Archive for December, 2015

Gritting alert: 31 December

By on 31/12/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Potentially a frosty end to the year, so the Birmingham gritters will be heading out at 6pm, please take care on the roads.

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Charities to benefit from Frankfurt Market donations

By on 23/12/2015 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation to a range of charities. The market closed on Tuesday (22 December), with stallholders donating produce such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages. Birmingham City Council has been working with CSPAN to provide the food to charities such as Sifa Fireside, St Basil’s, Bethany […]

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Bring in the New Year with a bang in Birmingham

By on 23/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

A spectacular fireworks display will light up the skies over Birmingham on New Year’s Eve as the city bids farewell to 2015 and welcomes 2016. Visible from Centenary Square, the five-minute fireworks display, supplied by Pains, is digitally fired and will feature vibrant colours and memorable, breath-taking sequences. The event, which will run from midnight […]

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Exciting year ahead for incoming West Midlands Combined Authority

By on 22/12/2015 in News with 0 Comments

Leaders in the West Midlands are confident the region’s emerging Combined Authority will prosper in 2016, as plans to deliver on the proposed devolution agreement with government start to take shape. The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) launched its Statement of Intent at the beginning of July and last month Leaders celebrated a proposed agreement […]

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Google Digital Garage hailed a success

By on 22/12/2015 in Cllr Holbrook, News with 0 Comments

A partnership between Google and the Library of Birmingham to help businesses improve their digital presence has resulted in 2,500 city companies receiving training. Google’s Digital Garage ‘pop up’ has been based in the library for six months and is due to end its temporary placement on Christmas Eve. An independent report on the model, […]

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Wheelie bins: by the numbers

Birmingham City Council has today (December 22) published a factsheet/infographic outlining some of the key facts and figures relating to the roll-out of wheelie bins, which ended last month with the start of collections in Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Northfield districts. A downloadable, hi-res copy of the infographic for wider use can be found on […]

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School pupils debate how to tackle waste in Soho

By on 21/12/2015 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Pupils from six Birmingham schools took their seats in the Council Chamber to discuss how to keep their local area clean. Around 60 children from primary and secondary schools in Soho ward, quizzed officers from Birmingham City Council’s Fleet and Waste team during the debate. The Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Cllr Raymond Hassall, welcomed the […]

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Refuse collection blog – service improvements

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, presents the council’s latest refuse collection data dashboard and reflects on some of the service improvements that are being made to ensure collections are as reliable as possible… “We have now started wheelie bin collections for the homes in the south and west of the city, covered by […]

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Work begins on new housing development in Erdington

By on 21/12/2015 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

A sod-cutting ceremony has taken place to mark the start of work on the new Erdington Gardens housing development in Jarvis Road, Erdington. The Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) scheme will consist of 116 homes – 58 affordable rent and 58 for sale – and will be a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses […]

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Building Birmingham Scholarship student engineers announced

By on 18/12/2015 in Cllr Ali, News with 0 Comments

Local engineering students who will be among the first to work on the new high speed rail route were introduced at an annual awards ceremony today (Friday 18 December). The Building Birmingham Scholarship announced this year’s 25 young scholars who are set to pursue careers in the built environment sector. The 16-24 year olds, a […]

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