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Waste collection update – July 4

By on 04/07/2017 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

The following is an updated statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, after yesterday’s industrial action by some members of the refuse collection service: “Our proposals are all about improving services for the people of Birmingham – with no job losses. “In fact, we’re creating up to 246 full-time permanent roles and that will […]

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Why we need to modernise refuse collection

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, writes on why change is needed to Birmingham’s refuse collection services… I understand why the industrial action over the future of waste collection services in Birmingham is causing concern for many people – as collecting bins is the most visible way the council serves its citizens. If and when […]

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Plans to modernise waste services announced

A report to Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet on June 27 has set out plans for a modern refuse service. This represents the latest stage in making improvements to ensure citizens get the best possible value-for-money services. The cabinet report outlines: Proposals for the reorganisation of the waste management service Reducing reliance on hiring costly agency […]

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Response to Unite ballot on waste management

By on 31/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement from Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place at Birmingham City Council, in relation to an announcement from Unite that they plan to ballot members in relation to the development of a Future Operating Model for waste management services. Jacqui said: “As has been widely reported, the council needs to save […]

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Proud to support Pride

By on 22/05/2017 in Blog, Video News with 0 Comments

  Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director for Place, blogs on this weekend’s Pride event in Birmingham, and her new role as a champion for LGBT issues within Birmingham City Council… With the showpiece event in the city’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender calendar coming up this weekend (Birmingham Pride, May 27-28), I thought now was an […]

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Who dumped 110 old fridges in Kings Norton?

By on 21/02/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s squad of waste enforcement officers are appealing for witnesses after  more than 100 fridges were dumped on a Kings Norton road. Officers were alerted yesterday (20 February 2017) that six fridges that had been dumped on Ithon Grove, Kings Norton, but on arrival they found 110 flytipped fridges along the road. Abandoning rubbish […]

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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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Tenants scoop gold for cleaner and greener neighbourhoods

Green-fingered council tenants and leaseholders gathered together for the annual Birmingham in Bloom awards ceremony at the Council House last night (Wednesday 19 October). District winners and their guests attended the ceremony in the Banqueting Suite and city-wide winners in each category received a trophy, cash prize and gardening tools from the city’s Deputy Lord […]

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Beware: Rogue traders can call at any time

By on 23/09/2016 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director of Place, warns people to be vigilant as rogue traders are becoming increasingly convincing. While many people look to make home improvements during the summer, be it gardening or double glazing, these are often big projects which require expert knowledge and professional workmanship. However it can be tempting when a […]

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Market enforcement officers start their Bull Ring beat

By on 07/09/2016 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Shoppers and traders have welcomed the introduction of new market enforcement officers, who will tackle crime and anti-social behaviour around Birmingham’s Bull Ring Markets. The Open, Rag and Indoor markets and surrounding areas are now patrolled market enforcement officers, employed by Birmingham City Council’s Markets Service, to keep staff and shoppers safe. Five market enforcement […]

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