Business recovery drop-in sessions

By on 01/09/2011 in News

Further help is being offered by Birmingham City Council for businesses recovering from the recent disorder.

Following a drop-in event at the Council House last week, further sessions will be held in Handsworth and Winson Green (see details below).

Officers from the City Council’s Recovery Team and Business Rates Team will be on hand at the sessions to provide information on how to apply for the Business Rates Hardship Fund and Recovery Fund.

Other assistance available to businesses includes a includes a relaxation of planning permission regulations to allow shops to install a new shop front and/or roller shutters and apply for planning permission retrospectively.  This concession will remain in place for a period of six months. However, works will still need to comply with the City Council's Shop Front planning guidance.

Also available is the facility of free legal advice; the Law Society has established a helpline for those who have been affected by the riots through which legal advice can be accessed free of charge.

Monday 5th September 10am - 12pm
Handsworth Community Fire Station
41 Rookery Road, Handsworth, Birmingham.
B21 9QU
Monday 5th September 2pm - 4pm
Perry Barr Methodist Church,
Aston Lane
Handsworth. B20 3BP
Tuesday 6th September 10am - 12pm
New Testament Church,
240-244 Lozells Road, Birmingham. B19 1NP
Tuesday 6th September 2pm - 4pm
African Caribbean Millennium Centre (ACMC) -339 Dudley Road,
Winson Green. B18 4HB

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