Response to today’s local government settlement

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Clancy’s response to today’s local government settlement “We are very disappointed to see that Birmingham is once again one of the hardest hit authorities. We will receive a 4.8% cut in spending power per dwelling, yet the national average is a 2.8% cut, and authorities like Horsham and East […]

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Children’s services – new directions and Andrew Christie appointment

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Response to issue of new directions and Andrew Christie appointment The Department for Education (DfE) has today issued a new set of directions to Birmingham City Council in respect of its children’s services which require Birmingham to continue on its current improvement journey. As expected, the DfE has now announced the appointment of Andrew Christie […]

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Leader responds to calls for another budget meeting

By on 17/12/2015 in Budget Views, Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council leader, Cllr John Clancy, has responded to calls for more consultation on budget proposals by adding a third public meeting.

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First Syrian refugees arrive in Birmingham

By on 17/12/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

The first refugees to be accommodated in Birmingham as part of the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation (VPR) scheme have arrived in the city. Nine people arrived last night (Wednesday); they comprise a family of four, a couple and three individuals. Councillor Shafique Shah, cabinet member for inclusion and community safety, said: “What is happening in […]

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Christmas parties for Birmingham’s homeless children

By on 16/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

Children spending this Christmas in Birmingham’s Homeless Centres will enjoy parties and presents, thanks to staff at the city council and local city-based firms – Aviva Insurance, Brown Shipley, Business Growth Fund PLC, JLT Specialty and Turner & Townsend Infrastructure. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for Neighbourhood Management & Homes, Cllr John Cotton, said: “Christmas […]

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Council commits to British Sign Language Charter

By on 15/12/2015 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has committed to signing up to The British Sign Language (BSL) Charter during a ceremony on December 14

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Webcast archive: Improvement Panel meeting 14 Dec 2015

Webcast archive from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel meeting on 14 December 2015.

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Archive: Budget Q&A webcast Dec 2015

The full video archive of our #BrumBudget16 webcast on December 15.

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Have your say on new council ward boundaries

By on 15/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents: have your say on new council ward boundaries The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England is asking people across Birmingham to comment on its draft proposals for new council ward boundaries. See the map in full An eight-week public consultation on the recommendations begins today and will end on 8 February 2016. […]

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Supermarket sentenced for waste and licensing offences

By on 14/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A Handsworth supermarket has been ordered to pay £3,740 after pleading guilty to seven offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and Licensing Act 2003, at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 December 2015). Heresh Ahmed Khedir, who runs Villa Supermarket, based at 117 Villa Road, Handsworth, was prosecuted by Birmingham City Council after commercial waste […]

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