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Express & Star 27 Jun 14
Lost wheelie bin? Then pay for it
Families who lose their wheelie bins will soon be expected to shell out for a replacement, under proposals being considered by Sandwell Council.
Coventry Telegraph 12 Jun 14
Nuneaton firefighters called out to wheelie bins blaze
Spokesman for the fire service said it looked as though people were lighting the bins…
FixMyStreet: Birmingham 9 Jun 14
Rubbish bags ripped open, 9th June
After several requests Sparkhill still doesn’t have wheelie bins resulting in cats and foxes ripping up rubbish bags leaving rubbish on Lyons grove attracting even more mice and rats than before..
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 3 Jun 14
THE WHEELIE BIN ROLL OUT IS STILL SET FOR NEXT YEAR IN OSCOTT
A question I am still being asked on a regular basis is by more and more residents is “when can I have my wheelie bins”.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 2 Jun 14
Wheelie Bin Roll Out Begins
With elections now safely out of the way, and exactly a year after a pilot scheme in Harborne and Brandwood was launched, today the wheelie bin roll out for the rest of the city began.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 20 May 14
More Green Bags – Labour Fail
More green bags photographed in Edgbaston this afternoon – just one of four piles we saw close together.
FixMyStreet: Sandwell 15 May 14
Binmen, 15th May
How come the bin men can come along at 4.10am in the morning taking rubbish out of bins piling it all up banging the lids i thought the idea of wheelie bins was to stop piles of rubbish also i thought they was not starting work till 6.45am…
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 6 May 14
Campaigning In Edgbaston
The team have been very busy campaigning in Edgbaston to re-elect Fergus Robinson.
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 14 Apr 14
DO NOT BE MISS LED 99% OF WHEELIE BINS COMING TO BIRMINGHAM ARE BRITISH MADE
I have been asked again by a few Oscott residents recently where the Wheelie bins they are going to receive will be made as they have heard the bins will all be foreign made.
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 4 Apr 14
GREEN WASTE SERVICE
I have been receiving a number of complaints about teething problems in regards to the new Green waste service and these should not be shied away from.
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 25 Mar 14
99.7% OF WHEELIE BINS TO BE MADE IN UK
I have been asked by a few Oscott residents today where the Wheelie bins will be made.
FixMyStreet: Sandwell 14 Mar 14
Clean up needed please, 14th March
The public open space between Lakeside Road, Norbury Road and Heronville Road is becoming an eyesore.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 5 Mar 14
Missing Green Wheelie Bins
Today was the first paid for garden waste collection where I live in Harborne.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 26 Feb 14
Where Are The Green Wheelie Bins?
Putting out green garden waste in bags for free collection has been stopped by Labour in Birmingham.
Express & Star 22 Feb 14
Wolverhampton £20k benefits cheat caught on camera has jail sentence cut
A £20,000 benefit cheat who claimed he could only walk a few metres but was captured on film walking his dog, lifting a wheelbarrow into a car and moving wheelie bins, has had his sentence reduced on appeal.
Express & Star 4 Feb 14
Caught on camera – £20k Wolverhampton disability cheat out for a stroll
He claimed he could only walk a few metres in order to claim disability benefits and was confined to his home – but Alan Sheard was caught on film walking his dog, lifting a wheelbarrow into a car and moving wheelie bins to swindle almost £20,000.
Birmingham City Council News PR 22 Jan 14
Media Watch – Jan 22
Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Germans bag Brum wheelie bins order (Birmingham Mail) The Germans are to make 3,000 large wheelie bins for BCC – but the remaining 99.7 per cent of the council’s new bins will be made in the UK Families…
Birmingham Mail 22 Jan 14
Birmingham’s 3,000 large wheelie bins to be made in Germany
European firm bags bin business because no British manufacturers can meet huge council order…
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 22 Jan 14
THE VAST MAJORITY OF WHEELIE BINS BOUND FOR OSCOTT ARE MADE IN THE UK
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BCC: Cabinet - Cllr James McKay - Green Safe and Smart City 21 Jan 14
Wheelie bin purchase – the facts
Cllr James McKay, Cabinet Member for a Green, Safe and Smart City, blogs with an update on the plans to roll out wheelie bins to households across Birmingham… Ever since we announced the plan to modernise Birmingham’s refuse collection system…
Valerie Vaz MP: PR 18 Jan 14
Valerie meets with local residents in Caldmore and Great Barr
On Friday 15 January Valerie went on a walkabout and met with constituents who raised issues from street cleaning to planning.
Coventry Telegraph 13 Jan 14
‘We often can’t walk on pavement because of bins everywhere’
Wheelie bins and parking tickets – Telegraph Letters for January 13…
Coventry Telegraph 10 Jan 14
Telegraph Letters: ‘Talk about creating work for the sake of it’
Wheelie bins and bladder cancer – Coventry Telegraph Letters for January 10…
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 7 Jan 14
WHEELIE BINS UPDATE
I have received a number of enquires from Oscott residents wanting to know when they will get their wheelie bins (for household rubbish) Having spoken to the Cabinet Member who is responsible and it now looks likely it will be in the late spring of …
FixMyStreet: Birmingham 1 Jan 14
Rubbish not collected, 1st January
It’s our rubbish collection day and as we missed out on a collection on Christmas Day we were allowed to put extra bags out.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 27 Dec 13
Chamberlain Files Seem A Bit Confused
For someone who is supposed to be a political journalist, Paul Dale seems to be slightly confused about the timetable for the roll out of wheelie bins in Birmingham.
Five Spires Live 20 Dec 13
BSARA look into a hole in the road
A pothole that appeared in the road surface opposite Chandlers ‘toilet with en suite cafe’ at the corner of Beacon Street/Swan Road over six months ago has been looked into by the Beacon Street Area Residents’ Association (BSARA) and …
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 13 Dec 13
“Weoley” Basic Error
I happened to see a copy of a Weoley Labour News on a colleague’s desk today – and it contained a really surprising statement on the front page.
Express & Star 11 Dec 13
Arsonists targeting bins in latest spree
Arsonists are targeting wheelie bins in the latest spate of fires in recent weeks.
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 11 Dec 13
WHEN ARE OSCOTT RESIDENTS GETTING THEIR WHEELIE BINS?
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Coventry Telegraph 20 Nov 13
‘Unhealthy obsession with health and safety culture is nauseating’
Reaction to leaflets showing how to put wheelie bins out – Coventry Telegraph Letters for November 20…
Express & Star 16 Nov 13
Yobs in arson attack on Walsall wheelie bins
Wheelie bins have been torched near homes in a spate of arson attacks, police revealed today.
WM Police Walsall 15 Nov 13
Suspected arsonist arrested in Walsall wheelie bin fires
POLICE in Walsall have arrested a teenager following a spate of fires where wheelie bins have been set alight in residential…
Free Radio 97.2 12 Nov 13
Walsall Fire Killer Jailed
Aiden Elmore was jailed for life after being told it was purely a matter of chance that more victims were not killed when he used wheelie bins as a barricade to block a rear exit from the flats.
Free Radio 8 Nov 13
Man To Be Sentenced For Fire Death
Daniel Martin, 25, pleaded guilty last May to the manslaughter of Andrew Heath, whose body was found by emergency crews called out to the fire in Chedworth Close, Warndon.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 6 Nov 13
November Council Meeting
There was an interesting debate about Labour’s garden waste charge (£35 if you want a green wheelie bin) at yesterday’s Council meeting.
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 30 Oct 13
FOR NEWS ON GREEN WASTE AND WHEELIE BINS READ THE AUTUMN EDITION OF THE FORWARD
I am still getting complaints from some residents that they are not aware what is going on regarding the changes in green waste collections and the introduction of wheelie bins.
Express & Star 15 Oct 13
Walsall man flees out of window after arsonists hit bins
A man fled his house through a rear window today after arsonists set fire to wheelie bins outside his home – having targeted a property 200 yards away just minutes earlier.
FixMyStreet: Walsall 2 Oct 13
Obstruction of Highway., 2nd October
Wheelie bins left in street to deliberately block legitimate and legal parking by owner of number 21, The Cloisters.
Cllr Keith Linnecor: Labour - Oscott 30 Sep 13
EARLY BIRD GREEN WASTE SERVICE DISCOUNT
“At an early-bird price of £30, the service offers a inexpensive, convenient and environmentally-friendly way for people to dispose of their garden recycling, and I would urge households to take advantage of the discount offer while it is …
Express & Star 30 Sep 13
Thousands more wheelie bins to be sent out across Dudley
Thousands more homes across Dudley will be receiving wheelie bins for household rubbish from next month.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 29 Sep 13
I have attended residents’ meetings in the Woodview and Tally Ho! areas of the ward during the past couple of days.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 20 Sep 13
Wheelie Bin Call In Request
The Conservatives’ request for a call in on the Cabinet decision about the roll out of wheelie bins across the city was heard at Scrutiny this morning.
Cllr Deirdre Alden: Conservative - Edgbaston 16 Sep 13
Two Consultations With Differing Results
As the wheelie bin report goes to Cabinet today, there is a timely article in today’s Birmingham Mail, pointing out just how much more comprehensive the Conservative’s survey on wheelie bins was, than the Council one.
Coventry Telegraph 14 Sep 13
Police called in after spate of late-night raids on wheelie bins
Thieves have ‘bin’ on the scrounge – but foodbank says many people are desperate…
B31 Voices 11 Sep 13
Wheelie bin web chat – September 16th
Anyone wanting to know more about the plan to introduce wheelie bins on a city-wide basis to Birmingham can take part in the latest Birmingham… more »…
Cllr John O'Shea: Labour - Acocks Green 11 Sep 13
Wheelie bin survey results
Next Monday, the cabinet of Birmingham City Council will meet and agree the roll out programme for wheelie bins across Birmingham.
BCC: Cabinet - Cllr James McKay - Green Safe and Smart City 10 Sep 13
Wheelie bin webchat with Cllr McKay
Anyone wanting to know more about the plan to introduce wheelie bins on a city-wide basis to Birmingham can take part in the latest Birmingham City Council webchat on September 16.
Birmingham City Council News PR 10 Sep 13
Media Watch – Sept 10
Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Council borrows extra £25m for city bins rollout (Birmingham Mail) Costs of rolling our wheelie bins across the city have rocketed with the council forced to borrow an extra £25 million.
Birmingham Mail 10 Sep 13
Birmingham council borrows extra £25m for wheelie bins rollout
Liberal democrats say total budget of £62m is more than double initial figure…