Response to children’s safeguarding report to scrutiny

By on 03/06/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 1 Comment

A report will go to the education and vulnerable children scrutiny committe on 10 June about children’s social care and safeguarding and education. Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member, children’s services: We are now one year into our three year improvement journey in children’s safeguarding. I want to set out for you how far we have […]

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Media Watch – June 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Warning to Muslim diabetics over fasting during Ramadan (Birmingham Mail) Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged to put their health first, when considering fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan. Quotes Cllr Paulette Hamilton. Public service reform: the challenges that lie ahead (Guardian) City devolution is a bright spot […]

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Funding boost for new changing rooms at Cofton Park

By on 03/06/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has secured a share of £16.5 million National Lottery funding from Sport England to help build new changing rooms at one of the city’s parks. The council has been awarded £78,169 grant funding towards a £300,000 scheme to build the new facilities at Cofton Park, where there are football pitches. Work is […]

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Lord Mayor’s Show – meet the Suffragettes

By on 02/06/2015 in Culture, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Victoria and Chamberlain Squares on Saturday 6 June from 11am until 5pm, with a free, fun-packed, family friendly event commemorating the First World War. The annual event, which raises money for the Lord Mayor’s charities, welcomes the new Lord Mayor, Cllr Raymond Hassall, and bids farewell to the outgoing […]

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Determined to focus on Birmingham’s mental health

By on 02/06/2015 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton with 2 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s new Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, focusses on the often taboo subject of mental health.

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Media Watch – June 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Supercouncil on cards but ‘metro mayor’ can wait (Birmingham Mail) West Midlands Council leaders have vowed to ‘get on’ with the creation of a new super-council following a meeting in Birmingham with Chancellor George Osborne and senior Government ministers. Neighbour jailed for noisy night of passion (Birmingham Mail, The Times, […]

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Chancellor Meets ‘Midlands Powerhouse’ Leaders

By on 01/06/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leaders of Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, Solihull Councils plus the Leader of Lichfield Council, alongside the Chairs of three regional Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) met today (Monday 01 June) in Birmingham with the Chancellor, George Osborne, former Deputy Prime Minister, Lord Heseltine, Local Government Secretary, Greg Clark, and Local Government Minister, Marcus Jones. […]

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Ramadan advice for diabetics

By on 01/06/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Muslim diabetics in Birmingham have been urged not to put their health at risk by unnecessarily fasting during the forthcoming month of Ramadan.

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National campaign to protect Muslims from scam travel firms

By on 01/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

British Muslims booking trips to Mecca this September to celebrate Hajj are being warned about the threat of fraudsters trying to con them with bogus travel packages. The City of London Police is this week (1-5 June) launching a national campaign targeted at keeping people out of the clutches of fraudsters as they search for […]

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Media Watch – June 1

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Combining forces – so what does it all mean? (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) General Q&A-type piece on plans for a combined West Midlands authority looking at what it would mean for the region. Birmingham revels in its towering ambition (The Times, Monday) Birmingham plans to build more than a million square […]

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