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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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Dog control consultation begins today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

City residents, in particular dog owners, are being invited to have their say on proposals to introduce Public Space Protection Orders to tackle dog control issues from today (26 June 2017). In March 2014, five Dog Control Orders came into effect across the city, which have proved to be effective tools in dealing with the […]

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City to observe Finsbury Park silence today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

There will be a national one minute silence today, Monday 26 June at 12 noon, for the victims of the attack near Finsbury Park Mosque. The Lord Mayor, Cllr Anne Underwood, will observe the silence from outside the Council House and everyone is invited to join her. Please note, there will be some prayers prior […]

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Birmingham City Council to fit sprinklers in tower blocks

By on 22/06/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s residential tower blocks are to be fitted with sprinkler systems and other fire suppression measures following the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Officers seize 30,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 22/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers seized illegal cigarettes worth £7,500 in a series of planned raids on six shops in Birmingham yesterday (21 June 2017). Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team worked with West Midlands Police on an intelligence-led exercise, following reports of illegal tobacco and cigarettes being supplied in a number of premises. Officers were assisted […]

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Council and Capita announce flexible partnership proposal

Birmingham City Council and Capita have jointly developed and agreed a new and more flexible four-year partnership proposal that will deliver £43 million of savings by 2020/21 and better cater for the future needs of the council and its residents. The proposal, due to go to the council’s Cabinet on June 27, keeps the core […]

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Bids to Young Active Travel fund being welcomed

Organisations with ideas on how to encourage parents and pupils to reduce school car journeys are being invited to bid for funds from the Birmingham Young Active Travel Trust. The charity, established by the city council last year, aims to encourage pupils and parents to adopt more sustainable ways of getting to and from school […]

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Coalition to explore how to keep Moseley Pool open

Cabinet will be asked to keep Moseley Road Pool open until 31 March 2018 – to give more time for community organisations to prepare plans for its future use. A paper – Options for the future of Moseley Road Pool – will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June 2017. It follows an appraisal […]

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Statement on Paul Dransfield

By on 21/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Paul Dransfield to leave council following significant contribution to city and council life Paul Dransfield has announced he is set to leave Birmingham City Council after 10 years, and a previous 23 years in the Midlands. Paul has a distinguished history of service with the council including working as Deputy Chief Executive. Since early 2016 […]

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