The Library of Birmingham is officially first class

By on 14/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

LIBRARY OF BIRMINGHAM INCLUDED IN SPECIAL STAMP SET ISSUED BY ROYAL MAIL TO CELEBRATE CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN THE UK The Library of Birmingham has been included in a set of new Special Stamps issued today (14 July 2017) by Royal Mail that celebrate 10 iconic buildings in the UK. Designed by Francine Houben, of the Dutch […]

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Birmingham ‘Rights Rangers’ promoting children’s rights

By on 13/07/2017 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Children across Birmingham schools have been learning all about the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – and how they can embed these values in their daily school lives. Working with Unicef, schools are working towards the Rights Respecting School award. So far 191 schools have received training, with 116 achieving their Recognition […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 13/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved, subject to consultation with the trade. Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, agreed the scheme in principle yesterday (12 July 2017) which, subject to further consultation with private hire operators could […]

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Rough Sleepers Task Force launched in city centre

By on 12/07/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police have today launched a Rough Sleepers Task Force to bring key organisations together to address city centre rough sleeping. The task force will tackle the increasing numbers of people genuinely sleeping rough in the city and the increasing numbers of people begging and involved in criminal behaviour through […]

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Statement: Jamaican team returns to University of Birmingham

By on 12/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The following statement from Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, comes after the University of Birmingham announced they will be hosting the  Jamaican Track and Field team, as they prepare for the IAAF World Championships next month. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council said: “I welcome the University of […]

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Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2017

By on 11/07/2017 in Blog, Cllr Chatfield with 0 Comments

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equaility, has signed up to a letter from the Remembering Srebrenica organisation on the exact anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995… This year, we are recognising the 22nd anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, during which thousands of men and boys were systematically murdered, […]

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A38 Kingsbury Road incident – UPDATE

By on 07/07/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following closures and diversions are in place following a road traffic collision this morning on the A38 Kingsbury Road: A38 Kingsbury Road closed between Tyburn Roundabout (A452 Chester Road) and Midpoint Park Diversion route via A452 Chester Road, Eachelhurst Road, Walmley Ash Road and Minworth Roundabout Access to Castle Vale via A452 Spitfire Roundabout (Tangmere […]

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Birmingham barrister landlord fined for fire hazard property

A Birmingham barrister and landlord from Erdington was ordered to pay £4,740 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three storey property in Hunton Road, Erdington – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Lewis Perry, age 39, […]

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