Response to Ofsted full inspection of children’s social care

By on 25/11/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to the Ofsted full inspection of Birmingham children’s social care The publication of the Ofsted report confirms that the overall rating is ‘inadequate’ as we previously acknowledged we would be at this stage in our improvement journey, but we remain on track in terms of progress made. The report confirms significant progress; indeed, some […]

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Christmas 2016 waste collection details confirmed

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas and new year waste collection arrangements with one month to go until festivities begin.

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Go-ahead for ambitious homes and jobs plan

By on 24/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) setting out a 15-year strategy to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs can be formally adopted and approved by Birmingham City Council, the Government has confirmed.

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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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Hajj travel firm ordered to pay nearly £45,000

By on 22/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham-based Hajj travel company and its directors were ordered to pay a total of £44,484 at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (21 November 2016). Al-Hashmi Hajj and Umrah Tours Limited, based at 40 Trinity Road, Aston, was found guilty of seven offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) at an earlier hearing (11 […]

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Road Safety Strategy launched at partnership showcase event

The new Road Safety Strategy for Birmingham has been launched at an event showcasing the resources available to the agencies and groups working together to tackle road safety across the city. The event, which took place at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters, saw members of the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership come together to talk about […]

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Greater Birmingham launches ‘250,000 jobs by 2030′ plan

By on 21/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Today (21st November 2016) Greater Birmingham launches its strategy to create 250,000 private sector jobs and add £29 billion to the local economy by 2030.

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Family Day at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets

By on 18/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Visitors to Birmingham’s Christmas Markets on Sunday (20 November) will be able to get discounts on a wide range of food and gifts, as part of Family Day. The offers are part of the popular family day taking place at the markets, which comprise the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market. Offers at […]

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Birmingham’s cycle revolution – bike loan scheme

In the heart of England a quiet revolution is stirring – a cycle revolution in fact! Delivered by Birmingham City Council in partnership with Sustrans, a leading UK charity which enables people to travel by foot, bike or public transport the Birmingham Cycle Revolution is helping to change attitudes bit by bit. During National Commute […]

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Investing in social work leadership

By on 17/11/2016 in Blog, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Chief social worker at Birmingham City Council Dr Tony Stanley talks about why we need to invest in our social work leadership. It is great news that Birmingham children’s services is to host an initiative aimed at improving social work leadership practice – if we want to keep improving social work, we must keep improving […]

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