Birmingham Cycle Revolution – facts and figures

By on 09/12/2016 in Factsheets with 0 Comments

What evidence do you have to support the need to focus on developing fully segregated cycle routes? The early phases of Birmingham Cycle Revolution (BCR) have involved detailed engagement with a wide range of people and organisations including cycling representatives, local communities, transport organisations and city councillors. Feedback received tells us that people need the […]

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Update on Cleaner Greener Streets – March 2016

An infographic outlining various facts and figures relating to Birmingham City Council’s waste management service has been published. It outlines that in the forthcoming financial year (2016/17), the council needs to save approximately £6.7million from its waste management budget as a result of central government funding cuts –  meaning the council has to make decisions […]

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Wheelie bins: by the numbers

Birmingham City Council has today (December 22) published a factsheet/infographic outlining some of the key facts and figures relating to the roll-out of wheelie bins, which ended last month with the start of collections in Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Northfield districts. A downloadable, hi-res copy of the infographic for wider use can be found on […]

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Refuse collection blog – service improvements

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, presents the council’s latest refuse collection data dashboard and reflects on some of the service improvements that are being made to ensure collections are as reliable as possible… “We have now started wheelie bin collections for the homes in the south and west of the city, covered by […]

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Media coverage evaluation – FOI response

By on 21/08/2015 in Factsheets, FOI/Data with 0 Comments

A national newspaper has requested information on the cost of how we evaluate the city council’s media coverage. Our full response and comment on the importance of tracking whether our messages are reaching residents is as follows: The total spend of the last 5 financial years on media monitoring is £108,915.16, broken down by financial […]

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Factsheet: Food hygiene inspections and ratings

By on 26/05/2015 in Factsheets, News with 0 Comments

Bars, cafes, pubs and restaurants – in fact any premises serving food – in Birmingham are routinely inspected by our environmental health officers to ensure they comply with food hygiene and safety laws and regulations. These inform the food hygiene ratings published by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) and displayed by premises. This factsheet sets […]

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Refuse collection – the need for modernisation

In 2012, Birmingham City Council secured £30million in extra funding from the Government after successfully bidding for a slice of the £250million Weekly Collection Support Scheme (WCSS) fund, set up to protect weekly rubbish collections for at least five years

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Licensing factsheet: Uber and Get Taxi

By on 12/02/2015 in Factsheets, News with 0 Comments

Two phone apps were launched in Birmingham today (12 February 2015) which will enable people to book private hire vehicles or Hackney Carriages via their smart phones. This factsheet sets out answers to the most common questions on what this will mean for existing mini cab and taxi firms operating in the city. 1. What […]

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Reception class offers – 2014 intake

By on 16/04/2014 in Factsheets, FOI/Data, News with 0 Comments

Offer of reception class places 2014 – offers as at 16 April 2014 Birmingham Pupils 15,358 parent/carers submitted an application requesting a Reception Class place for their child for September 2014 prior to the closing date of 15 Jan 2014 (up 347) 31,491 preferences were expressed (down 1,660) 11,741 (77%) applications were made on-line* (up […]

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Rising to the challenge of change

By on 09/07/2013 in Factsheets with 0 Comments

The following is the speech delivered by the Leader of the Council, Sir Albert Bore, when unveiling his annual Leader’s Policy Statement on 9 July 2013. After a year in power it is clear to me that this is a time of momentous challenge for local government. No government has ever before attempted to remove […]

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