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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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Reception Class places 2013 intake

By on 23/04/2013 in Factsheets, FOI/Data, News with 0 Comments

Offer of Reception Class places 2013 intake - offers as at 22 April 2013 Figures in italics denote difference to 2012 figures Birmingham Pupils 15,011 parent/carers submitted an application requesting a reception place for their child for September 2013 prior to the closing date of 15 Jan 2013 (down 17) 33,151 preferences were expressed (down […]

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Contamination in Halal products – detailed explanation

By on 12/04/2013 in Factsheets with 0 Comments

The following seeks to fully explain Birmingham City Council’s process regarding the discovery of contamination in Halal products. How did BCC discover pork contamination in Halal Products? As part of the recent meat adulteration issues Birmingham City Council (BCC) Environmental Health have submitted a number of samples to the laboratory to test for the presence […]

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Gritting and winter maintenance Q&A

By on 14/01/2013 in Factsheets, Winter Alerts with 1 Comment

What routes do we treat? Winter Maintenance is divided into three priorities: Priority 1 - Strategic Routes Hierarchy Priority 2 - Main Distributor Hierarchy Priority 3 - Secondary Distributor Hierarchy Emergency service preferred routes Frequent Bus Routes (30 minutes or less) Housing Estate Access Roads National guidance suggests that certain roads should be treated, for […]

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Police and Crime Commissioner election data

By on 28/11/2012 in Elections, Factsheets, FOI/Data with 0 Comments

Detailed data from the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner election on 15 November 2012. Birmingham stage one .xls Birmingham stage two .xls Birmingham ward verification figures .xls PCC ballot box contents .xls Polling stations by electoral area .xls Stage one results (all constituencies) pdf Stage two results (all constituencies) pdf

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