Gritting alert – 28 November 2016

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7pm tonight and footways from 4am. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: Met Office:

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New steps installed along canal at University Station

The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, has installed a new set of steps along the Worcester & Birmingham Canal allowing local people easy access from the canal to the local hospital and train station. The project, which has been funded as part of Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham Cycle Revolution scheme, aims […]

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Are you ‘switched on’ to your consumer rights?

By on 25/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers from Birmingham City Council will host a series of roadshows across the city promoting shoppers’ rights, as part of National Consumer Week, from next Monday (28 November). A third of all safety-related complaints Birmingham’s Trading Standards team receives are about electrical goods – from hairdryers to washer dryers, smart TVs to fridge […]

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Response to Ofsted full inspection of children’s social care

By on 25/11/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to the Ofsted full inspection of Birmingham children’s social care The publication of the Ofsted report confirms that the overall rating is ‘inadequate’ as we previously acknowledged we would be at this stage in our improvement journey, but we remain on track in terms of progress made. The report confirms significant progress; indeed, some […]

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Christmas 2016 waste collection details confirmed

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas and new year waste collection arrangements with one month to go until festivities begin.

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Go-ahead for ambitious homes and jobs plan

By on 24/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Development Plan (BDP) setting out a 15-year strategy to deliver thousands of new homes and jobs can be formally adopted and approved by Birmingham City Council, the Government has confirmed.

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Summit to explore issue of women in leadership

Solutions to break down the barriers preventing Birmingham’s women from positions of leadership are set to form the focus of a summit in the city at the Council House on November 28. The Inspiring Birmingham Women in Leadership summit will explore a number of current challenges facing aspiring female leaders in the city – which […]

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Hajj travel firm ordered to pay nearly £45,000

By on 22/11/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham-based Hajj travel company and its directors were ordered to pay a total of £44,484 at Birmingham Crown Court yesterday (21 November 2016). Al-Hashmi Hajj and Umrah Tours Limited, based at 40 Trinity Road, Aston, was found guilty of seven offences under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations (2008) at an earlier hearing (11 […]

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Road Safety Strategy launched at partnership showcase event

The new Road Safety Strategy for Birmingham has been launched at an event showcasing the resources available to the agencies and groups working together to tackle road safety across the city. The event, which took place at West Midlands Fire Service’s headquarters, saw members of the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership come together to talk about […]

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Greater Birmingham launches ‘250,000 jobs by 2030′ plan

By on 21/11/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Today (21st November 2016) Greater Birmingham launches its strategy to create 250,000 private sector jobs and add £29 billion to the local economy by 2030.

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