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Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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Commonwealth Day

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham started this year’s Commonwealth Day events yesterday morning by raising the Commonwealth Flag in the presence of Wade Lyn – Honorary Consul to Jamaica, Tarang Shelat – Hindu Council of Birmingham, Muhammad Zulqar Nain – Assistant High Commissioner to Bangladesh, Dr Bhogal – Sikh community, Dr Aman Puri – the […]

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Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall

By on 13/03/2017 in Bulletin, Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall passed away on Thursday night at the age of 74 at his Erdington home. The council lowered the City’s flag to half-mast today as a mark of respect.  The flag will be lowered again on the day of his funeral, the date of which is yet […]

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Perry Common regeneration enters final phase

A major project to regenerate Perry Common in Kingstanding has taken a step nearer completion with the beginning of the final phase of the development. The project brings together the Birmingham City Council housing builder – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust – Lovell Partnerships and local residents of Perry Common through the Witton Lodge Community Association. […]

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Fly a flag for the Commonwealth

The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will start this year’s Commonwealth Day events in the city next week. Commonwealth Day, which is on Monday (13 March 2017), is an opportunity for promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations, which aim to improve people’s lives. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, […]

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Lord Mayor of Birmingham’s Lent Appeal

Wednesday March 1st – Thursday April 13th 2017 Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is asking Brummies to help raise money for charitable organisations which provide shelter, food and support to rough sleepers and the homeless. Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice said: “Sadly, rough sleeping and homelessness are on the rise both here in Birmingham and […]

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Birmingham City Council’s apartments will soon be In-reach

Work is well underway at the Embankment apartments – the first housing project to be developed for the private rental sector by Birmingham City Council’s wholly owned company – Inreach Birmingham Limited (Inreach). The purpose-built market rent scheme will comprise of 92 furnished apartments: 24 X 1 bedroom and 68 x 2 bedrooms.  Designed to […]

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Don’t lose your voice: register to vote

By on 08/03/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

People in Birmingham are being reminded to ensure their voices are heard in May’s elections. Anyone wishing to vote must first be registered to do so – and the deadline for registration is 13 April 2017. After this date, anyone who has not registered will not be able to vote in the West Midlands Mayoral election […]

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