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Health Secretary urged to release critical funds as winter approaches 

21 Sep

Cllr Paulette Hamilton Council leaders across the West Midlands, including Birmingham, have written to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt calling for NHS England to release funding for essential social care services ahead of the winter months.


Response to High Court hearing on waste management 

20 Sep

The following is a statement after today’s High Court ruling relating to the future of the city’s waste management service (and the issuing of redundancy notices to Grade 3 Leading Hand crew members on August 31): A Birmingham ...


Response to latest Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter 

20 Sep

Councillor Ian Ward, Interim Leader of Birmingham City Council, has responded to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s (BIIP) letter to the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.


Brum landlord who didn’t care ordered to pay nearly £4k 

14 Sep

A Birmingham landlord was ordered to pay £3,860 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (14 September 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a property in Oval Road, Erdington – after admitting...


Latest Secretary of State response to Improvement Panel 

11 Sep

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, has written a response to a letter he received from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel on August 4.


Statement from Cllr John Clancy 

11 Sep

The following is a statement issued by Cllr John Clancy this afternoon (September 11): “It has become clear to me that frenzied media speculation about the Birmingham waste dispute is beginning to harm Birmingham City Council and the...


Car trader sold unroadworthy vehicles 

11 Sep

A Birmingham car trader has admitted a total of 42 offences relating to the sale of unroadworthy vehicles.


Turning garage sites and pubs into 131 new homes 

8 Sep

Cllr Peter Griffiths, cabinet member for housing and homes Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve a two year house-building programme worth nearly £19 million at a meeting on Tuesday 13 September.


Plaque commemorates First World War Birmingham Pals 

7 Sep

The Birmingham Pals memorial plaque, November 2015 This Saturday sees the installation of a plaque at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery in memory of the Birmingham Pals.


Birmingham welcomes Commonwealth Games decision 

7 Sep

Birmingham today (7 September 2017) welcomed the decision by the Commonwealth Games Delivery Unit (CGDU) to recommend it as a Candidate City to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.


Council House complex and BM&AG feasibility study 

7 Sep

Plans for major modernisation works to the Council House complex and redevelopment of Birmingham Museum Art Gallery have taken a step forward with a contractor-led design team being appointed to conduct a feasibility study for the project...


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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

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


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

30 Mar

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


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FOI requests »

Birmingham City Council Act 1985 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to D Harris on 25 May 2018 .


Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) 

25 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to K.


Use of Empty Rates Relief for Commercial and Industrial Properties 

24 May

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by L Jones on 24 May 2018 .


Recruitment Spend 2017/2018 

24 May

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by mercy on 24 May 2018 .


Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) 

24 May

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by K.


Payments to adult social care providers for sleep ins. 

23 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Ruth Bryan on 23 May 2018 .


Recruitment Spend 2017/2018 

22 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to mercy on 22 May 2018 .


Home education and abuse – statistics 

22 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mx R Vincent on 22 May 2018 .


HRS and Employability Contracts 

22 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to M Makam on 22 May 2018 .


Missed waste collections and flytipping incidents statistics 

22 May

Response by Birmingham City Council to Steve Carufel on 22 May 2018 .


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FixMyStreet »

Pedestrian crossing. It working, 28th May 

28 May

No lights on at the pedestrian crossing are working Report on FixMyStreet...


Big pothole, 3 inches deep, 28th May 

28 May

This pothole has caused internal damage to my car, damaging my tyre, suspension and shock absorber also causing my tyre to puncture.


Multiple unavoidable potholes, 27th May 

27 May

Reservoir road is full of potholes which have become considerably worse over the past year.


Street lamp out, 27th May 

27 May

Im not sure if this is on housing land or part of highways, it is away from the road on a walkway just by a couple of steps in some trees, there is an old style street light that is not working.


Blocked street drain, 27th May 

27 May

Blocked drain.


Flooding, 27th May 

27 May

End of Gibbins Rd.


Amey barrier, 27th May 

27 May

Several sections of amey barrier no requirement as its not guarding anything Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 65 Lordswood Road, Harborne Report on FixMyStreet...


Chapter 8 barrier, 27th May 

27 May

Barrier guarding nothing not part of nearby works Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 4 Bournbrook Road, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet...


Cctv not working, 27th May 

27 May

Broken cctv Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Balsall Heath Road, Balsall Heath Report on FixMyStreet...


Tipped household waste, 27th May 

27 May

Bags of old food and nappies tipped and burst just behind fence .


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NHS »

All set for Easter? 

23 Mar

As we get close to Easter, it’s important to think about your health needs over the bank holiday weekend.


World Tuberculosis Day 

23 Mar

World TB Day is on March 24.


Stop Modern Slavery: The epidemic happening under your nose 

21 Mar

Modern slavery is occurring every day in our high streets, homes, factories and fields.


It’s good to talk about mental health – National Conversation Week 2018 

19 Mar

Hello.


Cold weather warning: people urged to take care in Birmingham and Solihull 

5 Mar

As colder weather sweeps across the area this week, NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is urging people in the area to take extra care.


Why Wait? – Eating Disorders Awareness Week 

28 Feb

Eating disorders affect 1.25m people and can be devastating to sufferers and their families.


Birmingham and Solihull CCG appoints Independent Members 

23 Feb

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group has appointed five Independent Members to its Governing Body.


Cold weather warning for Birmingham and Solihull residents 

22 Feb

The Met Office has issued a Level 2 cold weather alert for the Birmingham and Solihull area from Friday, 23 until Monday, 26 February.


Keep children well this half term 

21 Feb

With the half term holidays upon us, local doctors in Birmingham and Solihull are reminding everyone of the range of health services available and tips on keeping your family well.


Speak to your pharmacist to stay well this winter 

13 Feb

Local doctors in Birmingham and Solihull are urging patients to visit their local pharmacist this winter for advice on common health complaints to help family doctors spend more time with seriously ill patients.


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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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    27 May 18
    Move to use software capable of facial recognition prompts concerns over privacy and the introduction of bias Artificial intelligence software capable of interpreting images, matching faces and analysing patterns of communication is being …
  • Charity Commission reform vital for civil society strategy to work | Nathan Yeowell
    25 May 18
    The government’s plan could have a massive, positive impact on the sector, but we must be honest about what’s needed The government has just closed consultation on its plan to help create a stronger civil society in the UK. It’s an opportunity…
  • Numbers and Knowledge
    25 May 18
    Whitehall and Local Government often seem fixated on numbers, metrics and targets, as a trigger for focus and action, show to residents, and to satisfy inspectorates as to just exactly what councils have achieved for their residents and areas…
  • NHS reforms have failed to take the politics out of the NHS – new report
    23 May 18
    The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England, argues a new report from the Institute for Government and The King’s Fund.
  • Statement in response to publication of Single Departmental Plans
    23 May 18
    Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government, responds to today’s publication of the Government’s Single Departmental Plans.
  • Tackling social isolation requires an intergenerational response
    23 May 18
    Whilst recent events have placed emphasis on generational differences– particularly between millennials and older baby-boomers – intergenerational Homeshare schemes are addressing a problem that cuts across the perceived generational divide…