Work begins on new housing development in Erdington

By on 21/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on the new Erdington Gardens housing development in Jarvis Road, Erdington. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) scheme will consist of 116 homes – 58 affordable rent and 58 for sale – and will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses […]

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Building Birmingham Scholarship student engineers announced

By on 18/12/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Local engineering students who will be among the first to work on the new high speed rail route were introduced at an annual awards ceremony today (Friday 18 December). The Building Birmingham Scholarship announced this year’s 25 young scholars who are set to pursue careers in the built environment sector. The 16-24 year olds, a […]

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Response to today’s local government settlement

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Clancy’s response to today’s local government settlement “We are very disappointed to see that Birmingham is once again one of the hardest hit authorities. We will receive a 4.8% cut in spending power per dwelling, yet the national average is a 2.8% cut, and authorities like Horsham and East […]

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Children’s services – new directions and Andrew Christie appointment

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to issue of new directions and Andrew Christie appointment The Department for Education (DfE) has today issued a new set of directions to Birmingham City Council in respect of its children’s services which require Birmingham to continue on its current improvement journey. As expected, the DfE has now announced the appointment of Andrew Christie […]

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Leader responds to calls for another budget meeting

By on 17/12/2015 in Budget Views, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council leader, Cllr John Clancy, has responded to calls for more consultation on budget proposals by adding a third public meeting.

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First Syrian refugees arrive in Birmingham

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

The first refugees to be accommodated in Birmingham as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme have arrived in the city. Nine people arrived last night (Wednesday); they comprise a family of four, a couple and three individuals. Councillor Shafique Shah, cabinet member for inclusion and community safety, said: “What is happening in […]

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Christmas parties for Birmingham’s homeless children

By on 16/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Children spending this Christmas in Birmingham’s Homeless Centres will enjoy parties and presents, thanks to staff at the city council and local city-based firms – Aviva Insurance, Brown Shipley, Business Growth Fund PLC, JLT Specialty and Turner & Townsend Infrastructure. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “Christmas […]

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Council commits to British Sign Language Charter

By on 15/12/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has committed to signing up to The British Sign Language (BSL) Charter during a ceremony on December 14

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Webcast archive: Improvement Panel meeting 14 Dec 2015

Webcast archive from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel meeting on 14 December 2015.

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Archive: Budget Q&A webcast Dec 2015

The full video archive of our #BrumBudget16 webcast on December 15.

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