Birmingham council housing to get £58 million boost

By on 09/02/2015 in Cabinet, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £58 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Monday 16 February. As part of the ongoing investment, around 6,200 homes are earmarked to get new kitchens and bathrooms, upgraded central heating systems and door, window and roof replacements during 2015/16.  Residents […]

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Media Watch – Feb 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Library gets a ‘hug’ as demonstrators fight cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Supporters of the Library of Birmingham gave the building a big hug as part of a rally against proposed cuts to opening hours Bureaucracy ‘preventing’ good council public service (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff have been accused […]

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This week’s council meetings: Feb 9-13

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. To view meeting webcasts go to:

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Library of Birmingham petition received

By on 07/02/2015 in Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook is today due to receive a petition from the Friends of the Library of Birmingham.   The cabinet member for skills, learning and culture said: “I am pleased to accept this petition. I know a great deal of hard work – and passion – has gone into it.   “We really do […]

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Media Watch – Feb 6

By on 06/02/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Perry Beeches V school will put others at risk (BBC online and BBC WM) A £10m new free school in part of Birmingham will cause an excess of pupil places and put other schools in the area at risk, Birmingham City Council has said. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted and interviewed […]

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Breathalyser scheme launched to tackle pre-loading culture

By on 06/02/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Pub and club-goers may be breathalysed on entry to Birmingham’s biggest nightspots in a move to tackle booze ‘pre-loading’ and alcohol-related violence. More than 40 venues have signed up to the scheme – launched by West Midlands Police and Birmingham City Council – that will see door staff armed with an Alco-Blow detector that picks […]

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Leisure firm ordered to pay £3,085 for mice infestation

By on 05/02/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham-based leisure firm was ordered to pay £3,085 after pleading guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013, at a hearing at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (5 February 2015). Birmingham City Council brought a case against Active Leisure Limited in relation to conditions found at Funaticz Children’s Play and […]

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Your chance to shape the future: the importance of voting

By on 05/02/2015 in Blog, Elections with 0 Comments

On National Voter Registration Day (February 5), Birmingham City Council Chief Executive Mark Rogers reflects on why it has never been more important to use your vote – including making sure you are registered to do so in the first place. With both the general and local elections now just a matter of months away, […]

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First free bike giveaway draw held

[field name=iframe] The lucky recipients of the first wave of free bikes being given away as part of an ambitious new Birmingham scheme have been drawn during a lottery staged yesterday (February 4). There has been huge interest in the Big Birmingham Bikes giveaway, with the initial phase of 1,500 cycles set to hit the […]

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Media Watch – Feb 5

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Snow Hill reborn (Birmingham Post, BBC online, BBC WM, BBC Midlands Today, ITV Central) The city’s business district is set for a dramatic transformation under plans to turn it into Birmingham’s Canary Wharf. Sir Albert Bore quoted and interviewed Threats? I’m too busy to care (Birmingham Post) Sir Albert Bore […]

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