Service Birmingham contract published

Birmingham City Council has today (28 February) published the contract for Service Birmingham – the joint venture between the local authority and Capita. A pledge to publish the contract by the end of February 2014 was made by the council’s leadership earlier this year. To access the contract, please visit: In line with other councils […]

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Birmingham bags BMX action in June

By on 28/02/2014 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Two times BMX World Champion Scot 'Boom Boom' Beaumont joined Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, yesterday as tickets went on sale for the UEC BMX European League.  The prestigious event takes place at the world class BMX track in Perry Park on the 21st and 22nd June. Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, Councillor […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 28

By on 28/02/2014 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With temperatures set to drop, the Birmingham gritters will treat the roads from 7pm. We will also treat priority one footways. Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs – Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You […]

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Media Watch – Feb 28

By on 28/02/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham HS2 Curzon station plans unveiled (widespread coverage) Plans for the redevelopment of 350 acres (141 hectares) of Birmingham city centre around the site of an HS2 station have been unveiled. Birmingham bus lanes: New warning signs to be displayed – but no fines refunded (Birmingham Mail) Council transport bosses […]

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Huge HS2 redevelopment plan unveiled

By on 27/02/2014 in Leader, News with 2 Comments

***DOWNLOADABLE ARTIST IMAGES OF THE PROPOPSED REVAMP*** Today, Birmingham City Council has unveiled the Birmingham Curzon HS2 Masterplan, which will see 141 hectares of the city centre transformed. The ambitious plans form one of the biggest urban regeneration schemes in Britain, and by far the biggest redevelopment so far announced on the back of HS2. […]

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Media Watch – Feb 27

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham plans office hub to capitalise on HS2 (The Daily Telegraph) Birmingham will create 14,000 jobs and 366,000 sq metres of office space under a redevelopment project that hopes to capitalise on the HS2 network. Curzon Street Station reborn (Birmingham Post) Birmingham unveils its striking vision for parks in the […]

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City to stage major Badminton event until 2021

By on 26/02/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

BADMINTON England, the National Governing Body for the sport, has chosen the National Indoor Arena (NIA), Birmingham, to host the prestigious Yonex All England Open Badminton Championships from 2014 - 2021. The Championships – which take place from 4-9 March – are the oldest and most prestigious in the world and one of the five […]

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Bus lane enforcement – tribunal findings

By on 26/02/2014 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement from the city council in response to the adjudicator’s findings following recent appeals against bus lane enforcement penalties: A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “Bus lane enforcement began in September 2013 following publicity over the summer and a six week grace period when motorists were sent warning letters, even though […]

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John Lewis takes ownership of Birmingham store

By on 26/02/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

John Lewis has taken ownership of its new shop in Grand Central Birmingham, an important milestone that marks the end of the construction to the department store. John Lewis will be the anchor tenant of the Grand Central development at Birmingham New Street station when it opens in 2015, and will be joined by over […]

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CCTV review launched

By on 26/02/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

A review of Birmingham’s fixed-camera CCTV network is underway, and a report containing full details will be presented to the council’s Cabinet on March 17. It is proposed that 53 cameras will be decommissioned from the 276-camera network, as part of the response to central government funding cuts. The council is also required to adhere […]

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