Council short-listed for house-building initiative

By on 15/01/2015 in Cllr Ali, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has been shortlisted for the prestigious Local Government Chronicle Awards 2015. Its entry under the new category of ‘Housing Initiative’ recognises the innovation behind the city council’s house building programme, the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT). ‘Housing an Ageing Population’ showcases a pilot scheme from 2014 to demonstrate how it has responded […]

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Media Watch – Jan 15

By on 15/01/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Centenary Square as you’ve never seen it before (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail and ITV Central) Two Birmingham-based architecture practices are on a five-name shortlist for a competition to transform Centenary Square. Atkins and Broadway Malyan were chosen from a 185-name longlist. CSE case – council and hotel in agreement (Extensive […]

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CSE hearing – agreement between council and hotel

By on 14/01/2015 in News with 0 Comments

The High Court today approved an agreement between Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Hotel in Golden Hillock Road with an agreed protocol to protect children. The proceedings arose as a result of Birmingham City Council seeking to protect a child in their care from possible child sexual exploitation. Previously the Court dealt with Birmingham’s […]

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More hi-tech monitors to combat ‘silent killer’

By on 14/01/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health bosses are set to increase the number of hi-tech health monitors located across the city after a successful trial in 2014. Seven state-of-the-art Health Monitors, which measure height, weight, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, were installed in locations across Birmingham last August, with an eighth going into Aston’s New Jerusalem Apostolic […]

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Birmingham’s Youth Promise to address unemployment issues

Members of Birmingham City Council’s cabinet are being asked to approve proposals setting out how the city’s Youth Promise will be delivered. The Youth Promise, first launched at the Skills Show in Birmingham in November 2014, promises that all young people aged 14 to 25 in the city will have access to employment, education, training, […]

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Media Watch – Jan 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Revealed: the real risk to our kids (Birmingham Mail) Article about ‘on-street’ profiles of sex offenders, referencing Birmingham City Council’s recent scrutiny report into child sexual exploitation Governors insist it’s business as usual at ‘affair’ probe school (Birmingham Mail) Governors at a school at the centre of a council probe […]

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Spend on agency staff – a clarification

By on 14/01/2015 in Rebuttals with 0 Comments

An article in today’s Times covers the issue of council spend on agency staff. The article outlines figures which show Birmingham City Council has spent the most nationally since 2010. However, the article links this to staff being rehired after being made redundant by councils. As part of our response to the Times under the […]

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Gritting Alert – Jan 13 Update

By on 13/01/2015 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Update 11pm With temperatures dropping, the Birmingham gritters are on duty again tonight and will treat the roads from 10.30pm.  This is in addition to the earlier treatment at 6pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about tonight and tomorrow morning. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings […]

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Shortlist announced for Centenary Square design competition

By on 13/01/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council are pleased to announce the shortlist in the international open design competition to redesign Birmingham’s Centenary Square. A total of 185 entries were received from across the world and judged anonymously during several days of assessment. Five shortlisted […]

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Survey says motorists not prepared for winter

By on 13/01/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The team at Amey’s Thimble Mill Lane depot in Birmingham prepare throughout the year for winter, and the gritters have already responded over 20 times to freezing temperatures since this season’s winter maintenance service began. However results of a recent survey carried out by Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, and ATS found that the […]

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