Lord Mayor’s Awards for 2016

By on 24/05/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year they were given to: broadcaster Ed Doolan, charity worker Kim Douglas, environmentalist Peter Laybourn and musician Jeff Lynne. Ed Doolan was nominated in recognition of his outstanding achievement and exceptional service to the city of Birmingham and its […]

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Birmingham children’s services – statement

By on 24/05/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Statement regarding Birmingham City Council children’s services:   As part of Birmingham City Council’s improvement journey it is the intention to move to a new model of children’s services – a voluntary trust. We are now at the start of the third year of our agreed improvement journey plan and it is acknowledged by our […]

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Birmingham scoops gold for ‘One Small Step’ at Chelsea

By on 24/05/2016 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the fifth year running, in the Floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of local artist Willard Wigan and grass root sport. Head of Parks for Birmingham City Council, Darren Share MBE, said: “It is wonderful to bring home another Gold […]

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Birmingham has a head start as Sport England targets inactivity

By on 20/05/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

As Sport England unveil plans to tackle inactivity, Birmingham is leading the way thanks to a range of FREE initiatives aimed at getting Brummies off the couch.

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Birmingham named in UK’s top three smartest cities

Birmingham has been named as one of the UK’s ‘smartest cities’, according to new research. The city ranks third in the first ever Huawei UK Smart Cities Index, which measures how well the nation’s urban centres are utilising digital technology to improve everything from their transport infrastructure to their refuse collections. Only London and Bristol […]

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Deadline: Register to vote in the EU Referendum by 7 June

By on 18/05/2016 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Anyone wishing to vote in the EU Referendum must be on the electoral register  – and the deadline for registration is 7 June 2016. After this date, people who have not registered will not be able to vote in the EU Referendum. Anyone who has not yet registered to vote can do so online at […]

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Slower is safer in the city centre

Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the plan to introduce 20mph limits to most roads in and around the city centre, with work starting today (May 16)…

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Busker and street entertainer consultation starts

By on 16/05/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Guidelines designed to encourage responsible busking and street entertainment in Birmingham city centre have gone out to a period of public consultation starting today (May 16)

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‘One Small Step’ to the Chelsea Flower Show

Birmingham City Council’s gold winning parks’ team celebrate the work of local artist Willard Wigan and grass root sport with this year’s Chelsea Flower Show entry – a display designed to inspire people to take the all-important step to becoming more active. ‘One Small Step’ uses Willard’s tiny needle sized artworks as its starting point […]

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“We’re watching you” – warning to dodgy taxi drivers

By on 12/05/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabbies and private hire drivers who operate illegally in Birmingham are being warned they will be caught and face prosecution. New signs have been installed across the city centre reminding drivers against breaking the law and touting for on-street business – a specific offence known in the trade as ’plying.’ The 100 reflective signs have […]

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