Extent of child sexual exploitation in the West Midlands

By on 18/03/2015 in News with 1 Comment

Latest figures released An assessment into the extent of child sexual exploitation (CSE) in the West Midlands is published today to coincide with national CSE Awareness Day. Led by regional strategic lead on preventing violence against vulnerable people, Stephen Rimmer, it sets out the latest understanding across the region of victims, offenders and locations, how […]

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Gritting alert – March 17

By on 17/03/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

It may be spring but temperatures are set to drop overnight, so the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at 7pm. 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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Today’s #bcclive webcasts

By on 17/03/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

Districts and Public Engagement (2pm) Webcast Available Here : http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/169988 Alternatively, the Erdington District Committee meeting can be viewed here from 2pm: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/169961

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Ready to support Universal Credit claimants

By on 17/03/2015 in Cllr McKay, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Benefit claimants will be offered Birmingham City Council’s fullest support possible when the next stage of the Government’s welfare reforms are introduced next month. Universal Credit is being rolled-out from April 13 – eventually consolidating six existing benefits into one backdated monthly payment. Government estimates are that there will be 17,000 new claims for Universal Credit […]

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Silver surfer one of first to enjoy new free WiFi scheme

By on 17/03/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Members of the public wanting to improve their computer skills or access useful online services at Ladywood Health and Community Centre will no longer have to go elsewhere following the installation of free WiFi for visitors

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Media Watch – March 17

By on 17/03/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories MPs criticise Ofsted over Trojan Horse schools affair (local and national coverage):  The Commons’ education select committee report into extremism in schools found no evidence of a plot by hardline Muslims to infiltrate schools in Birmingham. It also criticises Michael Gove’s reaction to the claims, which led to five separate […]

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Look what’s happened to Stockland Green Leisure Centre ….

By on 16/03/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Faced with severe financial pressures, Birmingham City Council didn’t have the resources to invest in Stockland Green Leisure Centre so explored the possibility of a community asset transfer last year.  Action Indoor Sports Birmingham’s proposal offered job security for employees, support for several existing and many new activities, plus significant investment in facilities and their […]

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Cabinet webcast – March 16

By on 16/03/2015 in Meetings/Minutes, News with 0 Comments

View today’s Cabinet committee webcast from 1.30pm. Archive will appear from March 17.

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New app to earn rewards for physical activity

By on 16/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Physical activity in Birmingham is now more rewarding than ever before after the city’s successful Active Parks programme joined forces with an innovative rewards programme. Active Parks has linked-up with Reward Your World™ and now has a GPS Active Parks/Reward Your World iphone and Android app that proposes specific activities for residents and then rewards […]

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Students lead the way on Cleaner Streets campaign

At the start of National Spring Cleaning Week, all 40 of Birmingham City Council’s wards have been invited to draw plans to make their neighbourhoods as clean and green as possible

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