Relishing the city’s waste management challenge

Antony Greener, Director for Waste Management at Birmingham City Council, blogs about the role he started last month… With responsibility for refuse collection, recycling, street cleansing, fleet management and waste disposal, I am thrilled to be taking charge of the largest council waste management service in the country. I bring much of my experience and […]

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Slower is safer as 20mph limits come into effect

Motorists are being advised that 20mph speed limits come into force across large parts of Birmingham from Monday (October 10). The speed limits will apply on residential roads in all or parts of Aston, Bordesley Green, Brandwood, Hodge Hill, Ladywood, Moseley and Kings Heath, Nechells, South Yardley, Sparkbrook, Springfield and Washwood Heath. Although signs and […]

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At risk groups urged to book a flu jab

By on 06/10/2016 in Cllr Hamilton, News with 0 Comments

With flu season fast approaching, Birmingham health chiefs are urging people at risk across the city to think ahead and book their flu jabs now.

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Full speed ahead for Birmingham’s National College for High Speed Rail

By on 06/10/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Transport Secretary of State, Chris Grayling, visited Birmingham’s National College for High Speed Rail (NCHSR) to oversee completion of the site’s flat roof structure – a major construction milestone in the college’s ambitious development plans.

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Taking an innovative approach to ensure you can vote

By on 05/10/2016 in Blog, Elections, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is piloting new approaches to the annual canvass to ensure as many people as possible can vote. #brum #localgov — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) October 5, 2016 Robert Connelly, head of electoral services at Birmingham City Council, looks at how the council is taking an innovative new approach to ensure as many […]

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Showing the city can stage world-class events

Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, blogs on the entry application system for the Birmingham International Marathon 2017, which opens later today… It’s been a hectic few days since we announced Birmingham’s intention to submit a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026. I am delighted by the early momentum we […]

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Birmingham student wins prestigious fostering education award

By on 03/10/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A Birmingham student was recognised for his achievements in education at The Fostering Network’s Fostering Excellence Awards last week. Bishal Chanda, aged 21, received the Fostering Achievement for Education Award.  He first came into his foster carers’ lives at four years old with a range of special needs, but his foster carers advocated for him […]

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City throws hat into the ring to bid for 2026 Commonwealth Games

By on 30/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham is announcing its intention to officially enter the race to host the Commonwealth Games in 2026 and those looking to bring the global sporting event to the city are calling on the entire region to get behind the bid. With the full support of Birmingham City Council, the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP, the […]

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Bringing community wealth to Birmingham

By on 28/09/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

A ground-breaking Birmingham project aims to stop millions of pounds ‘leaking out’ of the city economy every year.

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Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre – another milestone

The new £7.5million Sparkhill Pool and Fitness Centre, due to open in summer 2017, reached another milestone on Friday with the Topping Out ceremony. Representatives from Birmingham City Council, Places for People Leisure, Pellikaan Construction and Roberts Limbrick Architects attended the ceremony to celebrate the highest point of building work being completed and were also […]

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