Celebrate Summer Solstice with 24hrs of FREE fun

By on 16/06/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Imagine the tranquillity of doing Tai Chi as the sun rises at dawn over the Lickey Hills…or clearing away the cobwebs by walking with friends in the green freshness of Cannon Hill Park to the sound of the dawn chorus…

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Media Watch – June 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: City parking fears as new hospital gets extension OK (Birmingham Mail) City council planning committee members have warned of further parking problems in Edgbaston after giving the green light to an extension of Birmingham Dental Hospital, which is currently under construction on the former BBC Pebble Mill site. Quotes committee […]

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New procedure for school govenor appointments

By on 16/06/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A new procedure for appointing school governors and a recommended code of conduct is to go before cabinet. A cabinet report recommends that the current interim procedure is revoked and the new procedure for selection, nomination and removal of local authority governors for schools and academies is implemented. The new procedure will ensure that no […]

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Ramadan: Be sure your donations go to charity

By on 15/06/2015 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks at the risks Muslims may face from unscrupulous businesses as they observe Ramadan. For Muslims, the holy month of Ramadan – which begins on 18 June 2015 – is a time for benevolence, fasting and generosity. Charitable giving (Zakat) As well as performing daily prayer rituals and […]

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Birmingham Cycle Revolution Bike Week showcase

By on 15/06/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) is celebrating the return of National Bike Week from June 13 to 21 with an entire week of pedal powered fun. Bike Week is an annual, nation-wide opportunity for organisations to promote cycling and show how easily it can become part of everyday life. The dedicated week aims to get people […]

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More Brummies sign-up for health MOT

By on 15/06/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Almost 70,000 people in Birmingham have taken steps to improve their health by undergoing a free health MOT.

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This week’s council meetings: June 15-19

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Details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.

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Media Watch – June 15

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham lane closures planned for Paradise Circus scheme (BBC, Birmingham Mail) A major road through Birmingham will be reduced to one lane later this month as part of a £500m redevelopment in the city centre. The 10-year Paradise Circus project will see new offices, shops, restaurants and a hotel built. […]

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Library of Birmingham rally – Cllr Holbrook response

By on 12/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning & Culture said: “I completely understand the frustration and disappointment of the Friends of the Library of Birmingham, and the concerns that lie behind the rally planned for Saturday. “As I have said previously, cuts to the Library of Birmingham were made with a heavy heart, and […]

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Paradise – city centre road changes

By on 12/06/2015 in News with 0 Comments

City centre road changes A number of road measures will come into operation later this month in Birmingham city centre to support the £500 million Paradise redevelopment. The measures which involve Great Charles Street form part of Phase Two of the infrastructure works supporting the development which is expected to generate 12,000 new jobs. From […]

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