Monthly Archives: November 2009

Success for gas contractor


PH Jones Ltd , who provide gas maintenance services for CVCHA tenants and many homeowners in Castle Vale, have been awarded the contract by Birmingham City Council to provide gas servicing, repairs and installations for north Birmingham including Erdington, Ladywood, Perry Barr and Yardley.

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Vale devour Cadbury


The Cadbury keeper goes the right way, but cannot stop Carter's penalty goal to put Vale 1-0 up.


Vale FC smashed five goals past Cadbury FC to maintain their push for promotion this afternoon at the Farnborough Road Stadium. Two goals from Carter, two more from Power and one from Frazier sealed the victory, after a tight first half in which the teams were separated by Carter’s penalty goal. Vale will be pleased with the result, not least because they did it without top scorer Simeon Smith who is serving a one match ban after collecting five bookings.
JKS also have cause to celebrate. They earned a valuable point with a stubborn 0-0 draw at Heather St Johns.

Lyndhurst pub to be demolished


The Lyndhurst pub on Sutton Road, which has more recently been known as The Star Members Club, is being demolished this week as part of the regeneration of the Lyndhurst estate.
The council has already demolished nearly 300  homes on the estate and further demolition is planned for 2 large tower blocks.

City of Culture bid: web of ideas


Council bosses have set up a website inviting people’s suggestions for Birmingham’s bid to become the UK City of Culture for 2013. The website address is: www.canvasbirmingham.com

A shortlist from the 22 bidding cities will be drawn up in January 2010, and final bids have to be in by May 2010.
Martin Mullaney, Chairman of the Birmingham Cultural Partnership said: “The important thing here is that this is a Birmingham-wide bid – it’s not just about the council or the many high profile arts and cultural organisations in the city. We want people across the city to make their mark so individuals and organisations from the grassroots up can be part of the Birmingham story. If you have ideas, please log onto the website and share them. If you don’t have an idea at the moment but are interested in the process, log onto the website for inspiration.”

Lighting-up time


Putting the finishing touches to the Christmas lights outside Selfridge's this morning

Green light from planners for new city library


Birmingham’s proposed new £193 million library in Centenary square has been granted planning permission today. The Council hopes that the new library will attract 10,000 visitors per day when finished, and that the project will create 250 new construction jobs.

White ribbons to stop violence against women


November 25, marks the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the beginning of the 16 Days of Action Opposing Violence against Women. It will also mark the launch of the White Ribbon Campaign, where individuals are encouraged to wear a white ribbon to show their support for an end to male violence against women.
Birmingham Domestic Violence Forum and the Safer Birmingham Partnership will be leading on the development of the City’s ‘Sixteen Days of Action’ campaign, designed to raise awareness of the plight of women and children who suffer from domestic violence.
A wide range of activity will be carried out across Birmingham during the 16 days.
The Forum is calling on the public to show their support for this campaign by donating items which can be given to women and children on their first night as they enter a refuge. Amelia Murray, Northfield Community Safety Co-ordinator said, “This is a great opportunity for members of the public to do something small to show they care. Donations could be anything from a bar of soap to a colouring book or crayons. What is important is that this will bring great comfort at a time of need, as many families escaping violence arrive at refuges with little more than the clothes they are wearing”.
Anyone wishing to donate items should send them for the attention of Amelia Murray, Northfield Community Safety Partnership, Northfield Constituency Team, PO Box 10591, Birmingham. B31 4WH.
If you, or someone you care about is affected by domestic abuse, contact Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid in confidence on 0800 0732 606.