Further canal improvements due for cyclists

A £3million programme of work to further improve cycle routes along canals in Birmingham are set for approval by Cabinet on November 17

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Flu warning as fewer people book a jab

By on 12/11/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham health chiefs repeat call for people at risk across the city to book their flu jabs after it emerged thousands of patients in England could be risking their health by not having the vaccine.

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Western Europe’s most competitive city for investment

By on 10/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham is the highest-performing city in Western Europe for its competitiveness in attracting inward investment.

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre back on track

Birmingham City Council is set to approve the continuation of the construction of Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre at cabinet on 17 November, following delays to the demolition of the existing building. The existing building has been beset with asbestos contamination problems, resulting in an emergency demolition contract being applied to entirely demolish the structure. […]

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Green light for wholesale markets move

By on 09/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and IM Properties have completed the deal for the development of a new, purpose-built facility for the city’s wholesale markets. The site at The Hub in Witton will include a bespoke 241,885 sq ft facility which can house over 78 traders and all on-site facilities. Work will begin on the delivery of […]

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Making sure food businesses are fit to eat in

By on 06/11/2015 in Blog with 1 Comment

Cllr Barbara Dring, Chair of the council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee, explains how Birmingham City Council is working to ensure food businesses are fit and safe to eat in. As part of my job, as Chair of the Licensing and Public Protection Committee, it’s my responsibility to ensure the city’s pubs, cafes and restaurants […]

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Nursery owner told to pay £16,500 after child fell from window

By on 06/11/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham woman was ordered to pay £16,500 at Birmingham Crown Court today (6 November 2015), after pleading guilty to health and safety offences after a child fell from a first floor window. Birmingham City Council brought a case against Suzanne Holmes, 62, of Buryfield Road, Solihull, who ran Munchkins Nursery, based at 72 Longmeadow […]

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Response to public health budget cuts

By on 06/11/2015 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s public health budget has been cut by almost £6 million after The Department of Health confirmed a 6.2 per cent blanket cut for all top-tier local authorities.

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Lord Mayor to officially open Birmingham’s famous Christmas Markets

By on 06/11/2015 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s internationally renowned Christmas Markets return to the city for almost six weeks from Thursday, 12 November, to Tuesday, 22 December. Consisting of both the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Christmas Craft Market and spanning approximately a mile through the city centre, the Birmingham Christmas Markets will be open from 10am to 9pm each day, […]

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The challenge has changed and so must we

By on 06/11/2015 in Blog, Future Council with 0 Comments

As the recruitment campaign for more senior staff gets underway, Chief Executive Mark Rogers, looks at the challenges facing new and existing Birmingham City Council staff.

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