A moment in time to do things better

Cllr Sharon Thompson, Birmingham City Council’s ambassador for addressing rough sleeping and homelessness, talks about tackling homelessness.

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Waste Strategy 2017-2040: Why we need to change

Cllr Lisa Trickett, Cabinet Member for Clean Streets, Recycling and Enviroment, writes on the reasons why Birmingham needs a new waste strategy...

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Working to improve employment prospects for disabled people

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, cabinet member for transparency, openness and equality, talks about how organisations across Birmingham and the wider region can work together to improve employment prospects for disabled people

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Understanding your options – advice for A-level students

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today.

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Refuse collections – An open letter to citizens

Dear citizen of Birmingham. First and foremost we want to apologise for the continued disruption to city residents as a result of the ongoing industrial action by Unite the union in relation to refuse collection services in the city.

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Statement on Srebrenica Memorial Day 2017

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, has signed up to a letter from the Remembering Srebrenica organisation on the exact anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995…

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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…

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Plan to help better manage money

Cllr Tristan Chatfield, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality at Birmingham City Council, writes on the upcoming launch of the Birmingham Financial Inclusion Partnership’s new strategy document (on June 28) and how it is being applied

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National Clean Air Day: survey reveals air quality as major issue for Brummies

As Birmingham marks the first ever National Clean Air Day, Councillor Lisa Trickett, cabinet member with responsibility for air quality, reflects on the findings of a recent council survey on the issue and the simple steps people can take

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Denver delegation sees best of Birmingham

Waqar Ahmed, Prevent Manager for Birmingham City Council, blogs about a fact-finding delegation that the city hosted from the USA over the last week (May 18-25)…

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