Tag: Cllr Paul Tilsley

Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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Why registering to vote is important

By on 05/02/2015 in Elections, News, Video News with 0 Comments

On national voter registration day (February 5), councillors from all the parties represented on Birmingham City Council are urging residents to register to vote – and then to cast their ballot on May 7. To find out more about how to register, visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/elections

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Businesses get world-class broadband budget boost

By on 21/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Businesses in Birmingham received a huge boost today from the Chancellor in his Budget speech with the announcement that Birmingham will receive up to £10million from the Urban Broadband Fund. The fund aims to create Super Connected Cities that will enable the innovative, learning and creative sectors of Digbeth, Eastside and the Jewellery Quarter to […]

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Maude recognises Birmingham’s lead on open data

By on 14/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s groundbreaking work on open data is helping the Government's own commitment to transparency, Francis Maude said today at an event held by Digital Birmingham. The Minister for the Cabinet Office confirmed that the Government is giving a new generation of innovative entrepreneurs the opportunity to create new businesses by exploiting large tracts […]

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Project launched for next-gen entrepeneurs

By on 14/03/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Digital Birmingham is joining forces with Virgin Media Pioneers to support fledging young entrepreneurs in kick starting their own businesses in the West Midlands. Free to join, Virgin Media Pioneers is an online community that connects young entrepreneurial talent to a network of peer-to-peer support, video blogs, engaging TV series and expert professional mentoring and […]

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£12million health and community centre opens

By on 08/03/2012 in News with 2 Comments

A new £12 million Community and Health Centre has opened in the heart of Sparkbrook, offering integrated health and council services together on one site, and delivering a much greater breadth of health support and community facilities for the local community. The contemporary three-storey facility is a result of the successful partnership between the Heart […]

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Energy saving for good cause

By on 06/03/2012 in News with 2 Comments

Three of Birmingham City Council's flagship office buildings will have their lights switched off on March 31 as a show of support for the WWF Earth Hour initiative. Lights at the Council House, 1 Lancaster Circus and the recently-opened 10 Woodcock Street will be turned off (where the health and safety of staff and the […]

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Birmingham City Council budget 2012+

By on 08/02/2012 in Budget Views, News with 1 Comment

Massive consultation and modern efficient services help meet council's budget challenge for year ahead Council delivers a 0% Council Tax increase for the second year running Modern, efficient services making the best possible use of taxpayer money are the focus of this year's Birmingham City Council budget, due before Cabinet on Monday (February 13). Council […]

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Holocaust Memorial Day 2012

By on 18/01/2012 in News with 0 Comments

This year's Holocaust Memorial Day will be commemorated at Birmingham's Town Hall on Sunday 22 January at 2pm. The free ceremony includes lighting candles of remembrance, speeches, poems, music, prayers and a short film screening. Holocaust Memorial Day is part of an international day of remembrance for those who have suffered in the past, as […]

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Global recognition for city’s green efforts

By on 05/12/2011 in News with 1 Comment

A prestigious international honour has been awarded to Birmingham City Council for its Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) programme. The scheme was today (December 5) named as winner of the Urban Retrofit Award, one of just six Government Leadership Awards presented by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) during the 2011 UN Climate Change Conference in […]

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