Archive for August, 2016

10 days to go until Birmingham Heritage Week begins

Birmingham Heritage Week organisers are encouraging local people and visitors to explore the city and learn something new about its history as the countdown to more than 200 events begins, with 10 days to go. Whether people are new to the city or have lived here their whole lives, Birmingham Heritage Week (8 to 18 September 2016) features […]

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Look out for electoral register letters and emails

By on 25/08/2016 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham residents are urged to be on the lookout for emails and letters from the council’s elections office over the next few weeks. As well as the usual forms that many people will be familiar with, some people will receive an email instead as part of a trial to reduce costs. Head of Electoral Services, […]

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Sexual exploitation campaign spreading the word

  A campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation is going big and bold on a key motorway route to spread the word about this hidden crime. Motorists travelling through the M6/M5 junction this bank holiday weekend will see the message ‘Could this be your child?’ on a large digital motorway sign. Aimed at […]

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Warning over Council Tax refund scam

By on 24/08/2016 in News with 0 Comments

Chris Gibbs, Service Director for Customer Services at Birmingham City Council, said: “We are aware of a scam currently targeting Birmingham residents, where the caller tells them they have paid too much Council Tax and then offers to get this money back for a fee, followed by a request for their bank details. “Neither the […]

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Council to create Young Active Travel trust

Proposals to create a new charitable trust designed to support improvements to the ways in which children travel in the city are set to be formally approved next month (September) The Young Active Travel Charitable Trust will build on work already carried out by the council to make it safer, easier and more pleasant to […]

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Popular pub fined £105,000 for mice infestation

By on 19/08/2016 in News with 0 Comments

A Birmingham-based pub firm was today (19 August 2016) ordered to pay £114, 528 after evidence of mouse activity was found throughout one of its city centre pubs. Mitchells & Butlers Retail Limited, which is based at 27 Fleet Street in Birmingham, pleaded guilty to three offences under the Food Safety and Hygiene (England) Regulations 2013 […]

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See Me, Hear Me – CSE awareness campaign

By on 18/08/2016 in Cllr Jones, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A website raising awareness of child sexual exploitation has received almost 6,000 hits in the first two weeks of a new digital media campaign. The ‘Do you know what your friend’s doing’ campaign launched on 1 August, encouraging young people to look out for signs of grooming and sexual exploitation among their friends. Developed in […]

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A-level results – understanding your options

By on 18/08/2016 in Blog, Cllr O'Reilly, News with 0 Comments

Councillor Brett O’Reilly, cabinet member for jobs and skills, looks at the options open to those getting their A-level results today. Today thousands of students across Birmingham will be getting exam results. Congratulations to all those who achieved the results they wanted for their university of choice. However, I know there will be some of […]

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Dragon boat event to build bridges in city

By on 18/08/2016 in Cllr Zaffar, News with 0 Comments

Britain’s largest dragon boat race is coming to Birmingham on August 28 – and a city council Cabinet Member will be amongst the captains in charge of the boats. Cllr Waseem Zaffar, Cabinet Member for Transparency, Openness and Equality, will lead a team of councillors, activists and leaders from across the city during the Nowka […]

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Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority consultation closing soon

By on 16/08/2016 in Cllr Clancy, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

People have until this Sunday to submit their responses to the consultation on a future elected Mayor for the West Midlands Combined Authority. The Mayoral West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Functions Scheme consultation will close at midnight on Sunday August 21. Proposals in the scheme, including the functions of the Mayoral WMCA, are set out […]

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