Gritting Alert – Dec 12

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The Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will treat the roads from 6.30pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and 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 RSS […]

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Building Birmingham Scholarship celebrates success

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The innovative Building Birmingham Scholarship programme is celebrating a successful first year with an event taking place in the city today (Dec 12). Launched by Birmingham City Council in November 2013, the programme provides access to a wide range of education, employment and training opportunities for young people aged 16 to 24 wishing to pursue […]

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Media Watch – Dec 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: St Patrick’s Day parade fears for future after funding cut (Birmingham Mail) St Patrick’s Day Parade supporters have told of their shock that Birmingham City Council has axed its £20,000 grant to support the event – the second biggest of its kind in the world (In fact this is out […]

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Festive cheer for city's homeless children

By on 11/12/2014 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Children living in Birmingham’s Homeless Centres will enjoy some festive cheer this year thanks to staff at the city council and local city-based insurance firms. Christmas parties will be held for around 100 children currently living in the city’s four centres and Birmingham City Council has worked closely with insurance companies JLT, Baker Tilly, AXA […]

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City is first in UK to sign new Faith Covenant

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Birmingham City Council is the first local authority to respond to a call from the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Faith and Society for all local authorities across the UK to sign a newly developed ‘Faith Covenant’. The City Council and faith group representatives signed the Covenant at a public launch held at the […]

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Response to Lord Warner’s second report

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Lord Warner’s second report will today be presented to the education and vulnerable children overview and scrutiny committee. In reponse to the report Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “We recognise all that Lord Warner has reported and welcome the acknowledgement he gives to the improvements we have made and […]

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Media Watch – Dec 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham budget consultation begins (Extensive local and national media coverage) A range of articles across all media, mostly focusing the proposals for 1,100 job losses across the council, reduced opening hours at the Library of Birmingham, reduced funding for community events and car parking charges at city parks. Ofsted probe […]

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Response to national Ofsted report

By on 10/12/2014 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children and family services, said: “Education in Birmingham has been getting steadily better over recent years. “It is a real credit to Birmingham that our schools are doing well compared to the national average, particularly the increase in the percentage of good and outstanding schools. “Our children receive an […]

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Statement on libraries budget position

By on 10/12/2014 in Budget Views, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, has issued the following statement after the publication of the council’s budget white paper for 2015/16: Cllr Holbrook said: “It is with a heavy heart that we go out to consultation on budget cuts for the Library of Birmingham, that could impact on opening hours, […]

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Budget consultation 2015+

By on 10/12/2014 in Budget Views, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council today launched the 2015+ budget consultation, issuing a white paper following discussion on the green paper Responding to the Challenge, Looking to the Future, published in October. See the budget white paper here Consultation events Sir Albert Bore wrote: This white paper sets out in more detail our proposed budget savings for […]

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