Category: Birmingham City Council

Joined up thinking

It’s all part of the masterplan apparently, the council have appointed a company called Urban Initiatives to make sure that all of the proposed redevelopment in the city centre are “joined up”. Which at its best could be a very…

Prat Nav

The Times reports that “Officials will fit sensor equipment to Birmingham’s fleet of 70 dustcarts so they can pinpoint their location every minute of the working day.” The paper claims that this is because the binmen are “taking unauthorised breaks”,…

What we thought of the past, in the past

Searching through the council website on an unrelated matter (and no I couldn’t get the www.birmingham.gov.uk/google search to find what I wanted either) I stumbled over a page of ‘Conservation Publications’ which includes this gem (from 1997) ‘Signalling the Sixties’.…

Walk Pigs*

Despite being welcomed by Lord Mayor Randall Brew**, Ozzy Osbourne won’t be getting a drink when he opens the Birmingham Walk of Stars on July 6th, as apparently the “area is an Alcohol Restricted Zone and the consumption of alcohol…

Private firm to ‘improve’ Council customer services

Capita, who specialise in taking outsourced work from large organisations (Central Government, the BBC) have won a 142 million pound deal to help “improve customer services” for Birmingham City Council. They’re going to sub-contract the work to a company called…

fighting on the beaches

Adrian Goldberg, out of The Stirrer, has done a piece for Radio 4’s You and Yours all about the fight betwixt the council and the bullring over the two (count ’em) fake beaches we’ll be getting in Brum this summer.…