Syrian refugees – June 2016 update

By on 13/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council welcomed a family of four refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme today (Monday 13 June). They are the final group to arrive in Birmingham as part of the initial 50 refugees that the city council, with cross-party support, committed to taking back in September 2015. The group, a mother with […]

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Average speed enforcement (ASE) camera project

By on 13/06/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

New ASE cameras will be installed and switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on July 18, it has been confirmed. A plan to reintroduce camera speed enforcement on the roads of Birmingham and Solihull was formally agreed late last year and now the final preparations are complete, the cameras are ready to be installed after […]

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CBE for education director

By on 10/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Colin Diamond, executive director of education at Birmingham City Council, has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The honour is for services to education. Colin has worked in education leadership roles for over 30 years. He cut his teeth professionally as a teacher, youth worker and child psychotherapist in inner-London. He took […]

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Birmingham Lord Mayor’s Show and The Queen’s 90 Birthday

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor invites you to this Sunday’s Lord Mayor’s Show #brum #localgov — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) June 10, 2016 Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, invites citizens to the annual Lord Mayor’s Show. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “It’s my privilege to be the Lord Mayor of Birmingham.  I want to […]

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Defiance, enthusiasm and commitment from our social workers

By on 10/06/2016 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Dave Hill, president of the Association of Directors of Children’s Services, visited Birmingham social workers in the wake of the recent Dispatches programme – and found defiance, enthusiasm and commitment. In his own words… “Last Friday I visited social workers in Birmingham council’s New Aston House – subject a week previously of a Dispatches programme […]

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Parade of Champions will celebrate legendary athletics performances in the city

As the best of Britain’s current Olympic hopefuls look forward to winning their place in Team GB for the Rio Olympics at the British Championships on 24-26 June, former Olympic bronze medallist and Commonwealth champion Kelly Sotherton today became the first athlete to be commemorated in Birmingham’s ‘Parade of Champions’. The ‘Parade of Champions’ will […]

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New Assistant Director for Communications

By on 07/06/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Local Government PR and campaigns specialist Eleri Roberts has been appointed Birmingham City Council’s new Assistant Director for Communications.

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New posts to tackle Coroner’s Office delays

By on 06/06/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Following a meeting with senior coroner Louise Hunt, Birmingham City Council Leader Cllr John Clancy has announced plans to fund three new posts at Birmingham Coroner’s Office.

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Queen’s Award for community sports hub

A voluntary group from Birmingham which manages the Holford Drive Community Sports Hub has had its work recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “This is fantastic news for Holford Drive Community […]

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Partnerships key to Cleaner Greener Streets

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, talks about the importance of partnership working to keep the city looking as good as possible… Hopefully over the last few months you’ve seen some of our promotional activity to showcase the excellent work being done in partnership with communities, by businesses, other organisations […]

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