Christmas tree recycling and waste service plans

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28 December 2018

Birmingham Bulletin

Welcome to Birmingham Bulletin with the latest news and events from Birmingham City Council.


Christmas tree recycling


If you live in Birmingham, you can recycle your real Christmas tree at one of our four country parks, until 1 February 2019, between 9.30am and 4.30pm. St Mary's Hospice will also be running a door-to-door collection service in exchange for a donation within certain city postcodes. You'll need to book your collections before 5 January for collection on 12 and 13 January.

A contingency plan for waste collections has been finalised following an announcement from the Unite union about its intention to take industrial action within the council’s Waste Management service. The industrial action is due to begin on Saturday, 29 December 2018 – and the plan prepared by the council aims to minimise disruption, caused by the action, as far as possible.

Birmingham’s preparations to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games have sprinted ahead with the approval of the Planning Application for the residential element of the Athletes Village.

Children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 are due to start Reception class in September 2019. It is really important that applications are submitted on time and no later than the 15 January 2019 deadline. Families will be notified of the school place offered to their child on 16 April 2019.


Lickey Hills


Did you know, Birmingham has almost 600 parks and open spaces? Why not visit one this week, for a post-Christmas walk.

Looking to try something new in 2019? mac Birmingham has a selection of creative classes for you to try out.

See in the new year at Symphony Hall’s New Year’s Eve Gala. (You’ll have to be quick, there’s limited availability on tickets).

Get your skates on, the big wheel and ice rink, at Eastside, is only until 6 January.

For things to do in Birmingham, why not check out the council’s events pages or Visit Birmingham’s what’s on pages.

Have your say



The consultation on the council’s budget for 2019+ closes on 31 December. This is the chance to have your say on our plans for allocating the total budget we have to spend on services for 2019/20. We want to know if we’re making the right choices for you and your family.

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