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Council launches consultation in bid to prevent residents from sleeping rough

Warwick District Council has today (5th February) launched a consultation on its draft Homelessness Strategy for 2021-2026. The new strategy outlines the provision and preventative measures the Council plans to implement to ensure that this good work continues and is extended to reducing all forms of homelessness. Since adopting the previous strategy in 2017, the Council has made significant progress in enhancing and delivering services for people at risk of […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Young people in Solihull given artistic licence for a fortnight

Young people aged 5 to 25 years old are invited to share their visions of the world they want for farmers and workers worldwide, using drawings, paintings, and poems for a national online exhibition during Fairtrade Fortnight. Solihull Council usually works with schools and voluntary groups to run a Fairtrade cake baking competition and a trail around the town centre during Fairtrade Fortnight. This year neither can occur because of […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Technology donations set to support school children in the West Midlands

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is to donate around 150 old laptops and desktop computers to schoolchildren to address digital poverty across the region. Wowdot, a community interest company started by former Asian Business Chamber of Commerce president Qasim Majid, aims to provide 1,000 families in Birmingham with a computer in the next 12 months through its Connect_In campaign. As well as handing out old computers, the campaign will […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Cleaning city streets top priority for Birmingham

Ongoing efforts to improve Birmingham’s neighbourhoods have been bolstered by a deal that has seen the city council start implementation of 31 new street sweeping vehicles. The vehicles will be deployed across the city, replacing ageing machines that have reached the end of their operational lives. Part of a broader modernisation programme, the street sweepers join 76 new refuse collection vehicles that started delivery to the council’s depots last month […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Region outlines plans for climate change future

The West Midlands can achieve its ambitious target of becoming net zero carbon by 2041 and create thousands of new jobs if the region pulls together to tackle climate change. Independent experts commissioned by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) have outlined a draft five-year roadmap to 2026, which if adopted, will also bring significant improvements to the economy and people's quality of life. Conducted by independent consultants WSP, the […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Arena Birmingham track getting a long overdue upgrade

Plans to invest in a much-needed replacement indoor athletics track at Arena Birmingham are due before the city council’s Cabinet on February 9. The £1.2million purchase will see the original track, installed almost 30 years ago, replaced as it is visibly worn and has reached the end of its usability. A replacement will ensure Birmingham is well-placed to achieve its aim of hosting more major international sporting events in the […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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New campaign launched to help tackle hate crime in the West Midlands

Safer Travel has relaunched an anti-hate crime campaign to encourage passengers to notify the necessary authorities if they are victims of hate crime during their journey. Following the success of the original campaign, which was launched almost two years ago by the Police and Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson, and Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, Safer Travel worked with partners to refresh the materials which are planned to be […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Plans for first of its kind park to be reviewed by Council

Plans to develop the Warwick district’s first Country Park are to be considered by the Council’s Executive later this month. The latest proposals follow two public consultations, which took place between November 2019 and June 2020, receiving more than 2200 responses. The results have been incorporated into a masterplan, drawn up in collaboration with Bishop’s Tachbrook Parish Council. If approved, the project to create Tachbrook Country Park, a new 56-hectare […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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Coventry residents encouraged to get tested for HIV

Health and care partners in Coventry are marking National HIV Testing Week, running from 1st – 7th February, by reminding people about the importance of getting tested for HIV if they think they may have been at risk of contracting the virus. Coventry is one of the areas in the West Midlands with high rates of HIV.  Many people can live with the virus for a long time without any […]

todayFebruary 7, 2021

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