Birmingham’s Youth Promise to address unemployment issues

Members of Birmingham City Council’s cabinet are being asked to approve proposals setting out how the city’s Youth Promise will be delivered. The Youth Promise, first launched at the Skills Show in Birmingham in November 2014, promises that all young people aged 14 to 25 in the city will have access to employment, education, training, […]

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Media Watch – Jan 14

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Revealed: the real risk to our kids (Birmingham Mail) Article about ‘on-street’ profiles of sex offenders, referencing Birmingham City Council’s recent scrutiny report into child sexual exploitation Governors insist it’s business as usual at ‘affair’ probe school (Birmingham Mail) Governors at a school at the centre of a council probe […]

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Spend on agency staff – a clarification

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An article in today’s Times covers the issue of council spend on agency staff. The article outlines figures which show Birmingham City Council has spent the most nationally since 2010. However, the article links this to staff being rehired after being made redundant by councils. As part of our response to the Times under the […]

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Gritting Alert – Jan 13 Update

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Update 11pm With temperatures dropping, the Birmingham gritters are on duty again tonight and will treat the roads from 10.30pm.  This is in addition to the earlier treatment at 6pm. Please take extra care if you’re out and about tonight and tomorrow morning. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings […]

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Shortlist announced for Centenary Square design competition

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The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Landscape Institute on behalf of Birmingham City Council are pleased to announce the shortlist in the international open design competition to redesign Birmingham’s Centenary Square. A total of 185 entries were received from across the world and judged anonymously during several days of assessment. Five shortlisted […]

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Survey says motorists not prepared for winter

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The team at Amey’s Thimble Mill Lane depot in Birmingham prepare throughout the year for winter, and the gritters have already responded over 20 times to freezing temperatures since this season’s winter maintenance service began. However results of a recent survey carried out by Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, and ATS found that the […]

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Media Watch – Jan 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories ‘I was a victim of child grooming sex gang’ (Birmingham Mail) A woman who was a resident of city council-run Uplands Children’s Home while a teenager has said that she was targeted while at the facility. Je suis tres desole (Birmingham Mail) Cllr Anita Ward has apologised after accidentally tweeting […]

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20 is Plenty – second area set for approval

Proposals for the second area to receive widespread 20mph speed limits in Birmingham are due before the city council’s Cabinet on January 19. The second initial 20 is Plenty project, covering Washwood Heath and Bordesley Green wards and parts of Hodge Hill, Nechells and South Yardley is one of three initial schemes being developed by […]

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Response to Fox TV comments on Birmingham

By on 12/01/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

The following is an official response from the council to comments made by a “terrorism expert” on Fox TV in relation to Birmingham: Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for Social Cohesion, Equalities and Community Safety, said: “These curious comments clearly have no foundation, and it’s good to see an apology has been issued. “Birmingham’s an […]

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Media Watch – Jan 12

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Head suspended after ‘affair’ with school governor (Birmingham Mail) Article states headteacher of Dame Elizabeth Technology College has been suspended pending the outcome of a council investigation into claims he conducted an affair with the chair of governors during class time. The chair of governors, who has since resigned, has […]

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