£59 million investment for Birmingham council housing

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve a £59 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties at Cabinet on Tuesday 16 February. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “We currently own and manage 63,138 residential properties and have made substantial improvements to thousands of […]

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School admissions for academic year 2017/18

By on 10/02/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

School admission numbers for the academic year 2017/18 are to go before cabinet for approval. Following consultation, a report will ask cabinet to approve admission numbers for all local authority-controlled schools, and to note admission numbers for academies and free schools. While academy trusts and governing bodies set admission arrangements and oversubscription criteria for academies, […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 10

By on 10/02/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s gritters will be heading out to treat the roads at 7pm tonight. Please take care when you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS feed: http://rss.coveritlive.com/rss.php?altcast_code=f0c64fbec0 West […]

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Small Heath school – response to strike action

By on 09/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Jones with 0 Comments

Councillor Brigid Jones, cabinet member for children’s services, comments on the situation at Small Heath school. As negotiations continue and further strike action by the NUT takes place at Small Heath school, I wanted to share an email I sent to the regional representative at the NUT expressing my concerns about what is happening there […]

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Leader – we must work with partners to deal with unregistered schools

By on 09/02/2016 in Blog, Cllr Clancy, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Council leader John Clancy talks about how the city council must work with partners to deal with unregistered schools, ahead of a verbal report to the education scrutiny committee tomorrow (Wednesday 10 February).   When I met the secretary of state for education recently I gave her an assurance that the continuing improvement of children’s […]

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New head of HR appointed

Birmingham City Council has today (February 9) announced the appointment of a new Human Resources Director to oversee workforce issues for the organisation

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R2JUNK2: Recycling star wars against waste

The artistic force has been with a resourceful Birmingham citizen – who has used other people’s unwanted items to help build a replica of one of the world’s most famous droids

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Green light for major highways projects funding strategy

By on 09/02/2016 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet is set to approve a strategy document setting out how major transportation and highways projects are funded over the next five years. The Programme Definition Document updates the council’s Transportation and Highways Capital Funding Strategy (THCFS) for the period from 2015/16 to 2020/21 at an estimated total capital cost of £253.916 million. The report […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 8

By on 08/02/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s gritters will be heading out to treat the roads at 10pm tonight. Please take care when you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS feed: http://rss.coveritlive.com/rss.php?altcast_code=f0c64fbec0 West […]

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Pioneering study finds dangerous pollution levels in shisha bars

By on 05/02/2016 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

> Revellers in shisha bars experience pollution levels higher than those in smog-hit Beijing, according to a report commissioned by Birmingham City Council – the first UK study of its kind. The investigation into air quality inside 12 shisha bars across the city found dangerous levels of carbon monoxide (CO) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5) […]

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