This week’s council meetings: Oct 21-25

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. We’re streaming the Cabinet meeting on 21 October here: We’re streaming the Districts and Public Engagement Scrutiny Committee on 22 October here: We’re streaming the Education and Vulnerable Children Scrutiny Committee on 23 October here:

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Delivering on the Olympic legacy: new track at Fox Hollies

By on 18/10/2013 in News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Evidence of helping to deliver the Olympic legacy will be unveiled at Fox Hollies Leisure Centre as its new track is opened by members of Team GB athletes. The £325,000 refurbished athletic track comprises of a six lane porous all weather track with eight 100m lanes. The project has been made possible by […]

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Doing it Online

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Birmingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Ian Ward talks about how more Birmingham residents than ever are making the shift to accessing the council services they need online. As part of our Customer First Transformation Programme, Birmingham City Council has been investing in modern technologies, enabling customers who find it easier to go online to […]

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Media Watch – Oct 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Exam results scrapped over 'cheat' claims (Birmingham Mail) The Department for Education announced the summer tests for 11-year-olds at Regents Park Community Primary had been 'annulled'. Council digs in heels to secure store cash deal (Birmingham Mail) Plans for a new Sainsbury store, shops and Life Sciences medical research campus […]

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Media Watch – Oct 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Clean up after your customers or be fined, council to tell firms (Birmingham Post) Birmingham businesses could be asked to take a greater responsibility for clearing up litter. Cllr James Mckay quoted Council boss hits out at Ofsted’s ‘savage’ report (Birmingham Mail and Post) Birmingham’s leader has hit back after […]

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Mental health services webchat

By on 16/10/2013 in News with 0 Comments

The Social Cohesion and Community Safety Scrutiny Committee is currently looking at the issue of mental health services and the criminal justice system. The committee has spoken to a wide range of individuals and organisations, including service users and carers. A full webcast of the most recent inquiry session can be seen here: Inquiry […]

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Safe, Clean and Green Neighbourhoods review

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A Green Paper has been released containing details of the Safe, Clean and Green Neighbourhoods review. Safe, Clean and Green Neighbourhoods covered a range of services and functions aimed at improving the living environment and making Birmingham safer and environmentally sustainable. This includes: Waste management, refuse collection, and recycling Street cleansing Pest control Community safety […]

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Media Watch – Oct 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Wilshaw’s tough message on child protection services (widespread coverage) “Manifestly and palpably weak” leadership and a high turnover of directors are undermining efforts to improve children’s services in England, says Ofsted’s chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw. There are 20 local authorities rated as inadequate for protecting children. Sir Michael branded […]

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Response to Ofsted report on children's social care

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Birmingham City Council’s response to Sir Michael Wilshaw’s comments in his annual national report on the state of children’s social care: “We are already on record as saying that we have failed to meet the basic expectation of keeping vulnerable children in this city safe. This is a long-standing problem which we acknowledge and the […]

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Backing the fight to Stop the Payday Loan Rip-Off

By on 15/10/2013 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Citysave Credit Union and Birmingham City Council are backing the Charter to Stop the Payday Loan Rip-Off, which has been launched today by cross-party group of MPs and some of Britain's biggest debt, consumer and anti-poverty organisations. The Charter has the following requests: Stop them giving loans to people who can't realistically afford to pay […]

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