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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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Business charge for vans at city tips

A plan to make it as easy as possible for residents to dispose of waste at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres (HRCs) will see businesses using vans charged to dispose of their waste from 10 July 2017. The proposal, devised in recognition of the fact it is the law for firms to have suitable waste […]

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Council and Capita announce flexible partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43 million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the council and its residents. The proposal, due to go to the council’s Cabinet on June 27, keeps the core […]

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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Statement on Paul Dransfield

By on 21/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Paul Dransfield to leave council following significant contribution to city and council life Paul Dransfield has announced he is set to leave Birmingham City Council after 10 years, and a previous 23 years in the Midlands. Paul has a distinguished history of service with the council including working as Deputy Chief Executive. Since early 2016 […]

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City to observe Grenfell Tower silence today

By on 19/06/2017 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Update: 1.30pm 19 June   Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood said: “Today we held a minute’s silence in Victoria Square outside the Council House for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire. “Rev Peter Sellick also led prayers to remember all victims of the Grenfell Tower fire and recent terror attacks, including the attack at […]

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Birmingham signals “green light” for clean air drive

A collaborative partnership led by  Idox Transport [formerly Cloud Amber] with CheckedSafe, Amey and Birmingham City Council has secured funding from the UK’s innovation agency InnovateUK, to help reduce highway maintenance fleet emissions around the city. The 12-month Greenwave pilot project, which started in April 2017, will provide fleet vehicle drivers with an app to […]

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Response to Unite ballot on waste management

By on 31/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, in relation to an announcement from Unite that they plan to ballot members in relation to the development of a Future Operating Model for waste management services. Jacqui said: “As has been widely reported, the council needs to save […]

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