Debbie Harrison

Tackling Brum’s housing shortage with creative thinking

Cabinet has approved a raft of measures to address the housing shortage in Birmingham today (Tuesday 25 July) with three specialist housing reports. ‘Incentivising self-build in the city’ puts forward a series of proposals to enable the development of new homes for self and custom build in Birmingham, including identifying and disposing of suitable council-owned […]

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Rough Sleepers Task Force launched in city centre

By on 12/07/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and West Midlands Police have today (12 July) launched a Rough Sleepers Task Force to bring key organisations together to address city centre rough sleeping. The task force will tackle the increasing numbers of people genuinely sleeping rough in the city and the increasing numbers of people begging and involved in criminal […]

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Birmingham barrister landlord fined for fire hazard property

A Birmingham barrister and landlord from Erdington was ordered to pay £4,740 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (6 July 2017) for failing to obtain an HMO licence and for breaching management regulations at a three storey property in Hunton Road, Erdington – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Lewis Perry, age 39, […]

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‘Peddimore, Birmingham’ development to create 10,000 jobs

Birmingham City Council has today launched one of the UK’s prime industrial development opportunities to potential developers and investors, leading the way for the creation of up to 10,000 jobs set to contribute £350 million to the local economy. Perfectly located at the outer edge of the A38 industrial corridor to the east of Birmingham, […]

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Coalition to explore how to keep Moseley Pool open

Cabinet will be asked to keep Moseley Road Pool open until 31 March 2018 – to give more time for community organisations to prepare plans for its future use. A paper – Options for the future of Moseley Road Pool – will be discussed by cabinet on Tuesday 27 June 2017. It follows an appraisal […]

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Birmingham scoops another award for Rowland Emett tribute

Birmingham City Council has scooped Platinum – and the Geoff Hamilton award for the best exhibit in the floral category – at this year’s Gardeners’ World Live Show at the NEC. It follows the council’s sixth successive Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show last month. The display at Gardner’s World Live Show is a smaller […]

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Birmingham tower blocks statement

By on 14/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

The following is a statement on Birmingham’s tower blocks following today’s tragic incident in London: Birmingham City Council’s director of housing, Robert James, said: “We are all saddened by the awful scenes in London today.  Whilst we would not speculate on the causes of the fire, we would like to reassure all our council tenants […]

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Don’t bring fish to public pools – “it’s not fair on the fish”

By on 14/06/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Anglers and fish owners are being asked not to bring fish to public pools as Birmingham City Council takes steps to remove fish from Shenley Fields pool after 150 fish died there. Birmingham City Council’s parks service manager, Joe Hayden, said: “The pool at Shenley Fields Recreation Ground is shallow and mainly fed by rainwater.  […]

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Birmingham City Council scoops awards for training and building

Birmingham City Council has scooped two awards at this year’s Insider Midlands Residential Property Awards – one for its building scholarship programme and another for its social housing. Building Birmingham Scholarship took Skills and Training Scheme of the Year in recognition of the range of people the scholarship is benefiting, from those achieving first-class degrees […]

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Peter signs off – after 42 years

By on 09/06/2017 in Elections, News with 0 Comments

Signing off after over 40 years, Peter Streets carried out his duties as an election Presiding Officer in Kings Heath for the last time today. Peter, from Hall Green, has been a Presiding Officer at the Kings Heath Baptist Hall polling station for every election bar one since 1975. He has recorded the votes for […]

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