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Why Find it in Birmingham is good for business

Find it in Birmingham (FiiB) is the city council’s procurement portal where we buy the goods and services the council needs to go about its business and we do our best to make sure we keep the Birmingham pound local. All evidence suggests that buying from local small businesses will help the local economy, which […]

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Tough times ahead but we will succeed together

By on 09/11/2016 in Blog, Cllr Clancy, Improvement Panel with 0 Comments

Leader of the Council Cllr John Clancy and Chief Executive Mark Rogers reflect on the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel’s report and letter.

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Working to improve air quality in Birmingham

By on 07/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on the work Birmingham City Council is doing towards introducing a Clean Air Zone as well as the implications of a High Court ruling regarding the Government’s air quality plans. There has been a lot in the press over the past week about how the Government […]

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Parks – the beating heart of our city

By on 02/11/2016 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, blogs on a parks summit she is hosting today at Highbury Hall… When is a park not a park? No, this isn’t a riddle found in a Christmas cracker – it’s a very current and important question for Birmingham, which is well worth a […]

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The importance of being physically active

By on 12/10/2016 in Blog, News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the range of wellbeing services the city offers, ahead of this weekend’s Great Birmingham Run event… The biggest single thing you can do to prevent dying early is to be physically active….. The above statement is hard-hitting, but true – and it […]

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Relishing the city’s waste management challenge

Antony Greener, Director for Waste Management at Birmingham City Council, blogs about the role he started last month… With responsibility for refuse collection, recycling, street cleansing, fleet management and waste disposal, I am thrilled to be taking charge of the largest council waste management service in the country. I bring much of my experience and […]

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Taking an innovative approach to ensure you can vote

By on 05/10/2016 in Blog, Elections, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is piloting new approaches to the annual canvass to ensure as many people as possible can vote. #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/6rMMQ4pfx2 — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) October 5, 2016 Robert Connelly, head of electoral services at Birmingham City Council, looks at how the council is taking an innovative new approach to ensure as many […]

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Showing the city can stage world-class events

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, blogs on the entry application system for the Birmingham International Marathon 2017, which opens later today… It’s been a hectic few days since we announced Birmingham’s intention to submit a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. I am delighted by the early momentum we […]

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Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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Time to get on your bike in Birmingham

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on how Birmingham Cycle Revolution is gathering momentum across the city If, like me, you were one of the many people who attended and took part in HSBC Birmingham BikeFest last weekend, you will know what a fantastic event it was and will have enjoyed the […]

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