Tag: cuts

Media Watch – Feb 13

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Councillors in battle to stop cut in their number (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham’s 120 councillors are gearing up for a clash with the Local Government Boundary Commission over plans to cut their numbers, with talks between the council and the Commission over a major shake-up of local elections now under way […]

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Media Watch – Feb 9

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Library gets a ‘hug’ as demonstrators fight cuts (Birmingham Mail, BBC online) Supporters of the Library of Birmingham gave the building a big hug as part of a rally against proposed cuts to opening hours Bureaucracy ‘preventing’ good council public service (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council staff have been accused […]

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Library of Birmingham petition received

By on 07/02/2015 in Cllr Holbrook with 0 Comments

Councillor Penny Holbrook is today due to receive a petition from the Friends of the Library of Birmingham.   The cabinet member for skills, learning and culture said: “I am pleased to accept this petition. I know a great deal of hard work – and passion – has gone into it.   “We really do […]

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Media Watch – Jan 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Major shake-up at Small Heath Trojan Horse school Oldknow Academy will include free school uniforms and home visits (Birmingham Mail) A Birmingham school caught up in the Trojan Horse scandal is to close its doors to pupils for the first two weeks of term – and hand out FREE new […]

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Future plans for Library of Birmingham being explored

Details of a proposal for the Library of Birmingham to start discussions with the British Library have been announced at this afternoon’s (January 6) City Council meeting. Cllr Penny Holbrook, Cabinet Member for Skills Learning and Culture said the council had begun conversations at a national level relating to the development of proposals for the […]

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Media Watch – Dec 19

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: 5,000 ‘Boris bikes’ heading to Brum (Birmingham Mail, Central TV, BBC online, Free Radio) Thousands of ‘Boris bikes’ are coming to Birmingham.  (Big Birmingham Bikes) Quotes Cllr Lisa Trickett. Spaghetti repairs could mean months of delays (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham commuters could face months of traffic chaos as major roadworks are […]

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Media Watch – Dec 17

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham needs to get the basics right (Guardian) Article from Sir Bob Kerslake reflecting on the publication of his report into governance at Birmingham City Council. Our hospitals could run out of beds (Birmingham Mail) Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr John Cotton, quoted in article looking at winter […]

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Watchdog highlights cuts concerns

By on 19/11/2014 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

The National Audit Office has today published a report on the impact of government cuts upon local councils, focusing on the level of understanding that the Department for Communities and Local Government has on the issue. Responding to the report, Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are pleased that an informed […]

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Responding to the challenge, looking to the future

By on 23/10/2014 in Budget Views, Leader, News with 0 Comments

A Green Paper from Birmingham City Council October 2014 Sir Albert Bore wrote: As you will be aware, Birmingham City Council has been dealing with the challenge of significant funding cuts since 2010. As this green paper shows, we have already made over £460m of cuts over that period and we face around £315m or […]

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Media Watch – Sept 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories Mum at just 13 (Birmingham Mail) Eight girls aged 13 had babies in the West Midlands over the last five years according to official data. Birmingham's Director of Public Health Dr Adrian Phillips quoted as saying young mothers and their children are more likely to struggle than those born to […]

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