Tag: Birmingham City Council

Jesus park for Digbeth

Lovely image of the “ingenious” water feature planned for the new park in Digbeth: Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! Allowing brummies to walk on water, pretending to be Brian Clough. Really like the plan to have a new city centre park,…

Brum to have “digital district”

Whatever that means. In a speech welcoming Lord Carter to the Digital Britain regional launch. Cllr Paul Tilsley (Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council and the Chair of the Digital Birmingham partnership) is announcing a “digital district”: “Birmingham will create…

Mayor Blog

Uploaded with plasq‘s Skitch! The Mayor has a blog after all, it seems. Cllr Michael Wilkes has been blogging sporadically for almost a year. He’s posted a few bits since he became mayor, and let this little tit-bit slip: “I…

Expenses Scandal? I don’t think so

Billesley councillor Colin Hughes has collected all of the expenses figures from Birmingham City Council for the past five years and handed then to The Stirrer. I’ve popped them online as a Google Spreadsheet, which you can open here. Are…

Mayor regenerates, website doesn’t

Brum is having a new Lord Mayor. Beowulf playing, hobbit fan (and Professor) Coun Michael Wilkes was “handed the chain” on the 19th. Previous Lord Mayor Coun Chauhdry Rashid is now deputy mayor. Coun Rashid, you may recall has a…

Dear Martin – an open letter

Martin Mullaney has taken over the position of City Council Cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture. That puts him in charge of swimming baths, football pitches, and even (in theory) Central Library. Whatever you may think of Cllr Mullaney,…

We the undersigned

News reaches us via Stef posting a press release in a useful place and telling us about it that the council are to set up an online petitions site, similar to the one that Prime Ministers have been condescendingly ignoring…

Value for money?

At least one supplier has been miffed by this section of a letter from Birmingham City Council’s procurement department: “Following the introduction of Birmingham City Council’s new procurement and payments system in October 2007 we bring you some news about…