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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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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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City announces 2022 Commonwealth Games bid

A Birmingham bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022 has today been endorsed by the Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bid Company – on the same day the UK Government has said it was ready to work with cities interested in hosting the Games. At a meeting on Friday (April 21), the Birmingham bid company reviewed […]

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Evening session added to World Indoor Champs in city

IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 – evening session added The IAAF Council yesterday approved the addition of a special high jump session for the IAAF World Indoor Championships Birmingham 2018 on the evening of Thursday 1 March, which means that the championships, which will be held at Arena Birmingham, will now be a four […]

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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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Moseley landlord prosecuted for licence failure

By on 03/04/2017 in Bulletin, News with 0 Comments

A landlord from Moseley was ordered to pay a total of £3,586 at Birmingham Magistrates Court today (3 April 2017) for failure to apply for a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence for a student property on Hubert Road in Selly Oak. Ms Shegufta Noreen, age 44, of Pickwick Grove, Moseley, Birmingham pleaded guilty to […]

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Calling council tenant gardeners and neighbourhood heroes

Birmingham City Council’s Birmingham in Bloom competition is on the lookout for green fingered council tenants and neighbourhood heroes. The annual competition shines a light on council tenants and lease holders who green up their environment and take pride in their communities.  This year’s competition – which starts and closes earlier than previous years – is […]

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New programme to support small house builders

A new four year programme which will see small and medium sized house builders working for Birmingham City Council’s house building arm – Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT) – was launched today (22 March 2017) at Birmingham’s Council House. Birmingham City Council’s cabinet member for housing and homes, Cllr Peter Griffiths, said:  “The development of […]

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