Helping young people at risk of offending

Cllr Kate Booth, cabinet member for children’s wellbeing, talks about the work the city council and Birmingham Children’s Trust are doing to help vulnerable young people at risk of offending.

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Refugee Week: Why our welcome has to be more than words

As Refugee Week begins, Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities, looks at why welcoming refugees to Birmingham has to be more than just a greeting.

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How Redthread are helping victims of violence turn their lives around

As Birmingham, and the wider West Midlands, continues to see a rise in violent crime – particularly knife crime – Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities talks about his recent visit to Redthread.

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Perry Barr and the Commonwealth Games

Neil Carney, Birmingham City Council’s Programme Director for Birmingham 2022, writes about the area that will be at the centre of everything related to the Commonwealth Games in just over three years’ time…

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Working together to tackle knife crime

Councillor Jayne Francis, cabinet member for education, skills and culture, talked at the city's knife crime summit.

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Public Health consultation

Dr Justin Varney, director of public health, encourages Birmingham citizens to take part in the public health consultation.

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International Women's Day 2019

Cllr Brigid Jones, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, reflects on what still needs to be done to encourage more women to participate in local democracy.

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National Apprenticeship Week

Cllr Jayne Francis, cabinet member for education, skills and culture, talks about the importance of apprenticeships.

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Air quality: local solutions to a national problem

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment at Birmingham City Council, reflects on how local solutions are being used to tackle the national issue of air pollution

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Birmingham Homelessness Partnership Board response to increase in people sleeping rough in the city

Members of Birmingham Homelessness Partnership Board are committed to working together to ensure no one has to sleep rough on the streets of our city. Those who do are some of the most vulnerable in our city

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