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Birmingham scoops another award for Rowland Emett tribute

Birmingham City Council has scooped Platinum – and the Geoff Hamilton award for the best exhibit in the floral category – at this year’s Gardeners’ World Live Show at the NEC. It follows the council’s sixth successive Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show last month. The display at Gardner’s World Live Show is a smaller […]

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Birmingham signals “green light” for clean air drive

A collaborative partnership led by  Idox Transport [formerly Cloud Amber] with CheckedSafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency InnovateUK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city. The 12-month Greenwave pilot project, which started in April 2017, will provide fleet vehicle drivers with an app to […]

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Birmingham tower blocks statement

By on 14/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement on Birmingham’s tower blocks following today’s tragic incident in London: Birmingham City Council’s director of housing, Robert James, said: “We are all saddened by the awful scenes in London today.  Whilst we would not speculate on the causes of the fire, we would like to reassure all our council tenants […]

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Don’t bring fish to public pools – “it’s not fair on the fish”

By on 14/06/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anglers and fish owners are being asked not to bring fish to public pools as Birmingham City Council takes steps to remove fish from Shenley Fields pool after 150 fish died there. Birmingham City Council’s parks service manager, Joe Hayden, said: “The pool at Shenley Fields Recreation Ground is shallow and mainly fed by rainwater.  […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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Ofsted visit finds ‘steady progress’ in Birmingham children’s services

By on 13/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

An Ofsted report, following a monitoring visit to examine the progress of children’s services since its latest full inspection in September last year, has found the city council “is making steady progress, and has taken some important steps in improving services for its children and young people”.                 […]

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Birmingham City Council scoops awards for training and building

Birmingham City Council has scooped two awards at this year’s Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards – one for its building scholarship programme and another for its social housing. Building Birmingham Scholarship took Skills and Training Scheme of the Year in recognition of the range of people the scholarship is benefiting, from those achieving first-class degrees […]

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Peter signs off – after 42 years

By on 09/06/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Signing off after over 40 years, Peter Streets carried out his duties as an election Presiding Officer in Kings Heath for the last time today. Peter, from Hall Green, has been a Presiding Officer at the Kings Heath Baptist Hall polling station for every election bar one since 1975. He has recorded the votes for […]

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Birmingham landlords fined £13k for unsafe property

By on 08/06/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Two Birmingham landlords from Shirley, Solihull were ordered to pay a total of £13,387 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 June 2017) for breaching management regulations at a three storey property on Green Lane in Small Heath – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Abdul Qadir, age 56, of Longmore Road, Shirley […]

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National Clean Air Day activities confirmed

By on 08/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day of activities designed to […]

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