New cultural partnership with British Library

By on 22/06/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 1 Comment

A new cultural partnership between the British Library and the Library of Birmingham has been announced today. It follows discussions with the British Library about ways in which the two organisations could work more closely together, and will build on the unique strengths of both organisations’ collections and expertise. The 12 month pilot, supported by […]

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New early years service to offer fairer provision

By on 19/06/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Consultation is set to start on a fresh new integrated early years service for children in Birmingham. In October 2015 public health services for 0-5 year olds become the responsibility of councils, Birmingham City Council is set to transform its provision by integrating it with children’s centres and early years provision. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet […]

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Media Watch – June 19

By on 19/06/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Forty bikes given out in huge drive to get city cycling (Birmingham Mail) The first batch of new Big Birmingham Bikes have been handed out to eager commuters as part of a £24 million scheme to get the city cycling. Quotes Cllr Lisa Trickett. Free keep fit to celebrate the […]

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City centre noise consultation extended

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 1 Comment

Birmingham City Council’s consultation on the possible introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order to reduce noise levels in the city centre has been extended by a week, due to the public response received since it was launched last month. This consultation is in response to complaints to both Birmingham City Council and West Midlands […]

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Flying the flag for Armed Forces Day in Birmingham

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham will mark Armed Forces Day with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 27. Running from 11am to 5pm, the event will include a wide range of stalls and activities, including a paintball range hosted by the Army cadets. Veterans’ organisations represented on the day will include the Royal […]

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Birmingham signs up to national scams referrals scheme

By on 18/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Vulnerable people in Birmingham who may have fallen victim to mass marketing scams are to receive advice and support after city councillors voted to sign an agreement with the National Scams Team. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee yesterday (17 June) agreed for Trading Standards to receive referrals from the National Scams Team […]

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Media Watch – June 18

By on 18/06/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Winning Centenary Square design revealed (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail, ITV News, Insider News) Extensive coverage of the announcement of the winner of a competition to redesign Centenary Square. Quotes Sir Albert. Free ride for lucky commuters as city gives away 5,000 bikes (Birmingham Post) The first batch of new Big […]

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Clampdown on litter and waste to create cleaner streets

By on 17/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Nearly 5,000 people and businesses were caught fly-tipping, dropping litter or failing to dispose of rubbish responsibly last year as a result of initiatives to make Birmingham’s streets cleaner. New figures, published in the Regulation and Enforcement Services Annual Report for 2014/15, show that Birmingham City Council’s environmental health officers received 8,909 complaints regarding waste. […]

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Centenary Square design competition winner revealed

By on 17/06/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The winner of a competition to transform one of Birmingham’s largest public spaces has been named as Edinburgh-based Graeme Massie Architects. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, launched by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council, attracted nearly 200 entries from architects and designers around the world, all […]

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Ramadan: Halal meat and Hajj fraud advice

By on 17/06/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. With Ramadan beginning tomorrow (18 June 2015), this blog contains tips on ensuring halal meat is what it claims to be and how to stay safe if booking a trip to Mecca for the […]

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