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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Birmingham City Council leader, Cllr John Clancy, has responded to calls for more consultation on budget proposals by adding a third public meeting.
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 […]
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 […]
Webcast archive from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel meeting on 14 December 2015.