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The Birmingham City Council is the body responsible for the governance of
Government of Birmingham
Birminghamshown within West MidlandsThis page is about the Government of Birmingham, England.-Civic history:Most of Birmingham was historically a part of Warwickshire, though the modern city also includes villages and towns historically in Staffordshire or Worcestershire.Until the 1760s, Birmingham...

 the City of Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England. It is the most populous British city outside the capital London, with a population of 1,036,900 , and lies at the heart of the West Midlands conurbation, the second most populous urban area in the United Kingdom with a...

 in England, which has been a metropolitan district since 1974. It is the most populated local authority in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern IrelandIn the United Kingdom and Dependencies, other languages have been officially recognised as legitimate autochthonous languages under the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages...

 (excluding counties) with, following a reorganisation of boundaries in June 2004, 120 Birmingham City councillors representing over one million people, in 40 wards. The council headquarters are based at the Council House
Council House, Birmingham
Birmingham City Council House in Birmingham, England is the home of Birmingham City Council. It provides office accommodation for both employed council officers, including the Chief Executive, and elected council members, plus the council chamber, Lord Mayor's Suite, committee rooms and a large and...

 in the city centre. The council is responsible for running nearly all local services, with the exception of those run by joint boards. The provision of certain services has in recent years been devolved to several council constituencies, which each have a constituency committee
Constituency committee
In Birmingham, England, each council constituency is managed by a Constituency Committee, made up of all the councillors for the wards in that constituency....

 made up of councillors from that district.

Political control


The council was run by a Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

 administration between 1984 and 2004, with Sir Dick Knowles
Dick Knowles
Sir Richard Marchant Knowles , known as Dick Knowles, was a British politician known for his work in local government in Birmingham. He led the Labour Party administration on Birmingham City Council from 1984 to 1993....

 as Council Leader from 1984 to 1993, followed in turn by Theresa Stewart and Sir Albert Bore
Albert Bore
Sir Albert Bore is the elected Councillor for Birmingham-Ladywood , the current Leader of the Labour Group of Birmingham City Council , former Leader of Birmingham City Council and Chair of the Economic Development portfolio...

. They lost overall control in 2003 but continued to run the council as a minority administration for the following year. At the election of 10 June 2004, the 121 seats were divided between the Labour, (53 councillors), Conservative
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

 (39) and Liberal Democrat (28) parties. The Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups then formed a governing coalition, moving Labour into opposition.

In 2005, Richard Mawrey
Richard Mawrey
Richard Mawrey QC is a barrister and Deputy High Court Judge in the United Kingdom. He is a bencher of Gray's Inn and a member of Henderson Chambers...

 QC (as an election commissioner) ruled invalid Birmingham City Council elections in two wards, Aston and Bordesley Green, held the year before, and required re-votes. He blamed most of the electoral fraud
Electoral fraud
Electoral fraud is illegal interference with the process of an election. Acts of fraud affect vote counts to bring about an election result, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates or both...

 on absentee ballot
Absentee ballot
An absentee ballot is a vote cast by someone who is unable or unwilling to attend the official polling station. Numerous methods have been devised to facilitate this...

 manipulation, and implicated the returning officer and six Labour councillors. By-elections and defections in 2005 altered the distribution of seats within the council with Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

 holding 46 seats, Conservatives
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

 holding 40, Liberal Democrats holding 30, the People's Justice Party
People's Justice Party (UK)
The People's Justice Party was a minor political party in the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2006. It was formed in 1998 and grew out of Justice for Kashmir, which changed its name to the Justice Party before settling on its final name....

 holding 2 and independent councillors holding a further 2.

In 2006, the People's Justice Party disbanded, with their two councillors joining the Liberal Democrats, and Councillor Ann Holtom defected from Labour to the Liberal Democrats. In the 2006 local elections
United Kingdom local elections, 2006
Local government elections took place in England on Thursday 4 May 2006. Polling stations were open between 7:00 and 22:00.All London borough council seats were up for election, as well as a third of the seats on each of the metropolitan borough councils, and a third of some unitary authorities...

 the British National Party
British National Party
The British National Party is a British far-right political party formed as a splinter group from the National Front by John Tyndall in 1982...

 initially gained a seat, but it soon transpired their candidate's election had been caused by a counting error and the result was subsequently overturned in favour of the previously third-placed Labour party candidate following an election petition.

After the local elections on 1 May 2008
Birmingham Council election, 2008
Elections to Birmingham City Council in England were held on 1 May 2008. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control as it had been since 2003.230 candidates stood in the election for the 40 seats that were contested...

, there remained no overall control, with the 120 seats being divided between the Conservative
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

 (49 councillors), Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

, (36), Liberal Democrat (32) parties and Respect
RESPECT The Unity Coalition
Respect is a socialist political party in England and Wales founded in 2004. Its name is a contrived acronym standing for Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community and Trade Unionism.-Policies:...

 (3).

After the local elections on 6 May 2010, there remained no overall control, with the 120 seats being divided between the Conservative
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

 (45 councillors), Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

, (41), Liberal Democrat (31) parties and Respect
RESPECT The Unity Coalition
Respect is a socialist political party in England and Wales founded in 2004. Its name is a contrived acronym standing for Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community and Trade Unionism.-Policies:...

 (3). The leader of the council is Conservative group leader Mike Whitby
Mike Whitby
Mike Whitby is an English Conservative Party politician and current leader of Birmingham City Council, a post he has held since June 2004. He is one of three Conservative councillors representing the Harborne ward in the west of the city...

. Lib Dem group leader Paul Tilsley
Paul Tilsley
Councillor Paul Tilsley MBE is deputy leader of Birmingham City Council and the senior Liberal Democrat in the council's ruling Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition. He was previously Lord Mayor of Birmingham, in 1993-4....

 is Deputy Leader. The Conservatives' main local strongholds are in the Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield
Sutton Coldfield is a suburb of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Sutton is located about from central Birmingham but has borders with Erdington and Kingstanding. Sutton is in the northeast of Birmingham, with a population of 105,000 recorded in the 2001 census...

 and Edgbaston
Edgbaston
Edgbaston is an area in the city of Birmingham in England. It is also a formal district, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Edgbaston ward and the wards of Bartley Green, Harborne and Quinton....

 constituencies.

In the local elections on 5 May 2011
Birmingham Council election, 2011
The 2011 Birmingham City Council Election took place to elect members of Birmingham City Council in the West Midlands, England. One third of the council was up for election, one seat in each of the city's 40 council wards. The election took place at the same day as the United Kingdom local...

, Labour won an extra 14 seats on the council but there remained no overall control, with the 120 seats being divided between the Conservative
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

 (39 councillors), Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

, (55), Liberal Democrat (24) parties and Respect
RESPECT The Unity Coalition
Respect is a socialist political party in England and Wales founded in 2004. Its name is a contrived acronym standing for Respect, Equality, Socialism, Peace, Environmentalism, Community and Trade Unionism.-Policies:...

 (3). The leader of the council is Conservative group leader Mike Whitby
Mike Whitby
Mike Whitby is an English Conservative Party politician and current leader of Birmingham City Council, a post he has held since June 2004. He is one of three Conservative councillors representing the Harborne ward in the west of the city...

. Lib Dem group leader Paul Tilsley
Paul Tilsley
Councillor Paul Tilsley MBE is deputy leader of Birmingham City Council and the senior Liberal Democrat in the council's ruling Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition. He was previously Lord Mayor of Birmingham, in 1993-4....

 is Deputy Leader.

Year Conservative
Conservative Party (UK)
The Conservative Party, formally the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a centre-right political party in the United Kingdom that adheres to the philosophies of conservatism and British unionism. It is the largest political party in the UK, and is currently the largest single party in the House...

Labour
Labour Party (UK)
The Labour Party is a centre-left democratic socialist party in the United Kingdom. It surpassed the Liberal Party in general elections during the early 1920s, forming minority governments under Ramsay MacDonald in 1924 and 1929-1931. The party was in a wartime coalition from 1940 to 1945, after...

Lib Dems
Liberal Democrats
The Liberal Democrats are a social liberal political party in the United Kingdom which supports constitutional and electoral reform, progressive taxation, wealth taxation, human rights laws, cultural liberalism, banking reform and civil liberties .The party was formed in 1988 by a merger of the...

Other
2011 39 55 24 2
2010 45 41 31 3
2008 49 36 32 3
2007 44 41 32 3
2006 41 44 33 2
2004 39 53 28 0
2003 35 57 23 2
2002 31 67 15 4
2000 28 66 18 5
1999 20 77 16 4

Wards


Following the June 2004 reorganisation, Birmingham's 40 wards are:
  • Acocks Green
    Acocks Green
    Acocks Green is an area and ward of south Birmingham, England. It is named after the Acock family who built a large house in the area in 1370. Acocks Green is one of the four wards making up Yardley formal district...

    , Aston
    Aston
    Aston is an area of the City of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Lying to the north-east of the Birmingham city centre, Aston constitutes an electoral ward within the council constituency of Ladywood.-History:...

  • Bartley Green
    Bartley Green
    Bartley Green is a residential suburban area and electoral ward to the south west of Birmingham city centre, England. The ward is part of the Edgbaston constituency which has been under Labour rule for almost ten years. It is located in the metropolitan county of the West Midlands and was in the...

    , Billesley
    Billesley, West Midlands
    Billesley is a ward within the council constituency and parliamentary constituency of Selly Oak, Birmingham, England. It is south of the city centre and includes the areas Billesley, Highters Heath, Maypole , Warstock and Yardley Wood...

    , Bordesley Green
    Bordesley Green
    Bordesley Green is an inner-city area of Birmingham, England about two miles south-east from the city centre. It also contains a road of the same name. It is also a ward in the formal district of Hodge Hill. Neighbouring areas include, Alum Rock, Saltley, Small Heath and Yardley.Heartlands Hospital...

    , Bournville
    Bournville
    Bournville is a model village on the south side of Birmingham, England, best known for its connections with the Cadbury family and chocolate – including a dark chocolate bar branded "Bournville". It is also a ward within the council constituency of Selly Oak and home to the Bournville Centre...

    , Brandwood
    Brandwood
    Brandwood is one of 40 wards which constitute Birmingham City Council and is currently part of the Birmingham Hall Green constituency until the next General Election. Following changes to constituency boundaries, after the next General Election it will form part of the constituency of Birmingham...

  • Edgbaston
    Edgbaston
    Edgbaston is an area in the city of Birmingham in England. It is also a formal district, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Edgbaston ward and the wards of Bartley Green, Harborne and Quinton....

    , Erdington
    Erdington
    Erdington is a suburb northeast of Birmingham city centre, England and bordering Sutton Coldfield. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee...

  • Hall Green
    Hall Green
    Not to be confused with Hall Green, Wolverhampton or Hall Green, SandwellHall Green is an area and ward in south Birmingham, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee...

    , Handsworth Wood
    Handsworth Wood
    Handsworth Wood is a loosely defined area in the north west of Birmingham, England. It is also a ward within the formal district of Perry Barr. Located within the metropolitan county of the West Midlands since April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, it was previously a part of the...

    , Harborne
    Harborne
    Harborne is an area three miles southwest from Birmingham city centre, England. It is a Birmingham City Council ward in the formal district and in the parliamentary constituency of Birmingham Edgbaston.- Geography :...

    , Hodge Hill
    Hodge Hill
    Hodge Hill is an area seven km east of Birmingham city centre, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee....

  • Kings Norton
    Kings Norton
    Kings Norton is an area of Birmingham, England. It is also a Birmingham City Council ward within the formal district of Northfield.-History:...

    , Kingstanding
    Kingstanding
    Kingstanding is an area in north Birmingham, England. It gives its name to a ward in the Erdington council constituency. Kingstanding ward includes the areas; Perry Common, St. Mary's College, Witton Lakes and parts of Kingstanding, Wyrley Birch and New Oscott...

  • Ladywood
    Ladywood
    Ladywood is an inner-city area in Birmingham, England. It is a council constituency, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Ladywood ward and the wards of Aston, Nechells and Soho. In June 2004, Birmingham City Council conducted a city-wide "Ward Boundary...

    , Longbridge
    Longbridge
    Longbridge is an area of Birmingham, England. For local government purposes it is a ward within the district of Northfield.Since 1905, the area has been dominated by the Longbridge plant, which produced Austin, Nash Metropolitan, Morris, British Leyland, and most recently MG Rover cars...

    , Lozells and East Handsworth
    Lozells and East Handsworth
    Lozells and East Handsworth is a ward in Birmingham, England, created at the June 2004 elections. It is within the formal district of Perry Barr.The ward covers the areas of Handsworth, Lozells and Handsworth Park.-Politics:...

  • Moseley and Kings Heath
  • Nechells
    Nechells
    Nechells is an area in inner-city Birmingham, England, with a population of 27,969 . It is also a ward within the formal district of Ladywood. Nechells local government ward includes areas, for example parts of Birmingham city centre, which are not part of the historic district of Nechells as such...

    , Northfield
  • Oscott
    Oscott
    Oscott is a ward in the northwest of Birmingham, England, within the formal district of Perry Barr.The Ward is centred on the area known as Old Oscott, and should not be confused with nearby New Oscott. It includes the former Booths Farm sand quarry, Aldridge Road Recreation Ground, Witton Cemetery...

  • Perry Barr
    Perry Barr
    Perry Barr is an inner-city area in north Birmingham, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Perry Barr ward and the wards of Handsworth Wood, Lozells and East Handsworth, and Oscott, which elect three councillors to...

  • Quinton
    Quinton, Birmingham
    Quinton is a suburb on the western edge of Birmingham, England. It is a Birmingham City Council ward within the Edgbaston formal district, and forms a part of the Birmingham Edgbaston parliamentary constituency.The area is served by .-Geography:...

  • Selly Oak
    Selly Oak (ward)
    The Selly Oak local council ward is one of the 40 electoral wards for the City of Birmingham, England. It is also one of the four wards that make up the local council constituency of Selly Oak, the other three being the wards of Billesley, Bournville and Brandwood....

    , Shard End
    Shard End
    Shard End is an area of Birmingham, England. It is also a ward within the formal district of Hodge Hill. Shard End borders Castle Bromwich to the north and Kingshurst to the east which are situated in the northern part of the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough of Solihull.-Pre-War:Before the end of...

    , Sheldon
    Sheldon, West Midlands
    Sheldon is an area of eastern Birmingham in the West Midlands, England. It is close to the border with the Metropolitan Borough of Solihull and Birmingham International Airport....

    , Soho
    Soho, Birmingham
    Soho is an area in north west Birmingham, approximately 2 miles from the City Centre on the A41, which until 1911 formed part of Handsworth District. Soho is also a ward within the council constituency of Ladywood...

    , South Yardley
    South Yardley
    South Yardley is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England. The name of the ward was changed from Acocks Green Ward and with the name change, the boundary changed with Acocks Green village and Acocks Green railway station being lost and the boundary being extended north to Bordesley...

    , Sparkbrook
    Sparkbrook
    Sparkbrook is an inner-city area in south-east Birmingham, England. It is one of the four wards forming the Hall Green formal district within Birmingham City Council.-Etymology:...

    , Springfield
    Springfield, Birmingham
    Springfield is a ward in south east Birmingham, England, created in 2004 from much of the old Sparkhill ward. It is a part of the formal district of Hall Green.-Places of interest:...

    , Stechford and Yardley North
    Stechford and Yardley North
    Stechford and Yardley North is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England.Stechford and Yardley North is one of the four wards that make up the council constituency of Yardley...

    , Stockland Green
    Stockland Green
    Stockland Green is an area of Birmingham, England.It gives its name to a ward which is part of the Erdington formal district, and which comprises the south-western part of Erdington including areas such as Stockland Green itself and Gravelly Hill....

    , Sutton Four Oaks
    Sutton Four Oaks
    Sutton Four Oaks is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England.Sutton Four Oaks is one of the four wards that make up the Parliamentary Constituency and council constituency of Sutton Coldfield. The ward lies to the north of Sutton Coldfield town centre and covers Hill Hook, Hill Wood,...

    , Sutton New Hall
    Sutton New Hall
    Sutton New Hall is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England and is named after New Hall, a medieval manor house.Sutton New Hall is one of the four wards that make up the Parliamentary Constituency and formal district of Sutton Coldfield. The ward lies to the south-east of Sutton...

    , Sutton Trinity
    Sutton Trinity
    Sutton Trinity is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England. The ward is named after Holy Trinity Church, the town's parish church....

    , Sutton Vesey
    Sutton Vesey
    Sutton Vesey is one of the 40 electoral wards in Birmingham, England.Sutton Vesey is one of the four wards that make up the Parliamentary Constituency and council constituency of Sutton Coldfield. The ward lies to the south of Sutton Coldfield town centre and Sutton Park and includes the...

  • Tyburn
    Tyburn, West Midlands
    Tyburn is a ward in Birmingham, England formerly known as Kingsbury.It is part of the Erdington formal district and comprises Castle Vale, and the south-eastern part of Erdington. The significant landmarks in the area include Jaguar Cars' Castle Bromwich Assembly factory and Fort Dunlop.The newly...

  • Washwood Heath
    Washwood Heath
    Washwood Heath is a ward in Birmingham, within the formal district of Hodge Hill, roughly two miles north-east of Birmingham city centre, England...

    , Weoley
    Weoley (ward)
    The Weoley local council ward is one of the 40 electoral wards for the City of Birmingham, England. It is also one of the four wards that make up the local council constituency of Northfield, the other three being the wards of Northfield, Longbridge and King's Norton.-Ward Description:The ward...


Council constituencies


From 5 April 2004, responsibility and budgets for a number of services were devolved to 11 district committees
Constituency committee
In Birmingham, England, each council constituency is managed by a Constituency Committee, made up of all the councillors for the wards in that constituency....

, as part of a growing trend in the UK to use area committee
Area committee
Many large local government councils in the United Kingdom have a system of area committees, with responsibility for services in a particular part of the area covered by the council....

s for large councils. From 1 June 2006 the districts were reduced from 11 to 10 in order to correspond with the revised Westminster constituency boundaries, and renamed "council constituencies". Each now comprises four wards. The council constituencies are:
  • Edgbaston
    Edgbaston
    Edgbaston is an area in the city of Birmingham in England. It is also a formal district, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Edgbaston ward and the wards of Bartley Green, Harborne and Quinton....

  • Erdington
    Erdington
    Erdington is a suburb northeast of Birmingham city centre, England and bordering Sutton Coldfield. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee...

  • Hall Green
    Hall Green
    Not to be confused with Hall Green, Wolverhampton or Hall Green, SandwellHall Green is an area and ward in south Birmingham, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee...

  • Hodge Hill
    Hodge Hill
    Hodge Hill is an area seven km east of Birmingham city centre, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee....

  • Ladywood
    Ladywood
    Ladywood is an inner-city area in Birmingham, England. It is a council constituency, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Ladywood ward and the wards of Aston, Nechells and Soho. In June 2004, Birmingham City Council conducted a city-wide "Ward Boundary...

  • Northfield
  • Perry Barr
    Perry Barr
    Perry Barr is an inner-city area in north Birmingham, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee. The constituency includes the smaller Perry Barr ward and the wards of Handsworth Wood, Lozells and East Handsworth, and Oscott, which elect three councillors to...

  • Selly Oak
    Selly Oak
    Selly Oak is a residential suburban district in south-west Birmingham, England. The suburb is bordered by Bournbrook and Selly Park to the north-east, Edgbaston and Harborne to the north, Weoley Castle and Weoley Hill to the west, and Bournville to the south...

  • Sutton Coldfield
    Sutton Coldfield
    Sutton Coldfield is a suburb of Birmingham, in the West Midlands of England. Sutton is located about from central Birmingham but has borders with Erdington and Kingstanding. Sutton is in the northeast of Birmingham, with a population of 105,000 recorded in the 2001 census...

  • Yardley
    Yardley, Birmingham
    Yardley is an area in east Birmingham, England. It is also a council constituency, managed by its own district committee.Birmingham Yardley is a constituency and its Member of Parliament is John Hemming.-Features:...


Services and facilities


Notable services provided and facilities managed by Birmingham City Council include:
  • Birmingham Central Library
    Birmingham Central Library
    Birmingham Central Library is the main public library in Birmingham, England, and the largest non-national library in Europe. It is managed by Birmingham City Council...

  • Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
    Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
    Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is a museum and art gallery in Birmingham, England.Entrance to the Museum and Art Gallery is free, but some major exhibitions in the Gas Hall incur an entrance fee...

  • Several country parks
  • Brookvale Park Lake
    Brookvale Park Lake
    Brookvale Park Lake is a former drinking water reservoir in the Erdington area of Birmingham, England.Two brooks, arising at Kingstanding and Bleak Hill, Erdington, respectively, feed first Witton Lakes, then overspill into Brookvale Park Lake, before reaching the River Tame, and ultimately the...

  • Kings Heath Park
    Kings Heath Park
    Kings Heath Park is a Green Flag status, park in the Kings Heath district of Birmingham, England, managed by Birmingham City Council.For a time, the park was used as the setting of popular BBC television programme Gardeners' World.- History :...

  • Public Library and Baths, Balsall Heath
    Public Library and Baths, Balsall Heath
    The Public Library and Baths on Moseley Road, Balsall Heath, Birmingham, England form one of many pairings of baths and libraries in Birmingham, managed by Birmingham City Council.-Planning:...

  • Aston Hall
    Aston Hall
    Aston Hall is a municipally owned Jacobean-style mansion in Aston, Birmingham, England. Washington Irving used it as the model for Bracebridge Hall in his stories in The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon.-History:...

  • Birmingham Wholesale Markets
    Birmingham Wholesale Markets
    The Birmingham Wholesale Markets are the largest combined wholesale food markets in the United Kingdom, with 235 trading units totalling . Located just south of the Bull Ring in the centre of Birmingham, they include markets selling meat, fish, poultry, fruit, vegetables and flowers and are run by...

  • Council House
    Council House, Birmingham
    Birmingham City Council House in Birmingham, England is the home of Birmingham City Council. It provides office accommodation for both employed council officers, including the Chief Executive, and elected council members, plus the council chamber, Lord Mayor's Suite, committee rooms and a large and...

  • Hall of Memory
    Hall of Memory (Birmingham)
    The Hall of Memory in Centenary Square, Birmingham, England, designed by S.N. Cooke and W.N. Twist was erected 1922-5, by John Barnsley and Son, to commemorate the 12,320 Birmingham citizens who died in World War I....

  • Brandwood End Cemetery
    Brandwood End Cemetery
    Brandwood End Cemetery is a cemetery located in the Brandwood Ward of Birmingham, England.-History:Until the early 19th century the Church of England church yards and burial grounds were the only major places available for burials...

  • Lodge Hill Cemetery
    Lodge Hill Cemetery, Birmingham
    Lodge Hill Cemetery is a municipal cemetery and crematorium in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England. The cemetery was first opened by King’s Norton Rural District Council in 1895, and during the 1930s became the site of Birmingham's first crematorium....

  • Witton Cemetery
    Witton Cemetery
    Witton Cemetery , which opened in Witton in 1863 as Birmingham City Cemetery, is the largest cemetery in Birmingham, England.Covering an area of , it once had three chapels, however, two of these were demolished in 1980. The cemetery would perform up to 20 burials a day, however, it now carries out...

  • Ogwen Cottage
    Ogwen Cottage
    Ogwen Cottage Outdoor Pursuits Centre is part of Birmingham City Council's Outdoor Learning Service. It provides outdoor education and has links to the climbing community.-Thomas Telford:...

     Outdoor Pursuits Centre

See also

  • Government of Birmingham
    Government of Birmingham
    Birminghamshown within West MidlandsThis page is about the Government of Birmingham, England.-Civic history:Most of Birmingham was historically a part of Warwickshire, though the modern city also includes villages and towns historically in Staffordshire or Worcestershire.Until the 1760s, Birmingham...

  • Birmingham Baths Committee
    Birmingham Baths Committee
    The Birmingham Baths Committee was a Birmingham City Council-run organisation responsible for the provision and maintenance of public swimming and bathing facilities within the Birmingham boundaries in England...

  • Redevelopment of Birmingham

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