Much to celebrate, and to remember

By on 16/08/2016 in Blog, Lord Mayor with 0 Comments

After ten weeks in the job, Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on his experiences as Birmingham’s first citizen….   In the first ten weeks I’ve joined countless celebrations across the city – from The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations to community events like Birmingham Pride and Big John’s Birmingham Mela.  There have also been […]

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New lights brighten up Birmingham’s towpaths

The Canal & River Trust charity is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to replace 250 worn out and broken lights located along canal towpaths in the city centre. Costing £250,000, the project is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution and involves installing new energy efficient LED lights along the main commuter routes into and […]

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Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras switched on today

Motorists are being reminded that new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras are now in operation across Birmingham and Solihull, having been switched on today (August 8). Project partners from Birmingham City Council (BCC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), West Midlands Police (WMP) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have decided to adopt a […]

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Dr Mashuq Ally set to retire

By on 04/08/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Dr Mashuq Ally – Assistant Director Equalities, Community Safety and Cohesion Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council said: “Dr Mashuq Ally is retiring from Birmingham City Council at the end of August. “His leadership and contribution to tackle inequalities in the city leaves a positive and significant legacy in Birmingham. “I would like […]

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Nine fun ways to be active for FREE in Birmingham parks this summer

By on 04/08/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

If you’re looking for FREE fun activities in Birmingham this summer, look no further than ParkLives.

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Flying Scotsman set to steam into Brum for Heritage Week

By on 03/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, Culture, Galleries, News with 0 Comments

The world’s most famous steam engine will be arriving at Tyseley Locomotive Works during Birmingham Heritage Week, as the city celebrates its achievements, history and culture next month. Following its successful inaugural run earlier this year, the Flying Scotsman will be on display alongside Tyseley’s resident steam locomotives from 16 to 18 September 2016. The […]

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Partnership provides new housing for Kings Norton

Birmingham has gained 44 brand new affordable homes thanks to a partnership between leading house builder Westleigh, Birmingham City Council and Viridian Housing. The £4.7 million scheme in Kings Norton has seen Westleigh construct a range of high quality new one-bedroom and two-bedroom homes, available to let from Viridian Housing. Construction work on the development […]

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Big John’s Birmingham Mela celebrations at Cannon Hill Park

By on 28/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Big John’s Birmingham Mela returns to Cannon Hill Park on Sunday (31 July 2016), celebrating the city’s South Asian community through its culture, food, sport, art and entertainment. This free family event, now in its 16th year, includes live music from an array of artists, headlined by singer Imran Khan and hosted by BBC Asian […]

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Council supports faith venues after Rouen attack

By on 27/07/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

 Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, has responded in the aftermath of yesterday’s murder of a priest in Rouen to explain the support being offered to faith-based settings closer to home: “Understandably everyone is still shocked and saddened by the murder of Father Jacques Hamel, who is […]

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Harry’s artistic skills send out clear road safety message

By on 27/07/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

A creative schoolchild has put his artistic skills to good use by designing a sign to warn motorists of the need to slow down in Kings Heath High Street. Harry James Lee, a Year 1 pupil at Colmore Infant and Nursery School, in Kings Heath, designed the winning sign in a competition for schoolchildren organised […]

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