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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Opening up our data to make Birmingham cleaner

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, blogs on the publication of data showing how clean the city’s wards are…

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Working together to keep Birmingham clean

For the first time citizens can see for themselves how clean their neighbourhoods are following the release of a data dashboard by Birmingham City Council

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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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Refuse collection data dashboard – Sept 2015

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Sustainability, blogs on the latest refuse collection data dashboard to be published by Birmingham City Council… Recently we published our first data dashboard as part of the effort to be open and transparent on the progress we are making when it comes to ensuring Birmingham’s streets are as clean […]

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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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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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Service Birmingham contract published

Birmingham City Council has today (28 February) published the contract for Service Birmingham – the joint venture between the local authority and Capita. A pledge to publish the contract by the end of February 2014 was made by the council’s leadership earlier this year. To access the contract, please visit: In line with other councils […]

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Overseas travel costs

By on 17/06/2013 in FOI/Data, News with 0 Comments

***UPDATED 17 June 2013*** Over recent years, Birmingham City Council has recorded a significant drop in overseas travel costs for the local authority. During 2012/13, a total of 115 visits were made at a cost of £35,842. A Birmingham City Council spokesperson said: “We have had extremely transparent process for many years through which all […]

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