Month: September 2010

Birmingham Council Spending Data: The Good, The Bad, and The Downright Obstructive —guardian.co.uk

The council have released their spending data for August, not in the most usable format or with much contextual information. Chris Taggart explains. (It does reveal over £600, 000 to various Capita companies, however — but is that good or bad,…

Johnny Foreigner need our help

from Brumblr, the scrapbook of Brum web ephemera: “ Johnny Foreigner need our help “Tho we clearly can’t stress enough the IF YOU DONT GIVE US YOUR MONEY THEN WE ARE COMPLETELY SCREWED, we’re still old enough to remember spending…

Milk and honey on Cannon Street

An unexpected treat this weekend, when the Invisible Architecture tour I was on stumbled across what might just prove to be a little independent gem. Shakes is a milkshake bar and coffee shop, it’s up Cannon Street almost oposite The…

Big City Plan Stage 2

A commentable WordPress site for the second report of Birmingham City Council's Big City Plan. Not so easy to navigate, and the real test is how they handle any conversation—but a good step. [link]