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Victoria Square stands at the junction of three streets; New Street, Paradise Street and Colmore Row. After the Council House was built in the 1870s it was known as Council House Square. It became Victoria Square after the arrival of the statue of Queen Victoria in 1901.

Between August 1992 and June 1993, Victoria Square was completely redesigned at a cost of £0.2 million. Only the statue of Queen Victoria remains in its original location. The square was re-opened by Diana, the Princess of Wales on 6 May 1993.

The square is also the site of Birmingham's Town Hall, and several public works of art, including the Iron Man and the 'Floozie in the Jacuzzi'.

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Council Performance

Council Budget &Council Business Plan: View our high level statement of intent which sets out the ambition for Birmingham for the forthcoming year(s). It also includes how the council plans its spending and income in accordance with its aims, priorities and resources (which include the setting of the council tax.

Finance and Accounts: See the Council's consolidated final annual accounts. These give details of the Council's balance sheet and its actual spending and income for a year.

Corporate Performance: See how we are performing against our Council Business Plan and statutory government requirements.

Directorate Performance: Our directorate performance pages provide further detail on how our services are performing.

Be Birmingham: View how we are working with our partners to deliver our long tem vision for Birmingham.

Overview & Scrutiny: Check out how they are responsible for overseeing and scrutinising the performance of the Council in relation to its policy objectives and performance targets.

Listening to our Customers: We want to give the best service we can. It’s always great for us to hear when things go right but crucially, it’s important for us to know if we get things wrong. We would like you to tell us what you think of our services.

Checking we deliver high quality services: Local people shape local services. We regularly seek the views of local people and regularly a range of different ways. Find out how.

Policy & Performance Team: Check out what our Corporate Policy and Performance Team do to ensure that the Council achieves its priorities.