Gritting alert – Jan 21

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Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will again be out and about to treat the roads from 1am. Please take care if you are planning to go out folks. 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 […]

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Sir Albert Bore speech to Chamber of Commerce

By on 21/01/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The main points of Sir Albert Bore speech to Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast (21 January 2015) Introduction 2015 will be a critical year for both the City Council and the city so this is a useful opportunity for us to discuss the year ahead. To kick off the discussion I want to spend a […]

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Birmingham signs up to Homeless Health Charter

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Birmingham health bosses have signalled the city’s commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of homeless people by signing up to the St Mungo’s Broadway Homeless Health Charter. Birmingham Health and Wellbeing Board has adopted the charter which aims to improve the lives of some of the city’s most vulnerable people. Cabinet member for Health […]

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Media Watch – Jan 21

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Top Birmingham City Council stories Find out why health chief is backing 20mph speed limit plans (Birmingham Mail online): The 20mph speed limit plans for Birmingham will help cut obesity rates, the city’s director of health has claimed.  Dr Adrian Phillips backed plans for lower car speeds as the council announced the roll-out of the […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Hub site ready for development

By on 20/01/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Reclamation works have been completed at Birmingham’s Advanced Manufacturing Hub (AMH), ready for the development of up to 150,000 sq ft of employment space. The AMH is one of six Economic Zones being promoted by Birmingham City Council to fast-track economic development and is a joint venture with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Works […]

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Councillors set to back new powers to tackle fly-tipping

Government proposals which would enable local authorities to seize, without a warrant, vehicles suspected or found to be fly-tipping, are set to be backed by Birmingham City Council tomorrow (21 January 2015). Currently, under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989, authorities can seize vehicles suspected of fly-tipping, but must get a warrant from magistrates […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 20

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With snow and ice forecast, the Birmingham gritters are on duty tonight and will be out and about to treat the roads from 6pm. We will then treat priority footways from 3am. UPDATE: We also went out again at 4.30am on Wednesday morning (January 21), to ensure roads continue to be as safe as possible. […]

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Social workers urged to make their home in Birmingham

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[field name=iframe] A video and advert to bring experienced social workers to Birmingham have been released by the city council. Strategic director for people Peter Hay has voiced a video showcasing all Birmingham has to offer to people thinking of moving here; this complements the advert offering social workers the experience they are unlikely to […]

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Lord Mayor to lead Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations

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The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will be leading this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations in the city on Sunday, January 25. Holocaust Memorial Day commemorates the victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi persecutions, as well as other genocides around the world. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Keep the Memory Alive’, which […]

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Media Watch – Jan 20

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: 1,000 extra school places revealed in £34m plan for city (Birmingham Mail) Council chiefs are set to plough £34m into funding more than 1,000 new school places in Birmingham. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted Second 20 is Plenty scheme approved (ITV Central) Cllr Lisa Trickett featured in item on latest phase […]

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