Tag: DEFRA

Thoughts on latest fly-tipping stats

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Environment, reflects on the latest fly-tipping statistics nationally, which were published by Defra recently… Mention the word fly-tipping to anyone, and you are likely to provoke a mixture of emotions from anger to concern to despondency. Whenever I see a pile of illegally dumped rubbish, […]

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Working to improve air quality in Birmingham

By on 07/11/2016 in Blog, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anne Shaw, assistant director for transportation and connectivity, reflects on the work Birmingham City Council is doing towards introducing a Clean Air Zone as well as the implications of a High Court ruling regarding the Government’s air quality plans. There has been a lot in the press over the past week about how the Government […]

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Cleaner cabs project steps up a gear

The latest phase of a project to make Birmingham’s Hackney Carriage fleet cleaner got underway today (April 25).

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Research work starts on Clean Air Zone

By on 17/02/2016 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

As part of the Government’s ongoing efforts to meet EU air quality targets through the introduction of measures including Clean Air Zones (CAZ), a trial to gather information on vehicle emissions in Birmingham has started this week

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Carrier bag charge: all you need to know

By on 05/10/2015 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, explains why retailers must charge 5p for plastic carrier bags they provide from today (5 October 2015). Whether you’re picking up groceries or treating yourself to a shopping spree, from today, you would be wise to take your own bags. The new law, which comes into effect today, […]

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Councillors set to back new powers to tackle fly-tipping

Government proposals which would enable local authorities to seize, without a warrant, vehicles suspected or found to be fly-tipping, are set to be backed by Birmingham City Council tomorrow (21 January 2015). Currently, under the Control of Pollution (Amendment) Act 1989, authorities can seize vehicles suspected of fly-tipping, but must get a warrant from magistrates […]

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