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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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This week’s council meetings: June 8-12 

8 Jun

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This week’s council meetings: June 1-5 

1 Jun

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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 »

No of students 

19 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to MD on 19 January 2018 .


School Agency Spend 

19 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Francesca Sandiford on 19 January 2018 .


“Birmingham Faith Map” data 

19 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Andy Mabbett on 19 January 2018 .


Great Run Local – The Vale Birmingham 

19 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mr Wilkes on 19 January 2018 .


PHV 

18 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Tom Warburton on 18 January 2018 .


Use of Body Worn Video 

18 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Lucy Johnson on 18 January 2018 .


Bus lane fines 

18 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to P.


MFD and printer 

17 Jan

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Andrew Smith on 17 January 2018 .


Use of Body Worn Video 

17 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Lucy Johnson on 17 January 2018 .


Dropped kerbs 

17 Jan

Response by Birmingham City Council to Habib Zafar on 17 January 2018 .


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Sofa big bags wood, 20th January 

20 Jan

Hi There is a sofa refused bin bags and wood on pavement which creating health and safety issue on pavement and hygenic smell too Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Seeleys Road, Greet...


Obstructing the pavement on a regular occasion., 19th January 

19 Jan

Pavement obstruction and poor parking on a regular basis.


A large number of block paving bricks missing from around inspection cover on footpath outside Santander Bank at 1109 Warwick Road, Acocks Green, B27 6RA, 19th January 

19 Jan

The fact that so many bricks are missing from around this inspection cover means that there is serious trip hazard for pedestrians here in this very busy shopping street.


Large pothole in Stratford Road service road outside no. 1037 Stratford Road (Poundstretcher shop), 19th January 

19 Jan

This pothole has developed recently and is rapdily getting worse.


Different issues, 19th January 

19 Jan

Location: Subway between Bromsgrove St and Ibiz Budget Multiple Graffiti that needs removing Subway also needs to be litter picked and washed down as there is a bad smell coming from it Subway also has needles inside plus other drug substances...


Broken Bollard, 19th January 

19 Jan

Bollard needs fixing Location: Outside Back 2 Backs on Hurst St Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 57 Hurst Street, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet...


All signals out, 19th January 

19 Jan

Priory Queensway/Moor Street Traffic Signals out Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Moor Street Queensway, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet...


Barriers, 19th January 

19 Jan

Barriers need collecting Not sure who they belong to but no nearby business has claimed them Possibly belong to the council Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 140 Bromsgrove Street, Digbeth Report...


Again, filthy selfish people, 19th January 

19 Jan

D I S G U ST I N G - Filthy selfish people doing this.


Pavement Issues, 19th January 

19 Jan

Location: Outside Saints Salon on Hurst St Pavement needs fixing / Trip Hazards Many thanks, Southside Street Warden Adam Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 104 Hurst Street, ...


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NHS »

Mental health charities awarded contract to support Birmingham people with their recovery and into employment 

15 Jan

Three of the region’s leading mental health charities have come together in a unique partnership which is set to support thousands of local people with their recovery and a move into meaningful employment.


Walking 10 minutes a day can improve your mood 

15 Jan

Walk away the January blues and literally step into the New Year as evidence suggests walking 10 minutes a day can boost your mood to help brighten the January month.


Walking for 10 minutes a day can improve your mood 

15 Jan

Walking for just 10 minutes a day could boost your mood and help banish those January blues.


A little does a lot – Alternative ways to live healthily in the New Year 

11 Jan

If your New Year resolution is to embrace a healthier lifestyle, then NHS Choices has lots of support available online.


Help yourself and others to Stay Well This Winter and don’t spread flu in the West Midlands 

11 Jan

Public Health England (PHE) in the West Midland is urging people to help the region ‘stay well this winter’ by preventing the spread of flu across the region.


Half the sugar children consume comes from unhealthy snacks and sugary drinks 

3 Jan

New Change4Life campaign encourages parents in the West Midlands region to “Look for 100 calorie snacks, 2 a day max” to cut children’s sugar intake.


New Year, New You – Make some resolutions to improve your health 

2 Jan

If your new year resolution is to improve your health, then why not look after your li ver in 2018...


Stay safe and well in cold weather 

27 Dec

The Met office has issued a yellow warning for snow today (27 December) where the cold weather could increase the health risks to vulnerable patients and disrupt the delivery of services.


Call NHS 111 to get the right care this winter 

21 Dec

People in Birmingham and Solihull who need urgent but not emergency care this winter are being urged by Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to call NHS 111.


NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group appoints new Lay Vice Chair 

21 Dec

Sir Tony Hawkhead CBE has been appointed as the Lay Vice Chair of the new NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), from 01 April 2018.


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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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