Support for council's transport vision

By on 12/03/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali with 0 Comments

Consultation for the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan has shown broad support for the council's vision for reinvesting the city's transport system. Launched in November last year, BMAP presents a twenty year vision for improving transport in the city and supporting strong and sustainable economic growth. The plan is aimed at changing the way people and […]

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Pilot plans for 20mph limits announced

By on 11/03/2014 in Cllr Ali, Cllr McKay, News with 7 Comments

Proposals for a pilot 20mph speed limit scheme, covering significant parts of central, east and south Birmingham are due before the City Council's Cabinet on March 17. The 20 is Plenty pilot is designed to demonstrate the road safety and wider benefits of lower speed limits after recent public consultation showed strong support for such […]

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St Patrick’s Day Parade – dragons, drums and giants

By on 11/03/2014 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

A confetti blast will start the UK's largest St Patrick's Day Parade at 12 noon in Birmingham on Sunday 16 March.  Led by six flag bearers, the theme this year is Irish Myths and Legends, bringing colour to stories from every county.  And with seven marching bands the streets will be filled with music. The […]

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Be Clear on Cancer and TB

By on 11/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Director of Public Health, Dr Adrian Phillips hopes a national lung cancer awareness campaign will also lead to increased TB detection rates across the city. Birmingham Public Health is supporting the NHS's Be Clear on Cancer campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of lung cancer, especially a cough that lasts […]

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Media Watch – March 11

By on 11/03/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories Further coverage of the alleged ‘Trojan Horse’ plot (Times, Daily Mail, BBC, Birmingham Mail) Birdman faces £5,000 fine for feeding pigeons (Birmingham Mail) A man faces court action for feeding pigeons, despite complaints from residents about his actions. A council spokesperson said he had been warned several times and fined […]

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Fresh funding boost for cycle training in city

By on 11/03/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Cycle training in Birmingham is set to receive a fresh boost after the city council successfully bid for extra funding from the Department for Transport. Bikeability funding for the city is set to total £180,000 for 2014/15 - a 50 per cent increase on the initial sum given for the current financial year. The increase […]

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‘Green’ home owners needed to showcase improvements

By on 10/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

If you've made some energy saving improvements to your home and would be willing to open it up to others and share your tips, Catalyst CIC would like to hear from you.  As part of a Government initiative to get the nation to share their local energy saving tips and knowledge, the Birmingham social enterprise […]

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Old Rep Theatre – a step closer to new life

Following a rigorous two month tender process, Birmingham City Council has identified a company to breathe new life into the city's Old Rep Theatre. A report on Monday 17 March asks cabinet to approve the sub-letting and operation of the Old Rep Theatre to Birmingham Ormiston Academy (BOA) for five years, with an option to […]

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Raising the Flag for the Commonwealth Games

By on 10/03/2014 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's Lord Mayor, Cllr Mike Leddy, met two of Birmingham’s Baton Bearers for the Queen’s Baton relay this morning and raised the Commonwealth Flag in preparation for the Commonwealth Games which start in Glasgow on 23 July. The Queen's Baton Relay (QBR) comes to Birmingham on 2 June during its two week journey across England, […]

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'Trojan Horse' allegations – statement

By on 10/03/2014 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We have received letters making allegations in relation to some schools in the Birmingham area. Birmingham City Council is continuing to investigate these allegations and therefore cannot comment further.” Ends

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