Birmingham City Council named Smarter Planning Champion

By on 18/11/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been named as one of the best local planning authorities (LPAs) in the country for the efficient way it deals with online planning applications. The authority has been awarded Smarter Planning Champion status by the Planning Portal, the Government’s online planning resource for England and Wales. Birmingham is the 66th LPA […]

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Midlands manufacturing boosted by wheelie bin scheme

The West Midlands automotive sector success story is being boosted by an unlikely source – Birmingham City Council’s waste collection modernisation programme. Almost £20million of orders for refuse collection vehicles and related equipment have been placed by the council over the past 18 months, with 86 per cent of the spend going to companies with […]

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Public consultation for 2015 proposed Longbridge works

By on 18/11/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

St. Modwen, Birmingham City Council and Centro will jointly unveil details of £8m Local Growth Fund works and the next stage of development proposals for the £1billion Longbridge regeneration scheme, at a public consultation event to be held on 25th November. Interested parties are invited to the first floor of Seven House on High Street, […]

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Media Watch – Nov 18

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council seeks to protect vulnerable children with `novel’ legal action (Guardian, Times, Telegraph, BBC, Daily Mail) Social services bosses in Birmingham say they are taking innovative legal action in an effort to protect vulnerable children who may be victims of sexual exploitation. Birmingham city council says it has launched civil […]

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Winning Road Safety Week banner design unveiled at school

By on 17/11/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Pupils at a Birmingham school who have a higher than average risk of being involved in a road accident have been appealing to drivers to ‘slow down and look out for school children’ in an art competition. More than 70 pupils from years three, four and five at Starbank School – which has sites in […]

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This week’s council meetings: Nov 17-21

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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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Media Watch – Nov 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories First 20 is Plenty pilot set for approval (BBC WM) Detailed proposals for the first area to pilot widespread 20mph speed limits in Birmingham are due before the city council’s Cabinet. £45,000 benefit claim student sent to prison (Birmingham Mail) A University student has been jailed for six months for […]

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Law-breaking owner and agent fined for breaching regulations

By on 14/11/2014 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

An owner and an agent who failed to ensure that a property rented to vulnerable people had adequate fire precautions and who failed to keep the property in good repair were each fined and have to pay £16,508 between them for failing to obtain a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licence and breaching HMO management […]

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Money off at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets this weekend

By on 14/11/2014 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

There is a chance to get money off at Birmingham’s Christmas Markets on Sunday (16 November). This will be the first of two family days taking place this year at the markets, which comprise the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market. The second family day will take place on 7 December. During the […]

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Free flu jabs to protect council services

By on 14/11/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council staff are again being offered free flu jabs this winter after a pilot scheme last year was labelled a success. Last winter over 1,000 city council employees were given free flu jabs in a scheme that contributed to a cut in sickness rates by an average of 1.7 days per staff member. […]

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