Tag: Birmingham City Council

BiNS Bans Council Employees

It’s come to our attention that BiNS is not on the list of the sites that Birmingham City Council employees are banned from viewing from their work computers. Devil worshiping, birdwatching, and social networking sites (along with a huge list…

Bright Lights, Big City

You know how big and complex Birmingham is, well it is. Very. Sometimes things like even knowing who owns a building is tricky (that falling into itself one by the Silver Blades opposite the indoor Market  — I’m guessing the…

Mike Whitby, Fool

Mike Whitby thinks Aston Villa should change their name to include the word Birmingham. Wouldn’t a disregarding of 134 years of tradition, and obvious love of “branding” make him unsuited to be in charge of things? Just a thought.

Westsiiide, Aii

If Eastside wasn’t an awful enough name, the latest Big City Plan stuff introduces us to Westside. And it’s associated Ali G connotations. What next? The area between the Turks Head and the Royal Mail Sorting Office becomes Northside, and…

Love will Voltaire us apart

The Chamberlain Awards, are a four-year old initiative from Birmingham City Council to reward exceptional customer service from council employees. A lovely idea, and if you have a favourite council employee I’d encourage you to vote using the clumsy nomination…

Change is bad, unless it’s good

Brum is hosting “the UK’s first Climate Change Festival“. It’s difficult to work out exactly what a climate change festival is, although one can be assured they don’t have the same attitude to climate change as the Hay-on-Wye Literary Festival…

Sand gets everywhere

Beach comes back to Brum – Birmingham Mail We heard that it wasn’t happening, but the Council have found another airline to sponsor the Chamberlain Square beach: Punters will be able to relax on the dunes from 11am to 7pm…

Brum Link 28th April

Found this on teh interwebs: Webcast for city election results – BBC NEWS – “The Council is to hold a television-style live results service after voting finishes in the local elections on Thursday. The webcast will feature interviews and analysis…