Debbie Harrison

Birmingham landlords fined £13k for unsafe property

By on 08/06/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

Two Birmingham landlords from Shirley, Solihull were ordered to pay a total of £13,387 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (8 June 2017) for breaching management regulations at a three storey property on Green Lane in Small Heath – including those regulations designed to protect tenants from fire. Abdul Qadir, age 56, of Longmore Road, Shirley […]

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Lord Mayor’s Show this Sunday

The Lord Mayor’s Show returns to Cannon Hill Park this Sunday 11 June from 11am until 4pm, with a free, fun-packed, family friendly event celebrating sport, health and wellbeing. The annual event, which raises money for the Lord Mayor’s charities, welcomes the new Lord Mayor Cllr Anne Underwood. On offer will be: Opportunities to try […]

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My year as Lord Mayor

The following blog by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Carl Rice is an extract from his annual report marking the end of his year as Lord Mayor, and presented to council on 23 May … Having been a member of Birmingham City Council for thirty years I will be honest and say that I have not […]

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Lord Mayor’s Awards 2017

Each year the Lord Mayor of Birmingham invites nominations for the Lord Mayor’s Awards and this year the outgoing Lord Mayor, Cllr Carl Rice, who is now the new Deputy Lord Mayor – presented them to: Anawim – a charity for vulnerable women; Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid – which supports survivors of domestic violence; […]

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New Lord Mayor to support Dementia UK and Whizz Kidz

Birmingham’s new Lord Mayor – Cllr Anne Underwood – has taken up office after the Mayor Making ceremony which took place at the Council House on Tuesday (23 May). She was elected as a councillor for Four Oaks Ward in 1982 and then elected as the first female leader of the Conservative Group of the […]

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Birmingham brings back sixth Gold from Chelsea

By on 23/05/2017 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council has scooped Gold at the Chelsea Flower Show for the sixth year running, in the floral category, with a display that celebrates the work of Birmingham* artist, cartoonist and inventor Rowland Emett OBE – famous for his Chitty Chitty Bang Bang inventions. Darren Share MBE, who led the team for Birmingham City […]

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Woman lied to get a council house – despite owning two houses

By on 11/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Yardley, Birmingham was given a community order and ordered to pay £1,600 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (11 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house – despite already owning two houses. Ms Afshan Sultan, aged  35, of Blakesley Road, Yardley, Birmingham, pleaded guilty to two charges of providing […]

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Community order for lying to get council house

By on 04/05/2017 in Bulletin, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A woman from Newtown, Birmingham was handed a community order for 12 months at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (4 May 2017) after lying to try and get a council house. Mrs Noleen Odhiambo (aka Miss Noleen Onyilimba), aged 53, of Geach Street, Newtown, Birmingham was found guilty of two fraud offences on 24 April 2017.  […]

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Helping developers to help us build affordable housing

By on 07/04/2017 in Bulletin, Cabinet, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council is set to approve proposals at cabinet on 18 April that will see new joint ventures with developers on ‘challenging’ sites and stimulate the creation of more affordable housing. The report – ‘Joint venture partnering with the private sector to accelerate housing growth’ – identifies some of the issues facing developers on […]

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Stella Manzie appointed as Interim Chief Executive

By on 04/04/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Stella Manzie’s appointment as Interim Chief Executive of Birmingham City Council was confirmed today (Tuesday 4 April) at a meeting of the full city council. Stella Manzie said: “Having lived and worked in the city before, and visited and socialised in it over the years since then, it is a great privilege for me to […]

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