Core Cities UK leaders gathered in Westminster today (May 14th) to call for the new government to deliver on city devolution. Leaders and mayors of the 10 largest city economies outside London in England, Scotland and Wales – Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Sheffield – launched a ‘Devolution Declaration’ in front […]
Top Birmingham City Council Stories: ‘We’ll create powerhouse like no other’ (Birmingham Post, Birmingham Mail) Work to create a West Midlands-wide authority stronger than any other in the country has begun. Quotes Sir Albert Bore saying he was expecting progress on a vital combined authority within weeks. Concerns over changes to leisure centres (BBC WM) […]
Tackling the twin plagues of inactivity and obesity are among the key aims of a proposed new system aiming to promote healthier lifestyles in Birmingham.
Top Birmingham City Council stories School academy bid sparks teacher strike (extensive local coverage): Report on the strike at Small Heath School today, where members of three teachers’ unions – NUT, NASUWT and ATL – are staging a protest against plans to turn the school into an academy. A council spokesperson said neither the school […]
The largest local government graduate scheme for planning and regeneration professionals has been approved by Birmingham City Council. The Birmingham Graduate Hub will offer two-year paid positions within the council’s planning and regeneration department. Delivered in two phases, there will be opportunities for 10 graduates this year with the potential for a further 10 the […]
Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Street silenced as rush hour hit by roadworks (Birmingham Mail) Part of Broad Street was ‘eerily’ quiet yesterday, because it was shut due to the next stage of Paradise roadworks. Quotes traffic manager Kevin Hicks Drivers delayed as roadworks start (BBC online) Drivers were stuck in traffic as the next […]
The General and Local Elections took place last week but the voting’s not over – people now have the chance to cast their vote for the Birmingham’s Community Flag. Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to create a Community Flag for Birmingham […]