International Migrants Day – Birmingham’s continuing commitment as a City of Sanctuary

Ahead of International Migrants Day, Cllr John Cotton looks at how Birmingham continues to honour its commitments as a City of Sanctuary, following Cabinet’s approval of plans to resettle 220 Afghan refugees.

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Leader's blog: Celebrating the beating heart of Birmingham

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, reflects on how the Birmingham Awards 2021 celebrated the 'beating heart' of our city.

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Violence, harassment and abuse of women and girls will never be tolerated in our city

2021 marks the 30th anniversary of the UN’s international 16 Days of Action campaign against gender-based violence. Cllr John Cotton looks at how Birmingham is working towards making its public spaces safer for everyone.

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Letter to the Home Secretary on the Government's New Plan for Immigration

Following the Government’s announcement of its New Plan for Immigration, Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities shares this open letter to the Home Secretary.

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Why armed forces veterans need our support after serving their country

Cllr John Cotton talks about why service men and women need support and the help that is available ahead of a Veterans Community Day in Birmingham next week.

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Why raising awareness of anti-social behaviour is crucial to community safety

Cllr John Cotton, Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion, Community Safety and Equalities takes a look at how the city tackles ‘ASB’ as part of Resolve’s first Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week.

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Leader's blog - July 2021

Cllr Ian Ward, Leader of Birmingham City Council, writes the first edition of what will be a monthly blog, rounding up key stories from recent weeks...

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