Gritting alert – December 27

By on 27/12/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Not quite a white Christmas but with cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads again from 6 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 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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Gritting alert – Dec 26

By on 26/12/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Happy Boxing Day.  Not quite a white Christmas but with cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 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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Gritting alert – Dec 21

By on 21/12/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads from 7 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 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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Council welcomes support on homelessness prevention

By on 21/12/2016 in Bulletin, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Today (December 21), the Government has made an announcement confirming financial support to the tune of £1.7million for Birmingham City Council’s efforts to prevent homelessness. Details of the announcement, made as part of the Goverment’s Homelessness Prevention Trailblazer scheme, can be found here. The funding could help up to an additional 9,000 people by tackling […]

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Top tips for Christmas rubbish

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid.” Paul Young famously sang those lyrics at the start of Band Aid in 1984, but they also relate to how we manage our waste and rubbish over the festive period. Collections are not being staged on December 26 or 27 this year, in line with the […]

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Berlin market attack – message from the Leader

By on 20/12/2016 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr John Clancy has commented following last night’s tragedy at a Christmas market in the German city of Berlin. Cllr Clancy said: “Birmingham is united with Berlin today and our thoughts and sympathies are with victims, their families and everyone affected by last night’s attack. “We welcome a large number […]

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Top waste tips for Christmas

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director for Place, blogs on what citizens can do to better manage their bins over the busy Christmas period… As we near Christmas, we are mindful that in order to give our hardworking bins crews some well-deserved time off, we don’t collect bins on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or the Bank […]

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Syrian refugees – reflections one year on

Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, writes about his thoughts on how Syrian refugees have started to rebuild their lives in Birmingham after the first individuals under the UN’s approved scheme started arriving in the city a year ago this week… The story of the Al Baarinis, as reported in a […]

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Arrival of HS2 puts Curzon in spotlight

By on 15/12/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Residents, business owners and community leaders met yesterday (14 December) to begin shaping the future of the area surrounding the planned HS2 station in Birmingham city centre.

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Charter for Social Responsibility goes from strength to strength

By on 13/12/2016 in Blog, Cllr Mahmood, News with 0 Comments

See how the Bham charter for social responsibility is going from strength to strength, and its next steps: https://t.co/wsoA7Ua98G #brum pic.twitter.com/7XDNqS31Dj — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) December 13, 2016 Councillor Majid Mahmood, cabinet member value for money and efficiency, has announced the next stage of Birmingham City Council’s Charter for Social Responsibility. The Charter continues to […]

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