Green Bridge grants for growing business

By on 13/01/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet will be asked to approve further support for growing business across the region when the Full Business Case for the Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme is presented on 20 January.  Cabinet member for Development, Jobs and Skills, Cllr Tahir Ali, said: “Following the success of last year's programme, which is forecast to create 1,301 […]

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Green light sought for green cycling routes

By on 13/01/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

A package of improvements to cycling routes in Birmingham's parks and river valleys is due before the city council's Cabinet on January 20. The £1.7million Green Routes plan is part of the wider Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) project, supported by £17million of central government Cycle City Ambition Grant (CCAG) funding, awarded to the city last […]

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Media Watch – Jan 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Spare room subsidy loophole (Sky News) Cllr John Cotton critical of the Government after it emerged that many people were wrongly identified as liable for the Spare Room Subsidy, commonly known as the bedroom tax. Bogus taxi drivers targeted in Birmingham (BBC) Inside Out joins the police and Birmingham City […]

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This week’s council meetings: Jan 13-17

By on 13/01/2014 in Meetings/Minutes with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Gritting Alert – Jan 12

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Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from midnight. Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-faqs/ Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following […]

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Gritting Alert – Jan 11

By on 11/01/2014 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from 6pm. It’s another cold one, so please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-faqs/ Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get […]

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Wholesale market relocation

By on 10/01/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Deputy leader of Birmingham City Council Ian Ward said: “We have thoroughly analysed a range of options on the relocation of the wholesale market and it is anticipated that a move to the Hub at Witton will be the preferred option put to cabinet. “I made a commitment to secure the future of the wholesale […]

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Birmingham sports team up for the double

By on 10/01/2014 in Cllr Bedser, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council's Sport and Healthy Lifestyles team has been shortlisted for not one but two top awards in the prestigious 2014 LGC Awards. The team behind the multi-award winning Be Active physical activity programme is in the frame for two accolades at Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London on 12 March 2014. Ping Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – Jan 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Big families losing £400 a week in benefits after cap (The Times) Large families have been losing up to £400 a week since the introduction of the weekly benefit cap, according to DWP figures. Birmingham and Manchester named as the only two local councils outside London of the 20 most […]

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Health boss welcomes sugar campaign

By on 09/01/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips, today welcomed a campaign aiming to reduce the amount of sugar added to food and soft drinks in an effort to tackle obesity and diabetes in the UK. Action on Sugar aims to help people avoid 'hidden sugars' and campaigners believe they can persuade manufacturers to reduce […]

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