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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Coalition to explore how to keep Moseley Pool open

Cabinet will be asked to keep Moseley Road Pool open until 31 March 2018 – to give more time for community organisations to prepare plans for its future use. A paper – Options for the future of Moseley Road Pool – will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June 2017. It follows an appraisal […]

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City to observe Grenfell Tower silence today

By on 19/06/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update: 1.30pm 19 June   Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “Today we held a minute’s silence in Victoria Square outside the Council House for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Rev Peter Sellick also led prayers to remember all victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and recent terror attacks, including the attack at […]

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Birmingham scoops another award for Rowland Emett tribute

Birmingham City Council has scooped Platinum – and the Geoff Hamilton award for the best exhibit in the floral category – at this year’s Gardeners’ World Live Show at the NEC. It follows the council’s sixth successive Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show last month. The display at Gardner’s World Live Show is a smaller […]

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Birmingham tower blocks statement

By on 14/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement on Birmingham’s tower blocks following today’s tragic incident in London: Birmingham City Council’s director of housing, Robert James, said: “We are all saddened by the awful scenes in London today.  Whilst we would not speculate on the causes of the fire, we would like to reassure all our council tenants […]

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Don’t bring fish to public pools – “it’s not fair on the fish”

By on 14/06/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anglers and fish owners are being asked not to bring fish to public pools as Birmingham City Council takes steps to remove fish from Shenley Fields pool after 150 fish died there. Birmingham City Council’s parks service manager, Joe Hayden, said: “The pool at Shenley Fields Recreation Ground is shallow and mainly fed by rainwater.  […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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Birmingham City Council scoops awards for training and building

Birmingham City Council has scooped two awards at this year’s Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards – one for its building scholarship programme and another for its social housing. Building Birmingham Scholarship took Skills and Training Scheme of the Year in recognition of the range of people the scholarship is benefiting, from those achieving first-class degrees […]

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Birmingham landlords fined £13k for unsafe property

By on 08/06/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Two Birmingham landlords from Shirley, Solihull were ordered to pay a total of £13,387 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 June 2017) for breaching management regulations at a three storey property on Green Lane in Small Heath – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Abdul Qadir, age 56, of Longmore Road, Shirley […]

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National Clean Air Day activities confirmed

By on 08/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Details of activities taking place across Birmingham for the first ever National Clean Air Day have been confirmed. Environmental charity Global Action Plan is working with Birmingham City Council and its partners to host a series of events across the city on Thursday, June 15, as part of a national day of activities designed to […]

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