Taking an innovative approach to ensure you can vote

By on 05/10/2016 in Blog, Elections, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is piloting new approaches to the annual canvass to ensure as many people as possible can vote. #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/6rMMQ4pfx2 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) October 5, 2016 Robert Connelly, head of electoral services at Birmingham City Council, looks at how the council is taking an innovative new approach to ensure as many […]

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Showing the city can stage world-class events

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, blogs on the entry application system for the Birmingham International Marathon 2017, which opens later today… It’s been a hectic few days since we announced Birmingham’s intention to submit a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. I am delighted by the early momentum we […]

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Birmingham student wins prestigious fostering education award

By on 03/10/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Birmingham student was recognised for his achievements in education at The Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards last week. Bishal Chanda, aged 21, received the Fostering Achievement for Education Award.  He first came into his foster carers’ lives at four years old with a range of special needs, but his foster carers advocated for him […]

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City throws hat into the ring to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By on 30/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham is announcing its intention to officially enter the race to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and those looking to bring the global sporting event to the city are calling on the entire region to get behind the bid. With the full support of Birmingham City Council, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the […]

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Bringing community wealth to Birmingham

By on 28/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

A ground-breaking Birmingham project aims to stop millions of pounds ‘leaking out’ of the city economy every year.

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre – another milestone

The new £7.5million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, due to open in summer 2017, reached another milestone on Friday with the Topping Out ceremony. Representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the ceremony to celebrate the highest point of building work being completed and were also […]

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Lord Mayor joins university in celebrating 10 years in China

Celebrations have taken place in Shanghai this week, marking 10 years since Birmingham City University established a representative office in China. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Carl Rice led the festivities on Monday 26 September, addressing senior academics and graduates from the University, along with members of the British Council in China, local stakeholders […]

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Birmingham crowned Most Enterprising Place in Britain

By on 24/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham crowned this year’s ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ Birmingham, Liverpool, Broxbourne and Kent win Enterprising Britain awards The awards celebrate local initiatives to back business and growth Birmingham and Liverpool of the winners will go on to compete in Europe-wide enterprise competition Birmingham has been named the ‘Most Enterprising Place in Britain’ by the […]

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CEnTSA Financial Abuse Safeguarding Conference – 27 Sept 2016

By on 23/09/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A conference to highlight the financial abuse of adults at risk is to be held at Villa Park in Birmingham next week (27 September), organised by Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA). The conference, which takes place on Tuesday 27 September, will look at the role that Trading Standards can play within a multi-agency approach to […]

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Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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