A fairer deal for children with special educational needs

By on 10/02/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

A strategy giving children and young adults with special educational needs fairer opportunities is set to be approved by cabinet. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet is being recommended to approve the Special Education Development Plan (SEDP), which covers children and young people up to the age of 25. The SEDP will focus on three key strands: […]

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Media Watch – Feb 10

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Elderly care auctioned in ‘eBay style’ (The Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Birmingham Post, BBC WM) City social services have been accused of removing the ‘humanity’ out of the care home system by using an online eBay-style auction to find places for the elderly. Birmingham council properties receive £58m investment (BBC) […]

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Modern Charter for Local Freedom

By on 09/02/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Full news release below Sir Albert Bore said: “Today I am proud to put my name to the Modern Charter for Local Freedom, alongside the other Core Cities Leaders and Mayors and other representatives from our cities. “The issue of devolution is vital for our economic and social future and the forthcoming election debate. As […]

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Latest 20 is Plenty proposals due before cabinet

Proposals for the third initial area to showcase widespread 20mph speed limits in Birmingham are due before the city council’s cabinet on February 16. The latest part of the 20 is Plenty project, covering all of the city centre inside the ring road including parts of Ladywood, Nechells and Aston wards, is being developed by […]

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Modernisation of homeless centres set to start

By on 09/02/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s three homeless centres are set for a £3 million refurbishment, modernisation and upgrade. Birmingham City Council is set to approve the full business case for the £3.016 million programme at Cabinet on 16 February and work will start in April. The centres in Bournville, Nechells and Acocks Green provide emergency accommodation for almost 150 […]

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Birmingham Jobs Fund to benefit from £2 million boost

Proposals to make an additional £2 million available to enable more employers in Birmingham to take on young people are set to be approved by Birmingham City Council’s cabinet. The Birmingham Jobs Fund offers incentives to employers who take on young people in either apprentice or non-apprentice roles. Since its launch in April 2013, the […]

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Birmingham council housing to get £58 million boost

By on 09/02/2015 in Cabinet, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £58 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Monday 16 February. As part of the ongoing investment, around 6,200 homes are earmarked to get new kitchens and bathrooms, upgraded central heating systems and door, window and roof replacements during 2015/16.  Residents […]

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Media Watch – Feb 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Library gets a ‘hug’ as demonstrators fight cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Supporters of the Library of Birmingham gave the building a big hug as part of a rally against proposed cuts to opening hours Bureaucracy ‘preventing’ good council public service (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff have been accused […]

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This week’s council meetings: Feb 9-13

By on 09/02/2015 in Meetings/Minutes with 0 Comments

Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Library of Birmingham petition received

By on 07/02/2015 in Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook is today due to receive a petition from the Friends of the Library of Birmingham.   The cabinet member for skills, learning and culture said: “I am pleased to accept this petition. I know a great deal of hard work – and passion – has gone into it.   “We really do […]

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