Letter to Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council


I have been raising concerns about the changes to the green waste collection service with the City Council since early this year.

In September I submitted evidence to Birmingham City Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s Inquiry into the Green Waste Collection Service – calling for a suspension of the charge. You can read the inquiry’s report here.

In the meantime, though, residents in Birmingham have continued to struggle with the charge. So on behalf Birmingham’s eight Labour MPs, I recently wrote to the Council’s Chief Executive with a series of questions about the Council’s assumptions about the operation of the service in 2015 -and how quickly improvements to the system can realistically be introduced.

We want clear assurances that the situation will be fundamentally different in the coming year.

You can read the letter here.


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Richard Burden

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I was Labour Member of Parliament for Birmingham Northfield between 1992 and 2019 and a former Shadow Transport Minister. I now chair Healthwatch in Birmingham and Solihull, and the West Midlands Board of Remembering Srebrenica. I also work as a public affairs consultant. I am an effective community advocate and stakeholder alliance builder with a passion for human rights. I am a trustee of the Balfour Project charity and of Citizens Advice Birmingham, and a former Chair of Medical Aid for Palestinians.

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