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First free bike giveaway draw held

[field name=iframe] The lucky recipients of the first wave of free bikes being given away as part of an ambitious new Birmingham scheme have been drawn during a lottery staged yesterday (February 4). There has been huge interest in the Big Birmingham Bikes giveaway, with the initial phase of 1,500 cycles set to hit the […]

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Why registering to vote is important

By on 05/02/2015 in Elections, News, Video News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] On national voter registration day (February 5), councillors from all the parties represented on Birmingham City Council are urging residents to register to vote – and then to cast their ballot on May 7. To find out more about how to register, visit www.birmingham.gov.uk/elections

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Midlands manufacturing boosted by wheelie bin scheme

The West Midlands automotive sector success story is being boosted by an unlikely source – Birmingham City Council’s waste collection modernisation programme. Almost £20million of orders for refuse collection vehicles and related equipment have been placed by the council over the past 18 months, with 86 per cent of the spend going to companies with […]

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Wheelie bin roll-out video

By on 15/08/2014 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

Children from TNT News have worked with Birmingham City Council to produce an information video on the roll-out of wheelie bins to households in the Hall Green, Hodge Hill and Yardley districts later this year. The video contains information on how residents will be told if they are getting bins or not, what to do […]

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Nick Grayson on Birmingham's biophilic city status

By on 23/06/2014 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

[field name=iframe] Click on the link above to hear Nick Grayson, the city council’s climate change and sustainability manager, talk about on what being a biophilic city means for Birmingham. If you cannot access the audio file, go here: https://soundcloud.com/emmab72/nick-grayson-on-birminghams Birmingham’s membership of the Biophilic Cities Network was announced at the Trees, People and Built […]

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Birmingham's 'Plugged-In' for electric cars

By on 11/10/2013 in Cllr McKay, News, Video News with 0 Comments

A project to provide 36 electric vehicle charging points across Birmingham has been completed, making low emission vehicles a more feasible option for city motorists. Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, said: “The widespread use of electric vehicles is still some distance away but they are starting to gain […]

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Baroness backs Victims' Charter

By on 07/10/2013 in News, Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s Victims’ Charter has received backing from Baroness Helen Newlove, Victims’ Commissioner for England and Wales. She endorsed the charter by videolink during an event at the Council House today (October 7). Baroness Newlove said: “I congratulate Birmingham on becoming one of the first cities to introduce a Victims’ Charter. “The charter represents an excellent […]

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Cooking With Your Kids success

By on 10/04/2013 in Cllr Bedser, News, Video News with 0 Comments

Hundreds of Birmingham families are being transformed into masterchefs in a bid to tackle the city's obesity epidemic. And Cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, has hailed the Cooking With Your Kids initiative a huge success. Over 70 Cooking With Your Kids courses (reaching around 450 families) are run each year by […]

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Birmingham launches new Autism strategy

By on 01/04/2013 in Cllr Bedser, News, Video News with 1 Comment

A new strategy addressing the needs of adults with Autism in the city of Birmingham was launched on World Autism Awareness Day - 2nd April 2013. The strategy has been developed following the Autism Act of 2009 and the National Strategy 'Rewarding and Fulfilling Lives' which were brought in by the Government in response to […]

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Cllr John Cotton voices food bank fears

By on 26/02/2013 in Cllr Cotton, News, Video News with 1 Comment

Cllr John Cotton has warned welfare reforms and the controversial 'bedroom tax' will hugely increase the demands on the food banks currently springing up across Birmingham. The Cabinet member for Social Cohesion and Equalities is currently mapping the city's food banks to help co-ordinate a response to upcoming welfare reforms. And, speaking as he opened […]

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