Archive for March, 2017

‘Man with a van’ gets prison sentence for flytipping in Brum

A Birmingham man who collected residents’ waste for cash was imprisoned for eight months after admitting to nine flytipping offences at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (31 March 2017). Nadim Ali, 46, of Warwick Road, Sparkhill, had pleaded guilty to one offence under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 at an earlier hearing (21 December 2016) and eight […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel

By on 31/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has responded to the latest letter from the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel In a joint statement, leader Cllr John Clancy and acting chief executive Angela Probert said: “The latest letter notes the progress we continue to make and the shared determination to […]

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SAFE – Keeping Birmingham at the heart of water safety

By on 31/03/2017 in News with 0 Comments

More than 100,000 schoolchildren in the Birmingham area will be safer at the seaside thanks to a new initiative launched in response to a tragic double drowning on the Welsh coast last summer. Birmingham City Council, the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) and others organisations have formed a new working partnership as the city aims to […]

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Birmingham ranks as leading English city outside London for quality of life

By on 31/03/2017 in Uncategorised99 with 0 Comments

Birmingham retains its position in Mercer’s global Quality of Living Index City ranks as leading UK destination outside London in new ‘City Infrastructure’ ranking Birmingham has been ranked as having the highest quality of life of any English city outside of the capital, by the global Mercer Quality of Living Report 2017. The survey places […]

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110 new homes for Erdington

By on 30/03/2017 in Uncategorised99 with 0 Comments

Work is underway to complete a further 110 homes in Erdington – and the first of the new homes will be ready to hand over from April this year. The new homes are part of a second phase of redevelopment of the Lyndhurst housing estate by Birmingham City Council, providing both social housing for rent […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

By on 30/03/2017 in Uncategorised99 with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People appointed

By on 29/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Leader of Birmingham City Council John Clancy announces appointment of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People.        “Following on from last week’s announcements about our revised Corporate Leadership Team (CLT), I’m pleased to confirm that Colin Diamond CBE has been appointed to the role of Interim Corporate Director, Children and Young People. […]

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The Midlands at the heart of Britain’s offer to Qatar

By on 28/03/2017 in Cllr Clancy, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham today (Tuesday 28th March) hosted the largest ever Qatari business delegation as part of the Government’s drive to create a global Britain.

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Birmingham awarded £2.9m for major electric taxi scheme

By on 28/03/2017 in Uncategorised99 with 0 Comments

Work to improve air quality in Birmingham has taken a significant step forward after it was announced that the city council will receive £2.9 million from the Department for Transport (DfT) to implement an electric taxi infrastructure across the city. The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) funding will enable the council to proceed with […]

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Strategic Director for Finance & Legal to leave city council

By on 28/03/2017 in Leader, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s Strategic Director for Finance and Legal, Jon Warlow, has announced he is to leave the authority after eight years. During this time the council has seen a difficult period of national spending reductions and he has overseen a series of budgets which have already led to the Council saving over £560 million […]

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