Work to start on four new leisure centres for Birmingham

By on 25/03/2015 in Culture, News with 2 Comments

Birmingham City Council has awarded a 15 year contract to Serco for work at nine leisure centres across the city – including the design and build of four new pools. Birmingham City Council’s assistant director for sport and events, Steve Hollingworth, said: “On behalf of the city council I would like to offer my warmest […]

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Motorists advised of tunnels night closure

By on 25/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Motorists who travel in and around Birmingham overnight are being advised of evening tunnels closures which will see the A38 St Chad’s and Queensway tunnels closed from 10pm until 6am from Wednesday 1st April until Friday 8th May 2015. The night time closures are being scheduled to carry out a number of combined activities including […]

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Media Watch – March 25

By on 25/03/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories HSBC headquarters to relocate from London to Birmingham (BBC, FT, Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Birmingham Mail, BBC WM, Midlands Business Insider, City AM, Citywire) The headquarters of the personal and business arm of HSBC bank will relocate from London to Birmingham, it has been announced. Why HSBC’s move to Birmingham is […]

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Gritting alert – March 24

By on 24/03/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

It may be spring but temperatures are set to drop overnight, so the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at 8pm. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following […]

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HSBC to create head office in Birmingham

By on 24/03/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

HSBC to create the head office of ring-fenced bank in Birmingham •    Around 1,000 roles will relocate to Birmingham •    Global bank to serve its UK personal and business customers from Birmingham •    HSBC joins a growing number of international firms locating in the city •    Move to Arena Central is the largest property deal […]

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Media Watch – March 24

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City told to boast of successes – but to listen to voters (Birmingham Mail) Coverage of early findings of the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, set up following the Kerslake Review

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The race is on

By on 23/03/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Future Council This morning the first progress report on our implementation of the recommendations of the Kerslake Review is published by the Independent Improvement Panel. The Panel has sent a letter to the Leader of the Council and also published a short supporting report – both of which can be found here: As you will know from earlier […]

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Community Governance consultation – deadline imminent

By on 23/03/2015 in Leader, News with 2 Comments

Residents who want to have their say on local democracy have just a week left to complete a survey or submit a written contribution.

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Response: Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 23/03/2015 in Improvement Plan, News with 0 Comments

Sir Albert Bore, and Mark Rogers, welcome the sign off by the Independent Improvement Panel of the ‘Organisational Improvement: Year One Action Plan’.

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Letter from Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel to Sir Albert Bore

By on 23/03/2015 in Improvement Plan, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan Draft assessment of Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan Dear Albert, Thank you for meeting with the Panel on 18th March to discuss the Council’s Improvement Plan. We were also pleased to meet separately with Councillor Robert Alden, the Leader of the Conservative Group, and Cllr Tilsley, the leader of the […]

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