Tag: economy

Birmingham’s Rugby World Cup fanzone announced

Tickets for this year’s Rugby World Cup matches at Villa Park may have sold out, but Birmingham residents and visitors can still experience the excitement of the tournament at the city’s official fanzone – one of just 15 around the country. Located at Eastside Park, the fanzone will be free to enter and will be […]

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Birmingham company benefits from Green Bridge scheme

By on 24/12/2014 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Councillor Tahir Ali, cabinet member for development, transport and the economy, visited a company that has benefited from council-managed scheme that supports businesses across the region. He was given a tour of Thermotec Plastics Ltd in Witton. The Green Bridge Supply Chain Programme provides grants to small and medium size ‘supply chain’ businesses […]

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Plans for more than 2,000 new homes

By on 05/12/2014 in Cabinet, Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Plans for Birmingham City Council’s house-building arm to build over 2,000 new houses in the next five years are to go before cabinet. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) Delivery Plan for 2015-2020 will deliver an estimated 2,056 homes, of which 1,456 will be new rented council homes. The plan sets out key priorities for […]

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City leaders present declaration to Prime Minister

By on 21/11/2013 in Leader with 0 Comments

This morning, leaders from the UK's ten largest cities outside of London presented a signed declaration to the Prime Minister calling for the fast delivery of High Speed 2 (HS2) and a commitment to bring about the creation of a full high speed network. The declaration [1] comes on the day that the ten leaders […]

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Birmingham in a Purple Patch!

By on 20/09/2013 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Look out for a Purple takeover of Birmingham next week to celebrate renewal of the city’s prestigious Purple Flag status, with the city having achieved its highest rating since the award was first given. National Purple Flag Week 2013 runs from 21st – 29th September, highlighting the award scheme that recognises well managed town and […]

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Over a thousand new Apprenticeship pledges for Birmingham

By on 08/08/2013 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

An ambitious campaign to stimulate over a 1,000 new Apprenticeship pledges in Birmingham in just 100 days has exceeded its target, boosting the city's businesses and creating career opportunities for young people. With just weeks to go until thousands of young people in Birmingham receive their GCSE and A Level results and make important decisions […]

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Media Watch – March 15

By on 15/03/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Birmingham landlord finds just 6% of tenants will downsize (Inside Housing) A survey of residents by a Birmingham-based housing association has found that only 6 per cent intend to move to a smaller house as a result of the 'bedroom tax'. Cllr John Cotton quoted. Carruthers seeks to ‘raise the […]

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Media watch – March 7

By on 07/03/2013 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council to sell off historic hall (Birmingham Post) Rookery House, once the home of William Wilberforce, is to be put up for sale by Birmingham City Council – with a pledge that community access will be guaranteed Conservation group in battle to save pub (Birmingham Post) A conservation group has […]

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Smart Network, Smarter Choices project launched

By on 31/01/2013 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

A landmark £50 million project to help kick start the West Midlands economy and cut traffic congestion and carbon has been officially launched by Local Transport Minister Norman Baker. The Smart Network, Smarter Choices project will see a range of initiatives put in place to help people change their travel behaviour in favour of green […]

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Media watch – April 26

By on 26/04/2012 in Media Watch, News with 0 Comments

Hopes high for £5m food hub plan for clock tower (Birmingham Post) Proposals for a £5m scheme to create a food hub using a former council building has been submitted to planners Photographs help Library to celebrate ‘Street Life’ (Birmingham Post) Visitors to the Library of Birmingham will be greeted by images taken by some […]

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