Update on support for Syrian refugees

By on 19/10/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

Plans to accommodate 50 Syrian refugees will take a step closer to reality when a report is discussed by the City Council’s Cabinet on October 20

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Birmingham scoops Gold at Britain in Bloom

By on 17/10/2015 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Last night, Birmingham scooped Gold and were announced as winners of the Large City category at the Britain in Bloom with the RHS UK Finals Awards ceremony for 2015, hosted by TV Presenter and Gardening Expert James Alexander-Sinclair. More than 1,000 Bloom groups from across Britain were vying for the coveted awards, of these just […]

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Improving refuse collection in Birmingham

By on 16/10/2015 in Blog, Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the launch of a new refuse collection service “dashboard” for the city. We will update the dashboard regularly, as explained by Cllr Trickett below: Refuse collection is the only truly universal service we offer to citizens in Birmingham. Every week our crews […]

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Awards for council housing good practice in Birmingham

By on 16/10/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham council house tenants recognised Birmingham City Council staff and contractors who have given excellent service at a special awards ceremony last night (Thursday 15 October). The Performance Monitoring Group (PMG), which is made up of tenants from the City Housing Liaison Board, held the awards ceremony at the Council House to recognise and celebrate […]

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Pledge to help young people into jobs

Young unemployed people in east Birmingham are to be given pledges by local employers to help them gain skills and work experience. Today’s Birmingham Employers’ Convention saw a number of businesses set out their commitment to finding jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships and work experience  for young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEETs). […]

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Media Watch – October 16

By on 16/10/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council stories City has to use Cornish workers to roll out new wheelie bins (Birmingham Mail, p6 lead):  Report about 30 workers being brought up from Cornwall to help with the delivery of new wheelie bins, as only a “very small number” of firms offer this service and no local companies bid […]

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Wheelie bin delivery – clarification

Media reports today are covering the fact that a Cornish-based company are assisting with the roll-out of wheelie bins across Birmingham

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Media Watch – October 15

By on 15/10/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Blair backs ousted Bore (Birmingham Post, lead story, first 3 pages followed by a double-page spread interview with Sir Albert Bore) Former Prime Minister Tony Blair has leapt to the defence of outgoing Birmingham Labour council leader Sir Albert Bore saying he had turned Birmingham into a ‘world-class city’. Quotes […]

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Reducing youth offending in Birmingham

By on 15/10/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A plan setting out the priorities for the city’s youth justice service and reviewing the previous year’s performance is to be presented to cabinet. Birmingham has the lowest re-offending rate of all core cities, with an average of 0.92 re-offences, and is below the national average of 1.14. The Birmingham Youth Justice Plan 2015/16 shows […]

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Sir Albert Bore statement

By on 14/10/2015 in Deputy Leader, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council said: “For some time now I have been considering how to put in place a succession strategy for the Leadership of the City Council. As Leader, for some years now, the people of Birmingham have always come first. I’ve had a vision for Birmingham and I want […]

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