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Denver delegation sees best of Birmingham 

26 May

Waqar Ahmed, Prevent Manager for Birmingham City Council, blogs about a fact-finding delegation that the city hosted from the USA over the last week (May 18-25)… Last week the council welcomed a delegation from the US cities of Denver and Aurora ...


Library of Birmingham hosts Czech artist Pavel Brázda’s first UK exhibition 

25 May

Artist Pavel Brazda The Library of Birmingham will host the first UK exhibition by leading contemporary Czech artist Pavel Brázda next month.


My year as Lord Mayor 

24 May

Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice 2016-17 The following blog by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is an extract from his annual report marking the end of his year as Lord Mayor, and presented to council on 23 May … Having been a member of Birmingham City ...


Lord Mayor’s Awards 2017 

24 May

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, who is now the new Deputy Lord Mayor – presented them to: Anawim – a charity for vulnerable...


New Lord Mayor to support Dementia UK and Whizz Kidz 

24 May

Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May).


National Clean Air Day in Birmingham 

23 May

Employers, schools and communities in Birmingham are being urged to get involved in the first ever National Clean Air Day next month.


Birmingham brings back sixth Gold from Chelsea 

23 May

A Quiet Afternoon in the Cloud Cuckoo Valley Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist ...


Message from the Lord Mayor following attack in Manchester 

23 May

Message from the Lord Mayor following last night’s attack in Manchester: “It is with profound sorrow that I offer condolences on behalf of the City and people of Birmingham following last night’s atrocity at Manchester’s MEN Arena...


Proud to support Pride 

22 May

  Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, blogs on this weekend’s Pride event in Birmingham, and her new role as a champion for LGBT issues within Birmingham City Council… With the showpiece event in the city’s Lesbian, Gay...


General Election 2017 – candidate info + polling stations 

12 May

Below is a link to the Statement of Persons Nominated document for each of the ten Parliamentary constituencies that fall within the Birmingham City Council area.


Woman lied to get a council house – despite owning two houses 

11 May

A woman from Yardley, Birmingham was given a community order and ordered to pay £1,600 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house – despite already owning two houses.


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Council meetings »

This week’s council meetings: June 8-12 

8 Jun

Click on the link below for details of this week’s Birmingham City Council meetings.


This week’s council meetings: June 1-5 

1 Jun

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This week’s council meetings: April 27 – May 1 

27 Apr

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This week’s council meetings: April 20-24 

20 Apr

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This week’s council meetings: April 13-17 

13 Apr

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This week’s council meetings: March 30 – April 3 

30 Mar

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FOI requests »

Cashless Parking Statistics 

26 May

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Krishna Bholah on 26 May 2017 .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Christina Savage on 25 May 2017 .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

25 May

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Christina Savage on 25 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Doug Paulley on 25 May 2017 .


number of child refugees BCC are taking 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Kate on 25 May 2017 .


Single Assessment dated June 2013 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to mark davis on 25 May 2017 .


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Section 31) 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Gavin Chait on 25 May 2017 .


Litter Wardens 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to P.


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

24 May

Internal review request sent to Birmingham City Council by Doug Paulley on 24 May 2017 .


Complete Non-Residential / Business Property Rates Data (Section 31) 

24 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Gavin Chait on 24 May 2017 .


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FixMyStreet »

Trees blocking drop kerb permission andstreet lighting, 26th May 

26 May

There are a number of residents on cateswell road who would like a drop kerb but unfortunately the work cannot be carried out by local council due to Tree obstruction the drive.


Broken electrical street furniture, 26th May 

26 May

Broken and exposed electrical equipment Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 169 Warstock Lane, Yardley Wood Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly tipping, 26th May 

26 May

Double mattress, fridge freezer and quilts, dumped on corner of Meaton Grove.


Grass Verge Sign post broken, 26th May 

26 May

Needs replacing as this deterrent warning sign is broken Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 235 Cateswell Road, Tyseley Report on FixMyStreet...


Spot on road has sunk, 26th May 

26 May

Very dangerous sunken spot in the middle of the road.


Loitering dope smokers, 25th May 

25 May

Groups of men loitering outside shops, openly smoking marijuana Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Markford Walk, Lozells Report on FixMyStreet...


Obstruction of footpath, 25th May 

25 May

Truck park on footpath Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 38 Broad Road, Acocks Green Report on FixMyStreet...


Uncollected rubbish, 25th May 

25 May

Broad street city centre uncollected rubbish bags they gave been here two days and with the terrorist activity going on this could easily be a place to hide something,it near to the traffic light number 2 and right buy the corner of the icc...


More bag, 25th May 

25 May

There are more bags dumped, as there is every week Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 455 Tessall Lane, Northfield Report on FixMyStreet...


Traffic lights not working, Island road/Holyhead Road, 25th May 

25 May

Holyhead Road/island Road junction, traffic signals are all out.


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NHS »

Late May Spring Bank Holiday pharmacy opening times 

22 May

Find out where your nearest local pharmacy is open Bank Holiday Monday (29 May 2017).


Ransomware cyber-attack 

17 May

“A spokesperson for the NHS Birmingham CrossCity, Birmingham South Central and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups said, “A number of GP surgeries across Birmingham and Solihull have unfortunately been affected by the recent ransomware ...


National Advice for Patients following Cyber Attack 

15 May

Advice for patients A number of NHS organisations have been affected by a ransomware attack (an attack on the IT systems which support NHS services).


Statement on NHS Cyber Attack 

12 May

Some NHS organisations are currently experiencing IT problems due to a cyber attack.


Early May Bank Holiday 2017 pharmacy opening times 

25 Apr

Find out where your nearest local pharmacy is open Bank Holiday Monday (1 May 2017).


Easter 2017 pharmacy opening times 

7 Apr

The NHS is reminding people in Birmingham where they can access expert medical treatment during the Easter bank holiday weekend (14 – 17 April 2017...


NHS advice for a ‘hoppy’ Easter 

5 Apr

With just over a week left until Easter, doctors in Birmingham are asking local people to plan ahead with some simple steps to stay happy and healthy over the long bank holiday weekend (14-17 April).


NHS advice for a ‘happy’ Easter 

5 Apr

With just over a week left until Easter, doctors in Birmingham are asking local people to plan ahead with some simple steps to stay happy and healthy over the long bank holiday weekend (14-17 April).


Midlands Medical Practice recognised for outstanding patient care 

24 Mar

Midlands Medical Partnership (MMP) has been commended for their outstanding care by the Care Quality Commission (CQC); one of the first ‘super partnerships’ to achieve this rating in the country.


National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day 2017 – Event Update 

6 Mar

Momentum for the National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day (#CSEDay17) taking place on March 18th 2017 is growing daily.


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Westminster »

Procurement | Ministry of Justice | Written Answers 

30 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which contracts placed out to tender by (a) his Department and (b) HM Courts and Tribunals Service have been bid on by Synnex Concentrix.


Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Birmingham | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

28 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2015 to Question 6219, whether his Department holds information on (a) further education colleges, (b) apprenticeships providers, (c) local...


Community Relations | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

27 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2015 to Question 6223, what measures he has used to assess the results and performance of the £50 million invested through the integration...


Science: Research | HM Treasury | Written Answers 

24 Jul

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he intends to (a) maintain, (b) increase or (c) decrease scientific and medical research spending in real terms over the next (i) one year and (ii) five years.


Human Trafficking: Children | Home Office | Written Answers 

24 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if her Department will conduct an assessment of whether visas intended for sportspeople have been used to traffick children from non-EU countries into the UK.


Schools: Admissions | Department for Education | Written Answers 

23 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps she is taking to ensure pupils' names are not removed from school admission registers without an adequate explanation of the child's whereabouts.


Arms Trade: Israel | Department for Business, Innovation and Skills | Written Answers 

23 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will review his Department's policy on arms export licence agreements with Israel.


Rohingya | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

22 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to broker a regional solution which would provide a safe haven for the Rohingya.


Severn Bridges (Tolls) – [Mr James gray in the Chair] | Westminster Hall debates 

21 Jul

I think that the Minister may inadvertently have misunderstood my hon.


Finance Bill | Bill Presented – Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill | Commons debates 

21 Jul

I hesitate to be mean-spirited to the hon.


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