Media Watch – Sept 25

By on 25/09/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Birmingham taxi driver scandal: 114 cabbies with criminal pasts granted council licences (Birmingham Mail, front page lead and continued on page 6) Story following an FOI request about Hackney Carriage and private hire drivers granted licences after disclosing criminal records Birmingham’s Grand Central opens (BBC online, lengthy article with photos) […]

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Public requests prompt expansion to 20 is Plenty scheme

By on 25/09/2015 in Cllr Ali, Cllr Trickett, News with 1 Comment

Minor changes have been made to Birmingham City Council’s plans to introduce 20mph limits on the vast majority of roads to the south and east of the city centre

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Boost for Acocks Green centre

By on 24/09/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Citizens of a Birmingham suburb can now move around their local centre easier and safer after the completion of a package of improvements to transport and public space. The project at Acocks Green is the latest to be delivered under the city council’s Birmingham Connected strategy which seeks to give the travelling public a range […]

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Plan ahead for a fantastic weekend

By on 24/09/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

People planning a fantastic weekend in Birmingham are being reminded to plan ahead for their visit. The eyes of the world will be on the city this weekend as the Rugby World Cup comes to town in the form of South Africa, Australia, Samoa and Uruguay at Villa Park. The new light and airy New […]

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Grand Central Birmingham opens for business

By on 24/09/2015 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Grand Central opens doors for business Grand Central Birmingham opened its doors to the public for the first time today, welcoming thousands of customers and diners into the UK’s newest premium shopping and dining destination. Following a five-year, £150m transformation, Grand Central now sits proudly above the magnificent £600m New Street station and is very […]

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Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan referendum

By on 24/09/2015 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Balsall Heath residents are reminded that there will be a referendum on Thursday 8 October about the adoption of the Balsall Heath Neighbourhood Plan. The question asked will be – ‘Do you want Birmingham to use the Neighbourhood Plan for Balsall Heath to help it decide planning applications in the neighbourhood area?’ Residents are entitled […]

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Media Watch – September 24

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council demands right to prosecute bad drivers (Birmingham Post front page lead continued on page 2) Cllr Tahir Ali is calling for the city council to be given new powers to tackle moving traffic offences – such as motorists disobeying no-right turn or U-turn signs – following a string of […]

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Bull Ring Markets becomes a stage for Birmingham Weekender

By on 23/09/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Visitors to Birmingham are being urged to look out for singing waiters, dancers and even an ‘urban astronaut’ performing at the Bull Ring Markets this weekend. Shoppers visiting the Indoor, Rag and Open Markets will also be entertained by musicians, vegetable nannies and a comical rugby referees as part of the city-wide arts festival, Birmingham […]

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Media Watch – September 23

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Birmingham City Council stories Broken promises on missed bins because of flaw in the system (Birmingham Mail, page 2 lead): Story based on a computer ‘glitch’ that does not allow residents who do not report missed bin collections within 24 hours to lodge a complaint with the council. Deputy Leader, Cllr Lisa Trickett and Cllr […]

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Let’s celebrate the city’s green gateway project

By on 23/09/2015 in Blog, Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability at Birmingham City Council, reflects on the green aspects of the revamped Birmingham New Street station, which opened on Sunday

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