Walk, jog or run 5k on World Peace Day

By on 15/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Runners, joggers and walkers are invited to take part in a 5k event marking World Peace Day in Cannon Hill Park next week. The event, which is being led by Run Birmingham and supported by Birmingham City Council’s Wellbeing Service, is one of many events being staged around the world on Wednesday (21 September 2016). […]

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Start date agreed for new test for private hire drivers

By on 14/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A new test to assess how well private hire drivers know Birmingham’s streets will be introduced next month, councillors agreed today (14 September 2016). From 3 October 2016, new private hire drivers looking to be licensed by Birmingham City Council will have to show that they can read a map, as well as demonstrate a […]

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Options for Voluntary Children’s Trust

By on 14/09/2016 in Cabinet, Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Two options for a voluntary children’s trust are proposed for further development, if approved by the city council’s cabinet. This follows the council’s decision in May that a children’s trust offers significant opportunities to improve children’s services. Further to an appraisal of 19 possible options, a wholly-owned company and an employee-owned mutual have emerged as […]

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Community groups urged to bid for £500,000 arts funding

By on 14/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Arts groups and organisations wishing to engage with residents in Aston and Newtown can apply for grants from a £500,000 funding pot, it was announced today (14 September 2016). Following the closure of The Drum, in Aston, earlier this year, Birmingham City Council has worked with Arts Council England and local stakeholders, to identify priorities […]

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Birmingham invests £1 billion to get on the right track for HS2

By on 14/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Almost £1 billion of investment is being committed to redevelop a part of Birmingham that is set to be transformed by the arrival of HS2 in the city.

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Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham classes begin

Classes to begin at Brasshouse @LibraryofBham – https://t.co/ccX9U2dujw #brum #localgov @Bret4Northfield pic.twitter.com/0O8cU7f33v — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) September 12, 2016   The first students to attend Brasshouse @ Library of Birmingham start their classes tomorrow (Tuesday 13 September). The move ensures the language students benefit from a more modern environment with an even greater range of […]

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Zero Heroes are coming to a cleaner, greener street near you

Birmingham’s new Zero Hero campaign to encourage waste reduction with a series of pop-up events across the city. Birmingham City Council is urging residents to reduce, reuse and recycle waste through a new campaign called Zero Heroes. The campaign is part of a wider council initiative called Cleaner Greener Streets, which aims to help Birmingham […]

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Community sponsorship for Syrian refugees

By on 10/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Councillor Waseem Zaffar has today (Saturday 10 September) announced at the national refugee summit in Birmingham that the city council will support the community sponsorship of Syrian refugees. The Methodist Network, led by Rev David Butterworth, will offer to sponsor a family of four – with the support of Birmingham City Council and the Home […]

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Introduction of wheelie bins leads to fall in rat calls

Requests for help to deal with rats have significantly fallen since the introduction of wheelie bins in Birmingham, according to new figures published today (8 September 2016). Comparing city council data for the year immediately before and after the roll-out of bins, the figures for the city (based on the areas served by the council’s […]

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Market enforcement officers start their Bull Ring beat

By on 07/09/2016 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Shoppers and traders have welcomed the introduction of new market enforcement officers, who will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour around Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets. The Open, Rag and Indoor markets and surrounding areas are now patrolled market enforcement officers, employed by Birmingham City Council’s Markets Service, to keep staff and shoppers safe. Five market enforcement […]

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