This week’s council meetings: Jan 6-10

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Budget consultation: Last chance to have your say

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The consultation about Birmingham City Council’s budget for 2014-15 draws to a close on Friday 10 January. And cabinet members will be online tomorrow evening (7 January) from 7.15-9.15pm to answer your budget consultation questions in a special webcast. Plans for the future of the city council are outlined in a White Paper 'Planning Birmingham's […]

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Media Watch – Jan 6

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Green belt proposals spark protest march (Birmingham Mail) Scores of Sutton Coldfield residents staged a protest walk around threatened green belt land. The proposals are part of the council’s wider Birmingham Development Plan £40m tower 'must be cut down to size' (Birmingham Mail) City conservationists have called for a proposed 13-storey […]

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Gritting Alert – Jan 4

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Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from 6pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-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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Media Watch – Jan 3

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council set to confirm chief (Birmingham Mail) The appointment of a new Birmingham City Council chief executive (Mark Rogers) is expected to be rubber-stamped in a public meeting next week. New homes win favour (Birmingham Mail) City planners are expected to approve the construction of 22 new affordable homes in […]

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Media Watch – Jan 2

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: New year honours for great and good of the Midlands (Birmingham Post) Includes Tapshum Pattni, assistant director, Adult Social Care, BCC, who has been awarded an MBE. Campaign for publication of council Capita contract (Birmingham Post) Academic David Bailey has launched a petition to allow the public to see Birmingham […]

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DISCOVER project – podcast

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In the latest of an ongoing series of Smart City podcasts, Heike Schuster-James, Programme Manager at Digital Birmingham, talks about a project that aims to support the carers of older people in cities such as Birmingham. The DISCOVER project aims to improve the digital skills of cares, as well as giving them somewhere to obtain […]

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Gritting Alert – Dec 27

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Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from 8pm tonight. Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-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 […]

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Digital Logbook – podcast

By on 27/12/2013 in News with 0 Comments

In the third of an ongoing series of Smart City podcasts on Birminghamnewsroom, Annette King, Digital Birmingham Programme Manager, discusses ‘Digital Logbooks’. The logbooks have been given to city council residents as part of a programme to ensure they can interact with the council in the most effective and efficient way possible. Previous podcasts in the […]

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Gritting Alert – Christmas Day

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Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from 6.30pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about for the remainder of Christmas Day and into Boxing Day. Winter maintenance and FAQs – http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-faqs/ Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West […]

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