Community sponsorship for Syrian refugees

By on 10/09/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Councillor Waseem Zaffar has today (Saturday 10 September) announced at the national refugee summit in Birmingham that the city council will support the community sponsorship of Syrian refugees. The Methodist Network, led by Rev David Butterworth, will offer to sponsor a family of four – with the support of Birmingham City Council and the Home […]

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Introduction of wheelie bins leads to fall in rat calls

Requests for help to deal with rats have significantly fallen since the introduction of wheelie bins in Birmingham, according to new figures published today (8 September 2016). Comparing city council data for the year immediately before and after the roll-out of bins, the figures for the city (based on the areas served by the council’s […]

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Market enforcement officers start their Bull Ring beat

By on 07/09/2016 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Shoppers and traders have welcomed the introduction of new market enforcement officers, who will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour around Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets. The Open, Rag and Indoor markets and surrounding areas are now patrolled market enforcement officers, employed by Birmingham City Council’s Markets Service, to keep staff and shoppers safe. Five market enforcement […]

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BikeFest returns to Birmingham

Families are being invited to get pedalling at the HSBC BikeFest 2016, the free cycling festival which returns to Birmingham for its second year on Sunday, September 18. Organised in partnership with Birmingham Cycle Revolution, the event takes place in Victoria Square from 9am to 4pm and aims to encourage and inspire families in Birmingham […]

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14 easy ways you can reduce waste and recycle more

We recently consulted on the overarching aims that we want to take forward in our Waste Strategy for Birmingham – and I would like to thank everyone that took part and had their say. Reducing, reusing and recycling the city’s waste has to be at the heart of everything we do if we are to […]

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Major Chinese deal to boost Birmingham economy

By on 06/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Council leader Cllr John Clancy declared ‘Birmingham is open for business’ after signing an agreement with Chinese property development company Country Garden worth up to £2 billion to the Birmingham economy.

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Local electoral arrangements finalised for Birmingham

By on 06/09/2016 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

The independent Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published its final recommendations for new electoral arrangements across Birmingham. Today’s publication follows a six-week public consultation on draft proposals and draws new boundaries for each council ward in the city. The Commission’s final recommendations propose that Birmingham should be represented by 101 councillors in the […]

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Behind the scenes at Stirchley Baths for Heritage Week

By on 05/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

This Sunday 11 September,  Stirchley Baths, a former Edwardian swimming baths and public wash house on Bournville Lane, opens its doors to welcome people from across the city as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days and Birmingham Heritage Week. It will also lift the hatches into the basement for the first time so visitors […]

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Birmingham’s Lord Mayor recognises role of the Merchant Navy

Birmingham’s Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, will fly the Red Ensign at 10am on Saturday September 3, outside the Council House in Victoria Square, to celebrate Merchant Navy Day and raise awareness of the UK’s ongoing dependence on Merchant Navy seafarers.  The Lord Mayor will read a Message from HRH The Earl of Wessex before […]

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Inspired by Dan? FREE tennis is Evans-sent

By on 02/09/2016 in News with 0 Comments

If you’ve been inspired by Brummie star Dan Evans’ US Open Tennis victory, join us for FREE ParkLives tennis in Birmingham parks this weekend.

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