Creative skills lead to award for Birmingham children in care

By on 29/07/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Ten young people who helped design and create Birmingham City Council’s owl for the city’s Big Hoot event have received an award from the High Sheriff for their efforts. The mosaic owl, which currently stands outside the Pavilions shopping centre, in High Street, was created by internationally renowned artist Caroline Jariwala with young people aged […]

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Potential traffic delays due to ‘go slow’ demo

By on 29/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

We have been informed that a ‘go slow’ demonstration planned by some private hire drivers could cause some disruption around the city centre tomorrow (Thursday, 30 July 2015). Drivers are seeking to protest at the introduction of a traffic camera to enable enforcement of the existing bus lane on Broad Street. They may be congregating […]

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Media Watch – July 29

By on 29/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Assessment failure over 300 children at risk of sex exploitation (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council has failed to properly assess more than 300 youngsters identified as being at risk of sexual exploitation. The council explained that they wanted to look beyond the basic figures and therefore extra figures were included […]

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Be wise owls and start walking Birmingham

By on 28/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Hamilton with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton, hopes Birmingham’s owl invasion can encourage more people to put their best foot forward on the road to a healthier lifestyle.

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Dog owners urged not to stray from their responsibilities

By on 28/07/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Britain is apparently a nation of dog lovers but, according to Birmingham’s dog wardens, more than 25 strays a week are being found on the city’s streets. Despite a 26 per cent drop in the number of stray dogs found in 2014/15 (1,375 compared to 1,874 in 2013/14), wardens were still on average having to […]

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Media Watch – July 28

By on 28/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Regeneration in Birmingham (BBC Breakfast) National television feature on the benefits that regeneration projects can bring to cities like Birmingham. Piece filmed on location at the Grand Central site in the city centre. Tornado: Ten years on (Birmingham Mail, BBC WM) A look back at the Birmingham tornado, that hit […]

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Media Watch – July 27

By on 27/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham Library’s weekday opening hours extended (BBC, Radio WM, Birmingham Mail) The opening hours of Birmingham’s £189m library are to be extended from next year, the city council has confirmed. Birmingham could stage a full 26-mile marathon (Birmingham Mail) The first marathon in Birmingham for a quarter of a century […]

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Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham

By on 27/07/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Brasshouse Language Service finds a new home at Library of Birmingham The move of the nationally renowned language service to the Library of Birmingham is an exciting opportunity to bring together libraries, learning and languages, provide a world class home for Brasshouse and allowing us to extend the opening hours of Library of Birmingham […]

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1,000th new council home built in Birmingham

By on 24/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The 1,000th home for rent built through the city council’s house-building arm has been handed over to tenants. Built through the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust by Jessup, it is part of a £1.6m development comprising 15 homes for affordable rent. With a further 221 rented homes on eleven sites currently under construction, the Birmingham City […]

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Media Watch – July 24

By on 24/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Football facilities for Benson Community Project (BBC WM) Organisers from the project have called for support to help them find a suitable pitch for their team after they had to relocate outside of Birmingham. Reference made to the council being a possible source of assistance – if overgrown land in […]

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