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£3million hydrogen bus boost for Birmingham

Cleaner, greener buses will be coming to Birmingham after £3milllion was awarded to a city council-led partnership project by the Department for Transport and the Office for Low Emissions Vehicles. Commenting on the support shown for the scheme, Anne Shaw, Assistant Director for Transportation and Connectivity at Birmingham City Council said: “It is great that […]

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Birmingham to remember Srebrenica victims

Birmingham City Council will commemorate the victims of the Srebrenica massacre with a memorial event hosted in collaboration with charitable organisation Remembering Srebrenica. The Srebrenica Memorial Event takes place on Monday, July 25, 2016, in the Banqueting Suite of the Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, from 6.15pm to 8pm. The event forms part of a […]

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Update on average speed enforcement (ASE) cameras

By on 15/07/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

New average speed enforcement (ASE) cameras, which were due to be switched on in Birmingham and Solihull on July 18, are now set to be switched on by August 8 instead. This is due to delays caused by unseasonably wet weather, which impacted on technical work and testing which needed to take place ahead of the switch-on. Councillor […]

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Northfield businesses vote ‘yes’ to second BID term

Northfield businesses have  overwhelmingly backed a second term for Northfield Business Improvement District (BID) with 70.3 per cent of businesses (79.1 per cent by rateable value) voting in favour. This was based on a turnout of 54.1 per cent. The result of the vote was announced by Mark Rogers – Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council on […]

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Plans for a rating scheme for private hire firms

By on 06/07/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Private hire firms in Birmingham could be rated in a similar way to food businesses if a new ratings scheme is approved by councillors next week. Under the proposed scheme, which will be considered by Birmingham City Council’s Licensing and Public Protection Committee on 13 July 2016, private hire operators would be scored against 45 […]

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Get your gardening gloves on – it’s competition time

Get your gardening gloves on for Birmingham in Bloom https://t.co/gB2chX4mJI #brum #localgov pic.twitter.com/8BHm5SWShS — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 5, 2016 Last year’s Birmingham in Bloom winners spill the beans on why thy love gardening The search is on for the cream of the council tenant crop, with the launch of this year’s Birmingham in Bloom […]

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The Clean Air Act: What we are doing 60 years on

By on 05/07/2016 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Today (July 5) it is 60 years since the approval of one of the nation’s most significant pieces of legislation – the Clean Air Act. Drawn up after London’s Great Smog of 1952, it went a great way towards solving many of the issues we faced as a post-war heavily industrialised nation. Fast forward six […]

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Sutton Coldfield businesses back BID with new five-year term

The Sutton Coldfield Town Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has been backed by the business community, with companies voting to extend for another five years. Following the successful ballot of town centre businesses, the BID will continue to provide an important role in improving Sutton Coldfield town centre for businesses and visitors until December 2021. […]

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Birmingham canals boost after towpath improvements

Data shows an average 37 per cent increase in the number of people using towpaths for leisure purposes and commuting Canals in Birmingham are now more popular than ever thanks to a £14 million project to improve 54km of towpath in and around the city centre. The Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Birmingham City […]

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Armed Forces Day to be marked in Birmingham

By on 24/06/2016 in Lord Mayor, News with 0 Comments

Armed Forces Day will be marked in Birmingham with a day of events and activities in Centenary Square on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 4pm. Veterans organisations represented on the day will include the Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes and the War Widows Association, who will have stalls with displays and information about […]

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