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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 […]

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£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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Council approves budget for 2017/18

Birmingham’s budget for 2017/18, was set last night at Full Council (28 February 2017), and will commit nearly £550million to services which protect and support adults and children across the city Following one of its largest consultations, Birmingham City Council has not only made changes to proposed savings by £7.5million, but also committed more funding […]

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25 current medallists at Indoor Grand Prix

A total of five Rio Olympic champions will be among 25 current global medallists competing at the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, the Müller Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, on Saturday 18 February. Sir Mo Farah will be one of those Olympic champions, as he competes in the 5000m at the Barclaycard Arena. The four time […]

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City track gets makeover ahead of 2018 event

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To ensure that athletes at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018, have the best possible surface to compete on, the entire infield of Birmingham’s indoor track, including the 60m sprint straight and the run ups for field events, is being replaced. Work started on this track refurbishment, which also includes some upgrading work to […]

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