Google’s Digital Garage to open at Library of Birmingham

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

Google has today launched The Digital Garage at Library of Birmingham in Centenary Square.

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Creative Future: we all have a part to play

By on 23/07/2015 in Blog, Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills, Learning and Culture, has issued a call to arms to Birmingham as a whole in relation to the Creative Future strategy, which aims to improve access to and raise the quality of arts and culture for young people across the city. Here, she sets out the progress of […]

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Birmingham’s Community Flag revealed

By on 23/07/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

After six weeks of voting, the people have decided – the winning flag was designed by 10 year old Thomas Keogh and David Smith. Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “We had 470 entries for this competition and shortlisted six designs.  After six weeks of voting, we can now reveal […]

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Media Watch – July 23

By on 23/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Google to launch tech base at library (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Tech giant Google is opening a new business operation at the Library of Birmingham amid plans to reshape the future of the £189 million building. Cllr Penny Holbrook quoted extensively. Housing crisis deepens with shortfall larger than predicted (Birmingham […]

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Birmingham has 16 of Britain’s best green spaces

By on 23/07/2015 in News with 1 Comment

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,582 across the UK. Across Birmingham 14 parks and two crematoria have retained their prestigious Green Flag status, which shows they are some of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. Eastside City […]

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Ring road improvements to go ahead

By on 22/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

The next phase of a £14.05 million programme of improvements to Birmingham’s ring road is due to get underway. Work is due to start at the Haden Circus junction on 27 July and continue for approximately 37 weeks.  The project includes changes to the junction’s lay-out designed to ease traffic flow together with safety improvements […]

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Cabinet to approve support for Jewellery Quarter lottery funding bid

By on 22/07/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Cabinet are being asked to approve plans to support a bid for lottery funding to regenerate part of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter, enabling the opening of new businesses and the creation of jobs. The Jewellery Quarter Development Trust (JQDT) – a community interest company established to benefit those who live, work, invest in and visit […]

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Shaping the future of our high streets, housing and open spaces

By on 22/07/2015 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A key city-wide planning development policy that will help shape the future of Birmingham’s high streets, housing and open spaces is set for consultation if approved by cabinet. The Development Management Development Plan Document (DM DPD) sets out detailed planning policies that will support the strategic Birmingham Development Plan. Councillor Tahir Ali, cabinet member for […]

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Media Watch – July 22

By on 22/07/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council £1.5m mission to get Brum running (Birmingham Mail):  Coverage of the launch of RUN Birmingham – a joint initiative between the council, Sport England, England Athletics and the Great Run company – at Aston Hall. Mission aims to get people who don’t exercise to start running. Deputy Leader Cllr Ward quoted. […]

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Almost half all city children live in poorest areas

By on 21/07/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Families are being urged to join the fight against child poverty in Birmingham as a report today revealed that nearly half of all under-18s in the city live in the country’s poorest areas. A Child Poverty Needs Assessment published by the new Birmingham Child Poverty Commission shows that 49 per cent of children in the […]

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