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New lights brighten up Birmingham’s towpaths

The Canal & River Trust charity is working in partnership with Birmingham City Council to replace 250 worn out and broken lights located along canal towpaths in the city centre. Costing £250,000, the project is part of Birmingham Cycle Revolution and involves installing new energy efficient LED lights along the main commuter routes into and […]

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Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras switched on today

Motorists are being reminded that new Average Speed Enforcement (ASE) cameras are now in operation across Birmingham and Solihull, having been switched on today (August 8). Project partners from Birmingham City Council (BCC), Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (SMBC), West Midlands Police (WMP) and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner have decided to adopt a […]

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Dr Mashuq Ally set to retire

By on 04/08/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Dr Mashuq Ally – Assistant Director Equalities, Community Safety and Cohesion Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council said: “Dr Mashuq Ally is retiring from Birmingham City Council at the end of August. “His leadership and contribution to tackle inequalities in the city leaves a positive and significant legacy in Birmingham. “I would like […]

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Harry’s artistic skills send out clear road safety message

By on 27/07/2016 in Cllr Stacey, News with 0 Comments

A creative schoolchild has put his artistic skills to good use by designing a sign to warn motorists of the need to slow down in Kings Heath High Street. Harry James Lee, a Year 1 pupil at Colmore Infant and Nursery School, in Kings Heath, designed the winning sign in a competition for schoolchildren organised […]

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Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme

By on 26/07/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Cabbie praises green taxi LPG scheme: https://t.co/a3HFhk48D6 #green #localgov #brum @AnneShaw10 @LisaTrickett41 pic.twitter.com/TV6nQg7kJE — Birmingham Newsroom (@BCCNewsRoom) July 26, 2016 Taxi driver Ahmednur Hassan has praised an innovative project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner by fitting vehicles with new LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) engines. Birmingham is one of six cities mandated by the Government to […]

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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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