Witnesses’ anonymity retained in ‘Trojan Horse’ hearings

By on 03/03/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

The National College for Teaching and Leadership has today agreed that witnesses in the ‘Trojan Horse’ hearings should retain their anonymity, unless they have consented to be identified, or in four cases are already known to defendants. Birmingham City Council had lobbied for anonymity to be retained once it became apparent that it was at […]

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Century of Great British Spring Clean events in city

***Update on stats: As of 0945hrs on March 6, there were 109 Birmingham-registered events, featuring 2,122 participants*** Cleaner, greener streets – that’s the expected outcome when Birmingham’s widespread participation in the Great British Spring Clean officially gets underway this weekend (March 3-5). In total, 100 events featuring 2,018 Brummies across the city have been registered […]

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Cllr Waseem Zaffar steps aside from cabinet role

By on 02/03/2017 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Waseem Zaffar has announced he is stepping aside from his cabinet responsibilities with immediate effect. The councillor for Lozells and East Handsworth said: “Birmingham is my city and I feel privileged to have served as a cabinet member on my council. “But after careful consideration and in light of continued media and social media […]

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One-year countdown to IAAF World Indoor Championships

In exactly 12 months’ time, Birmingham will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships and so the countdown has officially begun to what will be the biggest sporting championships held in the city for 15 years. The event will see more than 400 athletes from 150 countries come to the city to take part and with […]

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Cleaner, greener steets and the GB Spring Clean

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, offers an update on the council’s Cleaner Greener Streets campaign and how it links in with the Great British Spring Clean, which is being officially held nationwide this weekend (March 3-5)… It’s roughly a year since we started our Cleaner Greener Streets campaign, launched […]

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Council approves budget for 2017/18

Birmingham’s budget for 2017/18, was set last night at Full Council (28 February 2017), and will commit nearly £550million to services which protect and support adults and children across the city Following one of its largest consultations, Birmingham City Council has not only made changes to proposed savings by £7.5million, but also committed more funding […]

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Secondary school intake – offers at March 2017

By on 01/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Today is national day of offer of secondary school places. Birmingham City Council’s school admissions and pupil placements team has offered advice and guidance to parents/carers and pupils and has processed over 15,000 applications for secondary school places   Birmingham pupils 15,182 Birmingham pupils applied to transfer to secondary school 65,817 preferences were expressed 11,935 […]

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Statement regarding Mark Rogers

By on 24/02/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Statement by Birmingham City Council The city council can confirm that Mark Rogers will be taking early retirement from the organisation with effect from 28 February 2017. We expect an interim chief executive will be in post shortly afterwards and have begun the search process. The recruitment process for a permanent chief executive will also […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Independent Improvement Panel reports on Council’s financial plans

By on 24/02/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel, News with 0 Comments

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel today published a letter to the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, reporting on Birmingham City Council’s financial plans which will be submitted to the Council for approval on 28 February. The Improvement Panel’s letter draws on two reports from an independent financial review team which provided an […]

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