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Gritters geared up for first call out

By on 02/11/2016 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Gritters are geared up for the first call out of the winter season as freezing temperatures are forecast in Birmingham this weekend. Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, delivers an annual winter maintenance service with gritters on standby 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the season, which runs from the beginning of […]

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Winter opening hours confirmed for recycling centres

Citizens are being reminded that the winter opening hours at the city’s five Household Recycling Centres come into effect from November 1. The hours, which will be in operation until February 28 inclusive, are as follows: Monday to Friday: 8am to 6pm Saturday: 8am to 4.30pm Sunday: 8am to 4.30pm (All sites closed 25th and […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 14

By on 14/01/2016 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

With temperatures dropping, the Birmingham gritters are heading out to treat the roads at midday (12pm) today and footpaths at 4am tomorrow morning. Please take care on the roads. Winter maintenance and FAQs Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get […]

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Survey says motorists not prepared for winter

By on 13/01/2015 in News, Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

The team at Amey’s Thimble Mill Lane depot in Birmingham prepare throughout the year for winter, and the gritters have already responded over 20 times to freezing temperatures since this season’s winter maintenance service began. However results of a recent survey carried out by Birmingham City Council’s highways partner, Amey, and ATS found that the […]

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Are you ready for winter?

***UPDATED Tuesday 6 January 2015 (tomorrow’s event cancelled)*** Birmingham City Council is working with Kwik Fit as part of a national winter driving campaign between the auto repair chain and Road Safety GB. Free sessions are being staged for motorists to underline the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and safety checks – so motorists can […]

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Free flu jabs to protect council services

By on 14/11/2014 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council staff are again being offered free flu jabs this winter after a pilot scheme last year was labelled a success. Last winter over 1,000 city council employees were given free flu jabs in a scheme that contributed to a cut in sickness rates by an average of 1.7 days per staff member. […]

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Media Watch – Nov 14

By on 14/11/2014 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories Frankfurt Christmas Market open for business (BBC, Birmingham Mail, Free Radio) Tankards of beer, the sweet smell of roast chestnuts, and a singing moose can only mean one thing – the return of Birmingham’s German Market. Birmingham £4bn transport plan revealed (BBC, ITV, Birmingham Mail) Three new tram lines may […]

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Parks activities to continue through winter months

By on 07/11/2014 in Cllr Cotton, News with 0 Comments

It may be getting colder and the nights are drawing in but there’s no excuse to hibernate and avoid physical activity in Birmingham this winter The team behind Birmingham’s Active Parks have launched an autumn/winter schedule for the innovative scheme, with around 50 free sessions in parks across the city each week. In addition to […]

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Gritters ready for winter – are you?

By on 30/10/2014 in News with 0 Comments

Gritter drivers in Birmingham are ready and waiting for the first cold snap of the season as Amey, working in partnership with Birmingham City Council, has launched the city’s winter maintenance service. Gritters are on standby 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week from the beginning of October through to March and are sent out when ice […]

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Gritting Alert – Feb 12

By on 12/02/2014 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Our gritting crews are heading out to treat the Birmingham roads from 9pm Please take extra care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs - http://birminghamnewsroom.com/winter-maintenance-201314-faqs/ Regional Gritting Information #wmgrit The panel below brings together gritting alerts from local authorities across the West Midlands. You can also get this information via the following RSS […]

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