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Response to new early years funding formula

By on 06/12/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Funding figures have been released by the Department for Education showing that Birmingham nurseries will lose out to more affluent areas. Changes to the Early Years Funding Formula are set to reduce early education funding in Birmingham by even more than initially proposed, driving providers of nursery education and childcare towards closure. Final baseline funding […]

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Garden Waste sales start for 2017 season

Citizens wishing to have their garden waste collected in a clean and convenient way can sign up to Birmingham City Council’s 2017 service from today (December 6). The annual subscription charge is £40 for 20 fortnightly collections from early March to early December – with an earlybird discount of £5 for all orders (online or […]

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‘Tis the season to be safe, book your taxi home

By on 05/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

As the festive party season begins, Birmingham City Council is encouraging Christmas revellers to stay safe and pre-book their taxis. People are being reminded to check private hire drivers have their name before getting into the vehicle after a night out – and not to flag down private hire vehicles, which are not allowed to […]

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Spot the warning signs of sexual exploitation this Christmas

As the festive season approaches, people are reminded to be aware of key warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE). The see me, hear me partnership made up of West Midlands councils and West Midlands Police is highlighting signs of this hidden crime in the run up to Christmas, to help people identify concerns and […]

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See Santa at Bull Ring Markets

By on 05/12/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Christmas is coming to Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets, where Santa Claus will be making a special stop on Saturday (10 December). Children will be able to meet Santa in his grotto on Edgbaston Street (outside the Indoor Market), between 11am and 3pm, tell him what they want for Christmas and receive a small gift. The […]

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Advent calendar – Christmas waste

An advent calendar offering citizens hints and tips on how to deal with their Christmas waste and rubbish has been launched by Birmingham City Council. The calendar, which takes the form of a new short animation between December 1 and Christmas Eve, contains handy advice on how to best reduce, re-use or recycle waste that […]

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Gritting alert – 3 December 2016

By on 03/12/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7 pm tonight. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Brum landlord and lettings agents fined for student house

By on 02/12/2016 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham landlord from Harborne and a letting agents from Selly Oak were fined a total of £5,590 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (2 December 2016) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three-storey student property in North Road, Selly Oak. Ashley Borne Sales and Lettings Ltd of […]

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Gritting alert – 30 November 2016

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7pm tonight. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Gritting alert – 28 November 2016

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7pm tonight and footways from 4am. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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