Birmingham residents urged to go green at family day out

By on 26/02/2015 in News with 0 Comments

The first ever auction of ethically traded and locally sourced goods will be among the attractions at the Birmingham GreenFest, which takes place at Birmingham Botanical Gardens on Saturday, 7 March. Previously known as the Sustainability Spring Fair, the Birmingham GreenFest offers a family day out promoting sustainable lifestyles in a fun and educational way […]

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Gritting alert – Feb 26

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The Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads tonight at 7pm. 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 get this information via the following […]

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Council shows the way in tackling CSE

By on 26/02/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is showing partners across the country how – along with West Midlands Police – it took innovative steps to obtain civil injunctions against men suspected of being involved in child sexual exploitation. Following landmark court hearings which saw injunctions obtained against 10 men, the city council and police were inundated with queries from […]

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Media Watch – Feb 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Record numbers enjoyed city’s Christmas market (Birmingham Post, BBC Midlands Today and BBC WM) New figures show that 5.5 million people headed into Birmingham during the period of the Frankfurt Christmas Market in 2014 – up 1.2 million since 2012, spending £397million up from £201million. Deputy City Council Leader Ian […]

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Ring road improvement works go ahead

By on 25/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A works programme designed to improve the flow of traffic at some of Birmingham’s busiest road junctions is due to start in March. The improvements package – part-funded by central government – focuses on improving the flow of traffic on Birmingham’s ring road.  It is being delivered as part of the city council’s Birmingham Connected […]

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Community Governance consultation

By on 25/02/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Or to put it another way – what do you think of local democracy? Birmingham City Council wants to know what people think of local democracy, how it is, and how it should be.  It wants to know what people think about services in their neighbourhoods too.  Today it started a conversation with the people […]

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Cleaner streets invite issued by council

All 40 of Birmingham City Council’s wards are being invited to devise cleaner streets plans to help shape services to best fit the needs of local communities. The invite was issued by Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, during a litter summit staged at St Modwen’s offices in Longbridge […]

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Media Watch – Feb 25

By on 25/02/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories East Birmingham regeneration ‘may create 9,000 jobs’ (BBC) Up to 9,000 jobs could be created under plans for the regeneration of land in east Birmingham. The council aims to revamp 120 hectares between the city centre and the airport ahead of the planned HS2 rail link. Empty Birmingham house turned […]

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New Street development reaches another milestone

By on 25/02/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The new Birmingham New Street station and Grand Central shopping destination are a step closer to completion after demolition work to create the stunning new atrium came to an end. More than 6,000 tonnes of concrete has been removed from under the new atrium allowing natural light to flood the new concourse for the first […]

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Huge response to This Girl Can appeal

By on 24/02/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Plans for a city-wide celebration of active women next month are rapidly taking shape. And organisers of This Birmingham Girl Can, including Sport Birmingham, are delighted with the response as women from across the city have stepped up to the mark. The programme of events on International Women’s Day (March 8 ) is part of […]

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