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Partners agree new busking guide

Guidelines designed to encourage responsible busking and street entertainment in Birmingham city centre have been formally adopted following a period of extensive public consultation. The aims and principles are captured in a document, which has been drawn up by Birmingham City Council in conjunction with Equity, Keep Streets Live and the Musicians’ Union. Production of […]

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Syrian refugees – reflections one year on

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, writes about his thoughts on how Syrian refugees have started to rebuild their lives in Birmingham after the first individuals under the UN’s approved scheme started arriving in the city a year ago this week… The story of the Al Baarinis, as reported in a […]

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Summit to explore issue of women in leadership

Solutions to break down the barriers preventing Birmingham’s women from positions of leadership are set to form the focus of a summit in the city at the Council House on November 28. The Inspiring Birmingham Women in Leadership summit will explore a number of current challenges facing aspiring female leaders in the city – which […]

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Council supports National Interfaith Week

A launch event to demonstrate the city of Birmingham’s support for National Interfaith Week is set to be staged at the Council House later today (November 11). Birmingham Council of Faiths (BCF) is co-ordinating the city’s effort during the week, which formally runs from November 13-20. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Carl Rice and […]

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Helping to support child refugees

By on 19/10/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

Today, Birmingham welcomed a number of child refugees with family links to the city. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, said: “We are on standby to support the Home Office in bringing children under the Dublin III regulation, which relates to children who already have family links […]

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Walk, jog or run 5k on World Peace Day

By on 15/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in a 5k event marking World Peace Day in Cannon Hill Park next week. The event, which is being led by Run Birmingham and supported by Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, is one of many events being staged around the world on Wednesday (21 September 2016). […]

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Community sponsorship for Syrian refugees

By on 10/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Councillor Waseem Zaffar has today (Saturday 10 September) announced at the national refugee summit in Birmingham that the city council will support the community sponsorship of Syrian refugees. The Methodist Network, led by Rev David Butterworth, will offer to sponsor a family of four – with the support of Birmingham City Council and the Home […]

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10 days to go until Birmingham Heritage Week begins

Birmingham Heritage Week organisers are encouraging local people and visitors to explore the city and learn something new about its history as the countdown to more than 200 events begins, with 10 days to go. Whether people are new to the city or have lived here their whole lives, Birmingham Heritage Week (8 to 18 September 2016) features […]

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Dragon boat event to build bridges in city

By on 18/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

Britain’s largest dragon boat race is coming to Birmingham on August 28 – and a city council Cabinet Member will be amongst the captains in charge of the boats. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, will lead a team of councillors, activists and leaders from across the city during the Nowka […]

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Flying Scotsman set to steam into Brum for Heritage Week

By on 03/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, Culture, Galleries, News with 0 Comments

The world’s most famous steam engine will be arriving at Tyseley Locomotive Works during Birmingham Heritage Week, as the city celebrates its achievements, history and culture next month. Following its successful inaugural run earlier this year, the Flying Scotsman will be on display alongside Tyseley’s resident steam locomotives from 16 to 18 September 2016. The […]

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