Kris Kowalewski

City announces 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

A Birmingham bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 has today been endorsed by the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Company – on the same day the UK Government has said it was ready to work with cities interested in hosting the Games. At a meeting on Friday (April 21), the Birmingham bid company reviewed […]

Continue Reading »

Evening session added to World Indoor Champs in city

IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 – evening session added The IAAF Council yesterday approved the addition of a special high jump session for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on the evening of Thursday 1 March, which means that the championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham, will now be a four […]

Continue Reading »

Fun, free outdoor activities on offer with return of Parklives

Parks across Birmingham are set to play host to thousands of fun, free activity sessions as ParkLives returns to the city for a fourth year. Delivered by teams from Birmingham City Council in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain, ParkLives sessions help bring local parks to life with activities that help to bring communities together and […]

Continue Reading »

City tips gear up for summer season with extended hours

Extended summer opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres will come into effect from April 1. Working in partnership with Veolia, the council is pleased to confirm that “green lanes” will be operational for people with garden waste ONLY at the following sites: Lifford Lane: Kings Norton, B30 3JJ Perry Barr: Holford Drive, Perry […]

Continue Reading »

£500 prize on offer to film-makers in Zero Hero Challenge

Birmingham City Council is launching the Zero Hero Challenge for students to make their mark on how to reduce waste and there’s £500 Amazon vouchers up for grabs for the winner. Birmingham is a student city, with over 65,000 students from over 150 countries currently in Higher Education. In a bid to reduce waste across […]

Continue Reading »

Thoughts on latest fly-tipping stats

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, reflects on the latest fly-tipping statistics nationally, which were published by Defra recently… Mention the word fly-tipping to anyone, and you are likely to provoke a mixture of emotions from anger to concern to despondency. Whenever I see a pile of illegally dumped rubbish, […]

Continue Reading »

Statement on 2022 Commonwealth Games

The following is a statement from Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, in relation to a statement issued by the Commonwealth Games Federation in relation to the Durban 2022 games: Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, said: “We are aware of the decision from the Commonwealth Games Federation to […]

Continue Reading »

Century of Great British Spring Clean events in city

***Update on stats: As of 0945hrs on March 6, there were 109 Birmingham-registered events, featuring 2,122 participants*** Cleaner, greener streets – that’s the expected outcome when Birmingham’s widespread participation in the Great British Spring Clean officially gets underway this weekend (March 3-5). In total, 100 events featuring 2,018 Brummies across the city have been registered […]

Continue Reading »

One-year countdown to IAAF World Indoor Championships

In exactly 12 months’ time, Birmingham will host the IAAF World Indoor Championships and so the countdown has officially begun to what will be the biggest sporting championships held in the city for 15 years. The event will see more than 400 athletes from 150 countries come to the city to take part and with […]

Continue Reading »

Cleaner, greener steets and the GB Spring Clean

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, offers an update on the council’s Cleaner Greener Streets campaign and how it links in with the Great British Spring Clean, which is being officially held nationwide this weekend (March 3-5)… It’s roughly a year since we started our Cleaner Greener Streets campaign, launched […]

Continue Reading »

Top