After listening to citizens, Birmingham City Council to set 2017/18 budget

Following one of the largest pieces of consultation Birmingham City Council has completed, the 2017/18 proposed budget will be taken to Cabinet on 14th February. The consultation saw over 3,000 people respond and around 100,000 people engaged with during the activity to seek views on the proposals. Following this consultation a number of changes have […]

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Gritting alert – Feb 8

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Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 7.30pm tonight and footpaths at 4am, so please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html  

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City track gets makeover ahead of 2018 event

By on 07/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

To ensure that athletes at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, have the best possible surface to compete on, the entire infield of Birmingham’s indoor track, including the 60m sprint straight and the run ups for field events, is being replaced. Work started on this track refurbishment, which also includes some upgrading work to […]

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Making the case for fairer adult social care funding

By on 07/02/2017 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Paulette Hamilton, cabinet member for health and social care, reflects on her meeting with the new under-secretary for community health and care. In August last year, I wrote to the David Mowat MP, congratulating him on his appointment as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care.   I set out concerns that […]

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Birmingham school praised for tackling FGM

By on 07/02/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

West Midlands Police has praised a Birmingham school for tackling the issue of FGM in the classroom – and helping safeguard young girls from the barbaric practice. Bordesley Green Girls’ School delivers assemblies to students from Year 7 in a bid to raise awareness of Female Genital Mutilation – and has even included it in […]

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Revised library plans set for approval

Revised proposals for the future of Birmingham’s Community Library service have been drawn up following feedback from citizens during a recent 12-week period of public consultation. Initial plans for a three-tiered service (with opening hours and staff support reduced in tiers 2 and 3) were put forward as part of the council’s effort to respond […]

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Let’s Step Forward to improve the skills of our city

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, explains why we all need to Step Forward to help improve the skills of our city. Skills levels in the Birmingham city region will have a major impact not just on future economic growth but on ensuring we pursue inclusive growth that reaches out to all citizens […]

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The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing

Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.  Everybody on the current housing register will get a letter over the next few weeks explaining the new scheme and the need to re-register straight away if they still need social housing. The new scheme will still ensure that social housing is allocated to those most […]

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Gritting alert – Feb 5

By on 05/02/2017 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

  Gritting crews are heading out on the roads tonight at 9pm. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Supergraphic celebrates iconic city landmark

Organisers of the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, which will be held in March next year, are using the opportunity that comes with hosting a major sporting Championships to profile the city and celebrate some of Birmingham’s best known landmarks.

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