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Refuse collections – An open letter to citizens

By on 11/08/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Dear citizen of Birmingham, First and foremost we want to apologise for the continued disruption to city residents as a result of the ongoing industrial action by Unite the union in relation to refuse collection services in the city. In the final week of July we launched a three-week recovery plan to ensure we visited […]

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Green Flag success for Birmingham parks and crematoria

It’s official – Birmingham has 17 of Britain’s best green spaces. Kings Norton Park wins Green Flag status for the first time this year, while 14 other Birmingham parks have retained theirs. Sutton Coldfield Crematorium and Kings Norton Cemetery have also retained their Green Flag status. The accolade, awarded by Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and […]

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Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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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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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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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

By on 15/06/2017 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take to improve air quality across the city. Today (Thursday 15 June), Birmingham will join other cities […]

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Big Birmingham Bikes win prestigious Ashden Award

Big Birmingham Bikes (BBB), a pioneering Birmingham City Council scheme to get residents onto two wheels, has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. BBB offers free bicycles to Birmingham residents living in deprived areas. Recipients also receive basic training in cycle maintenance and BBB provide lessons for those […]

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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 […]

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