Denver delegation sees best of Birmingham

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 who are visiting Birmingham to learn about our approach to challenging extremism in all […]

Proud to support Pride

  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, Bisexual and Transgender calendar coming up this weekend (Birmingham Pride, May 27-28), I thought now was an […]

It’s DIY time – so beware of doorstep sales and deals

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director of Place, urges people to be vigilant as rogue traders could be knocking on your door as the bank holidays – and DIY season – approaches. While many people look to make improvements to their homes over the spring and summer – be it gardening, double glazing or roof work – […]

Thoughts on latest fly-tipping stats

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, reflects on the latest fly-tipping statistics nationally, which were published by Defra recently… Mention the word fly-tipping to anyone, and you are likely to provoke a mixture of emotions from anger to concern to despondency. Whenever I see a pile of illegally dumped rubbish, […]

How apprenticeships can take you anywhere

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, talks about the importance of apprenticeships ahead of addressing a national apprenticeship event in Birmingham   National Apprenticeship Week is the perfect time to highlight our continual drive to retain talent within Birmingham. We want to strengthen our local economy by ensuring we have the right […]

Cleaner, greener steets and the GB Spring Clean

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, offers an update on the council’s Cleaner Greener Streets campaign and how it links in with the Great British Spring Clean, which is being officially held nationwide this weekend (March 3-5)… It’s roughly a year since we started our Cleaner Greener Streets campaign, launched […]

Tackling tenancy fraud helps people who need houses

Birmingham City Council’s service director for housing transformation, Rob James, explains why tackling tenancy fraud is so important and how people can help – Most people will be aware that there is a national housing shortage and all councils need to house people in an affordable and acceptable way.  In Birmingham we’ve built well over […]