ReUsers celebrates successful first two years

By on 18/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

A project designed to divert unwanted items from landfill has over the last two years reused goods equivalent to the weight of an Airbus A340 aircraft. The ReUsers, a Social Enterprise operating from premises adjacent to the Norris Way Household Recycling Centre (HRC) in Sutton Coldfield, is managed by The Jericho Foundation, a Birmingham-based charity […]

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Birmingham Smithfield consultation

By on 18/03/2015 in Cllr Ali, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Public to have their say on the future of the £500 million Birmingham Smithfield investment An event tomorrow (Thursday 18 March) at Birmingham Hippodrome marks the start of an eight-week public consultation on the Birmingham Smithfield visioning document. The consultation provides the public with an opportunity to have their say on the future of this 14 hectare […]

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Correction: Child sexual exploitation report

By on 18/03/2015 in News, Rebuttals with 0 Comments

A report in today’s Birmingham Mail (March 18) inaccurately claims that ‘almost 500 children in Birmingham and the West Midlands have been identified as victims of sexual exploitation in just six months’. The report is based on an assessment into the extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the West Midlands is published today to […]

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Media Watch – March 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Up to 500 children ‘at abuse risk’ (BBC online, BBC WM, BBC Five Live, Birmingham Mail, Radio Four) Almost 500 children across the West Midlands were victims of or vulnerable to sexual exploitation in the first half of last year, figures have revealed. Stephen Rimmer, regional leader for preventing violence […]

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Extent of child sexual exploitation in the West Midlands

By on 18/03/2015 in News with 1 Comment

Latest figures released An assessment into the extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the West Midlands is published today to coincide with national CSE Awareness Day. Led by regional strategic lead on preventing violence against vulnerable people, Stephen Rimmer, it sets out the latest understanding across the region of victims, offenders and locations, how […]

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Gritting alert – March 17

By on 17/03/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

It may be spring but temperatures are set to drop overnight, so the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at 7pm. 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 […]

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Today’s #bcclive webcasts

By on 17/03/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Districts and Public Engagement (2pm) Webcast Available Here : http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/169988 Alternatively, the Erdington District Committee meeting can be viewed here from 2pm: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/169961

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Ready to support Universal Credit claimants

By on 17/03/2015 in Cllr McKay, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Benefit claimants will be offered Birmingham City Council’s fullest support possible when the next stage of the Government’s welfare reforms are introduced next month. Universal Credit is being rolled-out from April 13 – eventually consolidating six existing benefits into one backdated monthly payment. Government estimates are that there will be 17,000 new claims for Universal Credit […]

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Silver surfer one of first to enjoy new free WiFi scheme

By on 17/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Members of the public wanting to improve their computer skills or access useful online services at Ladywood Health and Community Centre will no longer have to go elsewhere following the installation of free WiFi for visitors

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Media Watch – March 17

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Top Birmingham City Council stories MPs criticise Ofsted over Trojan Horse schools affair (local and national coverage):  The Commons’ education select committee report into extremism in schools found no evidence of a plot by hardline Muslims to infiltrate schools in Birmingham. It also criticises Michael Gove’s reaction to the claims, which led to five separate […]

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