Birmingham has won a Gold in the Large City category and Cannon Hill Park picked up the Mike Garwood Memorial Award in this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “Since 2005 we have consistently achieved Gold Awards for our floral displays across the city. […]
Tens of thousands of Birmingham children will benefit from cycle training after the city was awarded a £1.2 million grant enabling the Bikeability scheme to continue until March 2020. Birmingham City Council has been granted the funding by the Department for Transport (DfT) to continue running the Government’s flagship cycle training programme, which is designed […]
Cabinet will be asked to follow up on Birmingham’s success in bringing empty properties back into use by buying up privately owned vacant sites to build new houses on – including sites that have been land banked by private individuals and developers. At the meeting on 20 September, Cabinet will also be asked to speed […]
Fresh from their successes at the Olympic Games in Rio, American and Jamaican athletes could be heading back to Birmingham to prepare for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Birmingham City Council has spoken to USA Track and Field about bringing their Olympic stars here to train at Alexander Stadium, while the University of Birmingham […]
Birmingham City Council has launched a new charitable trust designed to support improvements to the ways in which children travel in the city with Churchill Insurance being announced as the first major contributor.
A cowboy builder who took nearly £40,000 for over-priced and poor quality work on a pensioner’s home in Birmingham was jailed for 37 months at Birmingham Crown Court today (15 September 2016). George Thomas Humberstone, 33, of Walsall Road, Great Wyrley, Staffordshire, pleaded guilty to an offence of conspiracy to defraud, under the Criminal Law […]
Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in a 5k event marking World Peace Day in Cannon Hill Park next week. The event, which is being led by Run Birmingham and supported by Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, is one of many events being staged around the world on Wednesday (21 September 2016). […]
Two options for a voluntary children’s trust are proposed for further development, if approved by the city council’s cabinet. This follows the council’s decision in May that a children’s trust offers significant opportunities to improve children’s services. Further to an appraisal of 19 possible options, a wholly-owned company and an employee-owned mutual have emerged as […]