Partnerships

Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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110 more homes for Erdington help tackle housing shortage

Work is underway to complete a further 110 homes in Erdington – and the first of the new homes will be ready to hand over from April this year. The new homes are part of a second phase of redevelopment of the Lyndhurst housing estate by Birmingham City Council, providing both social housing for rent […]

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Driving up the quality of adult social care in Birmingham

.@PauletteHamilto talks about driving up the quality of adult social care in #Brum: https://t.co/SelYTiKNIK #LocalGov pic.twitter.com/172EqigOlY — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) March 17, 2017 Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, talks about how we must work together as we seek to drive up the quality of adult social care in Birmingham… We […]

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Commonwealth Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham started this year’s Commonwealth Day events yesterday morning by raising the Commonwealth Flag in the presence of Wade Lyn – Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Tarang Shelat – Hindu Council of Birmingham, Muhammad Zulqar Nain – Assistant High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Bhogal – Sikh community, Dr Aman Puri – the […]

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Perry Common regeneration enters final phase

A major project to regenerate Perry Common in Kingstanding has taken a step nearer completion with the beginning of the final phase of the development. The project brings together the Birmingham City Council housing builder – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust – Lovell Partnerships and local residents of Perry Common through the Witton Lodge Community Association. […]

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Fly a flag for the Commonwealth

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will start this year’s Commonwealth Day events in the city next week. Commonwealth Day, which is on Monday (13 March 2017), is an opportunity for promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve people’s lives. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, […]

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Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s Lent Appeal

Wednesday March 1st – Thursday April 13th 2017 Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is asking Brummies to help raise money for charitable organisations which provide shelter, food and support to rough sleepers and the homeless. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “Sadly, rough sleeping and homelessness are on the rise both here in Birmingham and […]

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Birmingham City Council’s apartments will soon be In-reach

Work is well underway at the Embankment apartments – the first housing project to be developed for the private rental sector by Birmingham City Council’s wholly owned company – Inreach Birmingham Limited (Inreach). The purpose-built market rent scheme will comprise of 92 furnished apartments: 24 X 1 bedroom and 68 x 2 bedrooms.  Designed to […]

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