Updates regarding flash flooding in Birmingham

By on 15/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Important information regarding heavy rainfall and flash flooding from Birmingham City Council and Amey: There were earlier delays at Birchfield underpass (A34 Walsall Rd) due to water on the carriageway. Amey drainage crew attended site and have assessed the pumps which were all working, it appears simply to be volume of water. The road is […]

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Joining forces for 1,000 cricket bats giveaway

By on 14/06/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has launched a new initiative to donate 1,000 plastic cricket bats to youngsters across Birmingham and the county of Warwickshire.

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Graduates to train as children’s social workers in Birmingham with Frontline

By on 14/06/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Graduates to train as children’s social workers in Birmingham with Frontline Frontline and Birmingham are today announcing a partnership that will see the expansion of the Frontline programme into the West Midlands. As part of this growth the charity will be working with Birmingham – the biggest council in England – alongside a number of […]

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Syrian refugees – June 2016 update

By on 13/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council welcomed a family of four refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme today (Monday 13 June). They are the final group to arrive in Birmingham as part of the initial 50 refugees that the city council, with cross-party support, committed to taking back in September 2015. The group, a mother with […]

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Average speed enforcement (ASE) camera project

By on 13/06/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

UPDATE: Please note that the cameras went live on August 8 – find out why here.  New ASE cameras will be installed and switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on July 18, it has been confirmed. A plan to reintroduce camera speed enforcement on the roads of Birmingham and Solihull was formally agreed late last […]

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CBE for education director

By on 10/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Colin Diamond, executive director of education at Birmingham City Council, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour is for services to education. Colin has worked in education leadership roles for over 30 years. He cut his teeth professionally as a teacher, youth worker and child psychotherapist in inner-London. He took […]

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Birmingham Lord Mayor’s Show and The Queen’s 90 Birthday

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor invites you to this Sunday’s Lord Mayor’s Show https://t.co/lVuolWfqW4 #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/9n7q2RMFM1 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) June 10, 2016 Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, invites citizens to the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “It’s my privilege to be the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.  I want to […]

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Defiance, enthusiasm and commitment from our social workers

By on 10/06/2016 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Dave Hill, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, visited Birmingham social workers in the wake of the recent Dispatches programme – and found defiance, enthusiasm and commitment. In his own words… “Last Friday I visited social workers in Birmingham council’s New Aston House – subject a week previously of a Dispatches programme […]

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Parade of Champions will celebrate legendary athletics performances in the city

As the best of Britain’s current Olympic hopefuls look forward to winning their place in Team GB for the Rio Olympics at the British Championships on 24-26 June, former Olympic bronze medallist and Commonwealth champion Kelly Sotherton today became the first athlete to be commemorated in Birmingham’s ‘Parade of Champions’. The ‘Parade of Champions’ will […]

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New Assistant Director for Communications

By on 07/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Local Government PR and campaigns specialist Eleri Roberts has been appointed Birmingham City Council’s new Assistant Director for Communications.

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