The historic decision to introduce unbranded cigarette packaging in England has been hailed a ‘a massive victory for public health in Birmingham’. Following a series of public consultations, MPs this afternoon voted in favour of the introduction, meaning that from next year every packet will look the same except for the make and brand name, with […]
Ex-smoker Theresa Mimnagh is looking forward to the trip of a lifetime Down Under – after saving thousands of pounds by giving up cigarettes.
Birmingham City Council is turning to the city’s schools for reinforcements in the battle against underage alcohol and tobacco sales. Trading Standards and Public Health officials are supporting the Trading Standards Institute’s ‘Create a Campaign’competition, which calls on teams of young people aged 12-15 to get creative in the fight against underage sales. The ‘Create […]
Plans to consult with residents and landlords over additional licensing for privately rented properties across the city have been approved by cabinet members. In part, the proposal to widen the councilâ€™s licensing scheme has been raised by councillors in Selly Oak and Erdington districts responding to concerns by local residents.Â The council would also like […]
Northfield MP Richard Burden has nominated a Birmingham scheme tackling inactivity and obesity for a Government health award. Launched two years ago, Birmingham’s highly acclaimed Active Parks initiative offers free activities in parks across the city. Building on the success of the award-winning free physical activity Be Active scheme, Active Parks now operates in over […]
Birmingham health boss, Cllr John Cotton, has hailed the ban on smoking in cars carrying children as a huge victory for children’s health. MPs voted 342 to 74 in favour of the move, which aims to protect young people under-18 from second-hand smoke. And Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Cotton, says the legislation, […]
Birminghamâ€™s three homeless centres are set for a Â£3 million refurbishment, modernisation and upgrade. Birmingham City Council is set to approve the full business case for the Â£3.016 million programme at Cabinet on 16 February and work will start in April. The centres in Bournville, Nechells and Acocks Green provide emergency accommodation for almost 150 […]