Emma Brady

Dog control consultation begins today

By on 26/06/2017 in News with 0 Comments

City residents, in particular dog owners, are being invited to have their say on proposals to introduce Public Space Protection Orders to tackle dog control issues from today (26 June 2017). In March 2014, five Dog Control Orders came into effect across the city, which have proved to be effective tools in dealing with the […]

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Officers seize 30,000 illegal cigarettes in city raids

By on 22/06/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Trading Standards officers seized illegal cigarettes worth £7,500 in a series of planned raids on six shops in Birmingham yesterday (21 June 2017). Birmingham City Council’s trading standards team worked with West Midlands Police on an intelligence-led exercise, following reports of illegal tobacco and cigarettes being supplied in a number of premises. Officers were assisted […]

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Library of Birmingham hosts Czech artist Pavel Brázda’s first UK exhibition

By on 25/05/2017 in Culture, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

The Library of Birmingham will host the first UK exhibition by leading contemporary Czech artist Pavel Brázda next month. Pavel Brázda Is Here – organised by the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Birmingham City Council and the Ikon Gallery – will open on Thursday (1 June) and run until 1 July 2017. The exhibition presents […]

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Fundraising agreement comes into effect in Brum

By on 02/05/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council and the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) have agreed to launch a street fundraising agreement for the city, which comes into effect from today (2 May 2017). The agreement was initially piloted through a three-month trial, but has now been extended on a rolling one year basis, as agreed by the Licensing and […]

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Foster ‘giants’ show how the Midlands cares for its children

By on 28/04/2017 in News, Partnerships, Video News with 0 Comments

The red carpet will be rolled out for the premiere of a film which highlights the positive impact foster carers can have on children’s lives across the region. A special screening of Giants will be shown at The Everyman Cinema, in The Mailbox, Birmingham, at 11am on Wednesday (3 May 2017) for a specially invited […]

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It’s DIY time – so beware of doorstep sales and deals

By on 25/04/2017 in Blog with 0 Comments

Jacqui Kennedy, Corporate Director of Place, urges people to be vigilant as rogue traders could be knocking on your door as the bank holidays – and DIY season – approaches. While many people look to make improvements to their homes over the spring and summer – be it gardening, double glazing or roof work – […]

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Trading Standards to vet traders for national scheme

By on 06/03/2017 in News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

A new partnership between Birmingham City Council and the approved trader scheme No Rogue Traders Here was officially launched today (6 March 2017). Under a new national partnership agreement, Birmingham’s Trading Standards team will now vet any traders in England who wish to be listed on the website www.noroguetradershere.com. Through this arrangement, No Rogue Traders […]

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Response to Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel letter

By on 24/02/2017 in Improvement Panel, Leader, News with 0 Comments

The Leader of Birmingham City Council responds to the latest letter from the Independent Improvement Panel. The most recent letter to Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, from the Birmingham Independent Improvement Panel has been published today (24th February 2017). The letter follows the LGA co-ordinated Independent Financial Review commissioned […]

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Who dumped 110 old fridges in Kings Norton?

By on 21/02/2017 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council’s squad of waste enforcement officers are appealing for witnesses after  more than 100 fridges were dumped on a Kings Norton road. Officers were alerted yesterday (20 February 2017) that six fridges that had been dumped on Ithon Grove, Kings Norton, but on arrival they found 110 flytipped fridges along the road. Abandoning rubbish […]

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USA Track & Field confirms Birmingham training camp 

By on 20/02/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

Hot on the heels of Birmingham’s staging of the Müller Indoor Grand Prix, the world’s top indoor athletics meeting, USA Track & Field (USATF), the governing body for athletics in the US, have confirmed that their training camp will be based in the city ahead of this summer’s IAAF World Championships in London. Councillor Ian […]

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