Sharon Lea to retire

By on 13/05/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Today Sharon Lea, Strategic Director of Place at Birmingham City Council, announces her retirement after 40 years of loyal service to the city.

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Media Watch – May 13

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Top Birmingham City Council stories School academy bid sparks teacher strike (extensive local coverage): Report on the strike at Small Heath School today, where members of three teachers’ unions – NUT, NASUWT and ATL – are staging a protest against plans to turn the school into an academy.  A council spokesperson said neither the school […]

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Birmingham Graduate Hub approved

By on 12/05/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals has been approved by Birmingham City Council. The Birmingham Graduate Hub will offer two-year paid positions within the council’s planning and regeneration department. Delivered in two phases, there will be opportunities for 10 graduates this year with the potential for a further 10 the […]

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Media Watch – May 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Street silenced as rush hour hit by roadworks (Birmingham Mail) Part of Broad Street was ‘eerily’ quiet yesterday, because it was shut due to the next stage of Paradise roadworks. Quotes traffic manager Kevin Hicks Drivers delayed as roadworks start (BBC online) Drivers were stuck in traffic as the next […]

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Cast your vote for Birmingham’s Community Flag

By on 11/05/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 1 Comment

The General and Local Elections took place last week but the voting’s not over – people now have the chance to cast their vote for the Birmingham’s Community Flag. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to create a Community Flag for Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – May 11

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Extensive coverage of local election results (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) Includes quotes from Sir Albert Bore saying he would wait with interest to see if Birmingham City Council would get a fairer funding deal once David Cameron unveils his new cabinet, plus an interview with Cllr Alex Yip, Birmingham’s first Chinese […]

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Cycling improvements for parks and canals proposed

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Improvements to cycle paths along canals and through parks worth £3million is set for approval by Birmingham City Council on May 18

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Handsworth man fined £1400 for playing loud music

By on 08/05/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham man who repeatedly breached noise abatement orders by playing his music loudly at his Handsworth home was found guilty in his absence of two offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court today (8 May  2015). Vincent Caines, 21, of Grosvenor Road, Handsworth, was fined £1400 and ordered to pay […]

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Local election results

By on 08/05/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Click on the ward name for candidate lists. Results will appear on election night (declared wards in bold) Acocks Green Aston Bartley Green Billesley Bordesley Green Bournville Brandwood Edgbaston Erdington Hall Green Handsworth Wood Harborne Hodge Hill Kingstanding Kings Norton Ladywood Longbridge Lozells & East Handsworth Moseley & Kings Heath Nechells Northfield Oscott Perry Barr […]

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Motorists advised of city centre road changes

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A new set of temporary road measures supporting the Paradise redevelopment in Birmingham city centre is due to come into operation this weekend. Starting on May 10, there will be access changes affecting the Paradise Circus gyratory, Sand Pits/Parade, Broad Street and Summer Row. New diversionary routes for road traffic will be signed and in […]

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