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25 January 2019

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news and events from
Birmingham City Council.


children's trust


Following the publication of an Ofsted inspection result, we're pleased to announce Children’s social care services in Birmingham are showing sustained improvement. 

A report setting out proposed improvements to the city council's enablement service, which helps people recover skills and confidence to live at home after a spell of illness or hospital stay, has been approved by the council’s cabinet.

A proposal to increase the premium on empty properties to help tackle the city’s housing shortage has been approved by the council's cabinet.

Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT), the council’s house-building arm, has received planning permission to install its first modular home.

Community representatives from across Birmingham have had an exciting preview of a major new heritage project. 'Everything to Everybody' is aimed at restoring the world’s first great people’s Shakespeare Library to everyone in the city.

If you live in Birmingham, you can recycle your real Christmas tree at one of our four country parks, until 1 February 2019, between 9.30am and 4.30pm.




The Lord Mayor of Birmingham will lead the city’s Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations at the Council House on Sunday, 27 January.

Enjoy a weekend of Swing dance workshops for all levels, with late-night parties, live bands and competitions at Birmingham Swing Festival, from 1-3 February.

Chinese New Year starts with celebrations across the city from 8 February culminating in a whole afternoon of festivities on Sunday 10 February.

Get 20% discount on tickets for the Spar British Athletics Indoor Championships, on 9-10 February and the Muller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, on 16 February. Both take place at Arena Birmingham. Use the code BIRMINGHAM20.

Mac Birmingham is throwing a Love Sucks: Anti-Valentine’s Night on 14 February. There will be no declarations of love just cocktails or mocktails, party food, party games, live music and watching Glenn Close and Michael Douglas in Fatal Attraction!

Have your say

have your say


People who travel in Birmingham are being invited to take part in a survey which seeks to better understand why they do – or don’t – use the bus.

Birmingham City Council is currently working to create a clean air city, including the introduction of a Clean Air Zone from 2020. A key part of this work involves encouraging people to change their travel habits by switching from private cars to more sustainable forms of transport.

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