Tag: waste

Christmas waste collection reminder

By on 28/11/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Residents in Birmingham are being reminded of this year’s Christmas waste collection arrangements with just under a month until the festivities begin. As is normally the case, the council’s crews, who work on all other Bank Holidays, will not operate on Christmas Day or Boxing Day (December 25 and 26). This means anyone due collections […]

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Council fly-tipping figures published

By on 30/10/2014 in Cllr Trickett, News with 0 Comments

Fly-tipping figures for 2013/14 have today been published by the Environment Agency. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fly-tipping-in-england https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/env24-fly-tipping-incidents-and-actions-taken-in-england They show there has been a year-on-year increase in cases here in Birmingham of 15.26 per cent – but the national average increase is greater at 20 per cent. Commenting on the data, Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, […]

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Media Watch – Oct 29

By on 29/10/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Judge bans five men from approaching girls (Guardian, Telegraph, Times, Metro, Birmingham Mail) Injunctions served in Birmingham case involving vulnerable teenager in care who was found in a hotel with different men. New scheme rewards physical activity (Free Radio) Head of Community Sport and Physical Activity Karen Creavin interviewed as […]

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Bigger bins pilot in Hodge Hill

By on 29/09/2014 in Blog, Cllr Trickett with 0 Comments

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for a Green, Smart and Sustainable City, writes on the latest developments from the city’s wheelie bin programme – with deliveries starting in the Hall Green, Hodge Hill and Yardley districts this week… Through the Birminghamnewsroom site, I have previously promised to keep residents updated on any developments from our […]

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Business Charter helps firms to help families recycle

By on 25/09/2014 in Cllr Stacey, Leader, News with 0 Comments

Two firms signed up to the city council’s Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility are joining forces for a programme to educate families about the benefits of recycling. Dennis Eagle, a supplier of refuse collection vehicles to the council, made a pledge to fund a Birmingham schools recycling project as part of its action plan […]

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Media Watch – July 1

By on 01/07/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Miliband’s boost for Greater Brum council plan (Birmingham Mail, Birmingham Post) The creation of a ‘Greater Birmingham’ super-council moves a step closer today – as Labour leader Ed Miliband announces plans to let local authorities keep hundreds of millions of pounds in local business taxes, but only if they create […]

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Media Watch – June 25

By on 25/06/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Service Birmingham savings (Extensive coverage including BBC Midlands Today, BBC WM and Birmingham Mail) The council is set to bring its contact centre in house as part of a wider £150m package of savings agreed with Service Birmingham. Deputy Leader Cllr Ian Ward quoted as saying the proposals provide a […]

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Media Watch – May 14

By on 14/05/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Sir Albert backs apprentices' drive (Birmingham Mail) Birmingham City Council leader Sir Albert Bore has hailed construction group Willmot Dixon's approach to apprentices as a shining example 'Trojan Horse' allegations continued coverage (Radio 4 Today) The radio programme reported from Birmingham, interviewing parents at Park View Academy, and referencing the […]

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Media Watch – May 9

By on 09/05/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Garden tax row turns Brum into a dump (Birmingham Mail) Pictures of uncollected garden waste in the city with comments from Councillors John Lines and Peter Douglas Osbourn. A BCC spokesperson pointed out that garden waste has never been allowed in with household waste and that if garden waste is […]

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Media Watch – May 7

By on 07/05/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Garden tax outcry over council ‘Gestapo’ tactics (Birmingham Mail) Cllr John Lines has accused council binmen of behaving ‘like the Gestapo’ to stop families sneaking grass cuttings into their rubbish bags. In fact there has been no new clampdown. Cllr James McKay explained: “We have never allowed garden waste to […]

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