Birmingham scoops gold in Heart of England in Bloom awards

By on 19/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

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.  […]

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Bikeability funding boost for Birmingham

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 […]

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Turning Brum’s empty houses and land banked sites into homes

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 […]

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Birmingham bidding for Olympic stars return

By on 16/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Communities sent for £2 million funding boost

By on 16/09/2016 in Assistant Leaders, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham communities are set for a funding boost with the launch of a £2 million initiative to support innovative projects across the city.

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Oh Yes: Churchill Insurance backs new Young Active Travel Trust

By on 16/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

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.

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Cowboy builder jailed for £40,000 fraud

By on 15/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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Walk, jog or run 5k on World Peace Day

By on 15/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

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). […]

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Start date agreed for new test for private hire drivers

By on 14/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A new test to assess how well private hire drivers know Birmingham’s streets will be introduced next month, councillors agreed today (14 September 2016). From 3 October 2016, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as demonstrate a […]

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Options for Voluntary Children’s Trust

By on 14/09/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

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 […]

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