Birmingham woman banned from having pets for 15 years

By on 24/10/2014 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham woman was banned from keeping, owning, transporting and working with any animals for 15 years, for two offences of causing unnecessary suffering and failing in her duty of care, under the Animal Welfare Act 2006, today (24 October 2014). Claire Louise Williams, 29, of Bromford Road, Hodge Hill, received a 16-week prison sentence, […]

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Media Watch – Oct 24

By on 24/10/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Council’s US junket to boost local relations (Daily Telegraph, Star) Birmingham City Council has drawn sharp criticism for sending staff on a taxpayer-funded trip to the United States which, it said, helped forge links with the city’s local university just two miles down the road. Council chief: Some services will […]

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Don’t lose your chance to vote at the General Election

By on 23/10/2014 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are being urged to ensure they are on the electoral register  – or risk losing their chance to vote in next year’s General Election. This year the way we register to vote changed with the introduction of Individual Registration which means that each individual member of a household that is eligible to vote […]

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Media Watch – Oct 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Arts are ‘still a priority’ for cash-strapped city council (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail and BBC WM) Support for culture, museums and the arts will remain a priority for Birmingham City Council despite its ongoing budget crisis and unprecedented levels of cuts. Quotes Sir Albert Bore. Lord Warner on Birmingham children’s […]

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Responding to the challenge, looking to the future

By on 23/10/2014 in Budget Views, Leader, News with 0 Comments

A Green Paper from Birmingham City Council October 2014 Sir Albert Bore wrote: As you will be aware, Birmingham City Council has been dealing with the challenge of significant funding cuts since 2010. As this green paper shows, we have already made over £460m of cuts over that period and we face around £315m or […]

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Birmingham’s Trafalgar Day 2014 celebrations announced

By on 22/10/2014 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Trafalgar Day celebrations will take place in Birmingham on Sunday, October 26. The event marks the victory of Admiral Lord Nelson’s victory in the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. The ceremony will commence at the statue of Nelson at the Bullring, with music from the Band of the West Midlands Fire Service, who will be […]

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Green-fingered tenants bring colour to communities

By on 22/10/2014 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders across the city came up roses at the annual Birmingham in Bloom awards ceremony at the Council House last night (Tuesday 21 October). Around 50 district winners and their guests attended the ceremony in the Banqueting Suite.  City-wide winners in each category received a trophy, cash prize and gardening tools […]

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Media Watch – Oct 22

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Children’s homes to be run by firm (BBC online) Five children’s homes will be run by the private sector according to plans by the city council. Cllr Brigid Jones quoted saying the homes will be moved to specialist, dedicated agencies Ever-changing China (Midlands Business Insider) Sir Albert Bore quoted in […]

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Green plan to reduce New Street station's carbon footprint

By on 21/10/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A ground-breaking green initiative to reduce Birmingham New Street’s carbon footprint is underway. The project sees Network Rail, Birmingham City Council, Cofely and sustainability consultants, Anthesis-SecondNature, join forces to deliver a project which will see 1.5km district heating pipework installed across the station and in the City Centre to enable excess heat produced by a […]

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Executive director of children's services – statement

By on 16/10/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Statement regarding executive director of children’s services Bernie McNally was appointed as Executive Director for Children’s Services and was due to commence formally in post at the beginning of November. During the introductory period in October which was arranged in preparation for this, Bernie decided that she was no longer interested in taking up the […]

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