How Birminghan can Step Forward in a post-EU Britain

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about meeting counterparts in Rotterdam and how Birmingham needs to Step Forward in a post-EU Britain. It should go without saying that jobs and skills are key to tackling the many problems faced by cities and most importantly their citizens. Earlier this week I was […]

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Vélo Birmingham launches at NEC Cycle Show

The inaugural Vélo Birmingham was launched officially at the NEC Cycle Show today (September 22) following a teaser campaign that generated more than 30,000 pre-registrations. Organised by CSM Active in partnership with Birmingham City Council, the event will combine a 15,000-capacity, 100-mile closed road sportive with the third edition of the Birmingham BikeFest, the free cycling […]

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Making Birmingham THE skills city

By on 20/09/2016 in Blog, Cllr O'Reilly, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about how we can all Step Forward to improve skills in the city.                                      “Skills levels in the Birmingham city region will have a major impact on future […]

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Birmingham New Street station marks one year since its grand reopening

By on 20/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham New Street this week marks one year since the £750m redevelopment of one of Britain’s busiest railway stations.

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Young people reminded to look out for signs of grooming in friends

By on 20/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

As young people head back to the classroom after the summer break they’re being reminded to look out for signs of grooming and sexual exploitation among their friends. For many, they may be meeting up with friends they’ve not seen in a while, so it’s a prime time to notice changes in behaviour. The See […]

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Birmingham scoops gold in Heart of England in Bloom awards

By on 19/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham has won a Gold in the Large City category and Cannon Hill Park picked up the Mike Garwood Memorial Award in this year’s Heart of England In Bloom competition. Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council, Cllr Ian Ward, said: “Since 2005 we have consistently achieved Gold Awards for our floral displays across the city.  […]

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Bikeability funding boost for Birmingham

Tens of thousands of Birmingham children will benefit from cycle training after the city was awarded a £1.2 million grant enabling the Bikeability scheme to continue until March 2020. Birmingham City Council has been granted the funding by the Department for Transport (DfT) to continue running the Government’s flagship cycle training programme, which is designed […]

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Turning Brum’s empty houses and land banked sites into homes

Cabinet will be asked to follow up on Birmingham’s success in bringing empty properties back into use by buying up privately owned vacant sites to build new houses on – including sites that have been land banked by private individuals and developers. At the meeting on 20 September, Cabinet will also be asked to speed […]

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Birmingham bidding for Olympic stars return

By on 16/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Fresh from their successes at the Olympic Games in Rio, American and Jamaican athletes could be heading back to Birmingham to prepare for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Birmingham City Council has spoken to USA Track and Field about bringing their Olympic stars here to train at Alexander Stadium, while the University of Birmingham […]

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Communities sent for £2 million funding boost

By on 16/09/2016 in Assistant Leaders, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham communities are set for a funding boost with the launch of a £2 million initiative to support innovative projects across the city.

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