The race is on

By on 23/03/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Future Council This morning the first progress report on our implementation of the recommendations of the Kerslake Review is published by the Independent Improvement Panel. The Panel has sent a letter to the Leader of the Council and also published a short supporting report – both of which can be found here: http://birminghamnewsroom.com/organisation-improvement-plan/ As you will know from earlier […]

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Community Governance consultation – deadline imminent

By on 23/03/2015 in Leader, News with 2 Comments

Residents who want to have their say on local democracy have just a week left to complete a survey or submit a written contribution.

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Response: Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

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Sir Albert Bore, and Mark Rogers, welcome the sign off by the Independent Improvement Panel of the ‘Organisational Improvement: Year One Action Plan’.

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Letter from Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel to Sir Albert Bore

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Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan Draft assessment of Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan Dear Albert, Thank you for meeting with the Panel on 18th March to discuss the Council’s Improvement Plan. We were also pleased to meet separately with Councillor Robert Alden, the Leader of the Conservative Group, and Cllr Tilsley, the leader of the […]

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Independent Improvement Panel signs off City Council’s Improvement Plan

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The government-appointed Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has today signed off the Council’s Improvement Plan. The Plan responds to the recommendations made by the Kerslake report, published last December. Draft assessment of Birmingham City Council Improvement Plan In a letter to Councillor Sir Albert Bore, Leader of the City Council, the Chair of the Panel, John […]

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Media Watch – March 23

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Major upgrade to city junctions (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) Work to improve major commuter routes into Birmingham is set to start in May Calls to block school move to academy (Birmingham Mail, Saturday) The NUT has called on Birmingham City Council to block any plans to turn Small Heath school into […]

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This week’s council meetings: March 23-27

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Court orders jeweller to pay £70,673

By on 20/03/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham jeweller was today (20 March 2015) sentenced to 10 weeks imprisonment, suspended six months, and ordered to pay a total of £70,763 and £10,673 costs after pleading guilty to 21 offences, under the Hallmarking Act 1973 and Trade Marks Act 1994.

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Cleaner Streets: we all have a part to play

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Jacqui Kennedy, Director of Regulation and Enforcement, looks back on a week of activities across Birmingham designed to encourage people to play their part in keeping their communities clean and tidy. This week has been National Spring Clean Week but for us it has also given us an opportunity to share the important message of […]

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Last chance to design Birmingham’s flag

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Birmingham’s Deputy Lord Mayor today issued a reminder that if you want to design a Flag for Birmingham you have until 31 March to submit your entry. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for somebody to create a people’s flag for Birmingham […]

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