New repairs contracts for Birmingham’s council tenants

By on 31/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham’s council tenants will start to benefit from an improved repairs and maintenance service this week following an intensive evaluation process that also sees substantial savings estimated at around £13 million over the next four years. Until now, most tenants have two contractors to deal with – one for repairs and one for any issues […]

Continue Reading »

Cllr Darren Cooper – statement from Cllr John Clancy

By on 27/03/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Following the sad news of the death of Sandwell council leader Darren Cooper, leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy has said: “I was heartbroken to hear this morning about Darren’s passing away. I deeply valued his personal friendship and his steadfast personal support over many years. He was someone who I could go to […]

Continue Reading »

Survey aims to help Brummies be more active

By on 24/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

In the week when NHS England unveiled plans to get people at risk of type-2 diabetes more active, Birmingham Health chiefs want to know what Brummies do to stay active.

Continue Reading »

Green lanes to open at Household Recycling Centres

By on 24/03/2016 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

In anticipation of the long Easter bank holiday weekend, special arrangements are being introduced for citizens who wish to dispose of garden waste at three of the city’s Household Recycling Centres

Continue Reading »

Library of Birmingham lit up in tribute to all terror victims – update

By on 22/03/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Tonight the Library of Birmingham was lit in the colours of the Belgian flag, in a show of solidarity to the victims of all terror attacks following two bombings in Brussels earlier today (22 March). The library’s night-time tribute began at 7pm and will continue throughout the night, as a mark of respect following the […]

Continue Reading »

Syrian refugees – March 2016 update

By on 22/03/2016 in Cllr Shah, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council welcomed its fourth group of refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation scheme today (March 22)

Continue Reading »

Fruity addition to Sheldon Country Park

Friends of Sheldon Country Park, local students and residents have helped prune the new fruit trees at Sheldon Country Park’s 26 tree community orchard as part of a free pruning workshop put on by Helping Britain Blossom. The pruning workshop was Helping Britain Blossom’s second event at Sheldon Country Park as they recently provided fruit […]

Continue Reading »

Giving business start-ups a helping hand

Councillor Tahir Ali, Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for development, transport and the economy, looks at the positive work the council has been doing to help the city’s entrepreneurs turn their aspirations into reality. One of the most rewarding parts of my job is seeing businesses thrive and succeed, playing their part in boosting the […]

Continue Reading »

Edgbaston set to deliver £17.7 million economic boost to Birmingham

By on 22/03/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Edgbaston Stadium has revealed a new brand and logo ahead of an exciting period when its hosts many of the world’s biggest cricket matches. Edgbaston will host 35 days of major match cricket before the end of 2019, including an Investec Ashes Test Match and five matches in both the ICC Champions Trophy and ICC […]

Continue Reading »

How do we tackle fly-tipping?

By on 22/03/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Abandoning (flytipping) rubbish is illegal and can lead to a fine of up to £50,000 along with imprisonment. We investigate dumped rubbish and can serve a legal notice to landowners to clear rubbish.

Continue Reading »