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Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People appointed 

29 Mar

Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy announces appointment of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People.


The Midlands at the heart of Britain’s offer to Qatar 

28 Mar

@BrumLeader welcomes business leaders from #Qatar to the city as it hopes to gain investment from the country #CapitalReports pic.


Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme 

28 Mar

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure...


Strategic Director for Finance & Legal to leave city council 

28 Mar

Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for Finance and Legal, Jon Warlow, has announced he is to leave the authority after eight years.


Brummies will not tolerate extremism of any kind 

23 Mar

#WeStandTogether Brummies across all communities will not tolerate extremism of any kind #WestminsterAttack pic.


Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme 

22 Mar

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced today that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure...


City tips gear up for summer season with extended hours 

22 Mar

Extended summer opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will come into effect from April 1.


Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes 

22 Mar

Last year’s under 16 winner Liam Sayers Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes.


New programme to support small house builders 

22 Mar

L-R: Steve Rose – Jessup Brothers, John Perrett – Oakleaf Construction Services, Cllr Peter Griffiths, Antony Rees – Harper Group, Tony Cotter – E.


Birmingham City Council Finance Team Update 

21 Mar

Following yesterday’s announcements regarding the senior team at Birmingham City Council , further additions have been made to strengthen the leadership of the authority.


110 more homes for Erdington help tackle housing shortage 

21 Mar

Cabinet member for housing and homes Cllr Peter Griffiths at the Abbey Fields development Work is underway to complete a further 110 homes in Erdington – and the first of the new homes will be ready to hand over from April this year.


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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

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


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FOI requests »

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

30 Mar

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Gavin Chait on 30 March 2017 .


Health and Social Care 

29 Mar

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Jemma Jones on 29 March 2017 .


Housing Related Support Contracts 

29 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to A Hare on 29 March 2017 .


Excusions from mainstream schools in Birmingham. 

29 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Kristofor karolski on 29 March 2017 .


What academies in Birmingham aren’t faith or religious schools? 

29 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Maria Wright on 29 March 2017 .


What academies in Birmingham aren’t faith or religious schools? 

28 Mar

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Maria Wright on 28 March 2017 .


Total number of pupils and spend for with SEN and looked after children 

28 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to B.


Birmingham City Council External Bankruptcy Solicitors for Council Tax 

27 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Mrs.


Records relating to Highways Act 1980 S31(6) 

27 Mar

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by D Papadopoulos on 27 March 2017 .


Total number of pupils and spend for with SEN and looked after children 

27 Mar

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by B.


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FixMyStreet »

Vehicle registration:EN06 UUX abandoned for over 6 months, 30th March 

30 Mar

Abandoned for over 6 months Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 43 Wycome Road, Hall Green Report on FixMyStreet...


Broken tree branch hanging down across the road, 30th March 

30 Mar

Broken tree branch hanging down across the road.


No rubbish collection todat, 29th March 

29 Mar

There was no normal waste collection today.


Cars repeatedly blocking dropped kerb for bus stop, 29th March 

29 Mar

Car repeatedly blocks the dropped kerb between the second kerb around grass verges put in for disabled and pushchair access to the bus stop outside 197 Kingsbury Road, Erdington.


Dumped black bags and rubbish, 29th March 

29 Mar

Once again dumped approximately 10 black bags full of waste and other debris Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Avenue Road, Handsworth Report on FixMyStreet...


Hole on road, needs refilling, 29th March 

29 Mar

If you have the budget then it would be appreciated if this can be fixed.


Garden waste, 29th March 

29 Mar

I saw number 6 dump all of her garden waste here Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Willoughby Grove, Selly Oak Report on FixMyStreet...


Disabled ramp blocked AGAIN, 29th March 

29 Mar

All/the/time/daily/why/do/you/not/stop/this/happening?? Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Bowlas Avenue, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet...


Broken down abandoned vehicle, 29th March 

29 Mar

10 days ago a vehicle broke down, owner has now abandoned vehicle which causes trouble during rush hour traffic.


Inconsiderate parking blocked footpath, 29th March 

29 Mar

Car always parked over public footpath obstructing access to houses.


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NHS »

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.


NHS in Birmingham set outs proposals for improvements in mental health day services 

2 Mar

The NHS clinical commissioning groups in Birmingham have launched a twelve week public consultation on proposed changes to some of the mental health services they buy from a range of organisations.


Top Tips to stay well in cold weather 

8 Feb

It is important that we all take extra precautions as colder weather sweeps across the area this week.


Personalised virtual budget scheme to be created for pregnant women across Birmingham and Solihull 

18 Jan

A brand new initiative which plans to give pregnant women access to a virtual budget to improve and personalise theirmaternity care, goes live this week.


Think about which service you need… 

4 Jan

The NHS in Birmingham is currently very busy and we are asking local people to carefully consider what NHS service they need.


Integrated Personal Commissioning early adopters 

21 Dec

Integrated Personal Commissioning (IPC) is one of the pillars of the Five Year Forward View.


Pharmacy opening hours for Christmas and New Year 2016-17 

19 Dec

Families are being urged to plan ahead for Christmas and the New Year by making sure they know in advance where they can get expert health advice for common problems.


NEPT Stakeholder Briefing December 2016 

14 Dec

It has been an extremely busy year as the four Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) have taken forward plans to commission a new non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) service which will start on 1 May 2017...


Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) 

24 Oct

For more information on the Birmingham and Solihull Sustainability and Transformation Plan visit www.


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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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