Look what’s happened to Stockland Green Leisure Centre ….

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Faced with severe financial pressures, Birmingham City Council didn’t have the resources to invest in Stockland Green Leisure Centre so explored the possibility of a community asset transfer last year.  Action Indoor Sports Birmingham’s proposal offered job security for employees, support for several existing and many new activities, plus significant investment in facilities and their […]

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Cabinet webcast – March 16

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View today’s Cabinet committee webcast from 1.30pm. Archive will appear from March 17.

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New app to earn rewards for physical activity

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Physical activity in Birmingham is now more rewarding than ever before after the city’s successful Active Parks programme joined forces with an innovative rewards programme. Active Parks has linked-up with Reward Your World™ and now has a GPS Active Parks/Reward Your World iphone and Android app that proposes specific activities for residents and then rewards […]

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Students lead the way on Cleaner Streets campaign

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At the start of National Spring Cleaning Week, all 40 of Birmingham City Council’s wards have been invited to draw plans to make their neighbourhoods as clean and green as possible

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Media Watch – March 16

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Malala library is most visited outside London (The Times, Independent, Daily Telegraph, Guardian – all Monday) The Library of Birmingham, opened by Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2013, was the most visited free attraction outside London, with 2.4 million visitors last year. The Times leads on library, which the building […]

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Birmingham is bouncing back

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Birmingham City Council Chief Executive, Mark Rogers, wrote:  Last week I joined the Greater Birmingham delegation at MIPIM, the world’s largest and – arguably – most important property conference and exhibition. The event, which attracts 21,000 property professionals from 93 countries, provides one of the region’s best opportunities to match investors with our development opportunities […]

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This week’s council meetings: March 16-20

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Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings. http://www.birmingham.gov.uk/democracy/Pages/Index.aspx To view meeting webcasts go to: http://www.birmingham.public-i.tv/core/portal/home

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Adult social care peer review results to be presented to cabinet

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

The results of a peer review looking at the performance of adult social care services in Birmingham will be presented to cabinet. The review by the West Midlands Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) took place in February this year and looked at service provision and transformation, what is working well and what […]

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Teenagers build resilience against child sexual exploitation

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School children from across the West Midlands will mark the beginning of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Awareness week on Monday at a pioneering conference aiming to build resilience in the fight against CSE. One of the first of its kind, the CSE conference at Birmingham’s Lighthouse Youth Centre in Aston will bring together teenagers from […]

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Document sets out key transport projects for city

By on 13/03/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A document setting out the transport and connectivity projects implemented in Birmingham over the next six years is set to be approved by cabinet. Councillors are being recommended to approve the Programme Definition Document (PDD) which sets out the Local Growth Fund (LGF) programme of projects which will be developed in Birmingham between now and […]

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