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General Information Reminders

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Printing Schoolwork During Lockdown

If you have schoolwork that needs printing but don’t have access to a printer at home, Rice Chamberlains Estate Agents has kindly offered the use of their printer! Email it to them and they will print it for you, and you can then pick it up (safely) from their office:, or
If you are self-isolating and local to Rice Chamberlains, they could deliver the paperwork to you, depending on the diary etc. Please email or phone if you need to arrange this.

Rice Chamberlains Estate Agents:
Moseley: 27-29 St Mary’s Row, Moseley, B13 8HW – 0121 442 4040
Bournville: 243 Mary Vale Road, Bournville, B30 1PN – 0121 458 1123

Donating Computers for Schoolwork

Throughout the lockdowns, many children have struggled to take part in their education, as many families do not have access to suitable computers or technology to attend video-lessons or complete schoolwork. If you have a spare computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone, there are ways to donate it to help struggling families.

The Birmingham Education Partnership (BEP) is coordinating local donations: the minimal specifications of the IT equipment they accept, and instructions on how to donate are given on the Donation Form here.  More information about the BEP campaign can be read here, and their Just Giving page is here, if you’d like to make a monetary donation.

The BBC is running a similar campaign accepting donations of IT equipment, and can be seen here.

Your device could make a difference to a child or young person’s education and future!

Bin & Christmas Tree Collections

Regular household refuse collections have resumed, and recycling collections are also resuming, according to your regular collection day. The New Year bin collection details are here, including a postcode checker for your home.

The council is offering a FREE Christmas tree recycling service until 24 January. Your tree will be collected, chipped and used to create UK biomass electricity.

Coronavirus Testing

Birmingham City Council encourages residents to get tested for Covid – even if they don’t have symptoms.

If you do NOT have Covid symptoms:

Several Covid mobile-testing units are operating in Birmingham for people who don’t have symptoms. Find out all you need to know here to get a rapid Covid test at centres across the city, or through participating Community Pharmacies. Taking a rapid lateral flow test is a great way to reduce your risk of spreading the virus to friends, loved ones, and colleagues if working from home is not possible.

If you HAVE Covid symptoms:
If you have symptoms, especially a high temperature, new continuous cough, or change to your sense of smell or taste, you should call 119, or go to the NHS website where you can book a test at one of the 12 local symptomatic testing sites across the city, or arrange a test to be delivered to your home.
See these guidelines if you or a member of your household has a possible or confirmed case of Covid infection.