Archive for August, 2015

Builder fined for flytipping offence

A builder who flytipped waste in Birmingham has been ordered to pay £570 today (August 28). Costica Budiana, 47, of Vicarage Street, Oldbury, pleaded guilty to one offence of dumping waste including delivery packets, correspondence, printer boxes and wooden panels on Beeton Road, Soho. He was fined £50 and ordered to pay £500 court costs plus […]

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Comic book fun at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

WILD About Comics returns to Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park this Bank Holiday Monday 31st August for more comic book fun. From 11am visitors can take part in a treasure hunt and win some free comics, have their photos taken with Captain America or Black Canary and even meet some of the great cartoonists and artists […]

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Faith Network to be launched in Birmingham

By on 28/08/2015 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

Faith group representatives in Birmingham are set to come together for the launch of the city’s new Faith Network. The Faith Network, a new forum for engagement between Birmingham City Council and faith groups and faith-led activity in the city, will be launched in the Banqueting Suite at the Council House, in Victoria Square, on […]

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Name the babies at Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park

By on 28/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

The Golden Lion Tamarin twins need names – can you help? Born on 27 February to proud mum and dad Cleo and Pablo, the six month old twins urgently need naming. If you’d like to suggest a name – which will go to a public vote – then leave it at reception when you visit […]

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Media Watch – August 28

By on 28/08/2015 in Media Watch with 0 Comments

Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Super council will not be as radical as Manchester’s (Birmingham Mail, Express and Star) The man spearheading talks over the region’s new ‘super council’ says the political shake-up is unlikely to be as deep as that of Greater Manchester. City chiefs to face public grilling over performance (Birmingham Mail) The […]

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Historic Bull Ring Markets are here to stay

By on 27/08/2015 in Blog, Deputy Leader, Video News with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Acting Strategic Director Place, looks at what makes Bull Ring Markets – the oldest in the country – a ‘hidden’ gem in the city’s retail scene. The countdown to Super September – a month of events, including the opening of Grand Central shopping centre and a new John Lewis store, expected to draw […]

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Media Watch – August 27

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Top Birmingham City Council stories: ‘Summer is no time for green belt consultation’ (Birmingham Post) MP Andrew Mitchell has criticised Birmingham City Council for holding the second round of consultation into plans for 6,000 homes on the Sutton Coldfield green belt during the summer. Quotes Cllr Ewan Mackey, plus council spokesperson saying that the consultation […]

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Independent Improvement Panel holds second public meeting

The Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel, which is monitoring the progress being made by Birmingham City Council in implementing its improvement programme, will be holding its second public meeting on Friday 11th September. The Panel has asked the City Council to publish the next stage of its improvement plans for 2016/17 as well as a further […]

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Media Watch – August 26

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Top Birmingham City Council Stories: Friends and family in final farewell to tragic sisters Lily and Shelley (Birmingham Mail, ITV Central, BBC online) A grieving community gathered to say farewell to two little girls who died after being struck by a car. Cllr Waseem Zaffar quoted in Mail and BBC Brum’s biggest nightclubs shut after […]

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‘World Cup Cricket’ at Stockland Green

By on 25/08/2015 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Residents and visitors to Stockland Green are invited to take part in the annual Stockland Green World Cup Cricket Day this Bank Holiday Monday at Highcroft Community Centre. Erdington district chair, Cllr Josh Jones said: “This event is one of many organised by the Stockland Green Ward Advisory Board, a group of committed local people […]

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