National Clean Air Day in Birmingham

By on 23/05/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Employers, schools and communities in Birmingham are being urged to get involved in the first ever National Clean Air Day next month. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day […]

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Birmingham brings back sixth Gold from Chelsea

By on 23/05/2017 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventions. Darren Share MBE, who led the team for Birmingham City […]

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Messages and statements following attack in Manchester

By on 23/05/2017 in Cllr Clancy, Leader, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update 11:30am: Joint Group Leaders’ statement “Birmingham stands firm with our friends in Manchester today. “Our thoughts and our prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone affected by a barbaric act of terror. “This is a dark day but we know that our towns and cities will not be beaten by terror. People […]

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Proud to support Pride

By on 22/05/2017 in Blog, Video News with 0 Comments

  Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, blogs on this weekend’s Pride event in Birmingham, and her new role as a champion for LGBT issues within Birmingham City Council… With the showpiece event in the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender calendar coming up this weekend (Birmingham Pride, May 27-28), I thought now was an […]

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General Election 2017 – candidate info + polling stations

By on 12/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Below is a link to the Statement of Persons Nominated document for each of the ten Parliamentary constituencies that fall within the Birmingham City Council area. Statement of Persons Nominated Polling stations will be open on election day (June 8) from 7am until 10pm. Every registered voter should receive a polling card with details of […]

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Woman lied to get a council house – despite owning two houses

By on 11/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Yardley, Birmingham was given a community order and ordered to pay £1,600 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house – despite already owning two houses. Ms Afshan Sultan, aged  35, of Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to two charges of providing […]

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WMCA election results – by Birmingham ward

By on 11/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The following are links to documents that break down the Birmingham element of the 2017 West Midlands Mayoral election results on a ward and constituency basis: ROUND ONE ROUND TWO

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Birmingham Children’s Trust chief executive appointed

By on 09/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Plans to establish the new Birmingham Children’s Trust have taken a significant step forward with the appointment of the organisation’s first Chief Executive. Andy Couldrick has been chosen for the post by a selection panel including representatives from the city council (both officers and members), the Department for Education, the Birmingham Children’s Commissioner and the […]

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Hall Green and Perry Barr by-election results – May 2017

By on 05/05/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The following are the results for the election of one councillor in the Hall Green and one councillor in Perry Barr wards on Thursday, 4 May 2017. HALL GREEN Alan Blumenthal – UK Independence Party (UKIP) – 462 Tanveer Choudhry – Liberal Democrats – 1889 Liz Clements – Labour Party – 3138 Gareth Courage – […]

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Community order for lying to get council house

By on 04/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Newtown, Birmingham was handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house. Mrs Noleen Odhiambo (aka Miss Noleen Onyilimba), aged 53, of Geach Street, Newtown, Birmingham was found guilty of two fraud offences on 24 April 2017.  […]

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