Crowdfund Birmingham to help vulnerable people

Birmingham City Council is launching Crowdfund Birmingham, on the UK’s #1 crowdfunding platform, Crowdfunder and wants to hear now from local organisations interested in raising money through crowdfunding.  Birmingham City Council has set aside £470,000 from its Community Innovation Fund to provide match funding to pledge on projects that will benefit the people of Birmingham. Pre-registration […]

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Hajj travel firm boss jailed for 14 months for fraud

By on 01/02/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The director of a Hajj travel firm was found guilty of fraud and sentenced to 14 months’ imprisonment at Leicester Crown Court yesterday (31 January 2017). Birmingham City Council brought the prosecution following a joint operation between Birmingham Trading Standards and the City of London Police, in Tameside, Greater Manchester on 20 April 2015, assisted […]

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Final independent financial review report on 2017/18 savings

The second and final report from the LGA-co-ordinated independent financial review team is now available. Commissioned jointly by Birmingham City Council and the Birmingham Improvement Panel, the review looks at the way the city council has developed its 2017/18 savings proposals. The first stage of the review took place in mid-December 2016, with the report […]

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Tackling tenancy fraud helps people who need houses

By on 30/01/2017 in Blog, Bulletin with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s service director for housing transformation, Rob James, explains why tackling tenancy fraud is so important and how people can help – Most people will be aware that there is a national housing shortage and all councils need to house people in an affordable and acceptable way.  In Birmingham we’ve built well over […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 28

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Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 11pm tonight, so please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html  

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Roosters rule for Chinese New Year in Birmingham

By on 26/01/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Chinese community is preparing to welcome in the Year of the Rooster on Sunday (29 January 2017) with an afternoon of celebrations aimed at the whole family. Organised by the Birmingham Chinese Festival Committee in conjunction with Southside Business Improvement District (BID) and supported by Birmingham City Council, the event will include Chinese music, […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 26

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Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 7pm tonight and treating footpaths at 4am. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html  

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Cities planning for industrial success in the home of Birmingham’s Joseph Chamberlain

By on 26/01/2017 in Blog, Cllr Clancy with 0 Comments

The Core Cities group of leading UK councils will meet in Birmingham’s Highbury Hall, the ancestral home of Joseph Chamberlain, for an ‘industrial strategy summit’ tomorrow.

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New funding boost for Birmingham businesses

By on 26/01/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

New funding boost for Birmingham businesses https://t.co/gRTdrbmUMR #localgov #SMEs pic.twitter.com/2SrVujmVRk — LeaderofBirmingham (@BrumLeader) January 26, 2017 Birmingham City Council leader John Clancy is appealing to Brummies to support a fundraising scheme that could generate £3 million to support local businesses The council is joining forces with ART Business Loans (ART) and ThinCats peer lending platform […]

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Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, to retire

By on 25/01/2017 in Cllr Hamilton, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Peter Hay, Strategic Director for People, has today announced that he will be retiring this summer after 14 years with Birmingham City Council. Peter will take early retirement in July although he will stand down from his role as Strategic Director for People on 31 March. Between April and July he will be seconded to […]

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