birmingham-born, Turner Prize-winning artist Gillian Wearing: a quest to find a ‘real’ Birmingham family and immortalise it in bronze. The sculpture now stands in Centenary Square, outside the new Library of Birmingham. The project draws attention to the unsung, raising questions about civic identity and what […]

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