Archive for December, 2016

Council welcomes £400k grant for rough sleepers

Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have successfully bid for £400,000 of government funding to help get people new to the streets the rapid support that they need. The Rough Sleeping Grant will be used to support people by offering them a safe place to sleep, physical and mental health checks and substance […]

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Gritting alert – Dec 28

By on 28/12/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 6pm tonight. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Partners agree new busking guide

Guidelines designed to encourage responsible busking and street entertainment in Birmingham city centre have been formally adopted following a period of extensive public consultation. The aims and principles are captured in a document, which has been drawn up by Birmingham City Council in conjunction with Equity, Keep Streets Live and the Musicians’ Union. Production of […]

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Gritting alert – December 27

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Not quite a white Christmas but with cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads again from 6 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 4am. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Gritting alert – Dec 26

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Happy Boxing Day.  Not quite a white Christmas but with cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 4am. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Gritting alert – Dec 21

By on 21/12/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 4am. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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Top tips for Christmas rubbish

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.” Paul Young famously sang those lyrics at the start of Band Aid in 1984, but they also relate to how we manage our waste and rubbish over the festive period. Collections are not being staged on December 26 or 27 this year, in line with the […]

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Berlin market attack – message from the Leader

By on 20/12/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr John Clancy has commented following last night’s tragedy at a Christmas market in the German city of Berlin. Cllr Clancy said: “Birmingham is united with Berlin today and our thoughts and sympathies are with victims, their families and everyone affected by last night’s attack. “We welcome a large number […]

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Top waste tips for Christmas

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place, blogs on what citizens can do to better manage their bins over the busy Christmas period… As we near Christmas, we are mindful that in order to give our hardworking bins crews some well-deserved time off, we don’t collect bins on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the Bank […]

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