Debbie Harrison

£183 million investment for Birmingham council housing

Birmingham City Council has approved a £183 million investment into its council housing today (Tuesday 14 February). Cabinet approved £168.626 million programme of investment into its stock of council properties and £14.797 million investment into other programmes, including adaptions, clearance and redevelopment costs within a total Housing Investment Capital fund budget of £358.969 million. Birmingham […]

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The way Birmingham allocates social housing is changing

Birmingham is changing the way it allocates social housing.  Everybody on the current housing register will get a letter over the next few weeks explaining the new scheme and the need to re-register straight away if they still need social housing. The new scheme will still ensure that social housing is allocated to those most […]

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Gritting alert – Feb 5

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  Gritting crews are heading out on the roads tonight at 9pm. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Tackling tenancy fraud helps people who need houses

By on 30/01/2017 in Blog, Bulletin with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s service director for housing transformation, Rob James, explains why tackling tenancy fraud is so important and how people can help – Most people will be aware that there is a national housing shortage and all councils need to house people in an affordable and acceptable way.  In Birmingham we’ve built well over […]

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Gritting alert – Jan 19

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Gritting crews are heading out on the roads at 7pm tonight. Please do take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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Redress Scheme reminder – register or face a fine

By on 16/01/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is issuing a New Year reminder to Letting Agencies and Property Managers – register with a Redress Scheme, or you could face a £5k fine. On 1 October 2014, the government brought in new rules which mean that all Lettings Agents and Property Managers involved in letting agency work and/or property management […]

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Charities benefit from Frankfurt Market donations

Stallholders from Birmingham’s Frankfurt Christmas Market have made their annual donation of left over foods to local charities. The market closed last week (29 December), and traders donated produce – such as ham, doughnuts, waffles and sausages – which were distributed to charities via a food bank at Holford Drive Community Sports Hub. Birmingham City […]

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Moseley man jailed after lying to get a council house

By on 05/01/2017 in Cllr Griffiths, News with 0 Comments

A man from Moseley, Birmingham, was jailed for 16 months at Birmingham Crown Court today (5 January 2017) after lying to get a council house. Mr Mbarak Abdallah, aged 37, of Chinn Brook Road, Moseley, Birmingham pleaded guilty at Birmingham Magistrates Court on 8 December 2016 to two fraud offences for falsely completing both a […]

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Council welcomes £400k grant for rough sleepers

Birmingham City Council and Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council have successfully bid for £400,000 of government funding to help get people new to the streets the rapid support that they need. The Rough Sleeping Grant will be used to support people by offering them a safe place to sleep, physical and mental health checks and substance […]

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Gritting alert – December 27

By on 27/12/2016 in Winter Alerts with 0 Comments

Not quite a white Christmas but with cold temperatures forecast, our gritting crews will be out on the roads again from 6 pm tonight and gritting footpaths at 4am. Please take care if you’re out and about. Winter maintenance and FAQs Weather Updates BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/2102 Met Office:http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/wm/wm_forecast_weather.html

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