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Lifford Lane HRC – service update 

14 Mar

The following is a statement on services offered at the Lifford Lane Household Recycling Centre (HRC): A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “The first decent weekend of weather this year inevitably saw an increase in visitor numbers...


MIPIM: Putting Birmingham in the shop window 

14 Mar

Leader of the Council, Cllr John Clancy, looks at why events in the South of France this week could have a major impact on the future development of Birmingham.


Birmingham men urged not to miss out on FREE health MOT 

14 Mar

A growing number of Brummies are signing-up for a FREE health MOT that can identify the risk of developing heart disease, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease.


Community litter picks – how to get involved 

11 Mar

Have you ever wanted to do your bit and help ensure your neighbourhood has cleaner and greener streets? Birmingham City Council can help you plan and prepare a community litter pick.


Statement from leaders to improvement panel – March 2016 

10 Mar

Appearing before the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s (BIIP) fourth public meeting, the leaders of the three political groups reiterated their continued cross-party commitment to delivering on the agenda to improve how the council...


Update on Cleaner Greener Streets – March 2016 

10 Mar

An infographic outlining various facts and figures relating to Birmingham City Council’s waste management service has been published.


Gritting alert – March 9 

9 Mar

West Midlands Gritting Alerts It is going to be another cold night so Birmingham’s gritters will be going out to treat the roads at 8pm tonight.


Partnerships: Happy to take a back-seat if we get the right outcome 

9 Mar

With partnership working growing in importance, Cabinet member for Health and Social Care, Cllr Paulette Hamilton , looks at a new project that sees Birmingham City Council working with two charities to feed Birmingham’s homeless.


Bladder and kidney cancer awareness roadshow visits Birmingham 

8 Mar

Be Clear on Cancer’s ‘Blood in Pee’ roadshow is touring the country and visiting   the Swan Centre in Yardley, Birmingham on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 March  to raise awareness amongst residents of blood in pee as a key symptom for both ...


Working with local landlords to deliver affordable housing 

8 Mar

Cllr John Cotton 150 landlords are heading to Millennium Point this Thursday for the Birmingham Landlord Forum, a joint event between the National Landlords Association and Birmingham City Council’s Private Rented Service.


Organisations rewarded for cycling and walking efforts 

8 Mar

Lord Mayor Cllr Raymond Hassall (centre) with some of this year’s award winners.


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Council meetings »

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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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 »

Financial & Workforce Efficiencies 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to J Taylor on 14 March 2016 .


BCC – List of schools in Area 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Wayne Pearsall on 14 March 2016 .


Birmingham City: Unauthorised FPN / Convictions 

14 Mar

Follow up sent to Birmingham City Council by Sara Goode on 14 March 2016 .


Parking Data Feeds from council run car parks 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Prem Gyani on 14 March 2016 .


Birmingham City: Unauthorised FPN / Convictions 

14 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Sara Goode on 14 March 2016 .


BCC – List of schools in Area 

13 Mar

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Wayne Pearsall on 13 March 2016 .


Birmingham City: Unauthorised FPN / Convictions 

13 Mar

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Sara Goode on 13 March 2016 .


Correspondence with What Do They Know/My Society 

12 Mar

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by J Taylor on 12 March 2016 .


Rubbish and littering in Birmingham 

11 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Diana Gangan on 11 March 2016 .


Current Staff – Office Contact Details 

11 Mar

Response by Birmingham City Council to Austin Bond on 11 March 2016 .


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FixMyStreet »

Multiple deep potholes, 14th March 

14 Mar

Very poor road surface on Lye Close Lane between Woodgate Lane junction and Nailers Close junction.


Pothole, 14th March 

14 Mar

Pothole at the junction of Chester Rd North and Roylesden Crescent-just as you turn in Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Roylesden Crescent, Sutton Coldfield Report on FixMyStreet...


Inspection cover collapsing, 14th March 

14 Mar

Inspection cover collapsing in middle of highway Alcester Road south near Woodthorpe Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Alcester Road South, Kings Heath Report on FixMyStreet...


Terrible state of Boldmere Gate parking area, 13th March 

13 Mar

Throwing a load of gravel/type 1 in the big holes on te car park is not the answer - as soon as it rains they get dug out again creating massive holes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Boldmere...


Dog poo hung in bags from trees where children are playing, 13th March 

13 Mar

In the wooded area just up from the parking at Boldmere Gate some bright dog owner/owners think it's a great idea to hang bags of dog poo from the tree branches - there are clusters of 20-30 bags and it is a growing problem Nearest road to ...


No bin next on the street/bus stop and every night people come and throw their rubbish on the street., 13th March 

13 Mar

There used to be a bin next to the bus stop and people used to throw rubbish in it but it broke and was not replaced.


Dumped beds, 13th March 

13 Mar

The corner of Mansel rd and Somerville Rd again i actually watched her putting it there Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 222 Somerville Road, Small Heath Report on FixMyStreet...


Nose in parking, 12th March 

12 Mar

Is it legal for cars to park nose in - rather than parallel? There is ample room on our road to do so and most people park nose in (or back in) but a few people prefer to parallel park.


Dirty street vs traffic wardens, 12th March 

12 Mar

I think this street is very much neglected when it comes to cleaning, the amount of garbage you can see around is beyond what you'd expect to see in a first world country.


Raised Manholes, 12th March 

12 Mar

At B219da we have DANGER TO INJURY - UNEVEN SURFACES RAISED MANHOLES BLOCKED MANHOLES SEVERAL POTHOLES CRACKED SURFACE CRACKED PATHWAYS ALL DANGER TO SMALL CHILDREN PLAYING!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated...


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NHS »

Advice for patients ahead of the junior doctors’ strike 

8 Mar

A national junior doctors’ strike is taking place this Wednesday, 9 March, for 48 hours; effective from 8am until 8am on Friday 11 March.


Have your say on procedure policies: Health commissioners urge local people 

3 Mar

People in Birmingham and Solihull are being invited to give their views on changes which will affect the availability of certain medical treatments and procedures.


Patients benefit from £156,085 NHS England fund receiving revamped GP premises 

29 Feb

Castle Bromwich patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.


Venkat Medical Centre closure 

22 Feb

Venkat Medical Centre in Tile Cross will no longer be providing medical services to its patients from 11 April 2016.


A new patient transport service for Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell 

19 Feb

Each year, thousands of local patients use non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) services across Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull, to get to and from their NHS healthcare services.


Advice for patients ahead of the junior doctors’ strike 

9 Feb

A national junior doctors’ strike is taking place on Wednesday the 10 February for 24 hours; effective from 8am until 8am on Thursday 11 January.


Impact assessment on 25+ mental health services in Birmingham 

9 Feb

Joint press release from NHS Birmingham CrossCity Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.


Katie Road walk-in centre hours extended until 10pm, seven days a week 

9 Feb

South Birmingham GP walk-in centre is now open from 8am-10pm, seven days a week.


Sheldon patients to benefit from revamped premises 

9 Feb

Sheldon patients will benefit from a major NHS funding boost to improve local GP facilities.


Patients invited to share their views about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value 

2 Feb

The NHS in Birmingham and Solihull would like to talk to patients about Procedures of Lower Clinical Value (PLCV).


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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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