See Me, Hear Me – CSE awareness campaign

By on 18/08/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A website raising awareness of child sexual exploitation has received almost 6,000 hits in the first two weeks of a new digital media campaign. The ‘Do you know what your friend’s doing’ campaign launched on 1 August, encouraging young people to look out for signs of grooming and sexual exploitation among their friends. Developed in […]

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A-level results – understanding your options

By on 18/08/2016 in Blog, Cllr O'Reilly, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today. Today thousands of students across Birmingham will be getting exam results. Congratulations to all those who achieved the results they wanted for their university of choice. However, I know there will be some of […]

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Dragon boat event to build bridges in city

By on 18/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

Britain’s largest dragon boat race is coming to Birmingham on August 28 – and a city council Cabinet Member will be amongst the captains in charge of the boats. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, will lead a team of councillors, activists and leaders from across the city during the Nowka […]

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Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority consultation closing soon

By on 16/08/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

People have until this Sunday to submit their responses to the consultation on a future elected Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority. The Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Functions Scheme consultation will close at midnight on Sunday August 21. Proposals in the scheme, including the functions of the Mayoral WMCA, are set out […]

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Much to celebrate, and to remember

By on 16/08/2016 in Blog, Lord Mayor with 0 Comments

After ten weeks in the job, Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, reflects on his experiences as Birmingham’s first citizen….   In the first ten weeks I’ve joined countless celebrations across the city – from The Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations to community events like Birmingham Pride and Big John’s Birmingham Mela.  There have also been […]

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New lights brighten up Birmingham’s towpaths

The Canal & River Trust charity is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to replace 250 worn out and broken lights located along canal towpaths in the city centre. Costing £250,000, the project is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution and involves installing new energy efficient LED lights along the main commuter routes into and […]

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Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras switched on today

Motorists are being reminded that new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras are now in operation across Birmingham and Solihull, having been switched on today (August 8). Project partners from Birmingham City Council (BCC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), West Midlands Police (WMP) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have decided to adopt a […]

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Dr Mashuq Ally set to retire

By on 04/08/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Dr Mashuq Ally – Assistant Director Equalities, Community Safety and Cohesion Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council said: “Dr Mashuq Ally is retiring from Birmingham City Council at the end of August. “His leadership and contribution to tackle inequalities in the city leaves a positive and significant legacy in Birmingham. “I would like […]

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Nine fun ways to be active for FREE in Birmingham parks this summer

By on 04/08/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

If you’re looking for FREE fun activities in Birmingham this summer, look no further than ParkLives.

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Flying Scotsman set to steam into Brum for Heritage Week

By on 03/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, Culture, Galleries, News with 0 Comments

The world’s most famous steam engine will be arriving at Tyseley Locomotive Works during Birmingham Heritage Week, as the city celebrates its achievements, history and culture next month. Following its successful inaugural run earlier this year, the Flying Scotsman will be on display alongside Tyseley’s resident steam locomotives from 16 to 18 September 2016. The […]

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